Thursday, October 25, 2012

October ICLW

I signed up for ICLW this month, but then totally dropped off the face of the planet. We were at our other house (no, we're really not that fancy) this past weekend and we don't have internet there any more. For whatever reason, I assumed I would still be able to get online and read blogs/comment/update, but things didn't work out like that. So, here I am, 4 days into it and I'm just now getting around to updating and commenting. Better late than never, right :)? I figured I would go the easy route on this post and just do a little about myself, almost a get to know you combined with a bit of my bucket list. I'm hoping to get to know some of you better as well!

Here goes...

My name is Christine.
I just turned 27 on Sunday.
My husband I struggled through infertility for 21 months before IVF #2 gave us both a BFP and a take home baby.
Our daughter's name is Piper and she was born via csection in May 2011.
Naughty little girl was breech and that was the reason for the csection.
I constantly debate whether or not I want to try to VBAC #2.
On our journey to #2 we have done 2 IUIs and a full IVF.
We have also flown across the country to consult with CC.RM.
The only other blogs I read, other than IF blogs are about running.
I trained for my first half marathon this past summer.
Doing so helped me FINALLY lose the 15 pounds I had put on during our IF treatments.
I actually really enjoy running.
One day, I would like to run a marathon. Ok, that's a lie, I wouldn't like to, but I'm going to...
I subscribe to WAY too many magazines and the only ones I read on a regular basis are and Run.ner's World.
I am trying to get my hubby into running.
The first race I ever ran was a 25k (15.5 miles).
I think infertility sucks.
I think I enjoy running so much because I can just forget about everything and enjoy the endorphins.
I work as a school counselor.
My job shows me every day that fertility is not granted to those who deserve it most.
Seriously, you would not believe the stories I hear!
I hate that people misunderstand infertility and am doing my darndest to break down the myths!

That's a little bit about me, now tell me about you! What do you do for a living? What are your favorite hobbies? What kind of blogs do you read? Have any fun fall recipes you'd like to share :)?


  1. Hi from ICLW!! Piper is precious! What MFI did you deal with? Hope you had a great birthday. To answer your questions...Financial analyst. working out, baking, hanging with friends, sports. Infertility blogs. hmm, no, but is always good for ideas :)

  2. So so awesome about the 1/2 marathon!! I've ran a couple and it is so addicting! I'm a school counselor, love to run, blog, hang out with friends, I read infertility blogs, and looooooove pumpkin stuff. I don't have a particular one to share. :)

  3. To answer questions. 1) I am a teacher trainer and hope to move into administration some day 2) I love speedskating and quilting. 3) I am trying to get back into IF blogs, yet I feel out of place. 4) Google Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Ice Cream.

    What type of MFI? Our Rx: anejaculation and torsion of the testicle.

    An ICLW Visit from #2
    liddy @ the unfair struggle (mfi, speedskating, life)

  4. Happy belated birthday first off!!! :) Second, congratulations on the marathon!

    Me: I'm a recruiter, my hobbies are shoes and bowling :), I read all kinds of blogs.. Hmm, fun fall recipes. Ah, yes. Visit Nikki over @ HopefulandHungry on Wordpress. She has this to die for recipe for Kale & Sausage soup! Yummy..... I have my own recipes that can't be googled, so if you'd like them I'll share. :)

    Happy ICLW!

  5. "The first race I ever ran was a 25k (15.5 miles)."

    Ummm... way to just jump right in! I am so impressed (and envious!).

    Go YOU!

  6. Happy ICLW! I would love to start running, one of these days, though halfway through a pregnancy is probably not the time to start.

    I am an IT professional, which mostly involves sitting in a cubicle staring at a computer screen. My hobbies are board games and reading. I read mostly IF blogs, though they transverse all different kinds of stages and women. I also read Wil Wheaton and a small handful of other blogs. I'm not much of a cook, but I did have some "Pumpkin Supreme" pie the other day that I've been meaning to look up. It had a layer of cream cheese and was super tasty!

  7. I just posted but think I lost my last comment...

    Just stopping by to say hello (although not from ICLW)! I totally agree with your comments about running - something so powerful about uniting with the road and having time to think. I love it :)

    Not a fall recipe, but my new obsession is Pumpkin Spice Coffee Mate creamer... i love it in coffee, tea, cider... just about any warm drink this time of year. It's lovely!

  8. I SO want to get back into running! And I will once we have our little peanut (don't know YET if we're pregnant...but you know!) I actually started running this past summer and while I suck at it (can BARELY do a mile) I know after we have our baby I will absolutely get back into it!

    Anyways - I also wanted you to know that I nominated you for the Leibster Award! See my page. :)

  9. Definitely run the marathon - you'll be amazed at how awesome you feel when you finish (though the training does kinda suck). It's a HUGE accomplishment that not many have done!!!