Category Archives: Infertility

The homecoming.

Dear Kid, Once upon a time, we bought a big green house. I could stop there. But I won’t. Because I’d like to tell you the story of that green house that, by the time you’re old enough to read … Continue reading

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All good: Lessons in grown-up gratitude.

Dear Kid, We were this close to the farm. This close to selling our town home in the city and sealing the deal on a beautiful cape on a couple of acres of land in the center part of the … Continue reading

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This year in Jerusalem.

Dear Kid, Recently, with the brutal honesty of one who hasn’t yet learned to fib and the unwavering trust of one for whom the whole world is still the stuff of magic, you told me to expect a special guest … Continue reading

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Nine turns one.

Dear Kid, Last weekend, we put our memories to rest in a tupperware container tucked below a rock on a hillside in a nature preserve. Embryo 10 was among them in a metal-tipped catheter inscribed with our medical record number … Continue reading

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On Zoe: How a doll named after the memory of your ‘blastosib’ saved nap time.

Dear Kid, Probably – and in no small part because your Dad and I thought this through carefully – you’re going to be an only child. If we do things just right, your being an “only” won’t mean you’re “alone” … Continue reading

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Birth Story: The Prologue.

Dear Kid, Soon, you’ll have a birth story. And despite how lots of people suspect that what for how I’m your mother I must know how it’s going to go down – Wow, you’re still pregnant! What do you think? … Continue reading

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The pregnant pause: National Infertility Awareness Week 2012.

In nine weeks or less, we’re going to have a kid, and she’s going to have parents, and they’re going to be us. And she’s going to live in our house and eat our food and we’re going to take … Continue reading

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