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Cool as a Cupcake

This weekend I came up with a plan. We were in Venice Beach for an old friend’s “fucking birthday party” when it started to come to me.  The party theme alone should tell you how “fucking” cool this party was, but I’ll elaborate just in case. You know those movies you watched when you were…

A F&C*I%G MIRACLE!

For the last week I’ve been obsessively reading IVF and fertility blogs, when I should have been finishing Chapter 9 of my novel, something I courageously (or stupidly) quit my job 3 months ago to work on. In my mind, hours spent reading stories of hope, sorrow, defeat, and victory was mentally preparing me to…

Fertility Journey #5

Picturing this will help me let go of fertility stress! It’s been a little over a month since my laparoscopy. The first hardest part of the surgery wasn’t the days after or the tiny little incision wounds (modern surgery is art), but the harsh “coming out” of anesthesia. For me, it was similar to how…

Fertility Journey #3

“First of all,” Dr. Chang of Southern California Reproductive Center said to us a few months ago, “We’ll need to improve hubby’s sperm quality.” We sat in a luxurious office in Beverly Hills. This is where the wealthy and powerful come to make babies and I’ll be honest, I was intimidated. The lobby was like…

Fertility Story #2

My husband’s sub par semen analysis results alone don’t completely explain why I haven’t gotten pregnant. After all, men with abnormal counts, morphology, and motility are still able to naturally impregnate their partners.  So in order to truly understand what is preventing conception, we’d now need to explore my uterus. Fun. “Because you have a…

Fertility Story #1 – The New Abormal

As I stripped down for the lovely Jules of Queen Been waxing on Culver Blvd. I noticed her checking me out. It wasn’t my exposed thighs she was gaping at, however, but the gauze and band-aids at both of my inner-elbows. “What happened to you?” she asked. This was my first time with Jules, but I’ll admit I was…