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Sock it too Me 2009!

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January 01, 2010


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the good eggs

I love your goodbye to 2009. Seems like everybody hated it, but at least you had something good to say about its effects. Best for 2010!


If I were a birth mother, the second I heard that you liked David Sedaris, you'd be my #1 pick!

2009 sucked. I haven't heard many people say otherwise, and not just in the IF community. May 2010 be the year that fulfills all your hopes & dreams!


I wish you had some more answers - but I like your style and like the way you are exploring many things. I am glad 2009 is over for you. ((HUGS))


There have to be some birth mothers out there who do not want cookie cutter adoptive parents. But, it's just like anything else...conformity is better and easier. Sigh.

I hope 2010 is a much better year.


I so get the wanting/needing to be one step ahead. And there are just so many questions still lingering right now- ugh. I have been thinking of you lots. I wish we lived closer.


Wow - just reading this is all so much to take in, I can't imagine living it. Praying for you, for a baby, for answers, for peace!


Hoping for a better 2010... Happy New Year.


I wish you only the best this year, with a clearer plan and all the options possible.

By the way...TAC stands for Trans-abdominal Cerclage. If you google that you will find tons of info on it. But basically it's a higher placed band around the cervix to prevent a premature loss of a pregnancy. It's typically placed via the vagina, but to get it higher it's placed via the stomach.

IF Optimist (Traci)

Your goodbye to 2009 and writing about a letter to a birth mom was very honest, touching and excellent. I'm so sorry that you had to endure any of this pain, but I am so proud that you have made it through with such intelligence, wit and grace. Hoping that 2010 is a much better year.

Lisa DG

Here's to 2010. There is so much to hope and dream for. Keep looking forward.


There are lots of birth mothers looking for real parents-- especially ones who clearly and genuinely love each other.

My favorite non-traditional example is Dan Savage's "The Kid: What Happened When My Boyfriend And I Decided To Go And Get Pregnant," here:

Also, you know my sister Miranda would love to talk with you about the birth mother's perspective whenever you'd like.

Here's to an easier-on-the-heart 2010. Love you guys!


I loved that Very Sedaris Christmas on TAML

Here is to a fruitful 2010!


Much as it may have been "nice" to have something concrete to blame, I'm glad your vitamin K wasn't the culprit this time around. One of the things I hate most about IF is how we all beat ourselves up and shoulder the blame when we don't make it to the end of the rainbow (there's a baby in that pot, not gold). I, too, wish you a productive and fulfilling 2010.



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