Monday, July 23, 2012

So I realize that I am slightly late to the party this month!  I have lots of catch-up blog reading and catch-up commenting to do today.  This is my second ICLW, but last month I did not really give a proper introduction,so I figured that I would do that this month.  I see lots of ICLW related posts where people give their "numbers".  I am not really sure where this started from, but I figured that it might be a good way to introduce myself (regarding infertility & RPL), so here goes...

1  I have had one chemical pregnancy.  This was back in December of 2011.

2  This represents the number of D&Cs that I have had.  The first one I had was back in September of 2011 and the second one was in March of 2012. 

3  I have had 3 total miscarriages in less than a year.  One was a missed miscarriage in at my 10 week ultrasound.  The baby only measured 8.5 weeks.  The second was the chemical.  The third was a miscarriage at 6 weeks.

4  Number of serious infertility related meltdowns that I have had.

7  I am the oldest of 7 children.  Yes, my mother was a very fertile woman.

8  Our last loss was confirmed as isochromosome 8, a random chromosomal abnormality since my husband and I have both been tested as genetically normal.

10  Years that I was on birth control.

12  Months that we have spent TTC.

20  Pregnancy tests used.  Mostly FRERs and Wondfos.

31  That's how old both my husband and I are right now.

42  Age that my mom gave birth to her last child.

66  Number of blog posts (including this one)  that I have written @ My Life is About the Journey.

101  Approximate number of ovulation tests taken...I used to have long cycles before I went on meds so I would go through almost a full 20 pack a cycle.  I use mostly Clearblue Digitals and Wondfos.

Yuck these numbers are so depressing!  I am hoping to be able to turn it around and provide some happier numbers very shortly.  Thanks to all the newbies who have stopped by and thanks to all my regular bloggie friends for being so wonderful.  Until a few months ago, I never even knew that this community existed, but I am so happy that I found it.  :-)

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8 Responses to “July ICLW”

  1. Isn't it shocking how fast those pee sticks add up?! Thank goodness for Wondfo.

  2. I wonder if "other" women realize how many times they pee in a month? Hang in there, your numbers will hopefully change really soon.

  3. Umm, I'm a regular and I AM WONDERFUL.

    231: the number of times Stupid Stork would kiss you squarely on the mouth before you could finally overcome her physically.

    20 pregnancy tests?! That's it?! You are made of steel.

  4. First, thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. It's been so long since I've done ICLW that's it's so nice seeing a new face. Your numbers make me sad. I'm so sorry that you even have to write numbers like that! I can relate with the fertile mother thing too. She only had my brother and I, but she was pregnant the very first month she tried with us both. I have a good relationship with her, but infertility and where I fit in is a very touchy subject between us. She was 33 when she had me, and I will be 33 next month. It's another number and milestone that I hope I can overcome with a meltdown. Thanks again for visiting me and I hope to get to know you better by following you as well! `ICLW #61

  5. I'm sad to say that the # of pregnancy tests I've taken is WELL over 20. I'd venture to say over 100!

    I'm still embarrassed to say I'm still trying to figure out what's entailed in ICLW...just leaving comments?!

    1. For some reason I have tremendous restraint in this area! I HATE HATE seeing no lines on the test. It depresses me more than getting AF. I guess ICLW is just a way to got out and visit some blogs that you might not otherwise visit. I feel like I am following about half of those on the list already though. Haha. :-)

  6. Hello from ICLW !

    Those numbers suck - I hope that in the near future you can post ones about how many weeks/days you are pregnant.

  7. Here from ICLW- It's hard to see it all out there in black and white numbers! Hoping that you have your miracle very very soon!