About

Ok, I’ll indulge in talking ABOUT ME. That’s basically what this whole blogging thing is about, right? I am a Children and Young Adult Librarian (this is a pretty cruel joke in and of itself, without the added torture of barrenness) who is apparently incapable of popping an egg out of my ovaries in any sort of timely fashion without the aid of drugs that make me want to murder someone. I have been diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis which explains a veritable lifetime (or you know, 14 years since I started my period) of irregularities and general misery. Also, makes me wish I hadn’t spent so much money on hormonal birth control pills. Eff. I’m fairly straight laced. Not a huge drinker/don’t do drugs. No tattoos or arrest records.

Husband is a technical sergeant in the United States Air Force. He’s national guard, which would normally mean he just has a part time obligation, but he’s one of the few who is a full timer-which is a great gig to have. It means we don’t have to worry about being moved around, but we still get some pretty awesome military benefits.

I have too many animals. Four cats and three dogs. Most days I’m pretty amazed I found a man who could deal with that. Especially since I take a freakish amount of pictures of these furry beasts and show them around. A LOT. The cats all have literary names. No judgement allowed.

I promise to never say LOL, BD (seriously people, say “have sex” or even something profane, but “baby dance”? It’s just creepy), DH, threaten to sprinkle you with the dust of babies, or any other really annoyingly overused acronyms. If you’re offended I’m sorry. Except I’m not.
If you’re looking for some serious irreverence, you’ve come to the right place. If not I’m sorry. Except I’m not.

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36 thoughts on “About

    • Oh man! ANOTHER BARRENLIBRARIAN!? Not that I’m happy about your IF, but BARRENLIBRARIANS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

      I hope you enjoy the blog! The last few days have been sort of heavy, but usually I try to see some humor in every situation. The clomid is interfering with that somewhat…

    • Also, I’m really interested in your specialization! I specialized in special collections, which in the area I’m in means there are about five jobs I qualify for, so at this point I’m just waiting (not wishing, definitely not wishing) for someone to die/retire so I’ll have something to apply for that is actually suited to my education.

      • I am not a barren Librarian myself (just barren) but a blogger I follow is: http://aboutsproutblog.blogspot.co.uk/ she is also lovely, check her blog out. I am however a children’s literature fan and have been collecting children’s books for many years in preparation for having children to read them to. I also struggle with having a job which revolves around children whilst battling infertility. I am a trained Kindergarten teacher retraining as a birth to three specialist, all of which I started before finding out how hard it would be for us to reproduce. Anyhoo, just wanted to say hi.

  1. Sometimes my job makes me said I don’t have kids-then sometimes it doesn’t. It can be the best and worst birth control (for a fertile that is, my birth control is the fact that I don’t ovulate on my own). Thanks for the comment and the recommendation of that blog! I will check hers and yours out today-I’ve heard a lot about you from Stupid Stork!

  2. So glad you stopped by (and so glad Em nudged you in my direction). Do all barren librarians have PCOS? I was diagnosed in 2007. And then kind of un-diagnosed this year. (I have no idea what the hell is going on down there, but it’s clearly not baby-making.)

    Oh…and I’m also married to an ex-military man. Are you sure we’re not the same person living in parallel universes?

    • I’m not sure-I was loosely diagnosed. He did some bloodwork and found out I wasn’t ovulating and when I asked why he said “well you’ve probably got that polycystic ovary business, but it might resolve itself over time”-I’m pretty sure PCOS doesn’t “resolve itself” over time, so I’m skeptical to say the least.

      There is a good chance that we are the same person, yes. Husband still does Air National Guard so we get to keep all the health benefits and stuff without all the deployment hassles (although it’s still always a concern).

      I’m so glad we were “introduced”!

  3. This is bizarre. I TOO AM A BARREN LIBRARIAN. I don’t have PCOS (not sure what exactly is going on, actually), but what the hell is it with us awesome information science people getting bum luck in the baby department? WE KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT KID BOOKS DAMMIT.

  4. Another barren librarian here (adult reference)! I have suspected PCOS, but they’re going to do some more tests before they officially say it. I’m glad I found your blog!

  5. I just wrote an ebook called “Shooting Blanks: a husbands perspective on missing the mark and dealing with infertility” and was wondering if you would be interested in reviewing it for your blog or if you would like me to write a guest post. Either way I’d be happy to send you a free copy to read.

    http://www.amazon.com/Shooting-Blanks-perspective-infertility-ebook/dp/B00EYMOF9W/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1378329120&sr=1-1&keywords=shooting+blanks

    Thanks!

  6. I feel like maybe we are kindred spirits because not only do I also have PCOS but I cannot stand using the term “BD”ing. I do on occasion lose all sense of my wits and use LOL, but I hope you won’t hold that against me. šŸ™‚

  7. Well, I hope you don’t mind another barren librarian joining your readers! I’m a school librarian (or library media specialist or teacher librarian or whatever they’re calling us these days) and just came across your blog. Love the title, of course. Looking forward to following you.

  8. Hey Lady,
    Long time, no comment, but I still read faithfully and keep hoping for you. I’m part of a group of infertile ladies on Facebook and was wondering if you wanted to join. It’s an all stages group, and the main rule is no drama šŸ™‚ I thought you might want some people to talk to who understand what you’re going through. Let me know at readingeachpage@gmail.com and I can get you added.
    Amanda

  9. Hello there – I saw your post on someone else’s blog in regards to losing 53lbs, which is really impressive! As I, too, struggle with IF and weight, I would welcome any thoughts, advice etc you would care to share. šŸ™‚

  10. Another AF wife, huh? And one with an actual career but without 500 kids? That’s really weird šŸ˜‰ I just stumbled across your blog and can’t help but stalk a fellow, poor AF spouse!

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