Posts in category "In Vitro Fertilization"

I Saw This Family at the Dollar Store

When you troll the dollar stores for years in search of paper plates and straws and cat toys and party favors and completely inedible foods, you never even walk down the toy aisle. Except when you are looking for your nephews and then you think LET’S JUST KEEP LIKING LIGHT UP STICKS FOREVER, can we... Read more »

In Defense of IVF

There’s been a lot of backlash against a couple designers in the news lately who came out and called my babies synthetic and unnatural.  MY BABIES. For no reason other than they like to stir the pot I would imagine.  I can’t believe I have to write this post but I will. For myself and... Read more »

A Love Note to My Two-Year-Old Twins for Their Birthday

I can’t believe you are two years old.  In my wildest dreams, I never believed I could love anyone so completely and fully and madly and deeply. I’ll tell you a little secret.  Remember when you were born?  That birth story was something.  But here’s the thing, I’m glad you aren’t little babies anymore. While I... Read more »

What happened when I stopped asking for permission

Maybe it was being all jacked up on hormones.  Maybe it was the devil science.  Maybe it was that my desire to start a family was so much stronger than what my priorities had been prior to that period of time.  I’m not sure what it was exactly, but there was a point in time... Read more »

Life after Infertility

Let’s say you were told you couldn’t have children. You were convinced it might not happen and you were open to adoption or other methods if it came to that.  But you had to try.  After being poked and prodded and hormoned up all over the place, you got pregnant.  And not just pregnant, but... Read more »

5 Reasons Single Parents Are Better Than Me

I am not a single parent.  If I play my cards right, hopefully I won’t ever have to be.  But I am for a few days as my dear sweet dumpster husband is off in Vegas burning through our whole $5 worth of savings for his annual boy’s weekend.  I’m so happy he gets to do... Read more »

10 Reasons I'm Grateful for Twins

Whenever I see an article about twins, I read it because I think, HEY THAT IS ABOUT US!  What I find though, is a lot of negativity and fear mongering. And that is NOT about us.  Similar to the books that are out there about having twins, it seems people like to scare the crap... Read more »

Yay, Love!

It’s my 4 year wedding anniversary to my dear sweet dumpster husband today!  When I think we’ve only been married 4 years and realize all we’ve been through, it blows my tiny mind.  I wrote this last year, and it is chock full o’ pictures from our wedding and our original love story of Second... Read more »

My Very First Mother's Day as a Mom

It’s almost Mother’s Day.  There are a lot of those pesky feelings cropping up.  Such as – I AM RESPONSIBLE.  Like, REALLY RESPONSIBLE for these two beings.  Who the hell made that decision?  I did.  Which means I have to really be responsible for myself or these babies are screwed.  There was a long stretch... Read more »

The Big Infertility to In Vitro Fertilization to Baby Round Up

Ah, my old nemesis and friend, I’ve missed you.  Well, no I haven’t, actually, you can get bent.  Wait, you can’t?  Oh yeah, well, at least beat it.  Go pound sand or something. Welcome to the rodeo!  It’s been a year since we started this  Infertility to In Vitro Fertization to Baby process.  We started... Read more »
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    I'm a grateful drunk who doesn't drink (sobriety date 10/4/2001), a smoker who doesn't smoke and a mom of boy/girl twins from IVF born 1/7/13. I'm grateful for the good the bad and the ugly. It's great to be alive!

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