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UPDATE: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2015/07/id-like-to-not-exist-for-a-little-while/The work I've been doing on acceptance seems to be paying off. Yesterday morning I got a positive pregnancy test for the first time in my life.I'm so thrilled that I hardly know what to say!It's early days yet. I tested about five days before you are supposed to test so the result is very faint. The body hasn't had much time to produce pregnancy hormones measured by the tests.The fact … [Read more...]


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Letting Go Is The Hardest Part

It's been a little while since I spoke of my infertility struggles. It's something that is present in my life every moment of every day and it's difficult for me to focus on anything else these days. (Hence a slow down on the writing, unfortunately). There's not much left to say about it. I do everything I can to make my body healthy and try again and again to find myself pregnant. No luck as of yet.I've been noticing something recently. When you learn about prayer or wishing or "the secret" … [Read more...]


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Diet And Health

Well, Mother's Day was pretty rough for me. I mean, I have nothing against the day itself or the idea of the day and celebrating my own mom is great. But it is a very intense reminder of that one thing I don't have that I so desperately want. And at my new job it's hard because I am interacting with lots of customers who all want to wish me a happy Mother's Day!I hope that this time next year I'll be celebrating my first Mother's Day as a mom. Any thoughts, prayers, well wishes, etc. that … [Read more...]


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Garbhadhana: The Ritual of Conception

In Hinduism there are 16 major life rituals called Samskars or Sanskars (संस्कार) and one of them relates to a husband and wife conceiving a child. My husband and I want to have children and so this is the perfect opportunity to fulfill a samskar (although, I think the samskar counts as part of the child's life!)When I was in India I picked up a copy of this book...It has a lot of long-winded essays about why more people should be doing these rituals but in the second half it also has … [Read more...]


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How Hard Should We Try to Have a Baby?

It's been a little while since I've spoken about our baby making efforts. We've been trying to conceive for ten months now.From everything you hear in health class or see on TV, you'd think making a baby is the easiest thing in the world (Hec, just look at most of the women in my family and you'll get that idea too!). Look at a girl the wrong way and she gets pregnant! I knew it wasn't that simple because I've done a lot of research on the subject. Still, it's difficult to feel like … [Read more...]


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What’s In A Baby Hope Chest?

I didn't have a hope chest for my wedding. Honestly, it's not really a tradition that people are practicing anymore. I always liked the idea of it, but there is no way I would have been able to hold off on opening it up and pulling out those goodies in the thirteen years I've been waiting to get married! I've lived on my own and started my household a long time ago.A Baby Hope Chest is a project I started a couple years ago when I wasn't ready to have a baby, but desperately wanted one. To … [Read more...]


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Baby Making: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know

I've been learning quite a lot about how babies are made over the last several months. Since my close friend was starting to try for a baby about a year and a half ago and one of our other good friends is a neo-natal nurse, I got the benefit of a lot of knowledge.I learned that as a woman, I can track my own fertility using temperature and other fertility signs in my body. I always thought the "rhythm method" was useless (my grandmother had five children while using the rhythm method for … [Read more...]


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