Maritza Ruiz-Kim

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

And Then There Were Possibly Three?

How do I tell my story of adding to my family through adoption? Do I talk about why I can’t be pregnant again? It’s not that I can’t get pregnant. I have friends with infertility. Or even stay pregnant (I have Read more…


“We Want a Girl, Too”

So finally I can get to the point. We want a daughter. And when I say We, I mean: Me, GK, Enn, Zee. We want a little girl in our home. We want to expand our family to accommodate one Read more…


Two Boys

Wow, I am lucky. I have these two amazing boys. I am not sure what to write about, after nearly three weeks of pregnancy issues, but here I am. Just want to say that Enn finished his last day of Read more…


My Little Family, Size Four, For Now

Just a few words here, I think. So, it’s final. I got my period this morning. BIG SIGH. NOT PREGNANT. Relief? Sort of.  More like a strange leftover feeling. Yesterday was my day to mourn this loss. Today, I am Read more…


Still Nothing, But Never Mind.

I’m just done with this. Another day of no blood, another negative test.  I’m done taking tests, done thinking I am pregnant, done thinking about every detail that I feel is happening to me. I talked to the OB’s office, Read more…


Chutes & Ladders Life

So many ups & downs. A bit more blood today. Still considered spotting. But it sent me reeling with, “I’m probably not pregnant.” Because I had another negative stick test today.  7 days of urine stick tests, six of which Read more…


Back to No New News

Sorry, no more news to report still. Took a test, still negative. Busy day today since Not Sure If I am Pregnant. Grad party & Memorial Day BBQ, and on my feet a lot talking, and thinking- I think I Read more…


Now It’s Something

I’m getting into the TMI details here, but such is life… I had to pee, then I wiped, and there it was- a tiny spot of red. A bright spot. TINY. And strangely, relief. If this is a period, and Read more…


Still Frustrated

Still no answer. Still. There is no . on the way, that I can tell. And I am now 7 days late. 15 days past “conception.” It’s just that I am ready to embrace that I am pregnant, but I Read more…


Still Nothing

Still no info. I’m calling the OB’s office at 9am when they open and see if I can have an appt today to discuss this.  I am six days late with no signs of changing, and I have so many Read more…


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