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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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The Long Overdue Post

I’ve wanted to write this entry countless times ever since September, when I had my first positive pregnancy test. And my mind has been so preoccupied by pregnancy that I’ve had to stop blogging, for fear of not being able … Continue reading

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Life Lesson from a Weed

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on this blog. That means no creative work and that brings me down, making me anxious and edgy. As a friend recently put it, “I need to do something creative everyday.” And … Continue reading

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Happiness Dispatch-The Snail Mail Edition

We live in the age of instant gratification. We want something, search for something or write something and finding it, getting it and publishing it can happen as fast as we can power up our computers and click a few … Continue reading

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Make Me A List Monday (What I’ve Learned from My Life Lately)

So, I collect a great deal of inspirational books. I’ve got quote books, I’ve got art books and I’ve got books on French living and culture. I’ve got memoirs, cookbooks and biographies. I’ve got inspirational books you read on daily … Continue reading

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Hope, Hope and Hope Some More

As we begin the week that is all about the commercialization of motherhood, I still continue to struggle with childlessness. It’s a familiar struggle, as it’s the sixth year of my residency in the Land of IF (infertility). But, the … Continue reading

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