I can't believe I was chosen for "Humpday Hero", you guys are the best. Thank you so much, I am truly honored!! I remember the first blog I read about a girl going through IVF and I thought to myself... she sounds just like me- if she can do it, I can do it- and my blog, The Lost Stork, was born. I started blogging in December of 2009 and it has been such a wonderful experience. I had no idea that there were so many amazing people out there dealing with the same things I was dealing with and that they would become some of the best friends I have. Even though I've never met any of you, I look forward to your comments, support, and enthusiasm after each one of my posts and my husband could tell you that I talk about you guys all the time. I am so happy to be a part of this community.
Now for my Bio...this is going to be tough, I'm terrible at writing about myself (I know, strange coming from a blogger). It's funny how your Bio changes when you're classified as infertile. Before IF I would have talked about my job and what I like to do for fun and now my Bio includes my failed pregnancies and IF treatments!
I'm Bridget from The Lost Stork http://ourstorkgotlost.
blogspot.com and I have unexplained infertility. I was born and raised on a farm in the Midwest and I still live about 45 minutes from where I grew up. I met my wonderful husband, Steve, in January of 2008 and we were married in November of 2009 (we didn't mess around, when you know- you know). We wanted to start a family ASAP so I threw out my birth control pills and we started trying right away. In January 2010 I got a BFP that was followed with the worst news I had ever heard- it was ectopic. What happened over the next 3 or 4 weeks is very hard to explain without going into all the gory details but I will try. I was taken to surgery (to remove the pregnancy but leaving the tube intact), after surgery my HCG levels continued to rise, I had surgery #2, HCG continued to rise, I was treated with methotrexate, and finally my fallopian tube ruptured because tissue had been left behind that continued to grow. It was a disaster in every sense of the word. After a couple of months off, we scheduled our first visit with an RE and started trying again. We got another BFP in May that ended a short time later. After a few months on Clomid and 2 failed IUI's our RE brought up IVF. We decided to go for it and started the process in December of 2010. We are now 11 weeks pregnant and thankful every day!! I hope you'll stop by and say hello- I love meeting new bloggers!
10 Unique Things About Me....
1. I'm 6' tall
2. I have 3 cats and a dog that are like children to me
3. I have 2 older sisters and 1 younger brother
4. I don't like food that is sticky- I don't eat syrup or jelly for exactly this reason
5. I'm a reality TV junky (RHW, Big Brother, Hoarders- love them all!)
6. I'm terrified of flying and don't like being away from home
7. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Education but I'm not a teacher
8. I met my husband at a copying machine and asked him out the next day
9. I played the trombone when I was younger
10. My thumbs are two different lengths
Thanks again to the lovely person or people who nominated me and to Carlia for creating this wonderful idea!!