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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:

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.


  • 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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