IComLeaveWe stands for International Comment Leaving Week and is organized by Melissa at Stirrup Queens. To learn more about ICLW, you can visit this page. National Infertility Awareness Week is put on by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and aims to increase awareness about infertility.
So, about us. My husband, Keegan, and I have been married since August 2012. Exactly one month after our wedding, I was diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistance. From September until January, we didn't actively try to conceive. Instead, I worked on eating better (my low carb diet is the bane of my existence,) taking my Metformin, and trying to get my hormone levels in check. January we decided to start actually trying for a baby and have had three failed cycles. At my last appointment, my doctor asked if we wanted to do the "infertility workup" to make sure we didn't have anything else working against us. Keegan has agreed to do a SA which will hopefully happen this week. I'm due for another round of blood work, ultrasounds and a check in with my doctor at the end of this cycle.
When I don't have babies on the brain, I work at an art gallery, spend too much time on the computer reading blogs and playing video games and tormenting my cat, Mika, with the evil red dot.
Keegan is an engineer at a steel mill and his '71 Corvette is his second love. He is also a big gamer and music lover. We're both originally from Missouri but are currently living in Mississippi due to Keegan's job. To learn more about me, you can read how I'm going to be the hated parent on the playground, how I'm a pee stick-aholic.
In honor of NIAW, I'm seriously considering "coming out" on Facebook about my infertility. Being only 23, I don't have a whole lot of friends who are growing their families (even though it seems to increase every day,) so I'm not sure how well it would be taken or how interested they would be. I'm going to change my profile picture to:
but I feel like I should also include a status to explain. It's not something that I'm going to post about all the time, I'd just like the knowledge out there that infertility is something that I deal with and I'm available to answer questions.
So, my question to you is, have you "come out" on Facebook? If you have, what did you do? Did you make a bold status update, or did you gradually include it in your every day posts? If you haven't why not? Do you ever plan to?
I'm so happy that you stopped by my blog! I hope that you'll decide to stay awhile and we can deal with our pee stick addiction together.