Sunday, May 17, 2009

Show and Tell: 300th Post

Well this is something, something to be proud of I tell you, I feel like a proud mama.

I started this blog back in May of 2006, so its been 3 years of blogging and this is my 300th post!

What makes this milestone so special? Well for starters I can't believe how wonderful and therapeutic this has been for me. I have met so many of you, you wonderful, strong infertile and fertile women along the way and your comments, emails and support have got me through all the fun that infertility offers.

When i started this blog, initially it was for family and a few friends only. I never envisioned meeting so many of you and that anyone would even be the least bit interested in an infertile expatriate in Cairo.

So though we have not seen success yet, I try to stay hopeful and know that whatever is meant to be for us, or not, will be. I will continue to blog and read and comment and be part of this awesome community whatever the future brings.

I took a look back at my first post on this blog, I laughed and cried at the same time. I laughed at how simple and hopeful my words were, (little did i know later those simple words would turn into FET, BETA, BFN and so many more fun acronyms) and cried as it was the beginning of this crazy IVF train we've been on for the last 3 years.

So i share with you my very first post and our journey into this crazy world of IVF and infertileness, thank you all for coming along....


May 6th, 2006 (important date because next month i'll be pregnant )

Finally after 10 years of marriage, one tubal pregnancy in January, we officially started the IVF process today! So i MUST tell you we are VERY EXCITED!!! (excited because next month I would get to write about being pregnant)

Took my first, of many more to come, injections today. Did I give it to myself, you know I didn't! The doctor gave it to me, but from here on, I will go daily to our pharmacy here, for 1 LE, a doctor will administer the injection. (LOL....many many more. Little did I know that Super Nice Doctor Gal would become my homegirl)

S. could NEVER do it, he is worse than me! He said he would, no problem, but I am going to spare him this....poor guy. (Super S is THE man with injections, he just didn't know it yet. I bet after that first one he did not think he would have to be giving them for so long now...)

So here's the drill.....- I will take injections (two daily) for awhile now. (and for many months and years to come)

- Day 7, I will have an ultrasound to check if my ovaries are being stimulated enough and the doctor will adjust the medicine accordingly. (not knowing then how lucky I was going to be to experience those fun pills and injections that would make me so nice and so patient and just super sweet )

- Day 15, he will extract eggs, mix with S.'s sperm. (extract and mix LOL, love it!)

- 36 hours later they will implant fertilized embryos in my uterus. (implant, how very very proper)

- Day 30, 15 days after implantation, we and you all, will pray a period does not come. (i did not know her as Aunt Flow then, and I did not consider her a b*tch actually, so thanks for introducing her to me. beyoutches!)

Will try to post daily, I hope you will enjoy sharing this experience with us. You know how badly we would love to a child, God Willing we will soon. (this statement will always stay the same with me. One thing this IF did not get from me is my faith and deep down belief, however hard it is to find sometimes, that whatever is meant to be will be. )

There's a lot of other kids showing and telling on this one year anniversary of Show and Tell with Mel go check em out!


  1. Congrats on your 300th post! Wow! I am glad you have found such rewards by keeping this blog. I have learned much from it. I've also been so blessed to have met you. As always, I am here "wishing4one" for you as you move to your FET. I like your "cast of characters" in the I know where to focus my thoughts..and my prayers go to God that this is the cycle!

  2. I love your post from 2006 and your commentary from 2009.

    Inshallah, Wishing 4 One.

  3. Congratulations on your 300th post! That is quite a milestone!

    I love that you reposted your first post with commentary. Very introspective!

  4. Congrats girl! I can only imagine what that will be like for me to revisit my older posts if I stay at this for 3 years. Your enduring spirit showed through then and still today. Wishing you the best.

  5. Happy 3 yrs and congrats on your 300th post.

  6. Happy blogoversary and happy 300th! I hope that you have an exciting new topic to blog about soon. :)

  7. Congrats on three years and 300 posts!!

  8. I can't even read my first post anymore. It was before our 4th IVF. We were adding PGD and I was so hopeful and confident. That was January 2008...Congratulations on 300 posts and being a strong woman!

  9. You are such a strong person!! thanks you so much for sharing 300 blog posts with us :)

  10. wow. well, congrats on still blogging, I am very sorry that first post wasn't followed by a bfp post. I cannot wait to read that post when it comes. you have a lot more courage than I. I agree with the poster above--you are very strong. always wishing you luck...

  11. Congrats on your 300th....You Rock!

    You know, we all began this journey with a lot of naivete...alas, somebody broke the dream!

    Here's to more years of blogging!

  12. Congratulations on your 300th post! Here's to more of your fun posts *cheers*

  13. Congrats on post 300! It's always so revealing to go back and re-read old posts. We change so mucha s time goes on and it's can be really interesting to read through those changes.

  14. Congrats on 300 posts!! It's interesting to look back at where we were when we started and at where we are now. I know when I started I was figuring on being a mommy blog because of course it was going to be so easy to get pregnant.


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