Month: March 2018

So You Want to Read a Romance Novel?

I see you, pretty lady. Indeed, that is one valiant effort to be discrete but I still see you. All craning your neck and contorting yourself trying to get a look at the cover of my book. Go on, then. Just ask me. You wouldn’t be the first woman to ask about my romance novel […]

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A Break in the Clouds: Our Infertility Story (4)

In late September of 2016 we tried our first and only IUI procedure. Our favorite doctor recommended it to us as the next logical step after not having success with Clomid. The whole thing was completely surreal. The medication. The scans. Standing in my kitchen and letting Bill administer a shot. The procedure itself. The […]

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Dark Skies: Our Infertility Story (3)

For me, infertility had three distinct phases. Each one had its own painful theme. Phase One: We deserve to get pregnant because of how much this sucks, please, God, please. Technically the first year we were trying we were not yet considered “infertile”. But Gemma was almost three. Three!!! I’d spent ALL of 2014 obsessing […]

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The Wind and the Rain: Our Infertility Story (2)

We had been trying to get pregnant for four months when Bill’s mother died. A year before Bill and I got married she had been diagnosed with a progressive lung disease called pulmonary fibrosis. It’s a rare disease and I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of it. But it kills as many people […]

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It Doesn’t Feel Secondary

I like words. I like words in a vast  and sweeping what does it means to be human kind of way. My major in college was English Literature but it was a hard choice between that and Linguistics. I’ve always had very economically advantageous academic interests. Anyway. I think a lot about words and what they […]

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Before the Storm: Our Infertility Story (1)

*Preface* I’ve been sitting here staring at my screen for ten minutes because I don’t even know how to start this story. For so long I couldn’t talk about this with anyone other than a very close, small circle. Many times I thought about blogging our infertility experience as it was happening but it always […]

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Resurrection

Almost eight weeks ago I gave birth to a baby I thought I would never have. Now that we’ve settled into our new normal I’ve finally had some time to reflect on the emotional blur of this last year. A positive pregnancy test that Bill practically had to force me to take. The precious moment […]

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