The Tragic Optimist

Category Archives: infertility

Annual

I had my annual exam today.  (Yeah, that’s one of the topics that I did not want as my 200th post – call me crazy, but I really didn’t feel like commemorating a pap that way). I read a great post at In Search of Biscuit 2.0 about her experience going in for her annual  …

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health fair

Work sponsored a health fair today.  They gave flu shots, and had representatives from a variety of groups and organizations around to give you information about a variety of health-related benefits.  Plus there were door prizes, so that was a draw.  And I actually learned quite a bit of good stuff.  Like, who knew that …

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my library degree is useless to me here

A co-worker stopped in today with her 3 week old baby.  She thought she’d be able to just stop in and see a few people and escape.  Hah.  No such luck, as she and her baby were immediately surrounded by a throng of adoring colleagues.  As we were talking, two different co-workers turned to me …

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why do you blog?

Thank you everyone for all your good thoughts about Z’s upcoming surgery.  I’m feeling much better about it.  Not saying that I’m looking forward to it, but I’m feeling like I’ll survive (her surviving has never been in much question). Sometimes I have an idea for a blog post, and I think it to death …

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a month past breastfeeding

(Sorry for the general blog silence here.  I’ve been spending a lot of time getting my Little Four Eyes blog to look good, and while I’m quite happy with it, it’s kind of sapped me of inspiration for this blog.  Apparently I only have so much blog attention to go around). It took nearly three …

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The fertility diet

I heard a radio program recently with Dr. Walter Willett, one of the authors of the book, “The Fertility Diet.”  It was an interesting discussion, he took a few questions from listeners.  I even submitted two questions online, but they never got to them (they weren’t particularly profound). Quick disclaimer: I have not read this …

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Kindness

Fighting Windmills posted yesterday about kindness and the ways she practices kindness in her life. One of the things she posted really caught me – in her list of ways she is kind to herself is this: “I tell myself my life story in a positive way.” An idea so simple and lovely, yet so …

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fertile thoughts

The snow is finally starting to melt, after light rains yesterday and today.  I dislike this time of year, it’s too early for any green here, but what snow is left is dirty and grey, and everything just looks grungy and ugly.  But on our drive home from work I noticed the snow on the …

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6 word memoir meme

Got tagged with another meme by FightingWindmills, back a few days ago, and am finally getting around to posting this. In this one you’re supposed to write a 6 word memoir, and illustrate it with pictures, if you’d like.  Here’s the original post about it, with back story, and rules and such. So here goes …

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Eating my words

After going through my old blog posts for that last post, I decided to go even further back. This is something I wrote back in September, 2000 on a message board about parenting. This was just before Chris and I got married – we knew that we would probably want kids, but not for a …

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