IVF and the Newlywed: The Places That Scare You

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IVF and the Newlywed: The Things You Give Away

Come visit me at the below sites:  http://romancingthestone1.blogspot.com/2009/08/things-you-give-away.html or http://romancingthestone.wordpress.com ...more

I recently forced my new hubby to get rid of his bachelor couch.  It was a difficult ...more

Infertility and Up: How Pixar Tackled Living Child-Free after Infertility

It started with an emailed warning: Pixar's new movie, Up, contains a scene that depicts either pregnancy loss or infertility. It continued with posts--both embracing Disney for sensitively portraying the inability to build a family and condemning Disney for introducing yet another topic that parents don't wish to cover with their kids. Finally, I went to see it for myself. And I sobbed. ...more
I tried many remedies to conceive and then finally gave up and siad if it happens it will ...more

Girls Wear Pink

Recently I've been thinking a lot about my miscarriage. Things are finally ...more

When Someone Miscarries: Providing Comfort and Support

I first published this on my personal blog Musings of Mommy Bee on 3 Jan, 2008. So many people have told me that it was a great help to them, so I thought I'd share it with a wider audience here. If you'd like to see my other blog posts about miscarriage and infant loss, click here.   ...more

Amazing blog post! I have endured inferitlity and miscarriages adn have now been blessed wiht my ...more


Today I am thinking of the pathways we travel in the journey to have a child. ...more

Things they don't tell you when you get married

I'm sure there are a lot of things (and my friend Melanie is going to write a book about them). But one of those things is that it is not always easy to have a baby. I grew up thinking that if a girl wasn't on birth control you would get pregnant the first time you ever had sex. Now, I'm sure for some people that is true. For me, its not. It's been about 10 months since the last time Josh and I were pregnant. The first 2 times it happened relatively quickly - this time, not so much. Most days I am ok with that, but some days, like today, it's more difficult. ...more

I've had two miscarriages since being married as well. And my husband told me over and over ...more

Wishin' & Hopin' & Prayin'....

I can't remember the rest of the words to the song (to my blog title), but it's exactly how I feel when it comes to trying to have a baby. This is my first blog entry ever. I thought I would do this to get my feelings out there because I can't quite find a blog from someone who has gone through what I have. Maybe by doing this I will connect with someone who understands what I'm going through. ...more

Cycle day 3 update

Went in for bloodwork and ultrasound around (yawn) 7 a.m. this morning. Will came along and we signed all the consents and put the cycle on our credit card. Guess it's official. The fellow did the ultrasound today. The antral follicle count was "more than five, less than ten" on each ovary. Good enough for me. She then thumbed through my records. "So your first cycle was a success but your second was not." ...more

The Effects of Plastic Exposure

The chemicals bisphernol-A and pthylates mimic estrogen, and can cause developmental problems in children and fetuses. These chemicals are found in specific types of plastics and it is not just plastic objects that are effected. ...more