et’s Talk About Egg Donation is filled with dozens and dozens of real stories from real people who built (or were in the process of building) their families with the help of an egg donor or embryo donors. It does a great job of walking you through the process of egg donation—from diagnosis to how to talk to your kids (and other people!) about egg donation, and everything in between!⠀
I am no less a mother because I partnered with an egg donor. No less a mother because I can’t conceive without fertility treatment. No less a mother because I am doomed to miscarry using my own DNA.
My first miscarriage was the first time my heart was broken. Earlier this year, a friend reached out to me after her miscarriage. Her heart was broken too, and she wanted to know how to get over it. I share with you now what I shared with her.
Remembering my sweet #MizukoBean whose undue date was this day six years ago.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have a 6-year-old boy, my genetic child. Would he have looked like me? Would I have recognized other features from my family of origin in his little face and body?
I just sent out the latest issue of The Trying Times, after a 7-month hiatus. Life with twins has been an insane journey so far, but I hope to resume regular programming! What was the catalyst for my return? I wish I could say it were finding my groove + decent stretches of sleep, but no. It’s the abortion issue.
It’s #NIAW and I’m a bit pressed for time (hello, life with twins), so my participation will be down this…