You Really Like Me!

April 25th, 2011.  CD30, 5DPO.

That’s right, 5DPO.  If FertilityFriend doesn’t want to confirm my ovulation, then I will just go ahead and manually override the system to declare it myself.  So there.  Ovulation?  Check.

So, I guess that puts me officially in the TWW… This cycle is already crazy.  I’m usually preparing the house for a visit from Aunt Flo around CD30–Heating pad within reach, Midol and tampon supply stocked, chocolate stockpile replenished–but this month I’m anticipating another five days or so of waiting around for that to happen.  Strange…

Maybe my body knows that this time next month the husband and I will be traveling out of state for a wedding, and that I will have much more important things to concern myself with than how many miles are between the highway rest areas.

I guess I won’t complain.  For now, anyway.

So Easter was very nice.  Spent the day with the in-laws, visiting and consuming large amounts of pasta.  Watched the kiddos ransack the house searching for their Easter baskets, and witnessed grown-ups and children alike participating in a Nerf dart-gun war.  Received some very welcome support regarding our infertility woes, as well.  It was a good day, and a long one.  Our bed was a welcome sight when we arrived home after the festivities.

I awoke this morning hoping to catch up on some of my commenting for ICLW (Easter took a whole day out of my week!  Ouch!), and was so pleasantly surprised to find out that I’ve been awarded a Stylish Blogger Award by Ashlee at Savor the Moment!

Golly Jeez!  I don’t even know what to say… Thanks, Ashlee!!!  😀

In the words of Peter Parker’s wise Uncle Ben, “With great power comes great responsibility.”  And so, the rules of accepting this award are as follows:

  • Snatch the image.  (Check.)
  • Link back the person who gave you the award.  (Check.)
  • Share 7 things about myself.  (Forthcoming.)
  • Award 10 other bloggers and contact them so they know they’ve won.  (Will do!)

Okay then… Seven things about me:

  • I am afraid of bees and bridges.  The thought of either makes me sweaty and nauseous.
  • I may live in the city now, but I am a small-town girl at heart.  I can still build a kick-ass tree fort using only scraps of forest debris and my imagination.  This is an important skill I wish to pass on to my future child(ren).
  • I’m a Christian who is also really into astrology.  I know it’s weird, but I feel that I am capable of balancing them both without alienating one of my beliefs or the other.
  • I have a girl-crush on Tina Fey.  This may or may not come as news to you.
  • I’m not a crier.  At all.  I don’t even remember the last time I got so upset that I shed tears.  Sometimes a stray one will slip out when watching a touching piece on TV, but I’m just not an overly-emotional person.
  • Sometimes I fear that the fact above is due to some sort of hormonal imbalance, and the day it gets corrected is going to be the day when I start my new life as an irrational basket case.
  • I talk about my Infertility Sisters and FertilityFriends as if I knew them in real life.  My husband often stops me mid-sentence and asks “Wait, is this your real-life friend Jessica, or one of your blog-friends?”  I’ve never really had friends online that I didn’t actually know in person before, so this is new to me.  I am very honored to be able to share with, confide in, and offer support to these amazing women from all walks of life who are journeying themselves.

And now, to pay it forward for ten other beautiful bloggers:

You ladies are wonderful, and deserve the recognition!  Thank you for sharing your stories, tears, and support with the world.

Thank you also, if you are stopping by from ICLW!   Please make yourselves at home, and I hope you find something you like here.

And finally, thank you to my regular readers, some of whom may not understand what this whole ICLW thing is about.  Thanks for sticking around!

This blog post was brought to you by Infertility and ICLW  …And now back to our regularly scheduled snarkiness. 

13 comments on “You Really Like Me!

  1. Justine
    April 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Wow … thank you! How funny … “stylish” is definitely NOT a word I’d ever used before to describe myself. 😉 I’m honored to be chosen!


    • Justine
      April 25, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

      and … here’s hoping that the miles between rest areas becomes important information. 🙂


      • Tracy
        April 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

        Yes… Because there’s a baby pushing on my bladder, and not because AF is making travel inconvenient. Totally agree. 😉


  2. Baby Hopes
    April 25, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Thank you so much for the award! 🙂 I’ll post on it later this evening. Thanks again!!!


  3. Betsy
    April 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    Happy ICLW! Fertility Friend has definitely gotten my O date wrong before, so the manual override thing is necessary sometimes! And Tina Fey is the bomb dot com! Good luck this cycle.


  4. Teri
    April 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    FertilityFriend needs to be a better friend! I wish I wasn’t a crier but I totally am — I cried at the going away party for someone I didn’t even like! All the best to you this cycle.


  5. Alissa/MissC
    April 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    Thanks so much for coming to visit my blog for ICLW! I love meeting new people in the IF world! I wish you the best this cycle and hope you are one of the lucky ones who can get preggers with just meds (or naturally!) But whatever treatment you end up needing, we’re here.

    Happy NIAW!



  6. M3MU
    April 25, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    Happy ICLW! Looking forward to following your blog. LOVE the title. Haha. Good luck on the 2WW!


  7. TeeJay
    April 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    Thank you so much for my blog award! Best of luck with this cycle and I totally know what you mean about FF. I’ve had to manually add my O date to my chart. I can usually feel when I ovulate so it’s pretty easy to keep track of. I hope your 2ww ends in much happiness!


  8. Carmela
    April 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Hi! Visiting from ICLW. I’m also afraid of bridges and hate having to drive over them. Good luck on your journey towards motherhood. I look forward to following your blog.

    ICLW #65


  9. Sarah
    April 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Happy ICLW!!

    FF messed up several of my cycles, including one where it told me I had ovulated (and I hadn’t) and that I was 18 DPO with high temps so I must be pregnant. (I wasn’t)

    I hope this is a lucky month for you!!!

    ICLW #96


  10. hopeauthority
    April 28, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    HI. Here at your stylish blog from ICLW #156
    I’m a Tracey too, a noncrier and I love snarky. I look a bit like Sarah Palin when I wear my Palin glasses so don’t be girl-crushin on me 😉 good luck this month!


    • Tracy
      April 28, 2011 at 10:40 am #

      Oh hey, I have Palin glasses too, and when I put them on, I can see Russia from my house! 😀


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