Monday, April 23, 2012

ICLW April - Hello and Welcome !

This is my first time participating in ICLW, so welcome and I guess I will just tell you a little about myself.

I am a 34 year old woman TTC my first child with my 35 year old husband.  We got married in September 2010, but actually starting trying for our first child in April of 2009.  I have struggled with my weight all my life, but actually managed to get down to a BMI of around 26 right as I started dating my wonderful hubby.  Slowly I gained back most of the weight I lost and now I am trying to get healthy again before we focus all our attention on achieving a BFP.

My husband has issues with being able to ejaculate during sex, known as anejaculation.  Hopefully we can use some at home insemination techniques once we both lose some weight.

Other random thoughts and things about me:

 - I love to read and when I fall in love with an author I will devour everything they wrote.  Currently I am starting the Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin

 - I love to cook and bake.  It gives me satisfaction to make favourite meals with healthier options.  My husband definitely loves the food I create.

 - I watch way too much television.  After a long day at work I enjoy sitting on my butt for hours catching up with my favourite characters.  I need to get more exercise, even if it means waiting to see what happens next with a series.

 - I love spending time with friends playing board games.  My husband enjoys games too, but takes longer to warm up to new ones.  Our current favourites are Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, and Dominion.

 - My husband and I love to go camping, our first trip for 2012 is planned for the May long weekend.

 - I am a huge klutz.  Just yesterday I was cleaning the BBQ and somehow manged to hurt a muscle on my left side, ouch!

Enough about me - I am off to read some old and new blogs. 


  1. Good Luck on getting the weight under control and getting back on the TTC horse.

    I love the picture you have used on your blog header...


  2. I understand 100% about your weight battle, it is a constant struggle and if that wasn't enough now there is the struggle with IF as well. Good thing we are stronger than we think we are.

  3. Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog. It is lovely to meet new folks.

  4. Thanks for stopping by for ICLW! SO happy to meet another klutz! My mom used to call me Klara Klutz :)

  5. Hi! Here from ICLW! Good luck with your weight loss and TTC #1. I am also working on #1...


  6. Hello from ICLW! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the kind words. I am sorry to hear your are also struggling with infertility. I wish you luck on your weight loss and ttc #1!

  7. Here from ICLW too!

    Let's hear it for being klutzy! :D I'm usually covered in bruises from banging into things.

    Good luck with your weight loss (totally in the same boat there!) and with your TTC journey. Very nice to meet you!

  8. Baking is definitely one of my favorite forms of therapy :). And watching TV is one of my vices as well! Best of luck on your weight loss/BFP journey!!

    ICLW #95

  9. HA HA HA - I think we could be BFF's .. lol.. I love to read and definitely devour anything an author writes if I love the books that much... I am a TV addict ... I love board games (Clue is my fav) and even playing cards.... (Cribbage, Spades, Rummy)... I've always had a weight problem too :/ I lost a ton of weight when I met my husband and ended up gaining it back, mainly because he's a the cook in this family and... yeah... LOL... hello weight, I missed you... not...

    Good luck on your journey!!

    Perusing your blog via ICLW! (#86)

  10. I love camping too! Wishing you a lovely time during your long weekend trip.

  11. So nice to meet you and I wish you all the best this month. Happy ICLW!