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September 1: 7 Things
But I don’t want you to know me too well! What about my precious anonymity? Okay, let’s go for some general info.
- I’m not technically infertile. I have had numerous chemical pregnancies, but they all qualify as “preclinical losses” and therefore don’t really qualify as repetitive pregnancy loss. When I took medical genetics in college, I was told 75% of the time when sperm and egg meet, a loss occurs, but no one ever finds out about it… unless they’re POAS addicts like me and test a day after implantation.
- That being said, I am no stranger to infertility. For every one of the blissfully naïve people I want to strangle, I know another in real life who does not have a baby due to PCOS or unexplained repetitive pregnancy loss.
- I am a child of infertility. I was conceived via IUI with donor sperm.
- I have a cat and two dogs. I feel like a house isn’t a home without pets.
- I like to lift heavy things.
- I thrive in clutter. This drives some people crazy.
- I am a dark chocolate connoisseur. It’s kind of a problem.
September 2: Rituals & Superstitions
I believe that if I prepare for a certain bad situation, it won’t happen. The one thing I was sure wouldn’t happen to me (besides conceiving twins in the first place) was horrifically early preterm labor. The day I went into preterm labor, and even at the hospital waiting to be evaluated in triage in labor and delivery, I wholeheartedly believed I was fine and I’d go home. Stupid. I won’t make that mistake again.
In terms of rituals… I plan to go to a different site for my anatomy and growth scan(s). I will likely have to go to the original ultrasound office for my first dating ultrasound, but thereafter I want to avoid that site. I want to avoid the place that told me everything was fine a week before everything changed.