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How Not To Apologize

I got a call from my aunt the other day. She wanted to comment on the Hawaii pictures. Little Girl looked so cute, but her parents? What was wrong with them. Why were they so…round? Teasing ensued about how rotund we are. Even one of her nurses, upon viewing the pictures, mentioned how plump we were. […]


A Teeny Little Thing

The last thing I want is to have this entry come off as some sort of ungrateful whine (or whinging, as the Brits say). But there is a little something that I have to admit I’m somewhat sad about. It isn’t the biggest deal in the world. In fact, it might be the littlest deal […]


Things People Say #105

From a distant relative: It’s been my experience that after people adopt a baby, they end up getting pregnant. That could happen to you…at least as long as your eggs aren’t shot.


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The Measure of My Failure

You know that dream a lot of people seem to have about finding themselves in a classroom, naked, and taking a test they know nothing about and haven’t studied for? That dream has been my experience of infertility. Those of you who know me understand what a Type-A, Dr. Fix-it, problem-solver that I am. The […]


My Final IVF Cycle or Reasons #13, 14 & 15 of Why I Hate Cooper!

Originally published at Welcome To The Dollhouse. You can comment here or there. should update my blog on all my recent drama. On Tuesday May 3rd, I started what is to be my final IVF cycle before moving on to donor eggs. I planned to cycle on the DL, since talking about my progress just […]


My Final IVF Cycle or Reasons #13, 14 & 15 of Why I Hate Cooper!

I should update my blog on all my recent drama. On Tuesday May 3rd, I started what is to be my final IVF cycle before moving on to donor eggs. I planned to cycle on the DL, since talking about my progress just gets me more anxious. But then all the shit started to hit […]


Whose Shame Is It Anyway?

Last night in group, I shared my post Finally Willing To Talk About It. I was clear that I just wanted to share where I was and what I had discovered and didn’t need time to process the feelings any further. (I have this thing about needing time in group that I have been having […]


Doing The Next Right Thing

It has been hard for me to write these past couple of weeks. I’ve gotten into quite the funk. I didn’t post about it but I just had another failed IVF cycle last week. We went to retrieval with my one pitiful follicle and for the third time had no egg upon retrieval. Of course […]


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