Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy ICLW!

Welcome ICLWers!
I have enjoyed participating in ICLW in the past, but "dropped out" when I had my most recent BFP. I think I felt guilty, even though it's a PgAL (Pregnant After Loss) blog, because I remember how hard it was to see other women's success stories past my own loss.  So if its something you don't feel you're up to reading, please don't - step away, take care of and treat yourself well, first and foremost!

The not-that-long story even less-long:
I went off BCP in May of 2011 and after uncharted wonky cycles for 7 months (breakthrough bleeding every CD14??) I had a SIS (or Saline Infusion Sonogram) that showed a clear uterus and clear tubes. Two cycles later, a BFP (which was a year ago this past Tuesday...) that ended in a missed miscarriage at 11.5weeks (baby measured 8weeks).   After the recommended two cycle break, another three cycles brought us BFP #2 - which has led to today, where I hit 22 weeks with our baby boy, due in almost exactly four months.

I started this blog as a "Buggy List" - things to do during the TTA time that I couldn't do once pregnant (like a day of hooky and the biggest baddest coasters at Six Flags!) and things that would be nice to do before "baby comes" - like weekly cocktail hours with the girls and last minute hot-yoga groupons.

And now its become sort of a "Hurry up and get things done" list!

We're remodeling bathrooms... and repairing+repainting guest bedroom walls (results of bathroom remodel!)... and repairing+painting a nursery (results of bathroom remodel!)... and trying to fit in "pre-baby" family vacations (which we've discovered is nearly impossible with "I can't take off work!" and "I'm not flying there!" and "I'm not spending 3 hours in the car!" and "I don't WANT to go there during that month!")

I'm married to a firefighter, so life is never calm - add in two fur-babies who like to create havoc as well, and its a recipe for a near-disaster that somehow ISN'T a disaster...

Welcome to The Buggy List!

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                              big brother - Rocco                    The Baby - Zoey 


  1. I'm glad you posted this. My story is almost the same. But with TTC for 6 months before a positive test and a miscarriage at 7 weeks. I just hope I have the rest of my story is similar to yours a well. : )

    1. I found a blogger-BFF by recognizing my exact story in her posts (we were just a week apart)... and god knows how, but we were lucky enough to get pregnant again two weeks apart! I have everything crossed for you that your happy ending comes SOON!

  2. Hi from ICLW! congrats on your pregnancy!

  3. Look at that doggie smile on Rocco! What a couple of cuties.

    I'm here from ICLW, too. I was going to wish you an uneventful pregnancy, but it sounds like you have so much going on ... I'll just say congratulations and best wishes instead. :)

  4. Happy ICLW! Such cute puppies. :)

  5. Congrats on your baby boy! Good luck getting your to-do's done.