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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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Goodbye! Hello!

It’s 2:00 in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles. Just enough time for me to get sentimental and nostalgic about the year that’s ending and super excited about the one that’s about to begin. It’s a process … Continue reading

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Make Me A List Monday-November’s Bliss

I’ve been doing a lot of observing lately. I’ve noticed how absolutely prolific most bloggers I follow are. It’s truly admirable. Many bloggers have taken Sylvia Plath’s great quote seriously and literally: “… [e]verything in life is writable about if you have … Continue reading

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The Score Keeper

The other day, while catching up with a friend, the notion of emotional score keepers came up. “You do nice things for people because you choose to, not because you expect them to do something for you in return.” I … Continue reading

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Things I Leanred While I Took A Hiatus

It’s been a few weeks since I wrote an honest-to-goodness blog post. I write nearly everyday, in my journal and elsewhere, but nothing (in my biased opinion) worth publishing. As days went on, I moved from mild concern, to severely … 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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