I write to preserve my (in)sanity.
I find that my view of the world is different than most.
I appreciate the small things in life.
I loathe ignorant people.
I share a birthday with Frida Kahlo, the 14th Dalai Lama, and George W. Bush.
I love to learn and strive to set an example.
I have a special interest in collage art ~ constantly curious to see what my brain contrives.
I am inexplicably infertile.
AF ~ Aunt Flo; menstrual period BBT ~ basal body temperature BCP ~ birth control pills BD ~ baby dance; sexual intercourse BETA ~ basic pregnancy test detecting HCG BFN ~ big fat negative; a negative result on a pregnancy test BFP ~ big fat positive; a positive result on a pregnancy test BTW ~ by the way B/W ~ blood work CD ~ cycle day CM ~ cervical mucus CNM ~ certified nurse midwife DH ~ dear husband, darling husband DPIUI ~ days post intrauterine insemination FIL ~ father in law FSH ~ follicle stimulating hormone hCG ~ human chorionic gonadotropin; a hormone shot to bring on ovulation within 36 hours HPT ~ home pregnancy test HSG ~ hysterosalpingogram; a test in which the doctor injects dye into the uterus and fallopian tubes IF ~ infertility IUI ~ intrauterine insemination IVF ~ in vitro fertilization MC ~ miscarriage MIL ~ mother in law OB ~ obstetrician OHSS ~ ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome OPK ~ ovulation predictor kit OPT ~ ovulation predictor test OV ~ ovulation P4 ~ progesterone PCP ~ primary care physician PG ~ pregnant PMS ~ premenstrual syndrome RE ~ reproductive endocrinologist RX ~ prescription SIL ~ sister in law TTC ~ trying to conceive U/S ~ ultrasound WTT ~ waiting to test