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Saturday, February 19, 2005

No, really, go to "Chez Miscarriage".

I know I just told you to go there, but in case you just looked at the link and thought, 'yeah, whatever' -- I say, go there effin' NOW:

http://chezmiscarriage.blogs.com/chezmiscarriage/thank_you_ill_be_here_all_week/index.html

The IM conversation between Celine Dion and Oprah, the guest writers, the stick figures with infertility problems, the Infertility Passover Haggadah, the teenage diary, the letters section (especially!), the haikus -- read it all.

From her Miss Manners segment:

Hi, I'm hoping you can help me. My friend had a miscarriage and I really want to get her a miscarriage gift. Can you recommend something very special?

....I needed something to lift my spirits. I thought that I'd cheer myself up and help Miscarriage Gift at the same time, so I drove over to the Habitual Spontaneous Abortion Emporium to do a little shopping. They were having a half-off sale on oversized maxi pads, but I walked right by those plush beauties and headed for the gift aisle. I found a D&C Barbie / Waiting Room Ken set that was very reasonably priced; for just a bit more money, you could add Skipper the Nurse Who Can't Get the Damn IV In. I also found a lovely needlepoint pillow that expressed a common sentiment: "Why, God? Why?" The words were bordered by clouds and an angelic blood clot looking down from heaven.

.........

Why am I hanging out with the funny barren women these days, you may ask?

I realized that the baby I would have had if I hadn't miscarried in August would have been born about now. I feel okay about that, too, as if everything has happened precisely as it should have. This interim time has not been wasted. I'm certainly grateful that I didn't bleed to death in August. And now that this imaginary gestation is over, I feel less gun-shy and more ready to try for another baby. Funny, huh? I'll keep you posted on my progress.

I'm angry that I have to do first trimester again, though. Damn, I hate that effin' first trimester.

1 Comments:

  • At 1:45 AM, Anonymous chasmyn said…

    Yeah, I had that feeling in December when I realized the baby I m/c in May would have been born then.

    I'm not a fan of the first trimester either. And I HATE PRACNE!!! it is EVIL!!!!

    And have you read her post about parenting drive-bys? And then all 282 (last time I checked) comments? That's an excellent thread there.

     

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