Featured Mom Of Twins ~ May 2009
I've been blogging since 2006 at Mission:Impossible (or adventures in...) primarily about my struggle to:
A: get pregnant at all,
B: conceive a healthy child,
C: stop contracting with such enthusiasm at stupidly early gestation, leading to
D: stay pregnant with my twins to a point that didnt make me break out in a cold sweat,
E: give birth, cleverly managing to lose all my dignity at the same time (I blame the morphine),
F: cope with two newborns at once and
G: survive raising multiples without strangling my poor husband on too regular a basis, at least. All the while pursuing item
H: a medical degree in all my copious free time, which I finished a couple of years back.
I am a patient doctor, but am a typical doctor patient, i.e. terrible. I strongly suspect my clinic staff still get flashbacks of the anxious woman leaving multiple voicemails about all the unscheduled bleed-y activity coming from her vagina only three days after embryo transfer in a particularly craptacular cycle. The memories.
I've managed to write about infertility, the treatments, the fear when pregnancy does happen, the devastation of a lethal prognosis pregnancy, picking up the pieces and starting again, my IVF's and general rants and raves about the world around me and, finally, just for kicks, how bizarre being a doctor really is sometimes.
Mostly, however, like any good obsessed parent, I now write about my twins and the Public Stupid that two babies the same age with one mother seems to attract. It's impressive. The Stupid, not the blog.
I suspect with the fullness of time the bracketed 'adventures in...' shall have to include more than the current items 'infertility, pregnancy, and parenting'. My URL is missionimpossibleinfertile.wordpress.com
2) HOW DID YOU DECIDE ON THIS BUSINESS?
Basically, my blog began as a strategy to stop me going completely doolaly in mutiny against all the ultrasound probes in very personal locations at ungodly-early (almost anything infertility related is either sharp or before 8am for reasons unclear) and cope with the quiet private misery that is unique to infertility sufferers.
Along the way I found a community of similar women who not only refuse to spread 'baby dust', but have had the guts to also write about what to expect when you're NOT expecting with honesty and strength.
3) WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THIS BUSINESS?
Writing about one's life is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving. For the rest of my natural I fully expect to remain infertile, some sort of doctor and the parent of twins.
Unless I turn incurably beige, take up lawn bowls or die, I'm probably unlikely to ever run out of material. Everybody's Snark Gland benefits from a good vent periodically and I am no exception.
No, that last part was NOT serious medical advice. Some people's Snark Glands have pressure release valves, I hear, these days.
4) DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT ANY SPECIAL PROMOS, PRODUCTS, DEALS OR OTHER TOPICS?
I'd love to talk about a special promotion I have where you stop by to read my blog! That's as far as I stretch at the moment, but I could probably manage a cup of tea, as long as you don't mind making it at your end. It'd be all cold by the time the postal system delivered it.
5) TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOU, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR TWINS AND HOW YOU MANAGE IT ALL.
I think I've probably already said far too much about myself, my reproductive organs and my early morning RE visits as it is. My twins, who are currently napping (permitting me to write this missive) are five months adjusted fraternal girls. I didn't say any of us were well adjusted.
Since I'm sure they won't mind the internet knowing a teeny bit more I will add that they were the cryogenically-frozen-then-thawed product of my third IVF transfer and that I first saw them at five and seven cells apiece. They were a teeny bit bigger than that by birth.
I manage it all by keeping a diary to deal with surgical removal of memory banks that seemed to happen with my c-section, never wearing the same knickers two days in a row and always treating each day as a fresh start even if I haven't technically had any sleep.
6) ANY ADVICE OR INSPIRING WORDS FOR OTHER MOMS?
You can do it, even if you have to complain bitterly about your lot fairly often. I do actually have an advice column for those about to have twins, or new parents thereof on my blog that is a little bit more useful.
7) HOW DO OTHERS CONTACT YOU FOR MORE INFORMATION?
I can be reached via my website at missionimpossibleinfertile.wordpress.com
See below - Geohde's articles featured here on the site:
Twin Pregnancy Complications
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