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ALettertoAdrienne

1 Year Ago Today: The Aftermath of a Traumatic Pregnancy Experience

Dear Adrienne, Thanksgiving to me is almost as big of a milestone as your upcoming first birthday. It’s the beginning of your birth story. It’s also the beginning of when I thought I might lose you. This is why I have been more anxious as your mom than I was the first time around, even […]

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My Embryo Donation Failure—and Its Happy Ending

After two years of infertility treatments and two healthy IVF babies, my husband and I were confident that our family was complete. However, we had three embryos left that we were not going to use. We chose embryo adoption, donating our three remaining frozen embryos to an infertile couple. We wanted to know if a baby […]

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Having Patience and Faith While Waiting to Adopt

There are moments in life that require patience. Things like standing in a long line at a store during the holiday season or keeping your child entertained while at a very busy drive-thru require you to stay composed. Then there are times where no amount of patience seems to be enough. Waiting for the arrival of a […]

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The NICU Moms’ Club – The Club You Never Tried to Join

Have you ever been in a club? Usually you know something about the club…what it’s all about, its goals, the activities, the responsibilities, maybe even some members or officers. You would never join a club on the spur of the moment without knowing anything about it, without meeting some of the members, or without clarifying […]

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‘Mother of Dragons’…I mean Daughters

Some of you may recognize the title from Game of Thrones: “Mother of Dragons.” Unfortunately, it is not original to me. However, there are days that I feel like it is the perfect description of my role. My oldest daughter is a pre-teen, aka a highly hormonal, extremely opinionated young lady, depending on the day […]

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