Friday, July 11, 2008

15 and a half hours and two little boys

Should be fun (I pray). We're leaving tomorrow night for Los Angeles & then I'll be going (with Yirmi) to San Francisco to the BlogHer convention.

Hey, the way home is only 14-1/2 hours...

If you're going to BlogHer, I really want to meet you!

p.s. Feel free to check out my new blog: www.despitemotherhood.blogspot.com

Saturday, July 05, 2008

I grew up in a more conventional world

Men having babies? Thomas Beatie is a new father... (or mother? or both?)

Women this age in Oklahoma* are (very) often great-grandmothers...

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*I only mention Oklahoma because it's the last place I lived in the US. In my senior year, I sat next to Janet every day in journalism class... Sometime around April, she came in one morning very clearly pregnant. She'd waited until her 18th birthday to tell her parents. (She misunderstood the law about statutory rape.) She had her baby in June or July - that baby would now be almost 23 years old... My guess is that Janet's already a grandmother.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Knowing the future

This letter I received sums it up pretty well...

I had always thought when I decided I would get pregnant right away because I wanted to be a mother so badly and others have always said, "you will make such a great mother". I have a female partner so donor sperm is essential.I had done 2 IUI's myself and then had assistance with a Fertility center and did 3 more, without success. I also did two IVF cycles was pregnant with one for 3 weeks which felt amazing!! Now I know I can do it!! I went for a second opinion and found out that I have PCOS and the doctor and I decided together to begin a medication which is often used for women with Diabetes. I will try another cycle in 3 weeks or so.....What is the most challenging for me is not knowing if it will ever happen, it would be great to be told 'yes' and the timeline or 'no, I'm sorry but thanks for trying'...


Would you want to know how your story ends up?