Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Calling All Fellow Bloggers

Since starting my blog, many of the blogs that I follow are either on a hiatus or no longer posting updates. Since I love connecting with other people and reading others' stories, I am looking for new blogs to follow and new fellow bloggers to connect with. So here is what I would like to do. Everyone who reads this post who has a blog that they would like to share please introduce yourself.

  1. Tell me a bit about your blog. What made you start it? Does the name have a specific meaning? 
  2. Tell me a bit about yourself. Introduce yourself...let me know who you are. 
  3. Where are you currently in your journey? I am planning on separating my blogs into categories (TTC, IF treatment, Adoption, Pregnancy, Success).
Feel free to share as little or as much as you want. Even if I already follow your blog (see list to the right) re-introduce yourself. This is also a great way for others to connect to your blog.

Looking forward to getting to know all of you!!

31 comments:

  1. I've been blogging since 2008 - through many, many IVF cycles, and almost as many pregnancies and miscarriages. We are currently just a little bit pregnant after an FET...6.5 weeks....this is our 7th pregnancy, and basically I am holding my breath about it each day, but so far, so good. Who are we? I'm a psychologist and my husband Will is a physician, so we bring that slant to the blog. We are also the proud parents to our boxer Moxie.

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    1. I'm a psychologist too...well, in a couple of months! I love following your blog and have been doing so for a while. Thanks for having me on your blog list as well!!

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  2. I've been blogging for about 4 years. I blog about everyday life. I also have a weight loss blog but the majority of my life is on my main blog: http://mythoughtsmylifemywords.blogspot.com/ my blog name is pretty self explanatory. My blog is my thoughts and my words about my life. :)

    I am a WAHW (work at home wife). I have a daycare out of my home. My husband and I are currently NT/NP for a few months since finding out on Dec 13th our first and only BFP ended in an ectopic pregnancy.

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    1. Thank you for sharing Ashley. I look forward to following you too!

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  3. I started a blog about my journey with infertility about a year ago. My hubby and I have been married a little over 8 years and after years of failed treatments we are finally pregnant with our first little boy due June 2012. My blog goes over my pregnancy now and will also discuss infertility and what treatments we will be doing after this. My blog address is www.ovulationfail.blogspot.com :)

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    1. Congrats on your pregnancy!! It will be nice reading your blog as I will know what to expect in the coming months as we are two months apart. Congrats again!!

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  4. I started blogging just over a year ago. I have been ttc for 9 years and was diagnosed with stage iv endometriosis in July 2008. My posts at the moment are about my weight loss while I wait to get to the top of the waiting list for IVF. Here in the UK the will not provide treatment until you are at a healthy weight. So since my latest surgery 13 months (and allowing my body recovery time) I have been workingnhard on getting to that wealthy weight so treatment can proceed. Just another 21lbs to go! I am coming up to 34 years old.

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    1. Congrats on having the motivation for getting healthy before IVF! I always found that to be the hardest part about IF treatment as no one truly understands the impact that these meds have on your body unless you have been through it. Keep up the great work!!

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  5. Www.myendometriosisandinfertilityjourney.blogspot.com

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  6. My blog is about infertility and pretty much the ramblings of my mind it helps me vent out negative thoughts... I've been blogging since August and totally love it as my way 2 vent out the negative that come with infertility and weight loss and pretty much everything in between..... I work as an office manager part time and in the hospital as a patient assistant when I'm not in the office it's a busy life but it's fun most of the time... My hubby works as a formen on a tree crew... We have been struggling with infertility 4 4 years and 2 day r currently on a ttc break until after r much needed vacation in which we will revisit r options with r re as 2 what steps we will take next in r treatments..... That's me in a nut shell.

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    1. Hi Stacey!
      Would you mind sharing your blog address so that I can follow. I always like to ask before I add blogs to my list as I want to make sure that it is okay. Thanks!!

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  7. "Not the Usual Ticking Clock..." started as a foster care blog and then became a blog about infertility. I started blogging back in 2008 when I began to feel like I needed to do more in my community and the charity that I volunteered at. I turned to blogging because I didn't feel like I fit into the mold of the typical foster care world and struggled finding people to relate to. It wasn't until 2010 that we began our infertility journey and I looked again to the blogging world for advice and support.

    I'm a married 29 year old business woman trying to make a family and we just signed up for our 3rd cycle of IVF. Our first cycle was the egg retrieval and we were not able to due a day 5 transfer so the embryos were frozen. Our second cycle resulted in a miscarriage. Hoping the 3rd works!

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    1. So sorry to hear of your loss. I am really hoping that the third time is the charm!
      Would you mind me adding your blog to my list?

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  8. I see myself on your list, and that makes me smile. :-) I'm Jo, a TTC and IVF veteran, waiting for a sticky bean since 2002. Yep, a decade spent TTC -- it's not nearly as cool as it sounds. We've got three IVF's behind us, with two miscarriages and a chemical. We are currently pursuing adoption through the state (tedious) and taking our chances with a final FET. I blog about...well, infertility, mostly, tinged with loss and my wayward husband, and my awesome family.

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    1. Love your blog!! I always enjoy reading your updates :o)

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    2. Which is your blog? I would love to follow along!

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  9. Hi, I've been following your blog for a couple of months now. My hubby and I struggled through infertility for about 2.5 years before becoming pregnant with our fourth IVF transfer. Now we are 14 weeks 4 days pregnant, due August 31st! I started the blog as we were about to move forward with adoption and soon after found out the last FET worked. So it's now a pregnancy blog. I am an RN and working with students with special needs in our school district. My hubby is a high school special education teacher. We are both mid-twenties. The blog site is theohlsonjourney.blogspot.com. I love reading yours because we are both due within a few days of each other and after ivf!

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    1. Congrats on your pregnancy!! That is so exciting that we are only 3 days apart! We should compare notes ;o)

      Would you mind if I added your blog to my list?

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  10. I started my blog, Hope for the Best, at the end of 2007 after 6 naturally conceived losses, lots of failed clomid cycles and a failed IVF. I had been on message boards and lurking on blogs since our first loss in 2003 - conceived in our first month of trying. Even back then, I had an inkling that the doctor's reassuring words about conceiving easily and one miscarriage being very common were not going to apply to us. Turns out I was right, and since starting the blog, I went on to add a failed IUI and another failed IVF to our list of "well THAT didn't work".

    We finally turned to donor eggs as a last ditch attempt, not at all expecting it to work. Miraculously, it did and we now have a 14 month old son. We have 3 frozen embryos from the DE cycle, but I have now added a prolapse to my list of health issues and I am 43 years old, so it is very unlikely that we will be able to use them and I'm finding that much harder than I thought - I'd spent most of my IF/loss years thinking that if I just got a pregnancy to stick I'd be the happiest person in the world and never be greedy enough to want more. What I didn't reckon on was wanting it, not so much for me, but for my son.

    The title of my blog is a line from a saying that you should "hope for the best, prepare for the worst and expect the unexpected" - it pretty much summed up how I wanted to deal with our journey!

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    1. I can completely relate to you. After our first loss back in 2009 I was assured that it was normal and that things should progress normally. Well, five losses later not including the twin in this pregnancy, I can honestly say that they were full of crap! I am inspired by your drive and your motivation to do this. I will be praying for you and that you will be able to use the remaining DE. ((hugs))

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  11. -I started blogging in June 2010 after 7 months of TTC. I had seen others on thebump.com who were tracking their journey online, and I soon found my blog to be a place of release where I would voice my sorrow, happiness, and concern without the judgement of others.

    -I have been married for almost 3 years to my wonderful husband, and we started our TTC journey in November 2010. While our journey was shorter than some and longer than others, it was not an easy ride. When I didn't pregnant within the first 4 months as my doctor predicted, we began testing; initial testing was good and he gave us 5 more months of trying. We used OPK religiously and each month was a little more frustrating. The day I was scheduled for my HSG my sister announced she was unexpectedly pregnant, which just added to my anger/excitement (if that makes sense...I was happy but not at the same time). My tubes were not fully blocked & the one that was partial he was able to clear out that day. My husband went for a sperm analysis & we were told we would start fertility assistance at the 1 year mark. By the grace of God I found out just days after dropping off my husbands 'sample' that we were expecting!

    -I am now 27 weeks and ready for this new chapter!

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    1. Hi Laura!
      Congrats on your pregnancy! Sometimes life if full of wonderful surprises. How far along are you? I am on thebump.com boards too...mostly IF Veterans and Pregnant after IF :o)

      Do you mind if I add your blog to my list?

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    2. I'm 27 weeks tomorrow, so I'm making the switch to the third trimester! Feel free to add me to your blog list :)

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  12. mrsnavyboy.blogspot.com

    I've been blogging off and on my entire marriage, about 3 years, but I'v never been as active as I am now. I'm a military wife TTC but having to lose weight while my husband is deployed. We tried for a year before he left and are ready to get back at it. The blog is just a simple little collection of thoughts really, nothing spectacular but getting better with time. The name is simple- when I started dating my sailor my daddy always called him Navy Boy. Now, of course, that makes me Mrs. Navy Boy. Thanks for the opportunity to share!

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing your blog! Can't wait to follow along!

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  13. Hi There! I just started my blog three weeks ago. After lurking and blog following for a few years I just had to start my own to try to connect to others in my situation.
    I had my daughter 2 1/2 years ago on a Clomid/Metformin IUI. Since then I've gotten pregnant on my own, three times, and every one ended in miscarraige. The tricky part is that they are all "late fetal demise" or right/soon after the 2nd trimester begins. I've had an inducted delivery/2 D&C's and a septum removal in the past year. Every test so far has come back normal. So after my last loss right at Christmas I really had to put everything out there to try to get some emotions out :)
    Today was my first day on a Clomid cycle to TTC yet once again. I'm scared to death to go through it again! Never thought I'd be down this "recurrent miscarriage" road!
    I am looking forward to reading more of your blog!
    Katie

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  14. Blogging since April 2010. TTC since April 2009 except for the year we were planning our September 2010 wedding. I am the eldest of three, and my parent's first rainbow baby. Now I find myself experiencing the IF world as my husband has anejaculation. A combination of getting comfortable in our relationship and then being stressed with TTC/IF led me to gain a lot of weight. So now I am trying to lose weight and get to a place where we can start looking at how to overcome our obstacles to a baby.

    Go ahead and add me to your blog list.

    http://broodingwoman.blogspot.com/

    Karen

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    1. Thanks! I look forward to following your blog.

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  15. Hi Krystyn! I have been following you for quite sometime, although I don't comment often. I started my blog a year ago. It is called baby eNVy. My initials are NV, so my blog was named for both what I currently have (baby envy) and what I am on a quest for (baby NV). I started my blog to meet other women going through what I am. I have had a m/c at 11 weeks and two ectopic pregnancies which lead to the loss of both of my tubes.

    My name is Nichole. I am a graphic designer, working in a hospital marketing department. I love my job!

    I am happy to report that after one failed round of IVF, my first FET worked and I am currently a little over 5 weeks pregnant. It is scary even typing that. But, I am trying to be as optimistic as possible.

    I love reading about your pregnancy. It has given me an endless amount of hope and I will continue to read long after your baby comes along.

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words! Congrats on your pregnancy! I am looking forward to following you right to your happy ending!

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  16. I have only just started blogging - came across your blog.

    I am 26 and my husband is 32. We for married 4.5 years ago and started ttc 28months ago. I first fell pregnant last February (2012) and have been pregnant another twice since (3 times in total) but no baby. I lost my first at 16 weeks in June (MMC), second in November at 6 weeks (natural) and third just last week at 9 weeks (early caught MMC).

    I have just started bloods as in the UK they don't do ANY form of testing until 3. I am scared, anxious, numb, the list goes on!

    My blog:
    http://lovebabiesandloss.blogspot.co.uk/

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