It is going to be a long 10 days waiting for ultrasound. It is highly likely that I’ll find myself going in for another beta before then. These early days are so tenuous with very little physical reassurance that the pregnancy is continuing and while I am trying (trying, trying) to remain neutral with my […]
Through our years of ART and before I started this blog, I have run the gamut of telling a number of in real life friends that we were cycling to telling no one. I kept this last cycle very close to my vest. I do have some close IRL friends who read this blog who […]
If you are the praying type and even if you are not but believe in the power of collective consciousness, please visit Katie’s blog and read about her dear friend who is literally in a fight for her life.
In short, her friend recently had knee surgery for a torn ACL just prior to starting […]
First, thank you to everyone who reached out to me here and privately regarding my birth mother. I haven’t heard anything from her but I suspect that I will and that it will be by letter. I think that if she were going to attempt to deny it, not that I gave her room to, […]
So many random thoughts, any of which could make for a full blog entry, but I don’t have the stamina. Tuesday will mark 5 weeks of being sick. It started innocently enough with a head cold that morphed into the chest cold from hell. Many nights I would tell myself that I would go to […]
Some point after we had a juxtaposition in roles and I went back to work full-time while my husband stayed home with our son, he was invited to a play date by the president of the local chapter of our Mom’s Club. My husband thought it odd that this woman invited him and our son […]
I often like to spend my “free” time on-line. I moderate one local Yahoo support/resource group for mothers, belong to another dozen yahoo groups (parenting, weight loss, infertility (still, I know), follow more than 50 blogs (and try to comment regularly), am on FB daily, and email and/or IM with friends.
I was reflecting on […]
As I approach my forty-fifth birthday in May and reflect on the most marked changes in my life, what is glaring is how my circle of friends has changed. It used to be that I had an inner circle of eight close friends that were my core supporters. They were who I shared everything with […]
2010 was challenging for so many reasons. I left a job (and, likely a career) that I’d only returned to two years prior which meant the loss of my high salary and a different financial picture for us. We looked in earnest for a new home and after touring 150 or so in the span […]
…believe them.” ~ Maya Angelou
It seems that at 44 I would have learned this lesson, yet it keeps coming up in relationships, mostly friendships, or, more aptly, pseudo-friendships. It’s hard to know if people are hiding their true selves intentionally, or revealing themselves further into our relationship than I would have expected, or, if […]