Create a Baby-Making Soundtrack and Win a Romantic Trip for 2 to Costa Rica!

I always knew I wanted to be a father. As a kid, I shared the typical dream of one day having a loving wife, two great kids, a nice house and, of course, a rambunctious dog.

Well, I got the kids, wife and house, but I’m still waiting on that dog.

When Allie and I started trying to have a baby, I had no idea how long it would take. No one does, apparently. I was actually shocked at how quickly things happened. Here we were one day finally agreeing to give it a shot when suddenly, BAM, it’s 9 months later and Jason was born. It took a little bit longer with Ryan, but overall not long at all.

That’s not to say we didn’t have complications or anything, but in the end, everyone turned out happy and healthy and I couldn’t ask for anything more. Lately, though, I’ve been thinking, “What if we just couldn’t get pregnant?

AttainFertility Logo

In my day job at a marketing agency, one of our clients, AttainFertility, deals with infertility on a regular basis. Part of my job is to work with them on content strategies, and as such, I’ve spent a lot of time digging through their website and various social media accounts.

Before I go on, let me just say that I was not paid for this post at all, nor even told to write about them. In fact, the gang over at AF won’t even know about this until well after it’s live.

So why am I writing about this company if I’m not getting paid or at least getting a free baby out of the deal somehow? That’s simple. Because the people I work with over at AttainFertility are not just incredibly nice, sweet and helpful, but they truly believe in what they’re doing.

These guys and gals aren’t  just connecting depressed couples with fertility doctors who can attempt to help them get pregnant through IVF treatments. No, what they’re doing is helping to offer couples and single women the most powerful four-letter word in the world: Hope.

You may never ever reach your goal, whatever it is, but hope will keep you going. Hope will make you try and try again. Hope survives until you take your final dying breath… and then it lives on in your loved ones.

Okay, this is quickly becoming the most serious post I’ve ever written on my blog. That so wasn’t my point.

My first point actually,  is that if you’re having trouble conceiving and you’re considering IVF treatments, give AttainFertility a shot. I can’t speak personally about their success record (or else I’d be a modern medical miracle!), but I can at least confirm that they are indeed good people.

Costa Rica

All that’s missing is a coconut drink, sunscreen and Gilligan.

The second point I wanted to bring up is that they’re currently running a pretty unique contest where you can Win a Romantic Trip for 2 to Costa Rica! How do you enter? Well, while the contest does relate to baby making, remember, this is a family friendly blog! So get your mind out of the gutter.

To enter, you simply need to create your own “Baby-Making Playlist!” Using a real simple interface, just enter some of your favorite songs that get you and your significant other in the right mood. Maybe it’s Journey’s classic “Faithfully.” Or Eric Clapton’s “Lady in Red.” Or for some, it could even be Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Hey, to each his own, right?

What’s really neat about the Playlist Challenge is that you can view other people’s playlists, as well as see the current Top Trending songs.

As I write this, the Top 3 songs are:

  1. I’ll Make Love to You” by Boys II Men

  2. Crash into Me” by Dave Matthews Band

  3. Let’s Get it On” by Marvin Gaye

I wonder what those three songs are really trying to say…

Anyways, at this point, you’re probably real curious as to what kind of tunes get my mojo flowing. Am I right? Well, ladies, check out my playlist and then just try to tell me you aren’t already swooning.

You'll never guess the other 8 songs on my playlist!

You’ll never guess the other 8 songs on my playlist!

The contest ends on June 28, so put on your best MC Hammer pants, perfect your mad DJ skills, and enter already, will ya?

Enter the AttainFertility Playlist Challenge

Have you (or anyone you know) had IVF treatments?

Photo via Philippe Guillaume/Flickr

19 Responses
  • Jennifer
    June 22, 2013

    I’ve actually never known anyone to need IVF. I think this soundtrack is pretty hilarious. I think I would be too busy laughing and/or singing along to all these songs to have my mind on other things. lol
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  • Robin {Mom Foodie}
    June 21, 2013

    As I am currently single, music like this would just get me in trouble 😛
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  • Beeb
    June 21, 2013

    I’ve never gone through this myself but I can only imagine how difficult it is for those that do.

    • Andrew Kardon
      June 22, 2013

      Thanks for the comment Beeb. Yeah, same here. It’s tough enough just being a parent and going through the normal scares of pregnancy and such. I can’t imagine adding yet another layer of worry/concern on top of that.

  • brandy
    June 21, 2013

    Ours is more like Bad Company 🙂
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  • erin
    June 21, 2013

    My BFF had IVF for her second. It took me a while to get preggers with my first. And I have no clue what I’d put on my play list,but I am sharing your post!

    • Andrew Kardon
      June 22, 2013

      Thanks, Erin. Did IVF work for your BFF?

    • Andrew Kardon
      June 22, 2013

      Although, knowing you and your buff nature, I’d say “Eye of the Tiger” is probably on your list!

  • Billie
    June 20, 2013

    I’ve wanted to be a mother for as long as I can remember. Growing up being the oldest, I knew I would wait, but after trying for many years I knew something was wrong. I’ve recently been diagnosed with prolactinoma and I might never be able to have children. I keep hoping though. I love Kashmir or Principles of Lust by Enigma to get the mood going.
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    • Andrew Kardon
      June 20, 2013

      Hi there, Billie! I’m sorry to hear about your fertility issues. 🙁 Have you looked into IVF treatments at all?

      And Kashmir’s a great one! You’re channeling some “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” with that one!

  • Jenny @ MyLittleMe
    June 20, 2013

    I have never used fertility treatments, but two of my children did take me over a year to get pregnant. I can understand how hope is a great thing to have after waiting years and years.
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    • Andrew Kardon
      June 20, 2013

      Totally. I was shocked it only took us a month or so to get pregnant the first time. I expected it to be a year or more! Thanks for the comment, Jenny!

  • Marianna
    June 19, 2013

    Nice playlist! 😉 Seriously though, I think all companies that help couples with infertility are great. My brother and sister-in-law went through a few years of fertility treatments as well as suffering multiple miscarriages, and to say it was difficult on them is an understatement.

    And my playlist would consist of anything by Maroon 5 because there is just something about Adam Levine’s voice…
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    • Andrew Kardon
      June 19, 2013

      Hey Marianna! Thanks. Heh. I like my playlist. I wonder what my wife will think though… Sorry to hear about all the troubles your brother and SIL went through. That’s just so rough physically and emotionally on a couple.

    • Beeb
      June 21, 2013

      A woman after my own heart, Marianna. 😉
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  • Amy Tippins
    June 19, 2013

    As an infertile woman, I think I might need to review my hot passion playlist to get my butt headed to Costa Rica! Momma needs a baby and a vacation! Let’s Get It On….

    • Andrew Kardon
      June 19, 2013

      I can’t even imagine what’d be on your playlist, Amy!!! Do share!

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