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October 24, 2007


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What a beautiful post.And I know the friend you're speaking of... I'm so sad for her.

The Dunn Family

Beautiful post. Brought me to tears.

Rachel Inbar

Perspective indeed. Great post. I'm glad you were able to hang in there as long as you did - of course, you had the Modiin crew (I know you've got at least 4 readers here) rooting for you the whole time :-)


Great post, Karen. Thank you for sharing so much of your story.


You brought tears to my eyes. I'd say more, but have to run to catch a train to go home (and hug my boys a little tighter tonight).


Oh my, I'm so sorry for your friend. There are no words. I'm glad you are doing well and I'm looking forward to hearing all about those babies in the months to come!


Thank you for this. I delivered my triplets 2 weeks ago, at 32wks 6days... my two girls are doing really well but my little boy is struggling. He will be fine but right now he's having trouble with a PDA and not breathing on his own. I've not been dealing well lately and have been feeling sorry for him, for myself, for everything.You helped put into perspective for me how lucky I really am. Congratulations on your healthy, beautiful babies.


Well said.


Dear Karen, Thank you for sharing that, and for inviting me to read your blog. I have enjoyed following your pregnancy journey, and have learned so much from your experience...I am so glad that the blogosphere brought us together...and grateful that your dreams came true.


really touching post Karen. I've read at least one other person's blog that expressed such gratitude for your support and gentle guidance without judgment. you inspire me for that, so thank you for showing us how to treat people and be proud. your babies are lucky to have a momma like you!

Malky B.

Karen, what a touching post. So sorry for your friend who lost her babies. We love you too and I personally call you my friend as well.


I always appreciated your candid honesty through your pregnancy. people are too quick with "well this is what you wanted" and not quick enough with "we support you regardless." Luckily they are in the minority though. I am so sorry for your friend as well. I have cried for so many "strangers" as I follow their stories, but I am happy to have followed yours to it's happy conclusion. (Although this is just the beginning, isn't it?)Thank you for all your wonderful posts.

Cindy amp; Brian

great post - you are wonderful.


i can't tell you how happy i am that you blogged throughout your pregnancy. your honesty has helped me so much since i found out i was having triplets. thank you so much for sharing everything.

Casey's trio

As others have commented, this is a beautiful post..one that I relate to in many differet aspects. My heart goes out to the women who lost their babies due to prematurity.


Over the past months, we have shared a lot of ups and downs, I don't know that I would have chosen anyone other than you to share all my insecurities and crazy attitudes with. You have also taught me alot... More than you think I'm sure!That was a lovely post, and whether it's in person or online, I feel blessed having you as my friend...


I'm so sorry for your friend -- I think all of us who've gone through those terrible weeks feel a clutch at our hearts when we hear that someone didn't make it through.There were four sets of triplets in our NICU while we were there, and two more sets born in that time who went right home. One of the sets of babies was born at 25 weeks, and one of those babies died. The memory of that couple has never left me, even though we never said a word to each other, either.


Wow, I am in tears. That was very well put. I "only" have twins, but some of the things you wrote rang true for me as well. I was really upset not to have had a "normal" pregnancy, and I'm still upset 2+ years later about how things turned out when my boys were born at about 31.5 weeks and then spent 6 weeks in the NICU. There's no one in my "real" life who understands those emotions, which I don't dwell on very often since I now have 2 smart, active, drive-me-crazy toddlers around. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.And what an amazing doctor you had!


So eloquently put. I continue to learn a lot from my blogger friends and "neighbors."

Changing Expectations

I am so sorry about your friends loss. Thanks so much for your complete honesty with your posts. I know that it has helped me to gain some perspective through this whole IF experience.I can't wait until our next get together.


Urban Word of the Daywww.urbandictionary.comOctober 23, 2007: dotcomradeAn [Internet] acquaintance; someone you chat with but have never actuallymet.


What a beautiful post. I'm not sure I've ever commented on your blog, but I have been following your pregnancy as you were several weeks ahead of me and I have always been curious to hear what you went through. My heart goes out to your friend and to those who have been in the same situation. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.


Beautifully written. Such sad stories of loss. I can't even imagine the pain, I don't know what I would do if I lost one of my babies, I don't know how I would go on. I know what you mean about missing being pregnant, I miss it too. It's such a strange transformation.


Karen,Thank you for the perspective. I've spent alot of time lately looking back at how far we've come and how incredibly blessed we have been. It is so very easy to remember our fear from the NICU days. It lurks right under the surface all the time. My heart and prayers go out to you friend who lost her sweet babies.


i have tears in my eyes reading this post. you are truly one of the most remarkable women i know. i am so honored to be given permission to read it!lovejulie g

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