Raised by my mom and grandpa in rural Illinois, I’m a high school teacher turned WAHM, teaching research writing with a Masters degree in Poli Sci, for two online universities and the local community college as well as freelance writer. I am as eclectic as they come – in my interests, my friends, and my life. My love for animals, politics, photography, desserts, reading, and my family, combined with a Type-A personality, make me a force to be reckoned with.
Luckily, despite my many quirks, I met the love of my life in a college history class and married him on Valentine’s Day 2004. We threw away the birth control in September 2004 and saw two pink lines for the first time in February 2005. The pregnancy was an ectopic – costing me both fallopian tubes (one hydrosalpinx, one removed) and rendering me infertile.
I began blogging in April 2006, before my first IVF cycle. For two years, I ranted and raved on the original Sticky Feet blog about the trials and tribulations of IVF treatments and my struggle to become a mother. In November 2007, our dreams came true with the birth of our little guy, Bo. Sticky Feet (Part Deux) was born soon after.
While I still drone on about infertility, IVF #6 resulted in a twin pregnancy and the birth of our twin daughters, Clara and Anna, in September of 2009. Their birth brought me full-circle from an infertile who feared that she would never have children, to a Mommy who has her hands full.
Blogging is my hobby of choice and I write about numerous topics to encompass many of my passions. I enjoy sharing my experiences with others in the blogosphere – whether it is helping them with infertility or sharing ideas for what to buy our little ones, I can always find a friend or ally in the blogosphere.
I hope you’ll find something that interests you here and join me as I battle myself through this roller coaster we call life.
***My freelance resume, bio, and recent articles can be found at www.jamieweitl.com***