Dollars and Sense of Family Building (our story)

iotas

[Talking about money is very hard for me. Please keep that in mind.] There are many interesting anecdotes about the day that I was born. It is a day that involved Christmas parties, drunk doctors and a helicopter. Another little fact about my birth is that I happen to know that I cost $75. Want to know ...

The day the internet changed my life

No joke - Today is a very special and wonderful anniversary for me. Three years ago today the internet helped me have a baby. Seriously. Wait - do you not know this story? Oh it's a good one. And it's nice to be reminded that the people on the other end of the wires and ...

Reflecting

summer iotas

One year ago today a kind and lovely tech in a Northeast fertility clinic thawed two embryos and piped some Barry White tunes into the lab. I dared to hope. I dared to believe. It's not a question that I will attempt to answer here: the, "when did W begin" question. But I do know that ...

Pendulum Out

You know that pendulum I was talking about? How it swings out or swings in? Right now it is out in happy land. I hope like hell its stays there for a good long while. There is a positive pregnancy test in my house. From MY pee. At 11 days past ovulation (8 days past a 3 ...

Holding of the breath

There is this thing that I do when I am scared. I literally stop breathing for a moment to quiet myself. Now before you start sending in paramedics I only do it for a literal moment. Just a quick instant to hush all of the noise that a body can make during all of that ...