When you’re trying to conceive, there are two different waits. There’s the well-known two-week wait, which occurs between ovulation and your period (or lack there of if that’s what you’re hoping for). Then there is the lesser talked about wait that occurs between your period and ovulation. If you use ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) like me, then… Read More My name is Emma and I’m a Peeonastickaholic.
It’s been a while since I posted anything on here. My last posting was actually written several months ago. I don’t know why it never made it onto my blog. I love Gone With the Wind, and the quote that’s the title of today’s real post has been going through my mind for about three… Read More “You know Scarlett, I think you’re on the verge of a crying jag.”
I went to my old job to get my glasses adjusted (I used to work for an optometrist office). My boss knew I was pregnant – I told him when I got my eyes examined. My brother also works there, so, obviously, he knew about my miscarriage. I was unsure who my brother told, if… Read More Miscarriage: Do I Owe People an Explanation?
On March 31st I finally received the call I had been anxiously waiting for. The results of our baby’s pathology tests were in. The doctor said our baby had a rare chromosome abnormality and there shouldn’t be a great chance of me miscarrying again. Then she asked if I wanted her to fax the lab… Read More The Results Are In: Turner Syndrome
I hate therapy. It’s one hour in my life I can’t be ignorant about what’s going on in my life. I have to talk about it. I am asked to dig deep and talk about things I’d rather not talk about. After that one hour I realize just how screwed up things in my life have been. Tomorrow I go for… Read More Ignorance Is Bliss: Therapy After Miscarriage
I ate lunch with a friend over the weekend who said she was considering asking her doctor not to let her see her baby at her first ultrasound. I think it’s a valid request. Believe it or not, you can fall in love with that little being when you see it for the first time. I… Read More Ultrasounds and Falling in Love