About Me

Online I'm known as The Bubblelush, but you can call me Carla.  

Here's some fast facts:
  • I'm 28 years old.  I'm a Gemini.  I'm 6' tall and Swedish. 
  • In college I was a cheerleader, volleyball player, rugby star and sorority girl.  While that might make me sounds like that stereotypical blonde, I also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Chemical Engineering with a focus on Environmental Engineering.  
  • I currently work in the environmental enforcement field.  I wear steel toed boots, a white hard hat and I carry lipstick and a ticket book in my clipboard.
  • My infertility diagnosis is PCOS with a dash of Factor V Leiden clotting disorder thrown in for a bit of spice.  
  • I got my positive pregnancy test on Christmas Eve and was pregnant for 297 days (42w3d).
  • My daughter Hannah has my feisty personality and my husband's good looks.
  • My husband is amazing and patient.  He's a fabulous cook, loves wine, knows nearly everything about the food industry, and you should never, ever get into a debate with him.  Because he'll squash you.  In the nicest way possible. 

What is the Bubblelush all about?

Although I kept a blog all through college, theBubblelush started shortly after I got married (to my college sweetheart Christopher) in the fall of 2008.  We wanted to start a family and I just knew that I was going to have problems getting pregnant.

I found a community of vloggers on YouTube that were sharing their TTC (trying to conceive) journeys, and I thought to myself - "Self, You can do this." - so I did.  

I vlogged my entire infertility journey - all 15 months of it, all 7 medicated cycles and all 3 IUIs (IntraUterine Inseminations - you might know them as artificial inseminations).  I vlogged the moment I found out I was pregnant, the moment I told Chris, the moment I told my parents and even the moment we found out we were expecting a little girl.   I vlogged my entire pregnancy, and I facebooked with my subscribers throughout my 65+ hour labor.

I've vlog my life as a mother.  The ups and downs of breastfeeding, cloth diapering, making baby food at home, and the joys of crawling, starting solid food, first steps, and every celebration in between - all while working outside the home.

But I also talk about things that make me happy:  baking, scrapbooking, trashy TV, politics that affect mothers & families, and my family.

I blog. I vlog. I facebook. and plan to get more involved with Twitter.

Why?  You may ask.  Because I love it.  I love sharing my life with people that appreciate watching.  I love giving hope to women facing infertility.  I love encouraging mothers with breastfeeding and cloth diapering - it can be done!  Even if you're working 40+ hours outside the home!  I love meeting like minded women.

So I encourage you to follow along!  
Subscribe to my channel on YouTube  - it'll send you an email when I upload a new vlog.
Friend me on Facebook and add your 2 cents to the day's discussion.
Follow me on Twitter and watch my progression into a full fledged... tweeter?  Twitterer?  Twit.
But most importantly - 
join the conversation.



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