The Clinic Called...

Months of injections. Intrusive exams.  Gruelling scans. Scheduled sex – not fun.

Negative tests.


What?  It’s not negative?

It’s positive?

Say again?

In my belly? Are you sure?  Our little bean!  Thirty-six weeks left!

I didn’t even know the party had started!

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    Ah, a success story. Maybe Lindsay will write hers as a microstory some day.

    1. Live by Surprise

      No worries Rena. You will need some time with all that’s going on. Hugs to you and your family.

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    Awesome microstory. Not just the STORY but the way you tell it. Do you often do these? You’ve got the emotions popping off the page. Well done!

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      I try to do one once a week. puts up a prompt. This one didn’t make the voting grid – but I liked the way it turned out regardless. Thanks for stopping by!

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    MICROSTORIES! You captured it so perfectly! It’d likely take me more than 248 tries and just as many DELETES to do what you just did! LOL

    What a fabulous little story with a BIG ending! Here’s to a great weekend for you, Hubs, and your growing little bean! <3

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    Microstories! HOW MUCH FUN IS THAT?! AND HOW BRILLIANTLY YOU DID IT! Me, I think it’d take me 248 tries and a great deal of DELETE DELETE DELETE to pull off one of those mini stories!

    But you captured it all so effectively! BIG props to you and your growing bean… 😉

    Love coming to you for the weekend! <3

    1. Live by Surprise

      My bean isn’t so little any more…he’ll be three this July…

      Thanks Annah. Always lovely to have you here.

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        Haha…yes! I should have clarified a little differently…was re-using “bean” from your story, thinking that “growing” would make the distinction…lol Wasn’t thinking about the little bean getting bigger in utero! 😉

        Silly me! <3

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    AW! I just love how you can capture ALL the *feels* in such a short piece. You are SO good at that. What a journey you must have endured to get your little bean!! I love good endings… <3

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    THAT IS BEYOND EXCITING! I was recently told by my doc that I would only be able to get pregnant through InVitro. For the time being, that’s okay because I don’t want kids, but I know fiance wants them in the future and I am sure I am going to want to have one or two little ones… I mean, our kids are going to be friggin’ knock-outs if I do say so myself (future husband = SUPER STUD, lol).

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    Not sure if this is fiction or it’s about you, Liv. Wishing you the very best in the year, either way! 🙂

    1. Live by Surprise

      It’s about me…but it’s a reflection of what I went through to have my two year old. Thank you Corinne. Happy 2016 to you too!

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      I guess so. It’s one of the most difficult things I’ve ever gone through – and it really tested my relationship. When they did call, I really didn’t believe her. I had her repeat the result three times. And I’d already made the decision to give up trying. In the end, it was worth it – and my relationship survived – but I can understand why so many don’t.

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        It was certainly one of the factors, but not the majorest. But OYYYYYh it’s awful process to go through. So glad it worked for you, Sweetie. SO GLAD.

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