About Me

This is me:


I like: the way my husband smells, my dogs silky ears, knitting things with expensive yarn, music, reading books, watching movies, chocolate and peanut butter, making lists, Tina Fey, Wii, underdogs, Macs, taking pictures of random things, growing stuff, eating stuff and talking about eating stuff I’ve grown.

I dislike: unemployment, infertility, people who say “first” in comments, people who type in all caps, Sarah Palin, Lil Wayne’s pants, long hair on dudes, bad spelling, sparse facial hair, taxes and mayonnaise.

This is B:


He is totally a keeper. And he smells good.

This is Igby:


He likes: Kelly Clarkson, Chris Matthews, laundry fresh out of the dryer, short walks, collars with flair, and licking.

He dislikes: Bill O’Riley, Gypsy, death metal, and flies.

This is Gypsy:


She likes: Chapstick, lotion, running in circles, chewing, limes, and anyone with a pulse.

She dislikes: Being confined to a leash, the current situation in Iran, the unsolved mystery of Juarez, Mexico, and pooping in the front yard.

And finally, after a long, long wait, this is Fiona:

She likes: eating, sleeping, pooping, toys that crinkle, crackling fires and Gypsy.

She dislikes: the car seat, stopping at red lights, waiting more than 30 seconds from the first pang of hunger to have that hunger satiated and Igby’s breath.

You can read about her birth via surrogate here and here

7 Responses to “About Me”

  1. bibomedia.com 03/06/2008 at 10:56 am #


  2. Lesley 05/14/2009 at 5:04 pm #

    You better not be knocking Titus’s hair! Although he is not a man YET, but still a “dude”. Ur funny! I look forward to keeping up on your blog! X O

    • lswan 05/14/2009 at 5:34 pm #

      Les, I was thinking something more like this. Titus is divine!

  3. Lisa's Sister, Lori 05/14/2009 at 8:07 pm #

    So, news just came in from Oregon: you knitted a sock. As in, one. That’s impressive.

    • lswan 05/19/2009 at 4:35 pm #

      A sock. As in one. It took forever, and now I have to knit the other one. So I have one cold foot. 🙂

  4. Papa 09/05/2009 at 3:29 am #

    Not sure how B smells. Can testify to the mayonnaise, Igby and the flies and anyone with a heartbeat with Gypsy. It is a beautiful sock too. Back in Nam, knew a guy once that needed just one. Maybe you can knit a one sleeved sweater to go with.

  5. Elisabeth 01/05/2010 at 12:36 pm #


    My name is Elisabeth, and I am an infertility / repeated pregnancy loss “veteran”. You can read a little bit about me and my experiences in my (not very updated) blog: drhousewife.blogspot.com . I am completing a PhD in Counseling Psychology, and my dissertation is focused upon the impact of infertility on marriage. I believe strongly that there is a need for better support services for men and women who are undergoing IF diagnosis and treatment, and my hope is that this study will aid in the development of such services.

    I am contacting you after stumbling across your blog. I am recruiting participants for my study, and wanted to invite you and your husband to take part. All that would be involved would be the completion of an online survey, that would take approximately 20 minutes. All couples who complete the surveys will receive a voucher good for a pair of free movie tickets at a Regal Cinemas.

    Please let me know if you are interested! I have included the criteria for participation below.

    Best of luck to you!

    Member of a married, heterosexual couple
    Both you and your spouse are between the ages of 20 – 45
    You do not have any biological or adopted children living in your home
    You are not currently pregnant
    Either you, your spouse, or both has received an infertility diagnosis
    You have received treatment for infertility in the past six months, or plan to do so in the next six months
    Both you and your partner are willing to participate & have access to the internet

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