Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2ww and Some Very Exciting News!

7 days of stims are done! The trigger shot is done! The "baby making" is done! Now, we wait. Today I am officially 2 dpo (days past ovulation).  I have to say that this is by far the worst part about trying to conceive. This is the time where you have nothing going on to distract you. There is nothing to stop you from peeing on anything even resembling a pregnancy test even when you know it is impossible to give you an accurate answer. The fact is that at this moment, I could be pregnant. Well, actually I can't be "pregnant" yet, but I might have an 4 cell embryo floating around in there just waiting to make itself at home for the next 9 months.

If this were a few years back, before London, I would already be trying to test out my trigger. I am a little more patient this time around though. Right now I have 4 pregnancy tests in my possession; 2 dollar tree tests (my go to test when frivolously testing early), 1 First Response Early Results (my go to test when testing at about 10-12dpo), and a Clear Blue Easy Digital (my go to test to verify any faint BFP lines that might show up ever so faint). So in case any of you are wondering here is my obsessive testing schedule for this month. On Friday April 30 at 7 dpt (days past trigger) and 5dpo, I will be taking a Dollar Tree test. This is just to make sure my trigger is actually gone out of my system. I will be hoping for a BFN on that day. Then on Friday May 7 at 14 dpt and 12 dpo, I will be taking the First Response Test. If its a BFP, you can go ahead and assume that I will be using the digital test to make sure my eyes are not screwing around with me. If the First Response test is negative, I will be testing again on Sunday May 9 with my last Dollar Tree test just to make sure its really a BFN before calling this cycle a bust. I am setting up this schedule in an effort to show some sort of self restraint this time around. I may need to refer all of my new readers back to this post/picture so they can see exactly what I am talking about. I probably could have paid for half of my IVF with the money I spent buying all 191 of those tests.

This morning I got some very exciting news. I found out that I won my very first giveaway. I won a $25 Amazon gift card from Jeannette over at The Crafty Hippo. I am so excited. I am one of those people who never win anything. She has really inspired me. I have been getting things ready to do my very own giveaway for the last few weeks, but I have been taking my sweet time in doing so. After getting so excited about winning this morning, I decided that I was going to do it NOW. Tomorrow or Thursday, I will announce my very first giveaway here at Infertility Overachievers. It is going to be a good one, so make sure you check back or start following me to find out all of the details. Over the last month, I have noticed alot of new readers/followers. I want to encourage all of you to delurker and post a comment. I would love to read and follow your blogs as well. I love new friends :)

Another bit of exciting news.... As of right now I am now the proud owner of
It may take a few days for the switch to be totally finished, but no worries my current domain ( will forward you to the new one. There is no need for you to update any of your links or bookmarks to my page. Everything will stay the same for all of you, but new readers will have an easier time trying to find me.

Lastly, I want to remind everyone that this is National Infertility Awareness Week. I am kind of hoping that it's a good sign I am starting my 2ww during NIAW. Fingers crossed, that NIAW  will bring me some luck this cycle. Infertility affects 6.1 million people in the U.S. so please visit the NIAW link above or go to and take a minute to educate yourself on infertility.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stepping up my blogging game

My blog is boring. I will admit it. I spent the last few days sprucing it up visually, but what I just realized is that it's content is extremely fall asleep at the key board pretty boring too. Now, everyone loves cute baby like London, but why would someone who is not blood related to him come all the way over to The Infertility Overachievers just to see a bajillion pictures. Isn't that what Facebook is for? Then again it could also be that no one wants to come around because I use made up words like "bajillion". Either way, I will be stepping up my game from now on. Trust me I have plenty of things to write about, but for some reason I always think that no one wants to read that crap. I mean seriously though, it can't be any worse then looking at a bunch of pictures of a random baby (he is pretty freaking cute though).

In an effort to start things off right, I will be doing an AWESOME series of giveaways soon. I just have a few more details to iron out before I can officially announce it. However I wanted all 5 of the people who still read this to know that it might just be worth sticking around a little while longer.

P.S. While your here, you might as well leave a comment, grab my new button, or become a follower. I mean really, it won't hurt anything. :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Little Face Lift

So you might notice I gave the blog a little face lift.

I finally created a banner. It was actually REALLY easy. After a lot of thought, I kept the title the same. I really wanted to change it, but I titled this blog during a very important time in my life. It was a time when things were emotional and uncertain. I like the fact that my life is NOT this way anymore. I LOVE the fact that this title no longer accurately describes my life. So I am keeping it. The term "overachiever" originally entered my title after my husband and I both had problems that caused us to fall into the dreaded "infertile" category. We WERE overachieving at infertility, something no one ever wants to be good at. It makes me smile to know that I have beaten all of that. No, I didn't just beat it, I kicked infertility, threatened miscarriage, pregnancy, AND preterm labor in the A$$. I had a healthy baby boy. I WON!

The first picture is a picture of all of my IVF medicine. In the picture it looks like a lot, but it looks like a whole lot more when you realize that it is covering an entire love seat. Laying everything out like that was intimidating. I could feel it all staring at me. In way it was mocking me, and reminding me of how far I had to go before ever actually getting that elusive BFP. That picture is very emotional to me. When I first posted that picture on my blog, I was scared to death. Oddly enough it was the very first picture I ever posted to my blog.

The second picture on my new banner is a picture of London on his very first birthday. It was taken one year and nine months after that first picture, and it represents all of the differences that took place in that time span. It is my smiling little boy with red hair and green eyes sitting in the rocking chair that I used to rock him to sleep every single night for almost 365 days. That picture scares me as well. It makes me want to scream "where did my BABY go?" every time I see it. It is also very intimidating to me. The fear fact that he is going to grow up even more every.single.year. makes me want to cry. However, unless I learn to stop time, I better get used to it.

The back ground is a picture of my embryos. One of those is London. Well it's probably London. I have a picture of the three that they put back inside me, but only two would fit on the banner. So my fingers are crossed that London is one of the lucky two that made the cut. If not, then it can be a tribute to the only pictures that we have of the other little guys.

Ok well that is enough from me from now. I have had a glass (or three) of wine, so I am probably going to start rambling even more than I already have soon. Trust me, it's best that I hit "publish post" NOW.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Blog Title??

First, My Friday Confession...I miss him when he is asleep. However I am oh so happy when he actually goes to bed. It is quiet the conundrum.

I am thinking about changing my blog title soon. When Mike and I first started going through IVF we were The Infertility Overachievers. We both had something wrong with us that was causing our infertility. It's sad, but we were WAY overachieving at infertility. However we EVENTUALLY beat it. I know I bore alot of you these days with my mindless posting of London's stats and pictures. I also know I have lost alot of readers because of the direction this blog has taken, but to be honest I love my blog. This blog represents my life. I am a stay at home mom who is obsessed with her baby boy.
Boring? For you, probably yes.
Rewarding? For me, 100% YES!
Would I have it any other way? 100% NO!!!
Is it physically hard? No.
Is it emotionally hard? Yes, it's EXHAUSTING!!!
However given all of that, I love being able to spend all day everyday with the love of my life (sorry Mike).
I saw this quote online tonight and it spoke to me. I am trying to work it into a new title for my blog. Any suggestions?

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~Elizabeth Stone