Category Archives: In the Oven

The finish line…

Giving birth was easy. As someone put it: “This pregnancy may have brought you to your knees but you crawled on your knees across the finish line.” That’s because getting and staying pregnant was the hard part. So hard in … Continue reading

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Broken heart

Sure, there are complicated Latin words for our unborn child’s heart defects. Doctor’s have fancy medical terms to explain an undeniable and sad fact… Our baby has a broken heart. And now, so do we. We’ll know more about the … Continue reading

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Mama’s got a brand new (IV) bag

Never wear a chunky bracelet to your umpteenth IV session…it compresses already compromised veins. Just one of the many bits of wisdom I’ve learned during my high risk pregnancy. I’ve learned how to best prep my veins and switch arms … Continue reading

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Blood from a turnip, water from a rock

Whenever we whined of teen drama that we just HAD to set right my best friend’s mama would always say to us “well baby, you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip or water from a rock.” It has taken growing … Continue reading

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Of good cheer

The ceiling of the hospital infusion center is festooned with cheery scenes of blue sky and cherry blossoms in bloom. It is a faux pastoral collage designed to take our minds off the pain. I sit dutifully after the nurse … Continue reading

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What the beep?

I beepity beeped halfway through DC today. Oh, I thought I was just too poised when I sat down on the train. I mean, I got a reprieve last night and was allowed to remove my IV. And I’ve figured … Continue reading

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The Secret

For the past few weeks I’ve been living with a secret… I’m pregnant. I’m very sick. For me, the two have always and will always go hand in hand. Our IVF involved an arsenal of additional high tech help including … Continue reading

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