Ok, I’ll Give It a Try

I came across this challenge on The Future Fords blog.  You should fill this out, too.  I’ll update it every couple of days.  Scroll below for my answers to Day 1-12 (it is the 12th, isn’t it?)

DAY 1 – What is the meaning behind your blog name?

DAY 2 – How did you and your partner decide when you were ready to start trying to conceive?

DAY 3:  What is in your handbag?

DAY 4 – Besides Mother’s Day, what is the toughest holiday for you as an infertile?

DAY 5:  List 15 facts about yourself.

DAY 6:  Talk about how you chose your RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist).

DAY 7:  What is in your makeup bag?

DAY 8:  If an observant stranger were to walk into your house, what clues could lead them to believe that you have struggled with infertility (fertility)?

DAY 9:  If you won the lottery what would you blow your money on (after charity and bills, of course)?  List 10 things you would buy or spend money on.

DAY 10:  If you are no yet pregnant/a parent: What are you MOST and LEAST looking forward to after that first beta?

DAY 11:  Where do you like to shop?

DAY 12:  If you are not yet a parent: What are you MOST looking forward to about parenthood?

DAY 13:  Describe your dream vacation.

DAY 14:  Tell us about your funniest Clomid/Follistim/injectables mood-swing story.  If you don’t have one, tell us your funniest general infertility drug story.

DAY 15:  List 5 things you want to do before you die.

DAY 16:  Have you ever bonded with someone IRL over infertility, even just for a few minutes?  It could be a family member, friend, neighbor, or even the clerk at the grocery store who noticed you OPK and vitamin purchase.  Tell the story.

DAY 17:  If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be?

DAY 18:  What is your favorite infertility-related quote?  It doesn’t have to be explicitly related to infertility, but one that means something to your personal journey.

DAY 19:  List 5 pet peeves.

DAY 20:  Were you a product of infertility?

DAY 21:  List 5 guilty pleasures.

DAY 22:  How has your financial situation affected your infertility journey?

DAY 23:  Put your iPod on shuffle.  List the first 10 songs that play.

DAY 24:  Does your religion (or lack of) help/hurt/affect your infertility journey?  Have you found religion?  Lost it?  Does it affect what treatments you do?

DAY 25:  What was your first baby or pregnancy-related purchase you ever made?  Was it before or after you started trying to conceive?  Or was it after you were already pregnant?  Why did you choose that particular item to buy first?  If you haven’t purchased anything yet, why not?

DAY 26:  Post a picture of something that makes you happy.

DAY 27:  What do you use the “nursery” for right now?

DAY 28:  Have you ever done something “non-traditional” in order to help you conceive?

Day 29:  What is your favorite book?

DAY 30:  After a month of infertility talk, we need a distraction.  Give us a link to one of your favorite non-infertility-sites, or tell us about your favorite distraction activity/book/feel-good movie.

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DAY 1 – What is the meaning behind your blog name?

Book cover for Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-...

Book cover for Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It actually was not very easy.  I didn’t want anything too negative even though I felt very negative at the time.  At the time I was reading a cute book called The Dork Diaries which is very funny, thus The Stork Diaries was born.

DAY 2 – How did you and your partner decide when you were ready to start trying to conceive?

It took six years to make that decision.  I wanted to finish school and get established in a job, but once the desire was there, there was no turning back.

DAY 3:  What is in your handbag?

A lot of heavy junk!  Cell phone, check book, wallet, mascara, lipstick, pens, keys, receipts, stray cash and change, medicine, and probably a project or two.

DAY 4 – Besides Mother’s Day, what is the toughest holiday for you as an infertile?

Christmas because I reflect on the previous year and can’t help but think how I thought I would have a child by Christmas.  It hasn’t happened yet.

DAY 5:  List 15 facts about yourself.

1. I had a chocolate doughnut for breakfast and am fighting the urge to have another one.

2. My husband and I share our bed with two small dogs and a cat (sometimes).  At times, it’s hard to get a good night’s sleep, but I can’t imagine not having them in the bed with us.

3. My favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory.

4. In addition to this, I love watching The Young and the Restless on the soap channel at night.  After a hard day, it’s one of the things I look forward to

5. The song I have stuck in my head right now is We are Young by Fun. (yeah, Fun is the name of the band–kinda lame)

6. I work as a school librarian, also known as a school media specialist.  This means that I read The Hunger Games Series and Twilight Series years before they were cool and knew they would be the next big thing.

7. I detest folding laundry!  I’d rather clean a toilet or vacuum the floor before I put clothes away.

8. I get travel anxiety any time I’m going to take a trip where I have to spend the night away from home, even if it is a cool vacation.  At the last minute, I try to back out of the trip but always end up going.

9. I am trying to be more crafty.  I am currently working on an altered book and painting wooden eggs.  I am trying to get the eggs to look Eastery and am learning how paint reacts with wooden surfaces.  It is very messy and I should probably start cleaning up soon.

10. I have a few daisies outside that I need to plant.  They are one of my favorite flowers. I also like calla lilies, though they don’t grow well here.

11. I am a girly girl.  I love pink, purple and things that glitter and sparkle.  I also like polka dots. 

12. My husband is the cook in the family. I have no desire to learn or experiment in this area although I do appreciate the appearance of  a well-made dish.  Ok, I might want to learn how to make a butter frosting for cupcakes but I am afraid this will lead me to eating all the frosting. I tell you, my self-control these days is out of control.

13.  I am a big fan of the computer game, The Sims 3.  I haven’t played in a while because I need a newer laptop, but when I get one, watch out!

14.  If I had to give up FB permanently, I could do it.  I no longer relate to most of the people on there. Blogging is my home now.

15.  I love to sleep!

DAY 6:  Talk about how you chose your RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist).

There are only two that are fairly close.  My ob-gyn had a strong preference for the one I see now, so after some online reviewing, I chose this particular one.

DAY 7:  What is in your makeup bag?

Foundation, lipstick, lipliner, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow–the works!

DAY 8:  If an observant stranger were to walk into your house, what clues could lead them to believe that you have struggled with infertility (fertility)?

The Follistim in the fridge!

DAY 9:  If you won the lottery what would you blow your money on (after charity and bills, of course)?  List 10 things you would buy or spend money on.

Land, a new house, a family cabin in the mountains, new cars, a new wardrobe, and the rest for investments

DAY 10:  If you are no yet pregnant/a parent: What are you MOST and LEAST looking forward to after that first beta?

I look forward to being pregnant above all else.  It’s so deeply wished for that I can’t imagine not looking forward to it any way.  I guess it brings with a new set of worries but I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it.

DAY 11:  Where do you like to shop?

The correct answer should be nowhere since most of my money goes to fertility and bills, but if I could shop freely again I’d choose World Market, Anthropologie, Kirklands, Ann Taylor Loft, Betsey Johnson, and Old Navy.

DAY 12:  If you are not yet a parent: What are you MOST looking forward to about parenthood?

Just holding my baby for the first time.

That’s it!  It’s your turn now!

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5 responses to this post.

  1. aaaaah! I love that song! (We Are Young) And I think I’m totally going to do this, except I’m gonna wait till the end of the month and do them all at once!

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  2. You’re a school media specialist? OK since I also work in a school, I happen to think your job sounds cool….but mostly because I kinda know what you do. Cool!

    And ❤ for Betsey Johnson!

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