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Belle: A 32 year-old dreamer who loves cats, travel, adventure, vegetables and soap. Allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, shellfish and anything that grows. Does not own a car. Walks and bikes to work and is DARN proud of it. Has bunions. Has a strange infatuation with mustaches and enjoys photographing strangers with noteworthy ones. Dislikes air conditioning and/or fans blowing directly in her face; moths; licorice; Ugg boots; close talkers. Life goal: to travel across the globe.


The Professor: A 32 year-old college mathematics professor.  Lover of problems that need solutions, power tools, meat and cheese, gadgets, outdoor adventures, organization and the Jeep. Sucker for a damsel in distress (i.e. Belle with broken foot) and cats. Can find deadlines and decisions challenging. Dislikes bananas; Ugg boots; litter boxes; strange creatures that poop in the garden box; wasps. Allergic to things that grow in our state, and maybe bananas. Life goal: to find  permanent job.


Euclid: A 6 year-old domestic house cat whose big eyes and brow markings make her appear to be in a constant state of concern. Lover of chasing bugs, mice and toys; pouncing her unsuspecting sisters; chewing up important papers; howling in the stairwell and snuggling in stinky armpits. Dislikes the vacuum cleaner; loud noises; being alone; canned cat food and people food; being poked on her hip. Life goal: to pounce everything.


Fermi: A 6 year-old domestic house cat whose impressive girth and super slick fur make her challenging to catch. Loves the Professor’s lap; meal time; chasing the feather toy; lying around like a sloth; digging on the furniture; pouncing other cats while they use the litter box; and stealing avocados. Is terrified of the broom, mop and vacuum; the vet. Dislikes being told NO; being moved off of a lap; having to share her humans; children; being shoved into a cat carrier. Life goal: to eat all the food.


Newton: A 6 year-old domestic house cat who is a few short of a full deck. Loves sticking her paw in your drink; snuggling; pawing at the floor; pooping outside of the litter box; squeaking; open windows; playing with squeaking toys; stealing your sandwich (oh yes, she will); mimicking what the other cats do. Dislikes being groomed and grooming herself; being chased; when her owners pet her the wrong direction. Life goal: we are not sure.


Yum Yum: A 7 year-old Maine Coon who rules the roost and is Belle’s baby. Loves to snuggle with her human when no other cats are around; launch out of the litter box after a particularly stinky poo; fresh water bowls; clean laundry; growling at her feline roommates; nibbling the Professor’s beard; open windows. Dislikes the other cats; sharing her humans; hairballs; being brushed; dirty litter boxes; music; strangers. Life goal: to be an only cat.



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  1. October 12, 2011

    You’re blog is adorable. I’m sorry you have to be one of the IF gals….IF just plain sucks. I have only endured 3 IUI’s thus far, but the last one sadly ended in mc. I think I have exhausted my tear ducts and I just want to TTC already! I am with you, I want a darn baby now!

    • October 13, 2011

      Thanks for stopping by, Jenna! If I got a dollar for every tear I have shed in the past 10 months I could afford multiple IVF cycles! We’ll get through this, though. Someday…

  2. Samantha #
    October 29, 2011

    Belle, I haven’t the foggiest how I ended up on “Scrambled Eggs” by typing (with serious anger and resentment) “Why won’t my f***ing Uveitis go away” into my overworked search bar, but I adore your writings already and will cross my fingers, toes and whatever else near by that you are well and on your way to happiness & hopefully a big family. I’m struggling with Metabolic Syndrome, chronic uveitis, and whatever else I find out in the near months, but had a lupus scare along with everything else. I’m 30 and realized that your life can instantly change after a few blood tests. I don’t have the worry of wanting a child because I do have an amazing daughter who I’d be lost without, but I do understand your longing for a child. Again, I wish you loads of luck from the universe, a basket full of eggs, and the most overlooked gift on the planet… “Good Health”.


  3. November 3, 2011

    I just had an egg retrieval and I have been coming down off the anesthesia. Just about anything regarding eggs seems to make me giggle. After the roller coaster that is IVF, I have thoroughly enjoyed a few hours of loopiness from the drugs, all of a sudden I don’t feel enormous stress. I have laid my eggs and it’s out of my hands. Stumbling on your blog and it’s fantastic name, well let’s just say I feel right at home. Looking forward to checking out your posts!

    • November 3, 2011

      Welcome Elaine! I just caught up on your last few posts – congrats on making it to egg retrieval and best of luck on transfer 🙂

  4. November 25, 2011

    You’ve been nominated for an award!

  5. November 25, 2011

    You’ve been nominated for an award!

    • November 25, 2011

      Oh I’m so honored! Thank you!

  6. November 26, 2011

    Um…I nominated you for an award too. Because you’re great!

  7. November 26, 2011

    I just found your blog by googling “Gonal-F” needle and seeing the picture of your main coon kitty come up- who looks EXACTLY like my cat Sam. I am on my first injectables cycle with Gonal-F, and have also starting blogging as an outlet. I’m rooting for you!

    Jules (

    • November 27, 2011

      Awe! Kitties are the best, especially big fluffy kitties 🙂 Good luck with your Gonal-F cycle!

  8. December 7, 2011

    I too was a bit dubious about FET, and we just achieved our first “frosties”. Waste of time? Well as I asked this question of a group I boxercise with on Saturday, they pointed out two very lovely kids running around and around us, who once were “frosties”. These are both couples who had lots of IVF troubles and lots of cycles, and BOTH of their kids are from FET. So I’ve changed my tune. The Stats don’t describe individual experience. Yes, maybe lower chances on AVERAGE. But maybe for you, having settled down after egg collection and had a break, this is the HIGHEST chance.

    On the forum that my clinic has, there are quite a few women who have had OHSS, frozen all embryos and transferred later. And I have to say, it seems to work. Best of luck.

  9. February 12, 2012

    Hi Belle,

    Thanks for your blog. I appreciate your frank and open discussion of poop, and also your love of cats. I support both of those things.

    I’m new to blogging, but feel it’s already opened up a whole new world of community for those of us who are trying our very hardest to get those eggs unscrambled and cooked.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you.


    • February 12, 2012

      Hey thanks V! I’m never afraid to bring a little poop talk to the table 🙂 I’ll check out your blog this evening!

  10. February 19, 2012

    I nominated you for the 7 x 7 Link Blog Award! Congratulations =)

  11. March 4, 2012

    I also CAN’T STAND fans or air blowing on my face! Funny quirk to share.

  12. Tina #
    March 25, 2012

    Hi Belle,

    I really like your blog. It’s helped me get through my first IVF cycle. It hasn’t been confirmed unsuccessful yet, but I’m pretty sure it didn’t work because my period is starting and I’m 9dp3dt. Prometrium has never delayed my period with any of my IUI cycles. Anyways, I just wanted to say thanks for the egg retrieval tips because, like you, I also was not expecting to be so uncomfortable after. You’d think out of 21 eggs one of them might have implanted 😦 maybe next round.


    • April 2, 2012

      Hey Tina, I’m sorry I’m late responding to your comment. I’m glad you found my blog. I’m so sorry your cycle looks like it might not work. Every month we get another negative test is another huge blog to our minds and spirits. I’m sending you positive thoughts to help you make it through to the next step. xoxo

  13. April 3, 2012

    Hi Belle

    I loooove cats (have two) and I hate wind/fans/aircon blowing in my face!

    Loving u blog!

    • April 3, 2012

      Always good to know I’m not alone in my quirks! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. veetamia #
    April 9, 2012

    Hi Belle! I tagged you in a post so I can learn more about you 🙂

  15. April 19, 2012

    I’ve tagged you in a post so I can learn more about you.

  16. jak #
    September 12, 2012

    love getting to read more about your cast of characters!! fermi sounds like my oldest dog… who one time DID eat ALL the food, the 20-ish lb bag of dog food. it was messy…… hope you dont ever have to clean up after if fermi manages to accomplishes her life goal.

  17. September 25, 2012

    I love finding someone else with four cats. If we lived close by we could have a crazy cat lady play date 🙂

  18. October 26, 2012

    Thank you for following my blog! I love your “character” descriptions! We have 2 cats and they are full of personality also. 🙂

  19. November 2, 2012

    I realise you may have already been nominated for this, but I have nominated you for the Leibster blogger award and would love it if you checked it out. Love your blog!

  20. November 8, 2012

    Hi Belle,

    My eggs are scrambled, too, and the movie Brazil resembles my plumbing problems… sigh. Hang in there. You are not the only one. By the way, your blog is the best designed website/blog I have ever seen. It’s so clean, clear, real and funny. I have to know…what font do you use. It’s so easy on the eyes when reading.

  21. April 19, 2014

    Aw, this made me so happy. You have an amazing blog. It is so creative and thought-provoking.

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