19 Mar, 2014

Regarding Questions About My Weight

Dear Readers, I just want to send some love out there today to all of you. I know we may be biased, but we're convinced we have THE MOST compassionate and kind community ever. Today is a bit of a sensitive subject. And it has been brought up due to [...]

10 Mar, 2014

What I’ve Been Doing to Heal

Good morning! Writing today from Brooklyn. We've been camping out at our friends' home while they're out of town. We're so grateful to be here while we tie up a couple of loose ends before moving to Ecuador. Here's the continuation of my last post about those difficult moments I've [...]

7 Mar, 2014

Written Two Weeks After Our Failed IVF

These photos are from Vigelandsparken in Oslo, Norway. The park contains more than 200 of these sculptures! They depict the different stages and emotions in life. Their beauty left us smiling and spellbound. As you may remember, my last IVF was an extremely difficult experience as it just [...]

17 Jan, 2014

Adoption, Stamina, & Desire

This post is hard for me to write. It's hard to pinpoint exactly how I feel or how to explain it. But this is my best shot... Most people are very, very shocked - and saddened - because we don't currently have plans to adopt or do more medical treatments. [...]

29 Nov, 2013

What We’ve Been Up To Lately

I don't even know where to begin....  ! SO much has happened since I last wrote. Remember how I said that - regardless of whether or not I got pregnant - it was going to be the start of a new life for us? Well, I wasn't kidding!  Though at [...]

30 Oct, 2013

Foliage Therapy

Fall in New York has been so glorious and healing to me this year in the moments I have been able to experience it.  I hope you, too, have been able to feel it's beauty wherever you are.  Today I went walking.  You know how much I love walking.  But [...]

29 Oct, 2013

Our IVF Results

Last Friday evening, Danny and I received the results of our IVF. Unfortunately, I did not get pregnant.  :( No child or twins or triplets will be coming our way. When the phone rang, I let Danny answer it this time. The call was on speaker. At first the doctor's [...]

25 Oct, 2013

Things Said in Our IVF Household Lately…

"How is my drug-laced wife?" "Get in here and let me shoot you up." "I am so sorry to do this to you." (It's a bit hard on Danny to stick me with multiple needles every day.  He is SO good at it and I am SOOO grateful every day [...]

25 Oct, 2013

Hope

Hope by Bianca Merkley One of my favorite women used to rent out my studio in Brooklyn with her wonderful husband. She, too, has faced infertility for many, many years.  She is also a musician and composer.  She sent me this song tonight.  She wrote it this last year and [...]

24 Oct, 2013

The Embryo Transfer

After the egg retrieval, we got news that 6 of the 9 eggs had fertilized.  So we started the next phase with 6 embryos total.  We were glad to hear that we could at least continue the process. They let the embryos develop in a lab for a few days, where [...]