Thursday, May 21, 2009


Welcome IComLeavWe'ers!

  • My name is Ellen.
  • I'm almost 23.
  • I'm addicted to all things twitter.
  • My husband is William.
  • He's almost 27 (shh don't tell him I told you.)
  • I have PCOS and MTHFR.
  • We recently decided to quit TTC and I went off all my meds (prometrium, femara, estradiol, BA, Folic Acid, metformin.)
  • I've had a few miscarriages and they still sting.
  • I pretty much can't stand pg people who haven't stuggled with IF (yes I'm still bitter and I don't care what anyone thinks about it.)
  • I'm currently reading Silent Sorority, which I recommend to everyone, IF or not.
  • My car got broken into yesterday and I'm still effing pissed. The stole my gps stuff, mp3 player and all it's accesories, 3 pairs of sunglasses, an old cell phone, phone chargers for every cell phone I've had in the past 2 years, and some shoes.
  • I have a 4 month old long haired chihuahua named Lily.
  • Lily has more dresses than I do.
  • I'm a nanny and work part time for a medical staffing company in the NICU, PICU, Peds and SAU.
  • I'm going to school to be a pharmacist and I love the shit out of Chemistry.
  • I've got about 5 1/2 years of school left.

I can't wait to "meet" you all! Drop me a line if you are living child-free not by choice and have given up TTC. I'd love to connect with you!


Beautiful Mess said...

Happy ICLW! How annoying about your car! I saw that on Twitter, but I'm not sure if I responded or not. Is insurance doing anything? Catch ya on Twitter!

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

I relate to the part about miscarriage "still stinging." I wonder if the sting will ever go away??

Kudos to you for being a chemistry cool! This is so NOT my forte, so I admire you.


Kristin said...

I think the sting of miscarriages never completely goes away.

Sorry to hear about your car...that would really piss me off.


Astrid said...

SO sorry about your car. What a drag. It must be somewhat of a relief to have made a decision re: TTC. I have at least one and possibly two m/c's under my belt and am not sure how many it will take before I call it quits. I am already scared s--less about going through it again.

Your profile pic is BEAUTIFUL!

WiseGuy said...

Dear Ellen....good that you went off those medicines...I took a break too (still on the break)...and I am about 8 years your senior..

Good Luck on becoming a pharmacist..

Even though fertile + preggers does not rouse my bile, what causes me to redden my knuckles is ----

when they share their fertility tips with me unasked....sometimes, I just want to tell them that they are so lucky that even a banana could have done the trick for them!


Kelly said...

my husbands name is william too :) check out my blog at

jenn said...

Sorry about the break in, that sucks! I know what you mean about the sting of MC, its been 3 years for me and I still feel it.

Congrats on the chem major! I get confused testing the pool with the little droppers and tiny amounts of chemicals! : )

Anonymous said...

Happy ICLW. Sorry about your car!

theworms said...

That sucks about your stuff getting stolen out of your car, it is so annoying. They broke into my car and stole my glasses, cd's and a box of condoms (which, it turns out we didn't need anyway, who knew?)

GL with pharmacist school.


Anonymous said...

Sorry about your car. We had a break-in about a month ago as well; our GPS and accessories were also casualties.

Good luck with school. My husband is in year 4 of a biochem program. I'm so ready for him to be done :).


Stefanie said...

Nice post, really informative. IF is really difficult to deal with, and really makes us bitter... you will always have those up and down days.

~Stopping by for ICLW~

tomi said...

Hi Sorry to hear about the break-in on your car.

Good luck on the pharmacist study!