polchic

Traveler, writer, childhood cancer survivor navigating the world of infertility, soon to be mom via gestational surrogacy. Check out my latest adventure at www.themaybebaby.com. I used to write all the news your womb can use at www.fertilitynotes.com and about minimizing our footprints and getting things a little greener at www.dailytomorrow.com - now rolling all of that into one place over at my personal blog.

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Perfect Moment Monday - Boys

S was my Road Dog. Partner in crime....more

It's Oh So Quiet

The baby is sleeping. M is working. And I've got that darn Bjork song stuck in my head ....more

Perfect Moment Monday - Yawn

Every morning, somewhere between 4:45 am and 5ish, a certain someone stirs. After a few ounces of formula to satiate the Hunger that cannot wait (because clearly, we are starving this child), I'm left with the dilemma of "now what do we do?" Hard as I try (and to be honest, I don't try that hard) I can't get my eyelids to stay up this early. Starting the day promptly at 5 isn't an option ....more

Cognitive Memory

Some amazing friends came to visit us on the Fourth of July. In tow were their two lovely and spirited daughters. Our plan was to have some lunch, saunter through the holiday street fair and to the minor league baseball park, watch the game, watch the fireworks, come home, put the kids to bed, pass out ....more

Observations and Truths

D is 16 weeks old tomorrow....more

Back at It

I'm really glad I didn't hit send on the post that's been lingering here in the drafts for the last few weeks. I'm looking at it now and meh, it's just me sleep-deprived and bitching. There's no need to bitch ....more

Breaking the Six Week Seal (spoiler: he didn't break)

Now that D is well into month #3 of existence (11 weeks old tomorrow!) I'm fairly certain I won't break him. But there were some milestones along the way that freaked me. Like that six week one. Did it scare anyone else? Hitting the "six weeks old!" mark was exciting (the "don't go indoors with crowds" ban - Lifted! Grocery stores, here we come! Free! We are free from confinement! We can go ...more

A thousand and one...

....reasons why the drafts in my blogger account are still draft, why I keep meaning to pull open the computer and don't. Why I'm way behind on writing, reading, bathing.... But excuses about not blogging on your blog are boring. And unnecessary. And it really just boils down to this. This is what I'm doing. This is how I'm feeling. This is all that's right in the world. We are at granny's house ...more

The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: A Book Review

It's back! When I first started blogging, one of the things I looked forward to the most was the next round of the Barren Bitches Book Brigade. Hosted by Mel at Stirrup Queens, the book brigade would read books relevant to the adoption/loss/infertility community, pose questions to each other related to the text and our own experiences....basically, function as a virtual book club, minus the ...more