Category Archives: TTC

Half the Woman and Twice the Survivor

As a teen, I was  chunky. The pre-teen and teen years were uncertain ones, living through a revolution and a war, moving from country to country and dealing with adolescent angst while trying to keep up with different languages and … Continue reading

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I Was A Brain Transplant Recipient And I Didn’t Even Know It

So, I’m what is delicately called an “older” mom. I got married in my mid 30’s and immediately began purgatory, also known as the pregnancy loss and infertility years. It took seven years of trying and failing and more than … Continue reading

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Change, change, change.

Life with a baby is all about change. You wake up in the hospital after the delivery, look at your life from just a few days before, and barely recognize it as your own. Suddenly, EVERYTHING is different. EVERYTHING. Your … Continue reading

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Under Construction

Wow! I guess now I know what it means when people say: “everything about your life will change when you become a parent. ” I mean, I thought I conceptually understood that. But the concept of total change is nothing … Continue reading

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Sweet Child of Mine

It’s 5:28 pm on a sunny and beautiful Thursday afternoon in May. The day has been a busy one, full of tasks and chores and errands. It’s been a good and productive day. And it’s been a momentous day, too. … Continue reading

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Fear of the Known, Fear of the Unknown (The Belly Dispatches)

So, I am an infertile woman who’s fought tooth and nail for nearly seven years to have a baby. And tomorrow, I will begin the 29th week of my pregnancy. Yes, even reaching the 3rd trimester has not deterred me from identifying myself … Continue reading

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The Solitary Journey

I’m pregnant. After years of trying and miserably failing; after many heartbreaking losses; after multiple painful procedures; after thousands and thousands of dollars; after many rounds of alphabet soup of infertility treatments like IUI and IVF; after nearly losing all my … Continue reading

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