Monday, 13 February 2012

30 Day Infertility Blog Challenge

Here are the meme for 30 Day Infertility Blog Challenge, which I found in this blog; A Girl, A Guy and A Tumour. True, she and her husband are struggling with infertility yet she have a tumour.

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Here are the questions for the 30 Day Infertility Blog Challenge:

Day 1:
How did you and your partner decide when you were ready to start trying to conceive?

Day 2:
Discuss the most ridiculous thing you ever heard about conception. Where did you hear it? Did it work for someone else? Did you try it?

Day 3:
When talking to your fertile parenting friends, what is/was your favorite “perk” of childlessness to rub in their face? Sleeping in? Vacations? Hot pre-pregnancy body? Come on, confess!

Day 4:
Besides Mothers Day, what is the hardest holiday for you as an infertile?

Day 5:
Write a letter (one that you never have to send) to a fertile in your life. Did they hurt you? Support you? Tell them how you feel, all the things you can’t bring yourself to say in person.

Day 6:
Discuss how you found your way into the ALI community, and what being part of it has meant to you – good and bad. (ALI = adoption/loss/infertility, source here)

Day 7:
If you had gotten pregnant that first month you started trying, how would you have been a different parent? What changes have you made to your parenting style (either current or future) in the time you spent trying to conceive?

Day 8:
Share a recipe for your favorite alcoholic drink (or, if you don’t drink, it can be non-alcoholic but make it fun!), and your favorite comfort and/or post-bfn food.

Day 9:
What was the first baby or pregnancy-related purchase you ever made? Was it before or after you started trying to conceive? Or was it after you were already pregnant? Why did you choose that particular item to buy first? If you haven’t purchased anything yet, why not?

Day 10:
Other than the song “I Would Die For That,” post a video of a song that has special meaning to you and your infertility journey. Explain it, if you’re comfortable doing so.

Day 11:
Post your favorite pre-ttc picture of yourself. Why is it your favorite? If possible, talk about that day/moment.

Day 12:
Talk about how you chose your RE.(What is RE? I really have no idea. Do let me know k..)

Day 13:
Post the list of potential baby names that you seriously considered, but can no longer use because someone stole it/it became too popular/whatever reason.

Day 14:
If a very observant stranger were to walk into your house, what clues could lead them to believe that you have struggled with infertility?

Day 15:
If you are not yet pregnant/a parent: What are you MOST and LEAST looking forward to after that first beta? (after that first beta? what is beta? seriously I don't know what is beta..)If you are already pregnant/a parent: What was the most pleasant/unpleasant thing about pregnancy? If you have taken the childfree path: What pregnancy symptom are you happy to have avoided, and which one do you wish you’d experienced?

Day 16:
If you are not yet a parent: What are you MOST looking forward to about parenthood? If you are a parent: What is the most surprising thing about being a parent? If you have taken the childfree path: What is the most surprising part of living childfree after infertility?

Day 17:
Tell us your funniest Clomid/Femara/Injectibles mood-swing story. If you don’t have one, tell us your funniest general infertility drug story.

Day 18:
Tell us about a pre-ttc pregnancy “scare.” With your current partner, or with an ex.

Day 19:
What tv show/movie/commercial/print ad has bothered you the most since you began trying to conceive? If possible, post it here. Tell us why it bothered you so much.

Day 20:
Have you ever bonded with someone IRL over infertility, even just for a few minutes? It could be a family member, friend, neighbor, or even the clerk at the grocery store who noticed your OPK and vitamin purchase. Tell the story. (IRL = in real life, source here)

Day 21:
What is your favorite infertility-related quote? It doesn’t have to be explicitly related to infertility, but one that means something to your personal journey.

Day 22:
Were you the product of infertility? Was anyone you know the product of infertility? How do you know? Or do you just suspect based on circumstances like age differences between siblings, time between marriage and conception, etc.

Day 23:
Does your religion (or lack of) help/hurt/affect your infertility journey? Have you found religion? Lost it? Does it affect what treatments you do?

Day 24:
How has your financial situation affected your infertility journey?

Day 25:
Talk about a time when you made someone in your life understand more about infertility.

Day 26:
What do you use the “nursery” for right now? If you already had a baby, what did you use it for before pregnancy?

Day 27:
If you had known that you would have trouble conceiving, what would you have done differently in life? If you already knew, did that knowledge affect your other life choices?

Day 28:
Have you ever done something “non-traditional” in order to help you conceive?

Day 29:
Tell us about a friendship you lost or a relationship that changed for the worse because of infertility.

Day 30:
After a month of infertility talk, we need a distraction. Give us a link to one of your favorite non-infertility-sites, or tell us about your favorite distraction activity/book/feel-good movie.

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To tell tou, this infertility blog challenge is not meant to aggravate our current situation. It just meant to 'juice' our blog, particularly for me, which it has been more than six months i abandoned any fertility treatment, including counting my ovulation days. Instead blabbering about infertility hardship and inner pain that might annoyed people, maybe i can try this...only if i'm so rajin dan broadband sangat nice to me..!

Kindly tell me what is RE (day 12) dan first beta (day 15)

7 comments:

  1. The RE is a Reproductive Endocrinologist. They specialize in infertility and treatment of it. Kat m'sia kita biasa refer to gynea jer...

    I believe yg beta tu referring to beta HCG kot... blood test done to detect pregnancy earlier than urine test.

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    1. Oh RE tu gynea je rupanya..
      Oh beta tu yang pakai bood test..
      Thanks ya..nampak sangat saya jarang membaca..

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  2. Beta ialah pregnancy test yg guna blood test. gynaes refer to it as Beta HCG. kalau org ckp beta hcg, maksudnya blood test utk check the presence of hcg hormon ;)

    eh mcm nak try jugak je menda nih?>jom buat sama2!
    hehehehehe
    (bukan ke aritu i dah decide taknak citer psl TTC?)
    tgk, i tipu lagi. cit.

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    1. Bila dah dapat penerangan, baru la soalan2 tu make sense..terima kasih..

      InsyaAllah buat kalau rajin mengarang dan berukband sangat baik..Hahaha

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  3. owhhh, i nk wat jugak bole ka?

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    1. Sila la..tak usah minta izin pun tak apa, bukan hak milik i pun..sila sila

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    2. Eh ~S~ ko sibuk plakk, ini org TTC je laa! hahaha
      ke nak buat bagi pihak time ko lom conceive? ahaks!

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