Friday, April 3, 2009

A few questions ...

I know my readership has probably changed quite a bit in the last year. Due to this, I want to know what would be the best topics to continue to discuss. I've still got a lot of fiery topics in my head about infertility, pregnancy, and general topics. But if my readers are really all of one type or another, I want to focus on what would be the best for me to type about.

So if you could please, answer me these few questions? Click "anonymous" in your answer if you'd like. For this poll, I don't need to know who you are.

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

5. Are you political?

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

46 comments:

mommybird said...

I just happened to sign on when you left this post so I get to answer right away :)

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Parenting at the moment.

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #? N/A

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?
3, I was very blessed, the longest I had to try was 6 months. I've only experienced IF through my best friend.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?
Yes, I've always found you to be quite respectful of religion even though you don't participate in it.

5. Are you political? Not really.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?
Yes. It depends on the topic, sometimes I like to participate and sometimes I just read.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)
schnarky posts are the best! :)

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?
I'm not really sure, I like reading about a wide range of subjects.

Heather and Jase said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? Parenting and pregnancy loss.

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them? 3 living children. No IF with them but my family has a strong history of IF.

4. Are you religious? Not a bit.

5. Are you political? I can be if it's about I have some knowledge/passion about.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? I'll jump in with my $0.02 if I feel the need.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? LOVE THEM! Who doesn't get a lil cranky from time to time. Most of the time it's justified.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?
You could talk about socks in every one of your posts and I would read them. You aren't here strictly to entertain me. That's just a happy side effect of your mad writing skillz!

Old Mom New Baby said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Pregnancy after secondary IF/loss –and parenting.


2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #? n/a


3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

One teen, and one on the way after IF and loss.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?
Spiritual – not religious, Not offended.

5. Are you political?
No.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

I like to read them, I think I’ve replied too if I had something to say.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

We all have our moments, I like reading them. Sometimes I think they’re funny because you’re so human (like me).

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

Gosh – never thought about it. I think you do a great job writing for all types of readers. You have variety and something for everyone. I see no need to change.

Anonymous said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Infertility

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

3years,Severe MFIF

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

still ttcing

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

Yes,no not offended..it is a free world ...each person is different

5. Are you political?
no,i am not

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?
Yes,sometimes i participate or i just read comments

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

Yes i like your schnarky posts

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

i like all topics esp infertility

Sarah R said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc) I feel like I belong in the "parenting" community, but I love reading pregnancy/infertility blogs too. I have endured 2 losses in a row, so I kind-of feel like I'm in-between.

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #? Not trying right now, but not being super careful either. Losses were at 5 weeks in July, 2008, and at 12 weeks in January, 2009 (although baby stopped growing at 8 weeks; didn't find out until 4w later).

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them? One son, Andrew, who is 19 months. He took 7 cycles to conceive, so definitly not in the IF category.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious? Not religious at all, although I wouldn't quite call myself an atheist. I am not offended by anything religious or debatable in the religious category.

5. Are you political? No. I know my beliefs, and I am definitely left-leaning, but I don't get all excited over talking politics.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment? Yes, I like reading and debating hot topics. If it's something I don't feel comfortable commenting on, I will just read everyone else's responses.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!) Love the snarky stuff!

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?
Anything, really. I love your random posts where you tell us something and then all of a sudden we are lauging at some sarcastic remark at the end. :) Basically, keep on trucking! Oh, and the videos were awesome...love seeing all your pics too.

Krista said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc) - Parenting, TTC

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #? -in limbo right now, not trying, not preventing

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them? - 1 kid, I did not face IF, but was not fertile myrtle either.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious? Yes, but I am not easily offended.

5. Are you political? I have political views, yes, but I don't tend to enjoy blogs about politics.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment? Generally, yes I like to read them. I usually do comment, and read others comments too.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!) I usually find them entertaining.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing? Parenting, pregnancy, family life, juggling motherhood and working...

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projectkjetil said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

*Parenting and Transitioning Away from TTC (since I'll be done trying by June)

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

*9 medicated IUIs, 2 early losses, TTC #2 (although I'm a non-bio mom so I'm TTC bio-kid #1)

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

*One, a five-year old daughter. No IF with her... my partner is fertile as a field.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

* Yes, Episcopalian, but I haven't been to church in a year. I don't mind religious topics but I do find myself pretty skittish about engaging with That Type of Christian who thinks it's okay to condemn my family structure. Thus, sometimes I don't comment. The funny thing, though... most people are far more tolerant than I give them credit for... I could probably risk a comment here or there. ;-)

5. Are you political?

* Yes. I'm pretty liberal.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

* Mostly, although some are too hot to handle, like the issue regarding a (possible although never overtly explained) termination last year.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

* Depends on my state of mind. The good news is that even when I don't have a sense of humor, I still have the ability to click away, right? Similar to when people get all silly about wanting a teeeeeny slice of cake. Just take the darn cake, people, and 'customize' it by only consuming what you want!

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

* Roller derby. I'm not kidding. I could never BE a roller girl (nor am I even cool enough to hang with them IRL), so it's fun to live vicariously through you!

KatieM said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)
~Right now, parenting after loss and IF

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?
~n/a for the time being.

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?
~One little boy, and yup...It was 3 years and 4 months from the time we started TTC to the time my son was born.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?
~I would consider myself religious, but not in a shove the bible in your face sort of way. I'm a bit unorthodox when it comes to the standard belief of what a "christian" is. For me, it's very personal....I believe in God and Jesus and rely on them, and I try to be the best person I can be. As for religious topics offending me? Nah, in fact I love to talk religion/theology, or the lack of, whatever the case may be.

5. Are you political?
~Not really. I have opinions about the way things should be run, but then again, so do most people.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?
~Yes, I like your hot topics but whether I actually debate them depends on my mood. Sometime I'm not feeling up to being a good penman so my point doesn't come across clearly...those are the times I just read =)

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)
~Ha, I don't think you are just being a whiny bitch. Usually if you are "whining" it's with good reason or it's a topic everyone else thinks but doesn't say.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?
~Sky is the limit. Of course right now I'm engrossed in all things parenting or baby, but that is just b/c it's new to me at this point in my life.

Brandi said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Infertility, Parenting (sometimes since I do have step-kids)

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

I've been TTC for 4 years, Treatment on hold because insurance sucks, TTC #1

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

2 step-kids, ages 12 and 7

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

No. I am more spiritual.

5. Are you political?

No

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

Yes, I like to read rarely do I comment, I'm shy like that.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

I lurve your schnarkiness (is that a word)

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

All, I do have opinions on most everything.

Shea said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Parenting

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

Cycle #40, No real treatments because of my hubbies incooperation. I've done my testing, he's got low count and motility for some god forsaken reason and due to the fact we have two children he doesn't want to pursue with medical intervention. Do you get a little of my bitterness from that explanation? Ha!

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

Two boys, no problems at all.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

Yes. Nope, I find you to be respectful.

5. Are you political?

Yep, but I keep my thoughts to myself. I respect everyone's opinions and choices.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

I read your topics but I honestly don't read through the comments.


7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

I think you are you and I wouldn't check in with your blog if I didn't like you.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

Pretty much anything but I'm more of a reader than a discusser.

Thanks for asking Nancy!

Take care,

Shea

charmedgirl said...

1. the grrl community, although inactive at the moment

2. IUD after failed ivf&fet

3. 4 y/o triplets via ivf, 1 'natural' dead baby @40 weeks

4. atheist, but love religion in the academic sense

5. NO. well, YES. but not in the current affair sense

6. yes, like to read comments, will sometimes comment, maybe? can't remember

7. whiny bitch!

8. consensual 'crimes' and the rediculousness of said activities being illegal

areyoukiddingme said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Parenting/parenting after IF

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

TTC #2 - treatment comes after fertilization

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

1 child after 2 miscarriages (and lots of heparin and baby aspirin)

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

I'm a lapsed Catholic (occasionally a Chr-Easter) and find discussion of religion to be sometimes entertaining. I'm rarely offended.

5. Are you political?

I enjoy political discussions, but I am not an activist.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

I find myself agreeing with you most of the time. I like to comment, though.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

I don't think you whine, and I enjoy your sarcasm.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

I'll read pretty much anything.

JamieD said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

I feel sort of in between communities right now. I was in the pregnancy loss community for so long, it still feels awkward to be on the 'pregnant' side of the fence.

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

N/A

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

N/A

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

Not religious in the organized sort of way but I do consider myself spiritual. A believer in something greater than myself.

5. Are you political?

Nope.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

I love to read your hot topics. I can't say I debate because I usually agree with you and your 'hot' topics are so hot they have usually been thoroughly debated by the time I read them! So sometimes I will comment, sometimes not.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

The schnarky posts are the best. You never say anything I haven't thought before. I would love to have a beer with you!

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

Anything, but right now I like reading your parenting related posts. You have such a practical view of the world, I find your advice very helpful.

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Beautiful Mess said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Parenting

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #? N/A

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?
2, We had trouble conceiving our last one. Took us 5 years to conceive him.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?
Yes, never offended by you.

5. Are you political? Not really.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?
Yes. I usually try to participate.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)
schnarky posts are my first love

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?
Nothing in particular. I really enjoy reading other blogs because it opens my mind to how others work.

Jendeis said...

I love answering your surveys!

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of?

Infertiles

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

TTC #1 since 5/2007. Facing severe male-factor and genetic issues on male side. Initially going to do IVF/ICSI, but had to lose 40 lbs. before they would let me cycle. Due to genetic issues, DH and I have decided to use donor sperm and we'll be starting dIUI soon.

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

n/a

4.Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

I consider myself religious, if not as observant as I might like to be. I am not offended by religious topics or the fact that you may not be religious. I welcome discussion, heated or otherwise.

5. Are you political?

I think I'm political, yes. I'm definitely a C-SPAN junkie.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

Love reading your hot topics. If I think that I have something to add, I'll comment, otherwise I just read and move on.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

LOOOOOVVVVEEE your schnarky posts! Long Live Nancy - SuperBitch!!

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

You name it, I'll discuss it (she didn't become a lawyer because she abhored debate). :)

Lori said...

1. Community: parenting after IF

3. Children: 2
Labor pains: 0

4. Religious? No.

5. Political? Yes. I love freedom. Unfortunately, I am in the minority.

6. Hot topics: I mostly read, unless it is a hot topic for me as well.

7. Schnark? Like it.

8. Topics: No one thing. It's usually, "What's Nancy up to today?"

Elana Kahn said...

1. Parenting after IF

2. N/A

3. 2, Yes

4. Yes, No

5. Sort of :-)

6. I love your hot topics and sometimes I comment, sometimes not.

7. I adore the schnarky posts!

8. Oh I like anything & everything you come up with.

The Thagards said...

1. Parenting, and IF
2. TTC #2, Cycle 13 (9 natural, 4 with help- luteal phase defect diagnosed)
3. I have one daughter, who is 4, and very unfortunately is speical needs. No IF before her....
4. Not religious and not offended! I appreciate your blunt approach to be honest.
5. Not too political...but I have opinions of course...
6. I'm not sure if I have come across a "hot topic" yet, but so far I have enjoyed reading just about everything...
7. I think you are usually spot on with the schnarkiness .. Loved the home births rant :) I'm right there with ya on that one!
8. I'm enjoying reading about everything... I don't have anyone irl that knows I'm going through IF. So it's nice to read along (your blog and others)... ! Especially when it seems to have worked out so well for so many people in the end. I'm looking for my happily ever after!
Robin

Jenera said...

1. Parenting
2. n/a
3. I have 2 kids. No IF with either.

4. I was raised in church and I still hold onto many beliefs. But I don't go to church every week. I don't judge anyone else's religious preferences because it isn't any of my business.

5. In some ways I am political, yes. I have strong ideas and beliefs on politics.

6.I love your hot topics ! I like to comment if I have something to add but I rarely read other comments because I get worked up sometimes lol.

7. I love schnarky posts. They are fun. Even if I thought you were being whiny, it IS your blog.

8. I like posts about life in general are always good. Parenting stuff is good too because we all are from different parenting views.

Melissa said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

pregnancy loss, secondary IF, (living in a world of jerk faces...)

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

ttc#2 for 18 months. ovulation issues. just did IUI, not feeling hopeful.

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

one daughter, almost 2. nope, got pregnant the first month trying (i know i know...)

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

i have my beliefs but i like hearing other people's opinions on religion, god, etc.

5. Are you political?

i'm a Republican so i sorta have to be :)

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

yes! lol, i usually only read what you write, not the comments :)

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

schnarky ones are fun! b/c everyone has those days. it makes people seem more human and relatable

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

hmm.i heart books, history, trying to decipher people, IF things, cycles...

KerriMcG said...

1. parenting

2. nope baby is 10 weeks old

3. just one; have only experienced IF through a close friend

4. not a church goer but consider myself religious in my own way. Not easily offended at all.

5. love politics!

6. like to read your hot topics and have not commented before. this is my first time to comment.

7. i like to read your scharky posts even though i you're just being a whiny bitch.

8. any and all topics

Carrie said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)
Pregnancy after IF

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?
N/A

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?
One on the way via IVF w/ ICSI

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?
Not religious, but spiritual. I don't follow organized religion.

5. Are you political?
I wouldn't call myself political, but I follow what's going on.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?
I like to read them and the comments but don't usually get in on the discussions.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)
I like the schnarkiness.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?
anything and everything!

Sarah said...

1 What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Infertility


2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

Starting TTC in July 2007. Currently on 2nd round of Clomid- waiting to O.


3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

N/A


4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

Yes, recently started attending church again on a regular basis. I feel that religion is a personal thing so not offended by others opinions or beliefs.


5. Are you political?

Not really

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

I have commented on a few things, I am a fairly new reader. I like to read other’s comments.


7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

I love the schnarky post!!! You are real and honest and I love that about you! Unfortunately I told some real life friends and family about my blog so I feel that I have to be careful about what I write. I don’t feel like I can bitch like I really want to some days :)


8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

I like reading about successful IF stories.

Michelle said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)
parenting at the moment
2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?
n/a
3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?
3 nope sorry
4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?
yes but not easily offended
5. Are you political?
nope sorry
6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?
yes I do but just like to read ppl comments
7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)
I just read them. (do you see a common theme here yet??)
8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?
With you it's always interesting Nancy :D

Kerry said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Parenting

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

N/A

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

I have two little girls, 2 years old and 3 months old. We tried for 13 cycles (18 months) with our first daughter. I went throught all the IF testing and got pregnant the cycle before we were going to start treatments. We tried for only 8 cycles with my second. I feel so very fortunate for my girls.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

Not really. I was raise Catholic, but haven't been to church in almost ten years.

5. Are you political?

Not really. I will occasionally get in to political debates with my husband, but only because it's so much fun to watch him rant and rave.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

I like reading the hot topic conversations. I usually just read. I'm trying to become a more active commenter.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

Love the snarky posts.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

I like reading a little bit of eveyrthing. Guess I'm not much help, am I?

MrsSpock said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)
Parenting after IF

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?
Not TTC again for another year

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?
Agnostic/Pagan. The only thing I find offensive is intolerance or proselytizing.

5. Are you political?
Very liberal about many things, but very conservative when it comes to others

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?
Yes. Whether I jump in depends on the topic and how much sleep we've been getting in this house!

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)
Your schnarky posts are some of my favorites!

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

Yet again, I'll say I love your schnarky posts. Does that make me a bitch?

~Chel~ said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Both parenting and infertility

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

Been trying for 23 mths now--on 3rd cycle of clomid/dexamthasone, we are TTC #2

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

Just 1--Nope--it took 5mths w/ Hayden

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

Kinda not really religious--Not easily offended

5. Are you political?

Kinda

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

I like to read them--I tend to offend people--so no I don't debate them w/ you...

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

Nope--I like it...You rock Nancy!

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

Pretty much everything..Except your health problems these days--I want to get updated, but I wish you werent going thru them!

Glennformer said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of?

Stalker/lurker

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

Not TTC

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

Not parenting. No.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

Not religious.

5. Are you political?

Yes

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

Like the hot topics. Like to debate but often don't comment in this type of forum.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

Sometimes they can be fun but sometimes they are tiresome.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

Elegant solutions to the "circles of equal angle" navigation plotting problem. Anything related to ethics.

Heather said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Infertility, ttc, "advanced maternal age" ttc

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

Cycle #6, DIUI #2, TTC #1

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?
n/a (YET)

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

Yes, but it's very personal and private, and not evangelical Christian right in any way. I am not offended AT ALL by religious discussion/topics, unless it's to condemn SMC's.

5. Are you political?

No, not really. But like everyone, I have my own opinions.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

I DO love to read your hot topics, but I'm not usually one for debate, so I just like to read everyone else's comments.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

Bring on the schnark!!!!

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

I like reading about everything, with one MAJOR exception--anything resembling teacher-bashing, school-bashing or the-current-state-of-education-bashing, especially by anyone who hasn't set foot in a middle school classroom in the past decade and has NO clue about how society has changed even over the past five years. End of rant.

Seraphim said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)
Currently parenting.

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?
NA at the moment!

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?
I have 3 kids and had IF with my first.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?
I am Catholic and not in the slightest offended as regards religious topics. And I totally respect your viewpoint.

5. Are you political?
I am OBSESSED with politics and love reading about the process and politicians. That said, I rarely, if ever, engage in dialogue with people about it.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?
I Love reading, but again, don't usually debate them.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)
No, I think you raise some really interesting points, and it makes me think.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?
Seriously, it depends on my mood! But I enjoy reading about just about everything from motherhood to celeb gossip to 3rd world debt.

sacredandscarred said...

1. Toss up between IF and parenting after IF.

2. Not TTC but do have 2 frozen embryos left so might use those someday.

3. I have 2 children. My DP conceived TBB easily. It took 4 years of hell and I eventually conceived TTG after IVF (FET).

4. I'm not. Go for your life.

5. Not particularly.

6. I'm new to your blog but hot topics sound like fun.

7. I love me some schnark.

8. Would love to hear about your tattos, if you haven't already written about it (haven't had a chance to go back and read old posts)

calliope said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? alternative reproduction/infertility (aka people that got knocked up with the help of a doctor)

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? 4 years of ttc...now about to cross a threshold.

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? will have one kid SOON (please) thanks to fertility help

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious? Not religious anymore. In fact all the stuff that I used to love about religion (love your neighbor) seems to have vanished. I know believe that people should be kind and try not to be assholes if they can help it. If that is a religion sign me up!

5. Are you political? oh yes, left leaning

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment? I LOVE them. And if I am feeling articulate (very rare) I like to chime in.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? hells to the yes

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing? One of the (many) things I adore about you is that while being a Mom is obviously special and important to you it is not ALL that you are. I like reading about all the other parts of your life as it is a good reminder that kids don't (& shouldn't) rob you of your identity.

xo

theclam said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Infertility (much to my dismay)

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

TTC # 1 for 5 years - leading up to Fresh IVF # 3 but counting my FET IVF treatment # 4 (YIKES!)

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

n/a

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

I am religous but I also believe in tolerance of other's beliefs. I've always found you respectful of religion even if it's not what you practice...

5. Are you political?

I have the politics of SA at heart, so would not partake in any US political talks

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

Yes, sometimes i can partake but if the subject is UA specific it's hard for me to have an opinion, but i like to read along anyway...

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

Schnarky = VVV Cool and entertaining

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

Anyting and everything - I like learning and "hearing" others opnions etc

xxx

Io said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? Infertility

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?
Waiting to do IVF

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them? N/A

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious? Hahahahaha. No.

5. Are you political? Yes.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?
Yes, and I'll comment too.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!) Yes.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?
Um. Whatever? I do like you best when you're controversial and out there. It makes me swoon.

margelina said...

1. parenting, and I dunno...marital issues? Can I say that? Is that a community?

2. n/a

3. 3 kids, no IF, but lots of friends dealing with it IRL and in the blogosphere, so I can understand it to an extent.

4. Well, we are Catholic, semi-practicing and Catholic schools, but I'm in a weird place right now with that personally...and nope nothing really offends me.

5. Eh, to each his own. I have my opinions which are more liberal, but I'm not going to go around spouting them as the only way. Nothing offends, again.

6. Depends on the topic...if I know anything about it/have an opinion. But I do enjoy reading your posts and comments because you have a way to get people riled up like no other!

7. Love the schnarky...don't ever lose it!

8. anything goes!

Morgan said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? Parenting.

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?
1 baby, took us over a year and had to take Clomid. Nothing serious like IUI's or IVF's though.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious? I'm not what you would call religious but I do believe in God, but I don't go to church. I don't get offended at all, everyone has different beliefs and if everyone judged people by them then nobody would have friends.

5. Are you political? Never was until this last election, but technically no- I don't like talking politics.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment? I usually always have to throw my 2 cents in, and I love your hot topics. But what do you define as "Hot" topics?

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!) I love reading them, and that's the truth. You are not a whiny bitch, just a bitch. ;) I still love you! :)

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing? Sex? haha. I love reading about your kids, your thoughts, your life...so everything I guess.

Parenthood For Me said...

1. parenting, IF, adoption
2. n/a
3. 1- went through ART four 4 yrs. We adopted from Korea.
4. no
5.not really
6. New to the Hot Topics
7. Love reading all your posts
8. I lke to hear about all sorts of topics and views.

emilythehopeless said...

1) infertility
2) cycle#18 in over two years, after three annov. clomid cycles, two gonal F cycles, one IVF, one FET and one more IVF.. we're on a clomid/dexa cycle for fun.. planning on adoption.
3) n/a
4) no.
5) no.
6) yes, i tend to stay out of it but find it interesting
7) yes.. i'm a bitchy person and like to know i'm not alone.
8) pretty much everything.

i'm not much help :)

The Captain's Wife said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? parenting
2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Not trying to that again anytime soon!

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Just 1..no IF issues, had 2 MC before her

4. Are you religious? Nope...and i am not offended by others opinions

5. Are you political? Sometimes..but again, no issues on how other people feel

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? I generally agree with you..i believe i have on occasion dissagreed. You don't scare me :)

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? Yeah..you're a whinny bitch (lol) and kinda dorky (now that we've seen your videos)

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing? No preference here...

Anonymous said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

TTC while parenting a 3 year old.

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

C18, 3rd Clomid round, PC test this C.

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

1 daughter. No IF with her.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

I am open minded. Somewhat religious... but I do not get offended.

5. Are you political?

A little bit. Sometimes.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

I just read... never comment.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

Yes! It is who you are.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

higretchen said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Pregnancy after IF - but still lurk on the TTC 12 + board...

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #? (NA - we did IVF after about 21 months of TTC)

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them? NA

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

No, and No.

5. Are you political?

Depends on the specific topic - I don't know a ton about politics b/c it all just seems so corrupt. But, I am pretty liberal - a democrat.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

I usually just read - unless it happens to be something that hits me and I have an opinion!

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

I enjoy the schnarky, bitchy posts.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

That's a tough one - I'm not picky & most of your posts are entertaining...

Velma said...

Hey - haven't left a comment in awhile. Props on the biopsy results! That's so awesome! I'm so glad.

Now your q&a:

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)
~Preg after IF

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?
~Not TTC right now

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?
~Not yet. Although I'm pregnant with #1 from an FET cycle

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?
~Yes and no.

5. Are you political?
~No.

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?
~Yes. Sometimes I comment, sometimes I read comments too, sometimes I just read your thoughts and leave it at that.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)
~Yes. They usually bring a smile to my face.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?
~Ones that people have strong opinions about as well as those helpful tips on stuff (i.e. breastfeeding, baby needs, parent/u balance,...)

Leslee said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? Infertility

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #? currently in cycle number 50, still trying for #1, with dIUIs

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious? No

5. Are you political? Yes

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment? Yes, and I like to read others' comments

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!) Yes, and sometimes yes ;)

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing? Real life.

Leslee
babyattheend blogspot

Lisa said...

1. What "community" do you feel yourself the MOST part of? (infertility, parenting, pregnancy, parenting after if, pregnancy after if, etc, etc, etc)

Parenting...

2. If you are TTC, what are your stats? Cycle #? Treatment? TTC #?

Not TTC... that would be crazy!!

3. If you are parenting, how many children do you have? Did you endure IF with any of them?

I have 2 kids (twin boys) and they were conceived naturally.

4. Are you religious? If yes, are you easily offended in regards to religious topics or the fact I am not religious?

Not really religious.

5. Are you political?

Not really... I'm Canadian!

6. Do you like to read my hot topics? If yes, do you like to debate them with me or do you just like to read everyone else's comment?

I love your hot topics. If I feel passionate about it, I will debate. If not, then I just read all the other passionate people's comments.

7. Do you like reading my schnarky posts? Or do you think I am just being a little whiny bitch? (it's okay - you can say yes!)

I love the schnarky posts... so entertaining.

8. What subject(s) do you really like reading about and discussing?

None in particular.