I'm a thirtysomething girl with a crummy set of body parts. We managed to duct tape them together long enough to produce a ridiculously awesome kid we call Lauren and her equally awesome sister Veronica. Before they came along, we had ten miscarriages, all first trimester. In the six years prior to The (first) Pregnancy That Could, I endured every fertility test, surgery and procedure you can imagine, including two laparoscopies to remove endometriosis, multiple IUIs and a failed IVF cycle. My arms have permanent scarring from years of blood draws.

In the end, it's all been worth it.