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:
- Keiko @ Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed.
- Tillie @ A Nuttier Life
- Justine @ A Half Baked Life
- Andrea @ Tales From a Locked Womb
- Jonelle @ Somewhere In the Middle
- MO @ Mommy Odyssey
- Baby Hopes @ Chasing Our Stork
- Shelby @ The Great Big IF…
- Jenna @ Among the Blossoms
- TeeJay @ Inconceivable!
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.