and we start again…

Well, this Saturday marked the start of a new cycle.  AF decided to show up on 10dpo…really?  Is that early?  Since I have PCOS, I’ve never in my life had a regular cycle, so I have no idea how these things work, but I thought a typical cycle went around 14dpo??  Oh well, at least she came in a timely manor, I didn’t have to face the negative HPT and since last cycle didn’t work, at least we can get going on the next one so soon!  (As my husband said when I told him, “…you gotta make lemonade out of things when, wait, what…you know what I mean…”)

So, CD3 today.

In other news, please keep K from Waiting for Sunflower in your thoughts, prayers, ritual sacrifices, whatever it is that you do.  She is getting nearer and nearer to her due date.  She will be induced on Friday morning unless the little guy decides to make his appearance before that.  Please offer her support as she prepares to meet her baby!

Also, in some way cool news, I got mentioned!!  On the website Spectrum Science.  There was an article written by Kaitlin
Doody called Online Infertility Community Celebrates National Awareness Week and in the article, there is a link back to my post about our #infertility campaign on Twitter!  How exciting is that!!!  And some of you were quoted from your Tweets that day!  Check it out and marvel at the power of social networking to help bring awareness about infertility, during NIAW and all year long!  We rock ladies (and gents…)!!

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NIAW GIVEAWAY!!!

Hey wonderful people! Do you want to win a book??? Do you want to win an awesome book about infertility?? Did you enter to win on Monday and not win??  Well, I think I can help you there!

As part of Resolve.org‘s NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week) I will be giving away a copy of the book Love and Infertility: Survival Strategies for Balancing, Infertility, Marriage, and Life by Kristen Magnacca. I was contacted last week by Terri Davidson (follow her on twitter! @marketingmaven), who works with the author. They are providing the book for the giveaway.

“Written after her own challenging experiences with infertility, Kristen Magnacca shares her and her husband’s story and provides much-needed life-saving strategies in the book. During the infertility journey, love and romance can often take a back seat to the basal thermometers, hormone shots, and medical procedures that millions of aspiring parents hope will get them pregnant. Infertility can cause frustration, hopelessness, miscommunication, and a radical change in couples’ daily lives – and in their relationships. The book, now published in paperback, explains how to keep the love alive while trying to create a family.” [citation for quote]

I’m really excited about this giveaway, and I hope you are too!!! A winner will be drawn on MONDAY, MAY 3rd, 2010. The winner will then have 48 hrs to contact me by email (somedaybabyt at gmail dot com) to claim your prize!

So you wanna win? Well, here’s how to enter! (You must leave a comment to this post for every entry so I know you’ve done it!)

MANDATORY:

1) Click the SUBSCRIBE! button on my sidebar (I hope I have this working right…) – 1 entry


OPTIONAL (for extra entries):

1) Add my blog button to your blog, (add your blog address to the comment) – 1 entry

2) Follow me on Twitter! @SomedayBabyT (leave your Twitter name in the comment) – 1 entry

3) Follow @marketingmaven AND @Kristenmagnacca on Twitter – 1 entry

4) Tweet this message: “I want to win an AWESOME book from @SomedayBabyT for #NIAW. You can too: http://bit.ly/d40fkR #infertility” – 1 entry (leave a link to your tweet in comment)

That’s all you gotta do folks! Good luck, and I’ll see you on Twitter!!

(This giveaway is being provided by the author of the book, Kristen Magnacca. The winner will be sent the item directly from her. Winners will be drawn using Random.org. Winner will have 48 hours from the drawing date to contact me by email somedaybabyt at gmail dot com with your address. After that, I will pick a new winner. I am not being compensated for this giveaway, I was contacted and provided with the book for the giveaway.)

and the winner is…

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the #infertility Trending Topic Day!  Sadly, we didn’t make it all the way to the Top 10 list, but boy, I think we definitely made an impact!!  I’m so proud of how it all turned out, and how many people were involved!  I wish I could make a list of you all again, like I did last time, but happily there were just too many of you!!  Keep #infertility in your tweets all week for NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week), and maybe we’ll get there yet!

Okay, on to the contest!  This is just the first of 2 contests on my blog this week, so if you didn’t win this one, don’t fret!  I’ll have another one up tomorrow!!

So, using Random.org, the winner is:

And the first comment was from: Katie of from IF to when!  Katie said:

Posted by Katie on April 26, 2010 at 7:52 am

I am already following you on Twitter and I am SO excited to make infertility a trending topic today!

Congrats Katie!  Please email me with your address (somedaybabyt at gmail dot com) by April 29th so the book can be sent to you!

Thanks to everyone who entered, and don’t forget, another giveaway tomorrow!