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2dp5dt & A Questionnaire



Today is 2dp5dt. This is gonna be a long few days! I talked to Pip for about an hour last night while cleaning the kitchen and picking up my mess (I make a lot of mess when working from home). I told Pip how much he/she is wanted. I told Pip about the cats, about our hobbies, about all the things we hope to do with him/her one day. I have no idea if this dialogue matters but it made me feel like I was doing something proactive.

Infertility Unexplained tagged me in a questionnaire the other day and I think I’ll play along. I have some new readers lately so it will give them a chance to learn a bit about this crazy lady with too many cats and an unhealthy obsession with the new contents of her uterus. It will also keep me busy for at least a few minutes this morning!

Here are the rules:

1. Post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
3. Create 11 new questions to ask people you tag.
4. Tag 11 people and link them to the post.
5. Let them know you’ve tagged them.
And now, the questions! 
  1. Where did you grow up and how did it shape you?
    I grew up in Palm Harbor, Fla. and Huntsville, Ala. The elementary school I went to in Florida put a lot of emphasis on creative writing. In third grade we were expected to write fiction short stories on a regular basis. Somewhere in my parents house is a folder with those stories still in it. I credit this early exposure to writing with my love for the written word and my deciding to pursue a journalism degree.  
  2. Do you have any siblings?
    I do! I have one younger brother who I adore. He has a MFA in fine art and lives in New York City. Today he works for a major art company and is training for a position in management. I’m terribly proud of him and very much wish we lived closer.  
  3. What was your first job?
    My brother and I started a lawn mowing business in middle school. Already an entrepreneur and designer, I made these cute little fliers and put them in mail boxes around the neighborhood. By the end of the summer we were taking care of multiple lawns and bringing home some impressive cash for kids!  
  4. If you’ve lived more than one place, what was your favorite home?
    This is tough. I would have to say Birmingham was my favorite place. It was the first city I lived as a “grown up” where I felt I was actually home, and not just stopping through.  
  5. Where and when did you meet your partner?
    The first time I met Mr. Husband was at a group dinner at a cheap Italian joint in Birmingham. He was tall, handsome and had long scraggly hair.  
  6. If you could return to school to study something different, what would it be?
    I WILL be returning to school in the next few years to become an acupuncturist. I can’t wait!  
  7. What was your favorite vacation?
    Last year Mr. Husband and I loaded up the Taurus with a couple suitcases and a cooler full of food and headed south. We stopped in all the cities in Florida from my childhood, staying in Bed and Breakfasts, cheap hotels and visiting my sweet grandmother with whom we went bird watching. The trip was laid back, relaxed and yielded some of my best wild life photography to date.  
  8. If you could recommend one book, what would it be?
    HARD question! I absolutely loved The Secret Life of Bee’s and The Help. I also really liked Soul Music by Terry Pratchett.  
  9. When did you know that adding a child to your family wouldn’t be easy?
    Sadly, I have known since I was 16. By 16 I still did not have a period and boobs were still non existent. I remember my pediatrician telling my mom saying this was unusual and she would recommend some testing. As always, the tests were inconclusive and the issue was ignored. I distinctly remember having the feeling that babies would be very hard.
  10. What is your diagnosis?
    Possible thin PCOS/general ovulation disorder with possible lupus. Don’t you love all the possibles?
  11. If you could give one piece of advice to the person you were when you were just starting your IF journey, what would it be?
    To read Navigating the LAND of IF. I didn’t find this book until I was well into my journey and after Google had already scared the pants off me numerous times. Also, I would advise my former self to stay away from fertility message boards if you are sensitive. I had numerous sob fests spurred by harsh comments. Bloggers are much sweeter!

And now my questions for you all:

  1. Gold or silver?
  2. What is your favorite sound?
  3. Where do you most frequently blog from?
  4. How do you like your coffee?
  5. Do the NPR pledge drives successfully guilt you into donating? (I ask b/c I am currently suffering through one!)
  6. How often do you balance your checkbook?
  7. What is the most used item in your kitchen?
  8. Where did you honeymoon?
  9. What is your diagnosis?
  10. When did you know it would be difficult to have children?
  11. If you could give one piece of advice to the person you were when you were just starting your IF journey, what would it be?

It seems like most folks have already done this Q&A so I’m hesitant to tag specific people. Instead, I’ll tag anyone who wants to play along.

Now I’m going to have a piece of buttered toast (lord have mercy, working from home would be detrimental for my weight!) and chat with Pip!



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  1. faith #
    April 18, 2012

    I love that you and Mr. Husband came up with a name for the embryo. I love that you are talking to it. I feel strongly that it is not the embryo per se, but the soul of your child. Whether it takes form in the current embryo or another, it is still wonderful, positive and all that good, sappy stuff to converse and love it. I did this with my first child before I even got pregnant. I knew her soul before she entered me and I remember when I felt the soul take over the body inside of me. There is a fine line between cells and spirit. I feel like you are connecting with both right now and that gives me the chills…Whoo Whee!! The good kind!! Love you so much and I can feel your happiness and love through the ethers!

  2. EmHart #
    April 18, 2012

    I have already done a QandA but I really love your questions so I think I will do another one!

  3. April 18, 2012

    I don’t remember if I told you before but DH and I lived in Birmingham all through college (he pitched at UAB). We are hoping to get back at least close to there.

    • April 20, 2012

      I think you might have… I miss Birmingham so much. Miss my friends, miss the great eating (Rojo anyone?), miss the music scene and so much more. I do not miss the humidity, though 🙂

      • April 20, 2012

        Ah yes! Rojo! We took our older dog there as her first outdoor restaurant experience:) I didn’t think the humidity was too bad compared to where I grew up (West Palm Beach, FL)

  4. April 19, 2012

    Tagged you before I saw your post so I will answer your questions 🙂

    1.Gold or silver?

    2.What is your favorite sound?

    3.Where do you most frequently blog from?

    4.How do you like your coffee?
    Strong, Milk & two sugars

    5.Do the NPR pledge drives successfully guilt you into donating? (I ask b/c I am currently suffering through one!)

    6.How often do you balance your checkbook?

    7.What is the most used item in your kitchen?

    8.Where did you honeymoon?
    Tulbach, South Africa (Tree house)

    9.What is your diagnosis?

    10.When did you know it would be difficult to have children?
    Always 🙂 About 4 years ago when it started not happening

    11.If you could give one piece of advice to the person you were when you were just starting your IF journey, what would it be?

  5. April 21, 2012

    I love reading these things and getting to know you better!

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