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January 1st, 2011, 10:23 PM
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What was your first job?
What was your favorite? Least Favorite?
What do you do now?

After years of trying, 2 years of fertility meds, multiple surgeries, blood draws and needle sticks, some awful pre-IVF complications, and endometriosis and PCOS,
We are done TTC. Praying for peace as we accept this...
Hoping for some comfort after our most recent (and 3rd) surgery and starting Lupron!

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January 2nd, 2011, 12:22 AM
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What was your first job?Besides baby sitting, working at McDonalds
What was your favorite? Working at Old Navy
Least Favorite?One day care I worked at I cried everyday on my way home because the center was so bad. I quit after 6 weeks.
What do you do now?SAHM

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January 2nd, 2011, 05:08 AM
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What was your first job? I worked at McDonalds too, as soon as I could get working papers.
What was your favorite? working at the Rutgers R&D facility...it was a big farm, and we were outside most of the day, you got an hour for lunch and 2 half hour breaks, you didn't go to work if it was raining, and you got all the fresh veggies you wanted. Basically NO stress.
Least Favorite? I worked as a waitress for one day. I just could not hang, so I never went back.
What do you do now? I perform all different types of medical ultrasounds. I do like my career now, but it certainly has some stress.

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January 2nd, 2011, 05:58 AM
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My first job was papa johns. My worst job outside of my degree area was a tie between pizza hut and lifeguarding. Just because the management stunk at both. In my field I'm super picky so yea....I've seen it all!
My favorite is my job now. I work with kids at a preschool. Stressful but so rewarding
Proud Mommy To My Princess (5)
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January 2nd, 2011, 06:31 AM
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What was your first job? My "first job" was babysitting, and I started that when I was about 12-13 years old....save ALL of my baby sitting money until I was 20 years old and had saved $20K for a down payment on a house (and yes, at 13 years old that WAS my PLAN!)

What was your favorite? Least Favorite? My favorite job was working at a tanning salon It was mindless work, super simple, and I got to tan for free My least favorite job is what I do now

What do you do now? Teach 1st grade....
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January 2nd, 2011, 07:13 AM
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What was your first job? My first job was working at my dad's display company. It was nice because my dad would take me out for chinese food at lunch break, LOL.
What was your favorite? Least Favorite? My favorite job was working at G-tech repairing lottery machines ( I went to school for electronic repair). My least favorite job was NE pager repair, fixing pagers and cell phones, I was the only girl there, and they guys would make a lot of sexist jokes, and I was young at the time it really bugged me.
What do you do now? I am a stay at home mom.
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January 2nd, 2011, 08:26 AM
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What was your first job? Other than babysitting at 12, I worked at a Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor at a day camp in the summer from ages 14-17. My first real daily job I was 17 -- I was working at a pet store as a small animal specialist - was there till I was 20.
What was your favorite? Working in the ICU of a major animal emergency specialty hospital for 18 months. Most rewarding, but sad job. There are several pets I will never forget. There were several times for several pets that I had to go in on my days off to assist with bandage changes because the dogs would only let me touch them. I built up such a trust with these pets -- SO rewarding when your 20-21 and there are 50 year old adults who have been in the field for 20-30 years and they can't do what your doing or else they will get mauled.
Least Favorite? There was one veterinarian i worked for for 6 weeks -- the place was horrible. I would never take my pets there.
What do you do now? I am a paralegal in Matrimonial/Family law.
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January 2nd, 2011, 08:27 AM
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What was your first job? Burger King
What was your favorite? Clerical Assistant at the Small Business Development Center Least Favorite? Counter Person and All Breed Grooming and Boarding--the job itself wasn't bad; the boss was horrible (When I got hurt by a 110lb dog jumping--and landing--on my back she told me "I believe he did that, but I don't believe he hurt you." Umm, how the heck would 110lbs crashing down on anyones back NOT hurt them!?)
What do you do now? I'm a substitute teacher.

Thanks to Jaidynsmum for my siggy!
Proud former foster parent to a teen. Waiting on our next call. Proud Aunt to 22.
Proud mommy to 7 angels. Survivor of 4 failed adoptions (5 kids)
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January 2nd, 2011, 09:28 AM
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What was your first job? My *very* first job was babysitting. My first job out of college was a news reporter and weekend anchor. That was super fun and exciting, but I literally worked 70 - 80 hours a week and the pay was dreadful.

What was your favorite? My favorite job was doing PR for the American Cancer Society. Least Favorite? My least favorite job was pharmaceutical sales. I always felt so demeaned by the office staff. The Drs. were actually pretty cool, but it was the front desk receptionist who made you feel like dirt.

What do you do now? Technically, today I am unemployed. I went to work in outside sales for a company that covered all infertility. They covered $46,000 in treatment/meds over the past two months. I was pretty happy and enjoyed my job more than I imagined. In November, we learned our company had been bought and I wasn't sure if the new insurance would cover infertility, so after my first failed IVF I began looking at other companies from the Conceive Magazine top 50 list. I had interviewed with another company (that covers infertility) back in the summer, so I contacted the manager and asked if she would reconsider me. She said yes, I was offered the position and I start Tuesday. I'll be a district sales manager for a cosmetics company. I'm pretty excited about the opportunity because I LOVE makeup, but I'm super scared about how I'll feel over the next couple of months. I haven't had many pregancy symptoms yet, so hopefully that will continue. I'm also feeling a bit guilty because I'm starting a job pregnant.
Lindsey - 38
Joe - 46
TTC baby #2

lap surgery Apr 2010 stage 2 endo removed
IVF #1 BFN 11/2010
IVF #2 BFP! 12/2010
Wonderful, sweet daughter Khloe born August 2011
FET #1 - Oct 2012 BFN
FET #2 - Dec 2012 BFN
2nd lap surgery Dec 2012 stage 1 endo removed
IUI Apr 2013 cancelled due to producing 10 mature follicles
IUI June 2013 BFN
IVF #3 Sept 2013 BFN
IVF #4 Nov 2013 BFP! on 8dp3dt
Expecting boy/girl twins 8/1/14

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January 2nd, 2011, 09:31 AM
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What was your first job? My first job was at 16. I was a cashier at Wegmans' Supermarkets

What was your favorite? Least Favorite? Hmmm....probably working at a sub shop during college was my least favorite job. I refused to eat subs for years after. My favorite is the job I am in now.

What do you do now? I am the school psychologist for two elementary schools.
Alexandra Eva is here! Born 1/17/10 at 5:55pm. Weighing in at 6lbs, 8oz and 20 Inches Long!
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January 2nd, 2011, 11:25 AM
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What was your first job? my first real job (not counting babysitting) was at a restaurant as a bus girl. i was 15 1/2

What was your favorite? you know, i don't really know. i probably should say the one i have now because of all of the perks but to be honest i don't feel it's my calling. i want a job where i will make a difference in the world. i don't think renting vacation properties really fits that requirement.

Least Favorite? hmmmm working as an asst. manager at a well-known makeup boutique... not for the job itself but for my boss who was a bit crazy...

What do you do now? i am one of three partners in a vacation rental agency.
thank you bonnie (cavewoman) for my beautiful siggy!

cycles 1-16: TTC naturally, all BFNs
cycle 17 & 18: not TTC (due to diagnostic tests)
october 14: RE appt with follow-up hysteroscopy + saline sonogram... TUBES ARE CLEAR!
cycle 19, 20 & 21: natural TTC cycles = BFNs
cycle 22: another natural cycle, but preparing for our first IUI with injectables for cycle 23! FINALLY!!!
FEBRUARY 10th... our very first when we least expected it!!!

october 26th... our little miracle arrived via c-section at 12:19pm weighing 3.920 kilos! we are in love.
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January 2nd, 2011, 01:28 PM
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What was your first job? Besides babysitting, my first "real paycheck" job was as a lifeguard.
What was your favorite? Probably lifeguarding. I had a great boss, and it was very easy work (though for some it was TOO easy - you have to actually scan the water folks!).
Least Favorite? Working for a huge health insurance company. It paid well, I had a nice office - but I really felt like I was working for the devil. Such awful greedy policies there, I couldn't live with myself doing that work.
What do you do now? Now that DH is board-certified, I'm a SAHM (which is really the best job in the world!).
Me: 29 DH: 30
TTC #1
9/30/2006: Surprise BFP - a honeymoon souvenir! Found out at 9 weeks!
10/23/2006: Miscarriage in the ER. Devastated, but back to TTC.
12/2007: Began hormone testing, suspected PCOS (but not officially Dx'd)
1/2008: 1st round 50 mg Clomid
2/3/08: BFP!!
10/2/08: DD born via emergent c-section. So in love!
TTC #2
8/2009: Still BFing, cycles resumed! Starting to try for #2!
6/2010: Began first round 50mg Clomid. BFN.
11/2010: Third round of Clomid - ! Tests turn into a day later; chemical pregnancy.
12/2010: Fourth Clomid round is a . Taking a MA break before moving forward with possible IUI.

"Q: How many infertility patients does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: Screw in a lightbulb?! Hmmm... do you think that might help?"
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January 2nd, 2011, 04:53 PM
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What was your first job? Canning oysters at an oyster packing plant. Yuck!!!
What was your favorite? Working as an animal assisted therapist at a residential treatment home/working farm in upstate NY.
Least Favorite? Cleaning hotel rooms at a Travelodge. TERR-I-BLE. No joke!
What do you do now? I work as a behavioral therapist for families of children with autism.
Ana-31 DH-32
TTC #1 with Endometriosis & Antiphospholipid Syndrome since December 2008
Dec 2008 - April 2010 #17 Natural cycles
May 2010 - IUI + clomid 50mg BFN
June 2010 - IUI + clomid 50mg BFN
July 2010 - IUI + clomid 100mg BFN
Sept/OC 2010 - IVF #1 (1 embryo transfered; none to freeze) BFP!!!
Oct 25 2010 - First ultrasound at 6.5 weeks TWO HEARTBEATS!!! The embryo split; we're having identical twins!!!
Nov 30 2010 - Ultrasound at 11 weeks; no heartbeats & no growth past 9 weeks
Dec 2 - D&C#1
Dec 7 2010 - D&C#2
Dec 22 2010 through current - Weekly acupuncture treatment
May/June 2011 - IVF#2 with acupuncture (1 embryo transferred; 4 embies on ice!!!) BFP!!!
June 29 2011 - First ultrasound at 7.0 weeks. Everything looks great so far!

July 18, 2011 - Second ultrasound at 9.5 weeks. Baby is doing great!

Feb 10 2012 - Molly Eileen arrived at 7lbs 11oz and 19inches!!!
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January 2nd, 2011, 05:22 PM
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What was your first job? Cashier at a Kitchen Outlet Store

What was your favorite? Prob the job I have now, but I did enjoy working at Wal-Mart in the Layaway Dept. had a lot of fun with my co-workers on our lull time!

Least Favorite? Waldenbooks at the mall! Ugh! The boss was a NIGHTMARE!

What do you do now? I work at a non-profit organization as the Child Advocacy Center Program Assistant, I love working with the kids, I feel like we are making a difference in their lives!

Thank You for the BEAUTIFUL Siggy .:Shortcake:.

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January 2nd, 2011, 05:37 PM
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What was your first job? working as a clerical assistant during summer
What was your favorite? working as a legal clerk for an awesome lawyer
Least Favorite? Toss up.. I hated working at Taco Bell during college and my last lawfirm cuz my boss was a MAJOR WITCH.
What do you do now? Trainer at a law firm.
Esmy & Tony
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