Monthly Archives For August 2007

A Pregnant Pause of a Different Sort

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While most of the people blogging about Infertility are in various stages of the waiting game preparing for treatment or cycle monitoring or adoption red tape, I’m living a different sort of Infertility limbo (that&hellip

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Can We Really Quantify Loss?

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Death has been a little too familiar of late. On the same day my friend lost her brother my uncle passed away. A man in his mid-70s, I recall him mostly as shy and soft-spoken&hellip

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Seeing the World Through Someone Else’s Eyes

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Losing myself in someone else’s story is one of my favorite pastimes. I’ve been a big reader since I was old enough to make my own book selections at the library. My father would drop&hellip

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How a Little Word (Mom) Used Often Enough Can Torment

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It used to be a word I associated with warmth, goodness, band-aids lovingly applied and cookies. There was a time when I looked forward to a little one using it to address me (hopefully) with&hellip

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Experimenting With More Than ‘No’ to That Question

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Those of us with infertility simply dread the inevitable “do you have kids?” question.  I don’t know about you but for me the ‘ice breaker’ normally elicits one of several instinctive responses: 1) makes me&hellip

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Big Families: The New “Status Symbol”

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Ah, just what society needed … the pursuit of yet another status symbol to separate out the “haves” from the “have nots.” I caught this ironic newsbrief in the Salt Lake Tribune (guilty as charged:&hellip

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Pregnancy Viewed Through Different Filters

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I read a post today called Infertility and fertile friends that spoke volumes to me.  The post by B includes a metaphor that clubbed me over the head. About her fertile friends she wrote: “I&hellip

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One Good Turn Deserves Another

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There is nothing quite so satisfying as finding that you are helping to make a difference.  I learned today that I’ve been singled out (as has my South African friend Karen) to receive a Courageous&hellip

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Has Hell Frozen Over?

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They said it wouldn’t happen. I didn’t see it coming. The odds makers had it down as a long shot. In the end “it” led to the bestowal of another “Act of Kindness Award.” What’s&hellip

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Trying to Capture the Experience In a Different Form

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I’ve been reluctant to post after sharing my “film” (you can view it on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5GdTEM7Iig) . The images and music powerfully convey what I’ve experienced, what many of you have or continue to experience&hellip

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