Saturday, January 2, 2010

Exciting First Post!

Hello World!
I’ve decided to join the blogosphere. Here’s where I am…
I’m a single gal wanting to become pregnant with donor sperm. Well, wanting is a strong word. What I really wanted was for my knight in shining armor to sweep…you get the picture. I’ve come to terms with the fact that that is not going to happen in time for the happy family scenario to manifest itself and I’ve decided to move forward with my dream of having a family without said prince.

I was able to use a live donor in the form of a friend for about 10 months, however, he became unreliable and really you can only ask a friend to do so much. I’ve moved on to the world of anonymous donor sperm and IUIs. About that time, I suddenly stopped ovulating! My doctor recommended femara plus an hcg injection. The injection happened today and tonight I’m already surging! IUI for 7:30 in the morning! Please send good thoughts our way if you’re reading this.

I currently weigh over 300 pounds. My doctor says that my age is more of a hinderance to becoming pregnant than my weight and he’s always been very kind about it. Last year I lost 60 pounds and then gained about 30 back. I am struggling to figure this out so that I can be healthy for myself and my child.

I work as a reading interventionist teaching at-risk children. I love it. After 13 years in the classroom teaching Kindergarten and then 2nd grade, I was getting a little burned out. The change to becoming a reading specialist is exactly what I needed and now I can’t wait to go to work...most days.

I was raised on a farm and I guess it’s pretty unusual that I still live right down the road from our family farm in what was once my beloved grandparents home. My parents, brother and cousins live in the surrounding homes scattered across our farm. I call it The Compound. My mom can see my house across our pasture and believe me that is a blessing as well as a curse. But all in all I’m surrounded with love and a wonderful support system.

I have a core group of close friends. We call ourselves the yayas and are each in our own right, intelligent, vibrant, colorful, funny and strong. Thank God, because without them I’d be coocoo for Coco Puffs. For sure.

Guess that’s about it for this exciting first post. How’d I do?


  1. Hello! I found your page through SIF. Just wanted to introduce myself and say good luck in your journey. Cheering for you!

  2. I bought and live in my grandparent's home and live two streets away from the other set. My family live within a mile! And if my parents had their way we'd have a Compound too ;)
    Can't wait to catch up on your posts!