Location: Washington, United States

I began my TTC journey in January 2005. It finally worked with the 5th IUI and along came Eliana! I started trying for a second (T42) a little over a year later, and was thrilled to get pregnant on the second try this time. Jacob soon joined our family! Not sure if I am done at two, but come along for my journey in motherhood. If you stop by, please leave me a short note! I like to know when I have visitors. :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

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Blogger Shazza911 said...

He's such a little cutie!!

August 25, 2009 10:54 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Dear Katrina,

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Here is a little more information from Deirdre about her documentary:

My name is Deirdre Fishel and I have just completed editing a deeply personal documentary that follows me and three other diverse women as we decide to pursue single motherhood, navigate the bizarre waters of picking sperm donors over the internet, deal with our parents, try to get pregnant, and ultimately embrace how lucky we are to be alive now and able to create joyous families of biological and adopted children.

I started the project six years ago, filming myself and the other women for two years. But when my kids were born I took a hiatus, for many reasons. Two years later the call to continue came when a friend wrote an article on single mothers by choice. These women were freaks. They were humorless, even their children seemed to bring them no joy. I become obsessed with telling the story from the inside. The film received a New York State Council of the Arts grant which took it through more shooting. Editing has just been completed by a two-time Academy Award nominee who worked on deferment because he believed so strongly in the project. Now all we need is to raise finishing funds to get it out.

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Only six percent of children will grow up in a traditional family, meaning two straight people, who marry first, have kids and don't separate. We need more images that show that while going it alone certainly isn't easy, alternative families are in now way second best. Thanks in advance for your support!

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October 21, 2009 9:22 PM  
Blogger Jann said...

Oh he is growing up so fast! Great pics & video!!!

October 24, 2009 2:41 PM  

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