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1. What do we have in common?
Not much at this point, as I am slowly moving toward trying for babies.

2. How did you find me?
Gads, I can hardly remember. Your blog must have been linked to one I read regularly.

3. Do you comment?
No, never! I enjoy my passive role of entertainee.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I love reading your frank (and humorous) accounts of being a new mother.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?


7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Antwerp (Ohio, USA that is)

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Just a word of thanks for sharing!


1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Infertility, 2 year old twin girls

2. How did you find me?

Through a momsover30 EZboard where Lauren was posting and referred to you and your story.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

I never have the time...ie twin toddlers. I get here to read but comments are few :)

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

I appreciate your honesty. I think you will be amazed when you look back on these first few weeks/months of what you have written down. I hardly remember my girls first few months.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Everyone has a different perspective...my dh works nights so I take care of my girls 90% of the time by myself. Sometimes I cut out of your blog when I hear of all the help you have. I do keep coming back though for the cute pictures and wonderful humour :)

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Arizona where we are just going into our "hot" weather :)

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

It seems that with twins we are looking to when it gets easier....it's not necessarily easier it just gets different. My girls are so much fun know that they are 2 and starting to talk.

Another thing....I feel like I just got out of a fog. It took almost 2 years for me to feel semi normal again.

Also it is amazing how efficient you will get at packing the bag and taking the kids out. My first solo trip out was when they were 3 months old...we went to the mall. I needed some shopping therapy!

1. What do we have in common? I'm a mom of two. They're not twins, but they're v close in age (14 months).
2. How did you find me? Through alittlepregnant

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? No. I'm shy.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I think you're a great writer. Don't change a thing.
5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? I'm from a small town in Oregon.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Nope. Keep up the gorgeous, divine work!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
-- Infertility and motherhood. Divine, well, it's hard to be divine covered in baby ooze.

2. How did you find me?
-- through Chezmiscarriage, I think.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
-- sometimes, when I've got both hands free, which isn't often.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
-- love your attitude and writing style, plus it's nice to read blogs about a common experience (infertility/complicated PG/motherhood) written by intelligent women.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
-- really don't have any suggestions, love it as it is.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
-- nothing, love you as you are.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
-- sorry, considering my current situation, I'm not comfortable giving that out publicly.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
-- nope, just lots of best wishes.

1. in common - age, sense of humor, decorating style - i love your taste in the pictures i've seen of your home and babies room. # of children 2 (not at same time). Infertility was not my issue - but you've taught me much about it. Somedays I do feel divine, and others - not so much.
2.Found you through indigo girl, who I found at precon.com, where I used to go when I was pg with #1. You look exactly like a girl I work with, and was caught initially by your picture.
3.Comment only occassionally, when I just can't keep it to myself.
4.Yours, honestly, is my favorite. So honest, I don't know if I could be that honest knowing so many are reading. You hide nothing - and I love reading your blog. It makes me laugh out loud, cry, and think about things you've said. The one about your mother was soooo good, I think I read it 3 times.
5.You've never mentioned in-laws. Is it possible that you adore your mother-in-law? Mine drives me CRAZY.
6.Please don't shut up
7.I am from Michigan, USA a somewhat urban and currently snowy area. I live in a very old house, no pets, modest yard, and I really like it here.
8.I think you're doing a great job. YOu look great! No assvice here. Except don't feel guilty for not letting your babies cry it out. A girlfriend told me that babies don't know how to manipulate until they're at least 6 months old. So when a little one cries, they really need something. Are you really going to read all these?
Best of luck.

1.Infertility - 11 IVFs, numerous other procedures. Motherhood - just had 33 week old b/g twins - no sleep, no pooping, no warm food, very zombie like - NO HELP !!

2. Found you on IVFConnections -back when it was usable.

3. Yes, sometimes.

4. Love your honesty and your humour (I am a Canadian living in US).

5. More about how you are coping.

6.Nothing- you go girl.

7. Originally Montreal, Canada, now Annapolis, Maryland, but working in D.C.

8. Don't change anything now that you've had kids. I know that I am still an infertile, regardless of my babies. And I still look at pregnant women with envy and I delivered 5 weeks ago -how sick is that !!!!

1. What do we have in common?
-Miscarriage - 1 in Aug/04 at 7 weeks - horrifying, terrible, heartwrenching - I wanted to die.
-Motherhood - to be - I'm now 27 weeks pregnant!!! (which means I am decidedly not infertile - please don't hate me, but I did get pregnant 6 weeks after the m/c)
-Gorgeous and divine - at about Julie's size though - giant hips, giant rack.

2. How did you find me? either thru Getupgrrl or Julie - originally I found Julie's site while looking for information about miscarriages. What a shock that her blog was the closest thing to real information that Google found for me.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? very rarely. Partly because so many people already have, I think no one will read it or care. Also *bracing for many attacks by many people defending you* I don't always appreciate the 'harshness' of your sense of humour (note atleast correct spelling!). I am a 'sensitive' soul, with a background of child abuse (against me, not that I have committed, to be clear) so it's not funny to me to talk about throwing babies out the window. That's ok, of course, because it's your blog, and I can choose NOT to comment, but to be bluntly honest, that's why.

On the other hand, I keep reading you, because I am moved by your story and identify with your sense of loss, your spirit to overcome the losses and because you're a great writer.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? see above + I am interested, if daunted, by your descriptions of early motherhood, as I will be there in June. On the other hand, I have only one baby in me, so perhaps it won't seem to bad?

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? South Africa, especially SA as a white woman post-apartheid. SA has an amazing story and since you don't seem like a freakish conservative racist - how do you experience it? Did all the racists leave? I've met quite a few people from SA, but mostly they left as 'conscientious objectors' before the end of Apartheid, and also some Indian-Africans, but don't know anyone who's there now and am very curious.

Also, your life, your feelings, your dreams.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
see 4.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
I live in London, Ontario, Canada - 2 hours drive between Detroit, (USA) and Toronto

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? I admire your honesty about IT ALL, and your dedication to your blog. other than that, I just want to say thanks for sharing, and for asking my opinion.

with hugs xoxoxoxox Amanda Lynn

Geez, I'm so late. So sorry. Teething baby with a virus. Be forewarned.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Infertility, yes. I have endo. Bad endo. Had to have IVF. Lost my son at 18 weeks in utero. Had an FET. Motherhood, yes. Now have a daughter, Malia. Being gorgeous and divine, NOT.

2. How did you find me?

Either via Andreah or Julie.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

I try to sometimes but people who've already commented give the same advice that I'd give.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Your charming wit and darling pics.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

Everything pretty much covered thanks. Maybe more about number 2? LOL

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing really. I was a bit jealous of all the gifts you got but hey you have two!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

I'm from Portland, OR. Originally Guam.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Keep on rockin!

1. What do we have in common?  Infertility?  Motherhood?  Being gorgeous and divine?  All of the above?

All of the above! I gave birth to my b/g twins in early November of last year, after IUIs and IVF and a (thankfully) pretty normal pregnancy - 37 wks 1 day. They are now over 4 months old, and 15 1/2 and 13 1/2 pounds. Can't believe we made it this far. Also, the really good part, is that they both sleep through the night - bed at 9:30pm, wake for feeding at 6:00am. Hooray!


2. How did you find me?

Through Julie, who I found googling on 2-week wait during my 2-week wait last year. Can't believe it was over a year ago these babies were conceived!


3. Do you comment?  If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Generally, I'm a day or two behind and what I would want to say has already been said...

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

It's so interesting reading about your experiences and comparing them to mine, especially now that the twins are born. Interesting to hear your perspective on problems, development, etc.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

No changes requested!

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Ditto!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from.  Where are you from?

San Francisco, California

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

No assvice here - you and I are both learning that this newborn twins thing gets SO much easier as they get a little bigger!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

We have all of the above in common. I didn't go through nearly as much with infertility as you did, however.

2. How did you find me?

Originally I remember you from TLOL and more recently the Moms over 30 board on EZBoard.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Yes, if my 5 month old and 4 year old let me, which is not as often now that my laptop is broken.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

I enjoy all of it, especially that you post new entries so often.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

Dunno. 5 month old is starting to cry so can't think.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing. Talk about whatever you want.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

I am originally from San Diego, California, USA but now live in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Stock up on Tylenol or whatever you call it in SA. Teething is coming. Argh. Must go get my 5 month old now.

1. What do we have in common? Being gorgeous and divine

2. How did you find me? Linked from Hashai.com

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? No. I don't feel that I have anything to add usually.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? I love reading your anecdotes and ruminations.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Originally I'm from Arizona.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? Nope :)

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Motherhood, being gorgeous and divine. ;)

2. How did you find me?

I can't remember but I found a link to the Babies Online site for Ben somewhere and then your blog.

3. Do you comment?

I did twice in the early days when the reality of life with twins was doing a number on you. I wanted to let you know that you were not alone and all your feelings were/are normal.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Your humor, I mean humour. Abbreviations and definitions of words us bloody stupid Americans don't know anything about. :)

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

Not sure

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing, this is your blog to vent on as you see fit.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Alabama, in the southern United States. Might as well be another country compared to other parts of the US.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Don't worry if you find it impossible to enjoy every single moment of motherhood. Any woman that says she does is lying, crazy or both!

1. I guess the only thing we have in common is that we are both gorgeous and divine. I haven't attempted to have kids yet so it couldn't be the whole motherhood part.

2. I believe it was through my best friends blog - http://baby.prettyinpurple.net

3. Most of the time I just Lurk, but I believe I have commented one or twice before.

4. I love everything about your blog, especially your "humour".

5. I like it just the way it is.

6. Nothing.

7. I live in Phoenix, AZ, USA. I am guessing it is a lot like SA, very hot!!!!, but I could be wrong.

8. Just keep up the good work :)

1. Infertility/losses.

2. Through your favorite asshole.

3. I think I have, not sure. Why not? Good question!

4. Your openess and honesty and your humor at ALL aspects of life. I enjoy seeing you as a mom, seeing how wonderful of a mom you are.

5. Can't think of anything!

6. I just think you're too perfect to shut you up!

7. near Raleigh, North Carolina

8. No assvice here!!! Not a mom and wouldn't dream of telling you how to be one! ;)

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

In fertility and being gorgeous and divine.

2. How did you find me?
I don't remeber but I think it was through Julies blog.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
Occasionally.
4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I love your honesty. I have a hard time reading about all the baby stuff only because I want it so much for myself. But I like that you blog about whats real in your life and whats going on. I would never expect, nor want, you to stop blogging on this blog becuase you are now a mom. I also do not want you to tone anything down. If I am ina sour mood about IF then I can choose not to read. Please dont change a thing.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I would love to hear about more conversations between you and Julie.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Tampa, FL USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

More pics of you and Marko.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Motherhood. Married. Divine and gorgeous.

2. How did you find me?
I found you on a link through grrl's site.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? No, usually because I am shy. I feel like this is your place and I don't know you, so I should be polite and keep to myself.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

I think you are funny and insightful and you tell the truth. Motherhood is glorious and very very hard.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

You pick. It's your voice.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Portland, Oregon, USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

As hard as it is... relax. Enjoy the moment. The kiddos will be fine and you will do (and are doing) a great job.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? mothering, infertility, having both a boy and a girl

2. How did you find me?
blogging pal Julie

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? sometimes- often I feel like someone has already said what I want to say so much more elequently.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? your sense of humuor (haha .. an american used the correct spelling), your brutal honesty, your ability to make people from both sides talk about an issue without too much drama

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
I love the conversations now.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Feeling guilty for having help... You have the means, you would be a fool not to get the the help.
7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Commutable to Washington, DC.. originally from and wanting to be back in Florida.
8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? Trust yourself. All the books in the world can tell you what worked for everyone else but no one knows for sure what will work for Kate and Adam. I have two kids who couldn't deny each other but they have polar opposite temperments. I can't use my same mothering skills for Rachel that I used for Thomas.

1. Infertility! And hopefully motherhood someday... And I would love to say I am gorgeous and divine, but "vain and shallow" might be a better fit!

2. Julie's blog- I was so depressed and started googling "pregnancy loss" and various curse words. Your community was an amazing discovery for me. :) Thanks.

3. um, only occasionally. (lazy?)

4. I think it is very liberating that you speak so honestly. It sort of gave me permission to experience the feelings that were making me feel guilty. And you are so funny- I laugh out loud sometimes.

5. I love reading about the babies, and the pictures are the best part right now!

6. Nothing!

7. Kansas, USA

8. ha! No advice, just thanks and I love your blog!

OK, so sorry to be so tardy! Still, people rarely ask me about me, so I had to participate, whether you scroll all the way to me or not. At least I feel like I've piped up!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Well, I am infinitely bee-yoo-tee-ful, and sometimes divine, too. I guess I would be an "infertile", even if the dx was DH. Not being able to get pg was no less painful, no matter who was to "blame". We tried to almost two years with ridiculous optimism. (I'm so embarrassed, I even drank Robitussin thinking it would help me get a baby.) We did one IUI, one fresh IVF and one frozen transfer, which gave us our precious twin boys, Carter and Drew. So, we have motherhood, too.

2. How did you find me?
IVFC. You responded to me on a "Dealing With a Neg" board after my first falied IUI in 2003. I felt like a rookie and that I wasn't entitled to feel so crushed when so many others (including you) had been through so much more. You took the time to respond and helped validate my feelings. Then, I started stalking (please know I mean this in a SO not-threatening way.) you on the vets board, where you made me laugh and I found out you had a blog. Oh, the bloggity goodness!

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
Sometimes, when I'm moved to blab. Sometimes, I just talk about you to DH or my best friend, who is a fertile and would give her right arm for it to be easy for us, too. I love her. We would all have a great time drinking some wine and shooting the shit!

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? Your command of language, your sarcasm, and your straight talk. You rock, lady.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? I dunno, I like to hear whatever is on your mind.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? Hmmmm... I can't think of anything that's buggin' me.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Chandler, AZ, USA. (Near Phoenix)

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? Not really a tip or a suggestion, but I wanted to add that I was pg w/ my twin boys at the same time that you were pg w/ Ben and Luke. I was due March 13, 2004, so we were close to the same place in timing. Your journey with them touched me so deeply, I think it still affects me. I sobbed at my computer reading your updates. I sat at the edge of my seat waiting for HBIJ this year. I realize how precious my boys are, how lucky I am to have them, how miraculous it is that they are healthy. Your words are powerful and raw. I feel I have grieved with you and celebrated with you. Thank you, Tertia.

Oh! Keep a schedule. Cry it out. Circumsize. Immunize. Blah. Blah. Blah. Do what works for your family. You CAN change your mind as you go!

Thanks for sharing your life and your babies with us. Here is a cyber-cuddle for them.

One more thing: I have a Parko, or a Maul, I'm not sure which.

Love,
Kathy

1. we have in common infertility and IVF babies. We don't have in common that I'm a lesbian mother, in Australia.
2. Found your blog via Julie's blog, which I found via Dawn of This Woman's Work, who I had met on a parenting-after-infertility list.
3. This is the first time I have commented on your blog.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
We are both gorgeous and divine :) We share a similar sense of humor. We're both decent writers.

2. How did you find me?
It was around the time that Cecily lost her twins and close to the time that Julie had Charlie. I don't remember exactly where the link was, but I found you, came for updates on Julie, and stayed because I was intrigued.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I comment very rarely. I'm not infertile, have never even tried to get pregnant, and don't have kids. I don't usually feel qualified to. I'm going to be completely honest and say that on many infertility blogs it feels like there are levels or cliques of inner circles--of friends and confidants and "in" people, and I'm not really in any of those circles nor am I even remotely on the periphery. I'm afraid of saying the wrong thing, of not being welcome etc. Also, sometimes you'll write something brillant and I'll want to comment and then 121 people have all said exactly the same thing and told you you are gorgeous and divine and I either don't want to repeat them or don't want to disagree or am positive that it isn't going to be read.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I love the pictures of the twins, of you, of Marko etc. I love your sarcasm.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
I'd like to hear more about Marko. :) I love that you call it "conversations" here. I'd like to hear more about your job, what you do for fun--more about who you are in addition to a mom if you wanted to share.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
If I wished that, I'd drift to other blogs. The sleep deprievation thing got old, but I'm sure with twins it was very, very, very justified and I don't begrudge you that at all. I would have been on every night about it too.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
USA, Oregon, Salem.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
No assvice. I do love the site, love your sense of humor.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility, and I've had one loss.

2. How did you find me?
I'm an IVF connections poster.

3. Do you comment? I think I've only commented 3 or four times. I don't comment more because sometimes all of the good thoughts are taken by previous clever posters. I only read once a week or so.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

The frankness and willingness to be introspective. Also quite witty.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Not sure. I'm fine just listening to what is going on with you.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing. There have been times when I was too down to read or because you were in a different place than I was. Instead of requiring you to shut up, I just take a hiatus. Easy, ney?

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Brooklyn, NY. Did spend a very lovely year and a half in Joburg where I met and married my dh, who is from Senegal. We fell in love in SA and fell in love with SA. I also teach SA history so I feel a special connection there.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Nah. Just keep on keepin on.

*comes out from the shadows*

peekaboo! i guess i'm in your computer. :)

1. well, besides being gorgeous and divine, thats a given. motherhood, i have two of my own and my sister in law is dealing with infertility, and i found your blog.


2. google, of course!

3. i didnt, havent until now. im not too sure why i havent commented. hmm i may have to ponder on that for a bit.

4. your honesty. i know many women who are going through or have gone through situations like this need the honesty. i know if i was in this situation i would need to hear the honesty. bottom line.

5. not quite sure. i dont see anything wrong with what you are writing about dear!

6. nothing. i adore it all!

7. just outside of seattle, wa.

8. well. keep being honest. even when things are getting bad. i've been there. its tough. but you've made me adore the word ass more than ever. just remember that you are a fantastic mother, even on days where you think you are having a rough time. all mothers understand that. the first... oh god who am i to say. motherhood is rough, and i cant imagine having twins. i admire you for being able to cope as well as can be expected with it. :) and enjoy this time, it goes by fast. my baby is now 8 years old. i wish there was a shrink button sometimes. ;)

and thats all. you take care of yourself and your babies!

1. What do we have in common? Except from gorgeous and divine?
Motherhood, I have a 18 month old son, who of course is the most gorgeous boy in the whole world.

2. How did you find me?
I found you while searching for information on infertility and being a friend to an infertile. One of my very best frieds is struggling to get pregnant, and I just didn't know how to handle that. Thanks to you I am doing a much better job, though it is still difficult.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
First time yesterday. I only discovered your blog about a month ago, and it took me some time just to read through it. And since I really should have been doing other things (like working) I didn't take the time to comment. Now that I am up to speed I might comment from time to time, if I feel I have something worth saying.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
All of it. I love your writing, your wittyness, your outlook on life and not the least your honesty. Especially your honesty about it being hard to be a new mommy, with all the challenges it entails. Most mothers tries to cover it up and tells you that it is all fine and dandy, and the truth is that it is really hard work.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
I really don't think there's anything I miss.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Oslo, Norway (where it is now winter and very, very cold. Right now the snow is falling down outside my window)

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Nope. No tips or asswice. Just keep doing what you're doing, and do more of it.

As I write this, you have 624 comments. Wow!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Never was officially infertile, but tried for 3 years with ex, he refused to have a sperm test and made me believe that it was my fault since his ex had previously had an abortion, so it couldn't *possibly* be his fault we weren't concieving. 2 weeks into the relationship with my love, we conceived, so I guess it wasn't my fault after all!

Am now a mother of a baby girl a bit younger than your two. Utterly in love with her as much as I am with her father.

Am also gorgeous and divine!

2. How did you find me?

Chez Miz, I think?

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Have commented once on the sleep thing. Felt that I had something useful to add... hope it was in some small way...

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Like so many, I like hearing about South Africa. I'll be interested to hear how the twins develop too.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

See #4.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing, never shut up!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Adelaide, Australia.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

You are doing a great job and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

Ok, after lurking about and waiting for a gazillion others to reply...I'll play along.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Of course I want to say "all of the above", but that's not really true. IF? Well, it's more like I-waited-too-fucking-long-to-start-trying-so-my-eggs-are-ancient (I'm over 40). Motherhood? No live births here, yet. Gorgeous and divine? But of course!

2. How did you find me?

Through blog links, either Karen/Naked Ovary or Julie/a little pregnant. At the time some girlfriends were undergoing IVF and I wanted to learn more to be a good friend, then in the middle of that I did the asshat-friend thing and "fell pregnant" only to miscarry. At 40 y.o.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Sometimes. Usually I feel I have nothing to add. But I do enjoy reading others comments.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

All.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

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6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

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7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Mid-Atlantic USA, of Mediterrean stock

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Keep it up...we love you!

1. What do we have in common?  Infertility?  Motherhood?  Being gorgeous and divine?  All of the above?
IF, G&D, Mom to b/g twins born in January '05 after 3 months of strict bedrest.

2. How did you find me?
A link from Grrl's site to your post about how to be friends with an infertile.

3. Do you comment?  If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
Occasionanally, but often don't feel worthy b/c of the sleep deprevation and short on time due to b/g twins.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
All

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
you're always one step ahead so go where you will

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
nada. Well your bathroom habits aren't that scintillating :-)

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from.  Where are you from?
I live in Washington DC, but grew up in Vermont about 60 minutes from Julie

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Do you have a baby bjorn? That has restored two handed life to me. Also, is Tivo over there yet? Has made feeding the twins SO much more enjoyable.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
i'm "vaguely infertile." took me a year to get knocked up with my girl after my first miscarriage (and the fun of a second!) with the help of parlodel to get my eggs kickin'. i'm also gorgeous and divine. all the time.

2. How did you find me?
through julie. i like when people call their friends assholes

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
no, 'cause i'm shy. really. you're so well-written and witty and i feel like a big clod.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
everything. you are really cool. will you be my friend?

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
i just love hearing about your life!

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
i dunno. ham?

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
denver, colorado. woooo!!

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
you're gorgeous. so are your kids. it's a lie when they say it gets better at 3 months. it gets better at 6 months. then, at 12 months, it gets bad again. they say it gets better, but i think they're lying. bastards.


1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Having great husbands, being gorgeous and divine and inferility!

2. How did you find me?

I knew you at TLOL. Not sure if we ever talked there, but I was ttc and having trouble. Lost track of you when the boards dissolved and then found you again from one of the girls from there.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

No so often, once in a while though…

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

I love your honesty. DH and I decided not to have kids. To make a long story short…I was never one to dream about being a mom. I liked kids, just didn’t think I wanted some of my own. Then I met husband…nothing really changed in my thinking until I hit 30…then I had baby fever like crazy and couldn’t get pg…after 3 years of trying, I got pg. I really freaked out. I realized that I didn’t want to be a mom but it was too late. Then I miscarried. I felt horrible, like I caused the mc with my thinking and my lack of desire wanting the baby. So we tried to get pg again…tried for another 2 years and nothing. In that time, DH and talked and thought and decided to not have kids. I felt relieved. I was so happy DH was on the same page. I don’t regret my decision, but sometimes I do wonder what I’m missing or if I could be a mom. Your blog does 2 things for me….lets me see motherhood and what it’s really like. And also it reassures me that yes, I made the right decision. I wouldn’t like motherhood…I would love my baby, but I wouldn’t love my life. Does that make sense? Does it make me sound like a horrible person? At any rate, that’s why I love your blog. Your honesty about everything.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

Everything you write is great.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing…J

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
I’m from Southern CA. And my next door neighbors are from Durbin and Johonesburg. (I know I spelled that wrong)

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

None at all. J

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
I had a miscarriage before having a successful pregnancy. I definitely think I'm divine :-) but not so sure about gorgeous...maybe not ugly would be more accurate!

2. How did you find me? I first started reading Linda's diary from iparenting then she started Indigo Girl and I read most of the blogs on her blog roll (yours included)

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? I like to comment if you post on something that sparks a response. Or if my work day is very slow and dull...

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? I like hearing about SA because I've never been there. I also like hearing about life with twins since I had a hellish time with just one (now 7 mo.) I like reading about your marital relationship because I always like to know how other couples interact, deal with strife etc.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? I wish you would talk more about your day to day life and also about your work because I know nothing about that.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
I haven't "known" you long enough to think there is something you should just shut up about!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
A 'burb of Boston, MA
8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Lots of adoration because you rock, asshole! Oh and Marko is hot ;-)

Hi Tertia!

Sorry to take so long to respond, I've be thinking hard.

1. What do we have in common?
Gorgeous and divine, of course. And trying to find the positive and happy in life, even when life throws you the shittiest shit ever.

2. How did you find me?
Hmmmm, other blogs. Maybe Julia, here by hippogriffs.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I may have commented once? I'm not a mom yet, so I feel like I shouldn't be commenting.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Your funniness! I like your honesty too!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Everything is great!

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Boston, Massachusetts

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Really love reading your blog! No assvice to give!

Thanks for sharing yourself with us!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
We have in common the struggle to have children and associated grief. I have been trying unsuccessfully to have a baby for three years and have had four miscarriages (three unexplained). I am currently considering IVF with PGD, so we might have IVF in common, too. And oh, yeah, I am gorgeous and divine!

2. How did you find me?
From linking around from blog to blog to blog. (I found Olivia Drab's blog first.)

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Generally, no, I don't comment (although I once posted my own most embarrassing moment/funny story over at Chez Miscarriage). When I thought about it, I wasn't sure why I don't comment....I guess it's because I don't have my own blog, so I figure that you don't "know" me, and might think "Who the heck is this 'Jill' person and why is she posting comments on my blog?!" (...now that I wrote that down, it sounds silly).

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I love that you're so honest! You inspire me because you went through so much grief, but kept on going and didn't become bitter...and now you have your lovely twins. You explained what going through IVF is like, so that I could mentally "try it on" for myself...and made me really consider whether I could handle having multiples. (That will help me to decide how many embryos to transfer if I do IVF.) You reminded me that having newborns is wonderful, but is also realistically very difficult and therefore is not some grand panacea that I'm missing out on...and that has helped me to "enjoy the moment" of where I am today in my long road toward parenthood. (Sad to say, I have cheered myself up a bit with thinking, "I may be barren so far, and that stinks, but at least I am well rested, and that's something I should appreciate while it lasts.")

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
One thing I'm interested to know, since I have lost babies, is how, if at all, you think your past experiences of loss have affected you as a parent. (I am deathly afraid that I am going to be one of those overprotective parents who makes their kid wear a helmet while he plays chess or something.)

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? Nothing...I always enjoy your blog.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Keep on writing! You're very talented, and you have helped people all over the world whom you don't even know to feel as if they are not alone in their struggles as infertiles and as new parents.

1. All of the above, at varying points.

2. Probably Chez Miscarriage, definitely another IF blog. About ten months ago or so.

3. I'm a chronic lurker. When I found the IF blogs I had been trying to conceive for over a year and a half and I was researching for the "What Happens Now" appointment with my doc. I was pregnant by the next appt- my beautiful daughter is now six days old. I've occasionally commented on IF blogs but have usually felt that I had not much to add, as my own experience was brief and quickly resolved.

4. I love your attitude, your honesty, and your openness to conflicting ideas and opinions.

5. Right now? Getting over mothershock. My daughter is six days old, and I am wild about her and can't believe she's actually here. I did not sleep a wink for the first three days. I am sleeping a little now, but I am in a daze most of the time.

6.You know, I can't think of anything,

7. I live 60 miles north of New York City, in a small city on the Hudson River. It's beautiful here.

8. Just this: thanks.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Motherhood (one boy, one girl, and one on the way) ... and I've read your admonishment about the "gorgeous and divine" bit, so I'll cop to that one, too.

2. How did you find me?

I followed the link from somewhere -- I think it might have been Persephone's blog.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

I do, occasionally, if I feel I have something good to add. Too often I come late after a hundred or so other people have already said what's on my mind, so I don't add my piece.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

This is a hard question to answer, simply because I enjoy so much of it. I love your honestly, even if it's painful or embarrassing -- I wish I could be so un-self-conscious in my own blog. I like, too, getting little glimpses now and then of South African culture, since I'm not familiar at all with it.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I wouldn't presume to suggest any changes ... what you're doing is great!

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing, really ... I wouldn't keep coming back if I wished you would shut up!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
I'm originally from Idaho, USA, but I moved to northern Sweden 4½ years ago to live with my Swedish husband.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Nothing at the moment ... just keep on keepin' on.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

None of the above. We really have almost nothing in common, besides our gender and our hair color. :)

2. How did you find me?

Through Cecily's blog.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Maybe once or twice? I don't usually comment because you get so many, and they're such fabulous women, and I'm not an infertile OR a mother, plus I feel like I came into the story late. I started reading your blog JUST before you had the babies.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Pictures of the kiddies, the fact that you live in a different country, your descriptions of your marriage. I look up to you.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I like them just as they are. :)

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Philadelphia, PA, USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

You're lovely. Please keep blogging!

Coming out of semi-lurkdom to answer the survey of The Great and Divine. How can I not follow such a direct order?

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? Motherhood and compassion (and of course the gorgeous and divine thing).
2. How did you find me? I posted with you (or rather followed your story) on some of the old message boards. I don’t remember exactly which one – but I was there from before the conception of your Ben and Luke. Your story is heartwrenching, uplifting, inspiring and utterly compelling. And your writing style and sense of humoUr is nearly as divine as you!
3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? I do occasionally – but as a mother of a four year old, I have to share computer time. Oh, the horror!
4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? Your take on life. Your humor. Your candor.
5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? I love what you choose to share. There is no holding back. And there’s always a new surprise.
6. What do you wish I would shut up about? Nothing. For then there would be a day without a post!
7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? I am from New England. Where it is still relentlessly WINTER and I am very jealous of your Assholiness being mid-summer.
8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? Continue mothering those gorgeous and divine children just as you are. But don’t forget to make time for Mommy and Daddy to be Tertia and Marko. Go on dates, keep communicating, and remember from whence this beautiful family came; the two of you.

Ahhh!! I just got back and I missed all the fun! Here's my stuff, if you're still interested:

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Motherhood - I have a 2 year old and 4 year old. And I only wish I was as divine as you!

2. How did you find me?

My blog-mania began with Julia (Here Be Hippogriffs.) From there, I found all you wonderful, well-spoken, strong women. Love it!!

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

I honestly don't remember if I've commented before. I have commented on other blogs, but I haven't always felt as comfortable commenting here and on other infertiles blogs b/c I am not in the same boat (i.e., no fertility issues.) I have learned so much from you all, though. I've had two people close to me have miscarriages in the past 4 months and I truly hope I learned enough to support them in the right ways.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Love your sense of humor, your honesty, and writing style. You're never afraid to say what you think, and I admire that.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

Hmmmm...can't think of anything so far. Maybe your life in South Africa? It seems alot different in some ways. And of course, your beautiful children.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing...yet...

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Florida

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Oh boy...I don't think I could say anything that someone hasn't already said. Live in the moment with your kids. Write things down, take pictures. I honestly have a hard time remembering some of the things my kids did when they were 2, 4, 6, months etc. I wish had done more 'documenting' of those cool things babies do.

Also, don't feel guilty for taking time for yourself and your marriage. I still have trouble with that. Assvice over.

1. What do we have in common?

At first, just the gorgeous and divine part ;) But I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and am beginning my first cycle of Clomid, so now we share infertility as well.

2. How did you find me?

Julie's A Little Pregnant Blog

3. Do you comment?

This is my first time. You have such a wonderful community here that pretty much all has been said before I get to comment, and I feel like I'm just taking up space ;)

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

I just think you are so brave to post about your life and your struggles online, even amongst criticism. I like that you post about your true feelings (no B.S. from you), because I think that probably helps other women who suffer, from infertility and/or losing a child, that happen to come across your blog.

The underwear pics are hot too! (Kidding, of course...not that you don't look good in the underwear, though! Um, does that make sense?)

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I think you have a unique style and shouldn't change anything.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing. You speak from the heart, and that's the best way to be when writing in a blog.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Owensboro, KY USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Don't let the trolls get you down. I know that's not always possible, but don't give them the satisfaction of actually getting to you.

Love the pics of the babies, keep them coming!

Just continue to write what's in your heart, and don't change it just because it might cause a few ruffled feathers. This may be a community, but it's your space first and foremost!

1. What do we have in common?

Motherhood and being gorgeous and divine.

2. How did you find me?

Link from another blog.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Not sure. I do comment on some blogs. You have tons of comments and someone inevitably says what I'm thinking/feeling in response to a post.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Your sense of humor (or should I say humour) by far.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Massachusetts, USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

You are fabulous. Keep it up!

I am tardy in sending in my survey due to being on post IVF transfer bedrest all week - I hope it is okay to still submit this!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Infertility

2. How did you find me?

Via Julie's blog. One post of hers about a year ago was an IM session between you two, and I had to go searching to find out who this "Tertia" person was. I've been reading faithfully ever since.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

I am a sporadic commenter at best on most blog, in general, but have definitely commented on yours from time to time.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

I don't know if "enjoy" is the right word - more than anything, I "appreciate" your honesty about your painful experiences. You are half a world away from me but you are a very, very REAL and genuine person to me.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I have no comment here, nothing I would change; I think your blog is always very riveting.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing! Don't shut up!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Attleboro, Massachusetts. 37 miles southeast of Boston.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Just a thank you. Again, your honesty about your pain with infertility, your loss with Ben and Luke, and your fear of being a new mom to twins is what makes you such a real and interesting person to me. I feel that I have a lot to learn just by hearing about your experiences and seeing how you deal with the myriad of emotions this whole journey throws at all of us.

(just a correction that the town I live in, Attleboro, is 37 miles South-WEST of Boston. Because 37 miles south-EAST of Boston is right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and I don't live there.)

found you via grrl. was researching SIL infertility probs. am in australia. i love hearing about you kids and love your ballsy attitude. not so big on the self deprecation. love pictures of you yr man. don't comment too much as takes so long. :) (for me to phrase things)

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
All of the above. Losses, then infertility, then more loss, then more infertility, and now motherhood. Sydney is 5 months old now.

2. How did you find me? I think it was through Grrl's blog.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? Sometimes.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? I enjoy most of it. I love the sarcasm, I love hearing about your babes, and I love being able to say "Thank God I don't have twins"

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? I think your blog is great. I'd love to hear more about where you live. It's fascinating.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? I used to wish you would shut up about DBT's, when you and I were pregnant at the same time and I was trying desperately not to have them. You've shut up about it now though, so everything's fab.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Waco, TX USA (no, I'm not a Branch Davidian)

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Hyland's Teething Tablets. You must get them for when the babes start teething. Also, I saw in a post of your that the babes are in size THREE pampers? How the hell did that happen? We just switched to size three last week. Although, the size two's were starting to look like a baby thong.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility, loss, and being fabulous! :)

2. How did you find me? From someone else's blog.

3. Do you comment? I have commented, but don't often. I just feel like I am being redundant a lot of the time.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? You are so damn funny and REAL! I love that you are not going on and on about how wonderful it is to be a mother to twins, and how you just skip around singing all the time. I love that you tell the truth!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? Hmmm. I don't know. Maybe more about Marko? You pretty much cover it all.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? Nothing I can think of.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Mississippi in the USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? Just keep it up. You are doing a great job with those babies, and keeping us entertained at the same time. Damn, you really are fabulous!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility and loss

2. How did you find me?

From Essential Baby over a year ago someone had posted a link to your blog and I was hooked. It took me a while but I even started my own, with great asparations and hope that one day mine would provide someone with the same common understanding of how awful infertility really is.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

I think that I've commented once. But honestly I feel that I get lost and don't really add any more value than what has already been said.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

I read your blog religiously everyday and check for updates. I enjoy all aspects of the blog.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

You cover most of what I'm interested in, I like following your story, you always give me hope.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing, it is your opinion and your blog. I like it how you are "in your face" honest with things.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

I live in Melbourne Australia.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Keep up the good work and the "try" not to be too hard on yourself with your little ones. You are doing a fantastic job!!!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Infertility, motherhood and birthday

2. How did you find me?
IVF connections vet board

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I think I have commented few times, but usually there are already so many comments saying what I would say I am not going to just repeat what others have already said.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
It is hard to say why, but I like reading what you write

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
It's your blog, do what you want with it

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
See above

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Finland

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
None at this point

1. Motherhood and I give you kudos for dealing with two sometimes I can hardly deal with my one.

2. Thru Julie and I found Julie doing some research for an infertile friend of mine. So I really found all of you by accident but I am so glad I did.

3. No I don't comment. I guess I never really think I have anything great to say and you already have so many great comments.

4. I enjoy your sense of humor and the fact that you have been able to maintain it with all you have been through.

5. I loved reading your archives when I first found your blog and I love your posts now. You can never hear too much about the little ones.

6. Why would you have a blog if you were going to shut up about anything?

7. I am from New Jersey, USA

8. I think that I have no clue on handling twins.I personally think caring for a toddler is tougher than an infant and I think you will have the advantage there. While my daughter is completely dependent on me for entertainment and company Adam and Kate will keep each other occupied.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
- I am totally delurking here..but I am gorgeous and divine, hope to be a mother someday, former nanny of 6 (two sets of twins...23 months apart to the day)who had a tumor removed from her left ovary (benign..sp) a year ago.

2. How did you find me? -A little pregnant..who I found from Jen n' tonic whom I found from an office email about starbucks..very odd how you find the things you need in life when you aren't looking.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
-Even though I have lots of baby experience...especially with twins I don't feel like it is my place all the time, besides I don't want to give total assvice but I do enjoy reading the comments

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
- It is all so intresting reading someones journey through life...it reminds me a bit of some books I had as a child called Griffin and Sabine the whole book was letters back and forth.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
-I wouldn't change anything!!
6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
-Nothing

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Portland, Oregon USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Breathe..it really does (even when I took care of four of them in diapers)get easier.
And thank you for sharing.


. What do we have in common?
Infertility and motherhood. I ttc for four years, had a miscarriage, ended up getting DS on IVF#3. He's now 6.5 months. He is gorgeous and divine; it goes without saying he takes after his mum.

2. How did you find me?
Through IVF-C.

3. Do you comment?
Yep, about 1/2 the time I log on, I comment.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
The humorous bits. The honesty. Your willingness to strip bare (figuratively speaking). Good writing helps.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
No complaints. If I'm not necessarily into one post, I click on again, and soon after, there's another! You're a very prolific blogger.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
See above.

7. Where are you from?
Melbourne, Australia. But I spent ten years in a combination of Los Angeles, New York and Sydney.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Nope. Keep on truckin', as they say.

1. Infertility/baby obsession --- maybe. I've got pcos but not yet trying to get pregnant because I'm not yet married and my so is "getting used to the idea of having kids"

2. So, I started reading mommy, pcos and
infertility blogs as an outlet for this
obsession, way to educate myself about what I may be in for...

3. I haven't commented yet, because I'm mostly a lurker in general...it doesn't usually occur to me to chime in and I don't often feel I have a lot to add to the discussion...

4-6. I've only read a few posts so far. The South Africa stuff seems neat, I'm looking forward to reading it.

7. Cambridge, Mass

Hallo, very late to this query, but I wanted to introduce myself. I don't even know if you get this via notification here in non-lj blog country. Tells you how often I get out *my* front door.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Impending motherhood, in my case. Fears of bad things happening to baby, also. I've only had the one miscarriage, but it certainly did a number on me. At almost 24 weeks, all I can think is "please just make it to 25", even though there's no reason to think I won't make it the whole way.

2. How did you find me?

Random searching for pregnancy blogs landed me in a whole nest of you lot - and I've been really blown away by how intelligent, raw and heartfelt you are.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

I don't comment, partly because I'm not part of the infertile set and I feel more than a little sheepish about reading all of this. Feels awkwardly vicarious and like I haven't earned the right.

That and I'm used to the two-way situation I've got in my lj. I prefer that to be honest. But I do want you to know how much I enjoy your view on the world and your way with a phrase.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

See above. Basically, the whole darned thing. You're a very good writer and it's easy to become engaged in your doings. Oh, and your quirky sense of humour speaks to mine. (writes the fellow Commonwealther from Canada)

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

Conversations? Well, like I said, I wish they were conversations. I like interaction.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Not a thing.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Canada. The prairies - plus forty to minus forty in an average year. Fun, huh?

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Still waiting for a chance to feel like it's safe to love this baby. I can't imagine why I've got this much anxiety about it, but I'm just glad I'm not alone in it. Thanks much for that.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Being South African :-) AND of course gorgeous and divine and approaching motherhood (hopefully).

2. How did you find me?

I'm not sure, I know I followed a link from one of the other sites that I frequent because they mentioned this mad Tersia chick (of course they didn't put it quite like that) from SA.

I was so intrigued that I started reading from the beginning - and as you can see I have almost caught up!

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

This is the first time, but I figured it was a bit of a waste to comment on posts that have come and gone already. Although had I been here I'm sure I'd have had loads of questions :-) (not only for you, but for the commentors too)

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Well, I'm (at least I don't think that I am) infertile so hopefully I won't struggle. But I am a foreigner in a foreign country about to marry a foreign man and all my famly is back in SA. So I console myself by reading all about these remarkeable people and their remarkeable lives. I seem most attracted to the moms though, but I think thats the clock ticking.

With your's I have laughed, cried, remembered (some SA ways are so specific to home) and felt such an impact up until this point that I can't possible stop now.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

Everything that they are about already :-)

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing, thats the beauty of it. If I wanted you to shut-up then I shouldn't be here.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

From Jhb, living (happily) in North Wales, UK

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Only to keep being as gorgeously fabulous as you clearly already are!

Fond regards
Alley

1. Being gorgeous and divine that and I am trying right now.

2. through Julie's website

3. sometimes.

4. your humor

5. I like everything the way it is

6. nothing

7. Long Island, NY
8. None

Ok, this is long after you original post, but wanted to add mine anyway. I have been reading your blog from the beginning, and am still reading through. What a help it has been to me...ok, here are the answers to your questions:

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Infertility, loss - lost one 'spontaneous' pregnancy. Since then, have done 3 IUI's, and one IVF, none of which resulted in a positive. Gearing up for my second IVF now...

2. How did you find me? Julie's blog

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

I haven't since I've been reading old posts...hopefully when I catch up, I will ;-).

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

I enjoy the story - helps me to feel not so alone. And it is entertaining, helps me to know what to expect when I get there someday ;-).

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
No wishes. I enjoy as is...

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Not a thing.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

I live in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

None from me. Just gonna keep reading and enjoying...thanks ;-).

1. Infertility - IVF

2. IVFC

3. I just found your site, this is my second comment. Lurked for a week just to get a feel for the site and catch up on reading some of your posts.

4. Everything - I like your writing, you are very honest. The type of person you want to be friends with.

5. No complaints - it's your blog

6. Nothing!

7. Ontario, Canada - near Toronto

8. I think you know what you are doing!

1. Infertility - IVF

2. IVFC

3. I just found your site, this is my second comment. Lurked for a week just to get a feel for the site and catch up on reading some of your posts.

4. Everything - I like your writing, you are very honest. The type of person you want to be friends with.

5. No complaints - it's your blog

6. Nothing!

7. Ontario, Canada - near Toronto

8. I think you know what you are doing!

1. Infertility - IVF

2. IVFC

3. I just found your site, this is my second comment. Lurked for a week just to get a feel for the site and catch up on reading some of your posts.

4. Everything - I like your writing, you are very honest. The type of person you want to be friends with.

5. No complaints - it's your blog

6. Nothing!

7. Ontario, Canada - near Toronto

8. I think you know what you are doing!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
- Infertility and being gorgeous and divine

2. How did you find me?
-I don't recall, but I'm glad I found you. Your piece on grief really came to me at a time that I needed to hear it. Got me over the hump one day.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
-I haven't so far, but I will more often.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
-all! Thanks for your honesty and humor

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
-I like your variety.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
-Nothing

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
-Kansas (USA)

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
-I love your site and check it often.

meka thoka koka thoka mayka ku thoka thoka mayka koka
thoka mayka

Is it too late to comment on this post?

. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Motherhood and being G+D

2. How did you find me?

don't remember - through grrl I think.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Rarely, because everything I have to say has already been pretty much covered buy others.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Your ramblings when pissed are v funny.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I've no complaints.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

See above.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

North West England - by the sea in the county of Lancashire.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

None at all. You don't need 'em.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? Motherhood

2. How did you find me? through citymama

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? yes, i comment.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? the photos.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? i love it all

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? i love it all.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? The United States (New Jersey) but, I currently live in California.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? I LOOOVE the photos. My tips, etc...would be PLEASE!!! NEVER EVER CHANGE AND NEVER EVER THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU POST. JUST GO WITH YOUR HEART! I LOVE IT.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? Motherhood

2. How did you find me? through citymama

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? yes, i comment.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? the photos.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? i love it all

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? i love it all.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? The United States (New Jersey) but, I currently live in California.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? I LOOOVE the photos. My tips, etc...would be PLEASE!!! NEVER EVER CHANGE AND NEVER EVER THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU POST. JUST GO WITH YOUR HEART! I LOVE IT.

hi, i am from Mérida Yucatán, i have read of you and julie in a magazine, "selecciones", excuses me, but my english is very bad,so i will write in spanish.

leí sobre ustedes en selecciones, tengo 18 años y descubrí que las mujeres no estamos informadas sobre el FIV, necesitamos mas de este tipo de blogs.

congratuletions for be a mother :D

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

I am traveling from the US to Cape Town, South Africa for fertility treatment.

2. How did you find me?

I think I have come across you in several places -- including Google searches on Cape Fertility Clinic -- but I think I got the original link from the ivfconnections board. Someone else posted the link to your blog. (I can probably almost completely credit this grand adventure to you!)

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

No. I am shy.... also, I just started reading your entire blog, from the very beginning in the last few weeks. Maybe when I get into 2006 I will start commenting.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Your absolute candor... and I cannot get enough of the baby pics.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I am happy with the general trend of topics. No editorial criticisms...

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Pooping and constipation. It makes me uncomfortable. Ha ha -- I am uptight! : ) But I am trying to be honest...

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Texas, but I did not vote for that man!!!

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Keep sharing your experiences! They are so valuable to so many people!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? PCOS and its not so lovely infertility, and lovely husbands - oooh and a love of cigarettes and wine (though like you, still absteining from the cigs)

2. How did you find me? Through your IVF barbie post - someone posted a link to it on ivillage. I then had a good nose!

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? I get scared..... I'm only little!

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? All of it - I like the rants, the raves, the jokes, and sneaking a look back at the worse times - it reminds me theres good to come to everyone

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? um.... no idea!

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? um.... again no idea!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Just by the Thames in England

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? Yours is the first blog I open in the morning to read - that says something!!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? PCOS and its not so lovely infertility, and lovely husbands - oooh and a love of cigarettes and wine (though like you, still absteining from the cigs)

2. How did you find me? Through your IVF barbie post - someone posted a link to it on ivillage. I then had a good nose!

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? I get scared..... I'm only little!

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? All of it - I like the rants, the raves, the jokes, and sneaking a look back at the worse times - it reminds me theres good to come to everyone

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? um.... no idea!

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? um.... again no idea!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Just by the Thames in England

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? Yours is the first blog I open in the morning to read - that says something!!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? We're both mothers with two children, one boy and one girl, though I had my kids one at a time... and yes, we're both gorgeous and divine and wonderfully awesome.

2. How did you find me?

From Karen at Naked Ovary. I love her blog.

If I hadn't found you from there, I probably would have found you from some other site. Many people write posts that link to yours.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

No, I never commented before today because I didn't want to give out my email address. One time, I left my real email address on a blog and someone who disagreed with my post sent me a mean note about it.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

I enjoy hearing about Adam and Kate. I like it when you talk about motherhood and the way people parent and the way they relate to one another. I like it when you tell me things about South Africa, such as that your electricity is on a prepay system.

It seems strange to write this, I also like it when you discuss difficult aspects of your life. I think many of us aren't as honest as you are and we need people who will tell it like it is.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I can't think of anything specific. I especially like it when you discuss parenting and the way we all judge each other in the choices we make, but you'd probably have to be inspired to write about that.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

I like in Southeast Michigan, in the United States. I live in a rural town somewhere between Detroit and Lansing. My husband is an engineer who works for an automotive original equipment manufacturer (basically, they build machines to make parts for cars).

The job market around here is very dominated by the auto industry. Everyone, from people who make parts, to the people who cater meals, to the people who provide printed materials, to people who provide any number of service... They're all affected by the auto industry.

Before children, I was also an engineer, though now I am a stay-at-home mother of two. When I say this, people nod approvingly, like this is a choice I made and the correct one in their judgement. I am happy I'm here at home because I like it better than working in an office, but the truth I don't tell them is that I couldn't make enough in the jobs I could find to pay for daycare. Also, gas, car payments and business attire are expensive too.

So, I take my kids to the library and preschool and soccer and the park...

Probably more than you wanted to know, but I was on a roll so I went with it.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Nope. I'm afraid I'm clueless. I'm raising children, a 5 year-old and a 2 year-old and I'm just learning as I go.

Oh, but I adore the pictures you post on your blog. The kids are cute. Your wedding pictures from your 6th anniversary post were so beautiful and romantic.

What do we have in common? INFERTILITY
2. How did you find me? AT FIRST ON IVF C
3. Do you comment? YES - ONCE 4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? ALL
5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? ITS OK - DO MORE ON IVF
6. What do you wish I would shut up about? NOTHING YOU CHEER ME UP
7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? TANZANIA
8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? ASSVICE!! I LOVE YOUR LANGUAGE

. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? Motherhood, G & D

2. How did you find me? reading other blogs

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? when I feel I have something valid to offer

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? your outlook on life

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? relationships that have changed since having kids (I'm suffering here )

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Michigan USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? I think you're great!

1. Mommydom… and of course being g&d!

2. Uum… can’t remember…it was through links on another mommy blog- but I can’t remember who’s…

3. I do now… I couldn’t for a long time ‘coz I had no hook up at home and my client’s server wouldn’t let me in!

4. Oooh- where do I start! I find you funny, loving, informative, thought provoking, entertaining… love the kiddie pics!

5. I like it just as it is dahlink!

6. I repeat… I shmaark it doll!

7. Gauteng, South Africa

8. Love your work!!

1. motherhood--my son is similar in age to Kate and Adam. Working mum. Cute but annoying husband. Loss, though mine was "easy" compared to yours. G&D, naturally.

Athough I become pregnant the routine, unassisted by medical science way, I follow several bloggers of infertility. I used to think it was because I have several friends with fertility issues, and I wanted to relate to them better. That's still true, but I realized several months ago that on some level, I can relate to some of the feelings that many infertility bloggers

In 2001, when my husband and I decided to start working towards having children, I contracted a disease (called pseudotumor cerebri or benign intracranial hypertension The medication (acetazolamide), though effective for me, is thought to cause birth defects. I was basically told by the experts that I shouldn't become pregnant and I shouldn't give birth. I was fortunate to a.) have the internet, who made me question this and b.) find a specialist, who was comfortable with me not taking the medication long enough for me to become pregnant past the first trimester. Which I did eventually.

What I went through is not infertility at all, it's not fair to compare it to those who have survived years of IVF and loss and slogged through adoption applications and the wait. But maybe it is sort of forced infertility, although temporary in the end? The experience did cause many of the feelings and thoughts that you and others blogged, and it's been healing for me to read about your experiences.

Plus, I really just like to root for all of you--my heroes.

2. I read DaMomma, who has a link to Julie.

3. occasionally, yes. When I don't, it's because I either don't have strong feelings on the subject to commit it to words, or I've read it late and there are so many comments that are essentially what I would have written anyway.

4. I like the variety.

5. I like a little bit of it all. I love kids' stories. I appreciate it immensely when you are honest about the things that others (myself included) won't touch.

6. Plastic surgery issues. Just not my cup of tea.

7. Originally from a small town in Iowa in the States. Now live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. About to move to a small town in Illinois.

8. I know you will anyway, but just keep doing what you're doing! MWAH!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Motherhood and divinity

2. How did you find me?

Can't remember really

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

This is my first. Not sure why really, I guess I just like to read your reverie.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Your humour and your love of South Africa and your unity with women

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I pretty much like the ecclectic mix already here

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Can't think of anything really

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Cyprus

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Keep it up girl!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
* Infertility, loss of a child, and of course being G&D although my version leans a tad towards grouchy and divine.

2. How did you find me?
* A little spicy but that's what keeps me coming back here, your blog I found via DrGoogle.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
* Yup I comment when I can and mutter when I can't.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
* I like it all, I love your openess and willingness to bare your undies, and your honesty I love that the most.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
* Wine and Whines na seriously I admit the posts that encourage debate keep me hitting refresh to read the comments.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
* Marko's toenails (can you tell which post I read immediately before this one?) I'm still shuddering from toenail germ thoughts.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Australia, Melbourne to be more precise.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
* Never never snort sherbet cones sure the initial buzz is fun but the stinging sensation that follows is just not cool.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? I am a Mother of a 7-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, and I am of course G&D

2. How did you find me? From (apparently an asshole) Julie's website "a little pregnant"

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? I hadn't yet commented on your site because I've spent the last few days reading your ENTIRE archive...I am anal that way and have to know the entire story (have been enjoying myself immensely!!! Thank you!!)

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? I LOVE that you are so blunt/straight-forward/REAL and true to yourself! You go girl!!!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? You are doing an amazing job, don't change anything.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? see above

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? I live in Canada in the Province of Ontario

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? You make me want another baby SOOOO bad, I miss my babies... they grow up so fast, and you have the best outlook and philosophy! Good for you, you are (an asshole) AWESOME!!

1. What do we have in common?
We're ladies! We blog! :-)
2. How did you find me?
Randomly surfing blogs while bored at work. I mean home. Never at work.
3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
Sometimes! You seem to have a zillion commenters, so I usually figure unless I have something I absolutely have to say, I'll let other people say it.
4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Your cooking (catering?) stories, pictures of the kiddies, South Africa tidbits, your thoughtful posts about being a woman.
5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
I would LOVE to hear more about living in South Africa - what it was like growing up, what the culture is like now, how it has changed, and what it's LIKE.
6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Tertia, luckily, I am a firm believer that on your own blog, you NEVER have to shut up about anything. :-)
7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
You do a great job at being witty and also thoughtful. Love it!

1. What do we have in common? Motherhood. I have a 2 year old that I can hardly keep up with. I am amazed how you do it with 2 gorgeous kids!

2. How did you find me? Clicking away on other blogs links.

3. Do you comment? Nope, but plan to in the future.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? Your humor on raising children and a husband at the same time.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? Some great sangira recipies and dealing with the frustrations/joys of toddlers.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? Nothing! I love your frank attitude about everything.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Michigan, USA. Where sometimes it gets so cold you're afraid your nipples are going to fall off. That is if the mosquitoes haven't eaten you alive during the summer and you're still not lost from the detour you took due to construction.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? Keep up the good work!

1. What do we have in common? Oh to list the things in common….wines of the world, our divine fabulousness, blogging, infertility, loss, and mostly being g&d!

2. How did you find me? Ages ago through searching the ‘net about infertility.

3. Do you comment? Yes, I have popped in to comment once in a blue moon.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? I enjoy all aspects but mostly your frank honesty and willingness to tell us all how it is!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? More of the same please!

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? Nothing comes to my mind.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? I am from a suburb of New Haven, Connecticut USA.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? Keep on blogging girl! We love it!

1. I'm definitely divine, but I have lost a child (I miscarried in the 7th week). While nowhere close to what you have gone through, I can understand some of your feelings.

2. After many mentions in several other blogs I read (Julie, Cecily)I figured I'd better find you.

3. I usually don't simply because I have so little experience or don't want to give assvice.

4. Your honesty.

5. It's your blog - you can talk about whatever you want.

6. Nothing, really.

7. I am from Nebraska - right in the middle of the USA

8. You are a wonderful strong woman.

As a side note - I realize that you posted this over a year ago but I have just recently "found" you and am reading all of your old posts as a way of getting to know you.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? I guess infertility I have been trying for three years

2. How did you find me? via a women 24 article

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? just found u recently and tying to catch up.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? all of it..

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
your conversations are great would like to see sum updated articles on fertility.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? Nothing

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? another sa from cpt, hope u dont mind me reading.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? no but thanks for the blog.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Motherhood and sarcasm. (Is the latter a variant of gorgeous and divine?)

2. How did you find me?

Via Persephone, who I found via Renegade Rebbetzin.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

No. Infertility has not been a part of my life so far, and I don't want to find myself acting the Clueless Fertile Myrtle because really, I've had my foot in my mouth often enough to know that shoe leather tastes horrible. Also, you are cool enough that I just sit back and enjoy being along for the ride.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

All of it, really, but I find your honesty and humor about the good and bad of marriage and motherhood particularly compelling.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

Just keep talking! I think you're already doing something right.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Uh ... nothing?

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Texas

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

I hope to buy your book soon!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

We're both females, and gorgeous and divine ones at that. However, I am beginning my career (just finished my masters degree) and I don’t think I’ll be ready for motherhood for some time (although I do want kids eventually).

2. How did you find me?

An ad on Pygmalion’s Wife. The small picture of your masthead in the ad caught my eye. I immediately thought to myself, “Hmmm, is she in Africa?”

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

No comments yet; I just found you! Give me time…

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

The design is really spiffy (love that masthead!). Also, I like reading the blogs of professional women who also have young families because that’s the route I eventually want to go down. I’m currently 23 and focused almost exclusively on my career (I do have this completely divine boyfriend who takes up quite a bit of my time, too), but I’ve recently gotten very big on planning for “the future”.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I’d like to hear more about what it’s like to live in Africa. I’ve always wanted to visit, but the political/social upheaval in many of the countries is a big turn-off, especially for a prospective female visitor. My boyfriend and I are already thinking of coming to S. Africa for the next World Cup, so I’d like to know if we can make it out alive if we do visit.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing yet. You seem pretty cool.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

New York State (the part northwest of New York City…most people think New York city IS the entire state). BTW,

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Keep doing what you do.

1. We have infertility history and eventually motherhood in common. I too had a rollercoaster struggle with IVF - 11 I might add over a period of 6.5 years. My son was born in November 1999, after much misery and depression and why me's.

2. You and I are like the same person as we have a similar story and I read yours with tears in my ears as can can relate to almost everything you say.

4. I enjoy reading about the fact that I am not the only one who has been to hell and back with our infertileness.

6. Please do not shut-up about anything. You took the step to comment on what we only think about and never talk about. Please be more in your face type of thing.

7. I too and from Cape Town and also perservered with Cape Fertility Clinic to have my miracle boy.

8. Everything is just perfect.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Infertility - am still struggling and have started IVF

2. How did you find me?
Health24.com
3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? Have just found the site - still have to explore

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Not sure yet
5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Like what I have already read
6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Happy with how things are
7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Cape Town - seen on Cape Fertility Clinic passages everyday

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Motherhood - I'm a mother to three boys, ages 5, 8, and 10. And, of course, being gorgeous AND divine (what a combo!).

2. How did you find me?
I did a google search for top blogs. I'm always looking for something new to read.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
No, not yet, I just found you today.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
See #3. So far I enjoy your humor the most.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
See #3. So far I wouldn't change a thing.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
See #3 and #4.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, USA. Now transplanted to a suburb of Denver, Colorado, USA.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Cherish the days with your little ones, you'll miss them when they're gone.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

All of the above, and I get to add getting OLD to the list

2. How did you find me?

Blogtopsites

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

No, I'm new and am also a chicken.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

The variety of topics

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

No changes necessary, it's a great blog just as it is.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Absolutely nothing

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Alexandria, Virginia (Washington, DC suburbs)

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

None!

1. being a mom, both gorgeous and divine, hardworking, people person like you
2. i was just surfing and surfing and surfing then "voila"
3. i comment, good and nasty ones...but today i feel good!
4. the topics
5. could be about anything you know!
6. nothing...just keep going
7. philippines...
8. assvice? ha ha ha that's nass...nice!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

We're moms struggling (so it seems) with depression... I wouldn't consider myself gorgeous or divine except maybe when I was 18. :-P

2. How did you find me?
My mom told me to read your blogs because of my issues with my depression and not wanting to "give in" and start medication to keep my crazy a$$ on an even keel.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I comment because I know I like feedback, so why not return the favor?

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I love your realism and your sense of (twisted) humor... It reminds me or myself... Or what used to be myself, however you want to look at it.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? I am a military brat. I've lived in North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, California, Ohio, and currently, Virginia. I never know what to say when people ask where I am from, so I tell them where I am at the moment... I'm married to a military man, so my answer is still given to change more frequently than my sons' diapers.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? I *heart* you. "Assvice" is soo a word I would use. Keep it up... When I have "I'm going to throw myself off a bridge" days, you're right there. :-)

1. We have in common the fact that I battled for 11 years to have a second baby. After having had 5 IUI's, one miscarriage, I finally had my little baby, Amber on the 10th of April 2006!! The procedure I used to fall pregnant is called GIFT.
2. I loved you!!
3. It feels nice to chat to somebody who actually knows what its like to "need" a child.
4. I love everything.
5. Love everything the way it is.
6. Carry on!!!
7. I'm from Johannesburg!!
8. Nothing!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? Motherhood. My DD was born the same day as Adam & Kate

2. How did you find me? The ladies were discussing the Carte Blanche Show on the BabyMania Website

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? Just starting to read your blog.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Port Elizabeth, South Africa

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Hi.plz can u send me ur email add. Thanks. Lovd the book!!!

1. What do we have in common? Being authors (my latest book is Dogs of Dreamtime) Being mothers. I had my daughter a few months shy of my 41st birthday. It took a year of constant trying--which I realize is short compared to some.

2. How did you find me? Top blogs for parenting

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? Just starting to read your blog.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? I always enjoy good writing. You're funny and sharp and honest.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Upstate NY, USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
I think it's very cool that you ask. And that you let your readers get to see who some of your other readers are. You're very generous.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Infertility and G/D.

2. How did you find me?

alittlepregnant.com

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Not yet, I am still getting caught up. But I will comment if I feel I have something worthwhile to say.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

I have enjoyed all of it. Thanks especially for sharing so many pics of yourself and your family. It helps to see all of you there and put faces with the names. I also enjoy your brutal honesty.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

So far, I've enjoyed all topics and so many topics covered, I'm at a loss for suggestions.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

As stated, I adore the honesty. As humans communicating to one another, espcially on these delicate topics of infertility, motherhood, and companionship, we owe it to one another. Thank you for being here.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

I am also a mother. I am not good-looking in the "model-looks" way - but I seem to attract a lot of male attention.

2. How did you find me?

google search on parenting blogs

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

I have not yet commented. And I don't really know why not. But I know that one day I will start commenting and conversing.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

You are a real mom with real moments. Its something I connect to.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

The reason I read what you write is that I want to know your viewpoint on life in general. Topics are just another way of expressing the viewpoint.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing in particular.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

I live in Chennai, India.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Keep up the 'real'-ness. That is what is making conversations with you.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Motherhood. Real people. Being gorgeous and divine ;o))

2. How did you find me?

Google search on parenting blogs

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Not yet. I really dunno why. But I know that I will start commenting and start a conversation with you.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

All aspects. You are a real person. It is fun getting to know you.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

More about different aspects of yourself.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

I am from Chennai - India

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

None

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Infertility and damn G&D *wink*

2. How did you find me?

Watched Carte Blanche segment and looked for your blog..

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Have been reading since the segment aired...but till now no comment cos I am a techno dummy and am not even sure if this will post.. haha

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

The honesty with which you approach all subjects discussed. Your infertility reflections are truly inspiring and have helped me think more about my own infertility... I am still a newbie but it still affects me... ;)

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I think you cover a diverse section of topics - cool beans!

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nada

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

JHB, SA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Thanks for this site - great inspiration for a great many women! Keep it on the up & up... Take care! :)

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

- Infertility (Classic PCOS); Motherhood (Thanks to the blessing of adoption)

2. How did you find me?

- A friend referred me to your website because of the infertility and your wonderful story! (I have yet to read your book though - supposed to borrow it from said friend)

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

- Just started. I've been too busy in the past couple of months to really follow, but have just started catching up and posted my first comment today!

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

- All aspects - Stories, hilarity, reality, etc...

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

- Nothing really, I like your posts as they are!

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

- Haven't found anything yet... Reading your posts helps me to identify things that I am going through and to laugh at things that I have experienced.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

- JHB (West Rand), South Africa

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

- Keep up the good work! I am loving your blog!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
All of the above. Plus I am an ex-IBM'er - hell, I could be your clone!

2. How did you find me?
In SA on holiday, caught the last few nanoseconds of your interview on Carte Blanche.... and found your story touching and fascinating.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
Not yet - having only just discovered you and this blog, but watch this space.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Your ability to handle stressful situations with humour. Also finding another working Mum with infertility issues who is (or in my case WAS) totally mystified by the intricacies of being an IBM'er - it DOES get better - trust me on this - I left 6 years ago and I still miss it!!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Born in Scotland, brought up in SA (More South African than most South Africans I know). Currently living in Bahrain, in the Middle East, moving to Lagos in Jan 07.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Tell the book shop at Jan Smuts / Jhb International / OR Tambo (whatever-the-hell-they-are-calling-it-this-week) to get more stock of your book. Being the world's worst procrastinator, I decided that I would buy your book at the airport to help me survive the 9 hour flight back to Bahrain - they were out of stock - so I spent 9 hours browsing the Duty Free catalogue and listening to the guy behind me clearing his sinuses via the back of his throat *GAG*

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Infertility, being gorgeous and divine, and (fingers, toes and everything else crossed) motherhood next year. I was one of the lucky ones to get pg on my first IVF cycle, but am only just 6 weeks pg.

2. How did you find me?
Through A Little Pregnant

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
This is my first comment - I'm a tiny little bit anal and vowed to read the ENTIRE A Little Pregnant archive before I would allow myself to comment (I'm still lurking there too because I don't feel now is the right time to introduce myself to Julie). I set a new goal of reading all of your blog before commenting but could not resist commenting here even though it the entry is old and you'll probably never see it.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Its easy to say all of it, but I guess what keeps me hooked is your honesty and your anal retentive tendencies - I can relate! I am also currently driving myself crazy with negative thoughts (not quite DBTs at this early stage) - it's great to know that I am not alone.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Can't say I have a wish list for this one

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Ha! Love this question... nothing, nothing at all...

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Gosford NSW Australia (about an hour north of Sydney)

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Long live the "u"

1. What do we have in common? I am a mother and have known friends and family w/ infertility problems and i just want to know the best way to support them. Besides that i'm infinitely gorgeous.

2. How did you find me? julie's blog

3. Do you comment? i dont comment as I am more of a peeping tom infinitely terrified of being rejected. j/k

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy... i love how brutally honest you are even if it is not popular.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? i love hearing about the kiddos and how you handle that. when i read your blogs about how hard it was to get through adjusting to babies, i cried. i only have one kiddo, but i remember several nights that i thought i had reached my limit, and thinking i was a horrible person.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Dallas, Texas in the United states....

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
assvice should come from someone reasonably intelligent, i'm afraid i do not fit the criteria.

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