Hey there, mighty interwebs.
What better way to start a blog than to introduce yourself? A little about me.
My name is Jenny, I'm 30 (eep) years old, I live in Los Angeles, CA. Let's be friends.
I've been trying to get knocked up since I was in junior high school.
I've been trying to make my first human since the very end of 2009.
I am starting this blog to document that experience because I'm too cheap for therapy. And because often times, when I'm researching whatever next horrendous step is coming in my attempts to get pregnant, I've found the blogs I creepily lurk on to be helpful. Because in real life I am surrounded equally by people who get pregnant by suggestively rubbing their significant other's thigh, and people who regard children much in the same way one would a giant dump being left in the middle of your bed (did I mention I live in Los Angeles?). Because I'd like someplace to be completely honest, gross, a little mean, a little sad - all that shit we infertiles spend so much energy suppressing in real life.
I'm a writer - but I've been avoiding starting a fertility blog, I guess because it's a little hard to stand up and say "I'm a member of this horrible club that friggin sucks and NOBODY wants to be in". But now's the time to man up and show a little bravery, right?
I'm going to make this about my experience - I realize that that should go without saying, but when you're an honest person you can be an offensive person on occasion, and I'm going to try to be as honest as humanly possible in this blog. I'm sort of the person who will make a terrible joke at a funeral because it's my way of coping, so it's best for someone like me to say that in the beginning - hey, this is just my experience, ya'll. And I'll try to sprinkle in some posts that are just about meds, stuff I've tried, what happened to my body - because before I tried anything new I went blind looking at women's personal experiences online when they started whatever brave form of masochism I was headed towards.
I'll save my infertility breakdown for a separate post - why have all the fun right now?
Presumably you have come across this blog because you are also trying to conceive, you are thinking about trying to conceive, or you are just bored and stumbled across me. Stay! Let's be war buddies.