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Stuff and Things

Hidee-ho there, neighbor-inos!

…Don’t judge me.  We’ve been discussing old TGIF programming at work lately.

Speaking of which, did you hear about THIS??  Awwwww yisssss!

Anyway, back to the Stuff and Things for which this post was created…

Firstly, the Stuff:

So, remember that one time when this little ol’ blog was nominated for a big honkin’ award?

Oh right, that’s NOW.

Today, July 17th (until midnight), is the last day to vote!  If you’re so inclined, please hop on over to the RESOLVE page and vote with every email address you have.  Please also read the other nominees’ posts, as they are fantastic entries!

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s discuss the Things:

If you’ve been in the Infertility Game for a while, you probably know all about the different online resources available for education and support.  I have a few of them singled out on my Infertility Resources page, but there are many others out there as well.

One of my favorite resources is FertilityAuthority.  The site has great informational articles, blog posts by real women with real feelings and real snark who are on this rollercoaster with us, and a really nice resource for locating a doctor or clinic in your area.  The best part about said resource is that you get connected with a real live person at FertilityAuthority, and they can help you find the best medical match in your neck of the woods.

This isn’t a sales pitch.  I hope it doesn’t sound like a sales pitch… Although if you are interested in utilizing said service, there’s a  widget in the sidebar that will notify someone over at FertilityAuthority to get in touch with you, and you can get the ball rolling right away!  So… sales pitch over, I guess.  🙂

I just love that there are organizations out there to help women going through the frustration of infertility, and FertilityAuthority is one of the best, in my opinion.

They also have a forums site called FertileThoughts, which is a great place to connect with others who are in exactly the same boat as you.  I’ve been a member for quite some time, and I’ve met some great people there!  If you’re interested in joining, there’s another badge in the sidebar to the right, and a link on the Infertility Resources page, that will link you right over.

Okay, so I told you all of that, to tell you this:

FertilityAuthority is going to be featuring this little ol’ blog as their Blog of the Week in the newsletter they put out called The Daily Shot!

WOO!  I’m excited to be featured, and even more excited to have this connection with an organization for which I have so much respect!

If you want to receive The Daily Shot newsletter (and read the Blog of the Week entry – I’ll be featured the week of July 23rd), you can click here to sign up, and to read the archives which contain a wealth of information and some fabulous featured bloggers.

So there.  Stuff and Things.  A little of this and a little of that, and a few links for good measure.

I hope there’s some information here that helps you!

 

Do you have any go-to websites for information, support, or blogs that we should all be reading? 

If so, please share them in the comments! 

 

 

 

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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.

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Happy ICLW!

This is my first month participating in ICLW (International Comment Leaving Week, or IComLeavWe if you’re nasty.), and so far it has been an eye-opening experience.

First of all, I literally had no idea that so many infertility blogs existed.  It makes me sad and angry and warm and fuzzy all at the same time.

And second, I am learning so much about the different paths available to women with fertility issues.  By the time my appointment with the RE rolls around in June, I should be the most educated patient they’ve ever had.

Doctors love that.  Right?

So, if you’re visiting me for the first time–Welcome!  And thank you for stopping by!  I hope you find something you like that brings you back again soon.

If this isn’t your first visit, then you know the drill:  TMI, snark, over-punctuation, and too many ellipses…

Happy Commenting!  🙂

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April 18th, 2011.  CD23.

Still no ovulation.  I think my ovaries hate me.  I know my wallet does, because springing for two boxes of OPK’s in one month is a bit excessive, even for me.

So there’s that.

Also, I have a new Adventures in Baby Making post up over at The Fertility Blogs.  It’s about ketchup. Really.

Okay, well part of it is about ketchup.

I hope this photo used in the post wasn’t misleading:

Also, fun factoid for the day:  Did you know that Heinz Ketchup has a custom label program?

Now they tell me!  I would have totally rethought the theme of my wedding if I had known this three years ago…

Queen of My Domain

Huzzah!  I have a big-girl blog now! I registered a domain for this bad boy because seriously, how  l o n g is http://juststoptryingandit… *snort*  Oops, sorry, I dozed off there for a second! You can now visit me here.  I’m pretty happy with it, although not much else has changed. Happy Sunday, my friends!

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What to Expect: When You’re Expecting to Expect

When I got married a little over two years ago, I never expected that I would be here–a veritable science experiment of a woman, working my little fingers to the bone trying to get pregnant, and burdening the world with my tragic woes via the internet. I also had no idea that I’d probably been

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Drumroll Please…

Okay friends, you’ve all suffered long enough! The big secret I have been dying to tell you is finally ready to go public…

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An Irish Blessing

March 17th, 2011.  CD21, 3DPO. My favorite traditional Irish food. As promised, I am reporting on my temp changes for this morning… It actually went down from yesterday, but FertilityFriend thought it was still high enough to deserve crosshairs for CD18.  This would put me at 3DPO today… Yay!  This would also put me officially

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Baby Names

February 28, 2011.  CD4. Well, after a weekend on the couch with my good friends Midol and Heating Pad, and being waited upon hand-and-foot by the husband (who is in the middle of a 12 day work stretch, God bless him), and devouring most of a German chocolate cake, I am finally starting to feel

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