It is only 2 days, 21 hours and 4 minutes until my first ultrasound, not that I'm counting or anything. So, while I am oh so patiently waiting for Monday to get here I wanted to take the time to say thank you to Keiko and Jen for honoring me with the Versatile Blogger Award!
Here is how the Versatile Blogger Award works:
1. Thank and talk about whoever gave you the award.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself.
3. Give this award to 7 other bloggers who you think rock!
Keiko's blog Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed is an amazing and inspirational testament to the power of need for infertility advocacy. If you have not visited her site before, please don't miss her 5 part series on advocacy "Belly Full of Fire" or her award winning "What IF?" video. Jen blogs at This Is More Personal and she has also inspired so many lately by "coming out" and sharing more of herself with the IF community as well as more about her IF with the "real world". Jen will be undergoing her 1st IUI tomorrow so please stop by and wish her lots of luck! Thank you again Keiko and Jen for the lovely award! You both rock!
7 Facts About Me
1. I am notorious for taking forever to order at a restaurant. I can never decide between two things (or sometimes more) I like. If you ever go out to dinner with me, just let be the last at the table to order or I will drive you crazy telling the server "Just one more minute"
2. I have been taking Spanish lessons for a year and while my understanding of grammar has improved my vocabulary still basically sucks. My teacher swears I'm now bilingual but I think she is muy loca!
3. I went to a very small private school as a child, and I mean small- my 4th grade class had 4 students. My parents put me into public school right before middle school though, which I hated but stayed in until graduation.
4. I know how to dance the "Thriller" and have performed it in a flashmob and for Thrill the World to set a world record for largest simultaneous group dance. I plan to dance again this year too!
5. I love to read and have become a library addict this summer, going at least once a week, usually more. My favorite reading experience overall has been the Harry Potter series, and when it ended I was so moved that I immediately wrote an essay on the way the series affected me. (giant nerd alert!)
6. I cannot stand shoes and almost exclusively wear flip flops 365 days a year. I will force my feet into sneakers when I am working out and heels when I need to be professional or dressed up, but I am always out of them and back in my flips as soon as humanly possible.
7. I have naturally thick curly/wavy hair but hardly anyone knows that because I straighten it compulsively.
7 Bloggers That I Pass This Award On To
1. Jen at The Road to Happily Ever After. Jen is tough, supportive and determined. She and her husband have been trying to create a family for four years. After her 6th IUI, she is finally pregnant and one step closer to her happily ever after.
2. Katie at From IF to When. Katie is an amazing writer and blogs about her struggle with infertility with an honesty we can all relate to. She is also an inspiring member of the IF community.
3. Lisa at Waiting Lisa. Lisa is incredibly supportive and brave blogger who writes about her journey to become a mom through domestic adoption. She also writes the most amazing reviews on children's books about adoption.
4. Becca at Liberal Granola Girl's Blog. Becca is a strong and inspiring woman who is currently working toward adopting her sister in laws children, as well as starting her 1st IVF cycle, all while her husband, P, is deployed overseas with the military.
5. Erin at Our Heart's Desire. Erin is a courageous woman and after a heartbreaking miscarriage, and many subsequent hurdles, she has just gotten the green light from her doctor to begin TTC again.
6. Courtney at The Peeks. Courtney and her husband, Jason, have faced indescribable tragedy with the loss of their 3 sons to late term pregnancy loss. They are incredible people and are currently starting a new IVF cycle in hopes of bringing home their rainbow baby very soon.
7. Sharon at Pouring Out My Insides. Sharon is a witty and caring blogger. She and her ovaries have been through a lot and her quest to be a mom has been challenging and emotional as a result.
These ladies, along with so many others, have been an amazing source of support for me, won't you stop by their blogs and support them as well? And as many of you know blogging is not only a great way to support one another, it is also a great way to pass the time when waiting for something. Only 2 days, 20 hours and 28 minutes to go...