Author Archive | kimberlykim

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TO MY TWINS, ON OUR 913th DAY OF NURSING

Dear Jeremiah and Avani, Today is our 913th and last day of nursing. You are two and a half years old today, and today will be the very last time that you have “momo.” We started nursing a few weeks after you were born, in the neonatal intensive care unit, before you even knew how […]

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IVF: CAN I REALLY DO THIS AGAIN?

Last month my husband, Brian, and I went back to our old stomping grounds in Iowa City. No, not a bar, though we headed there next. The Reproductive Endocrinologist. A place that we spent countless hours in our quest to have a child, but have since avoided for 2+ years. We had an appointment to discuss the […]

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TALES OF A TRAVELING BREASTPUMP

Before I even became pregnant, I knew that I wanted to try breastfeeding. However, when I found out I was expecting twins, I knew I would need a lot of support. I enlisted the help of a local lactation consultant, Natalie, who came to my home during my second trimester. She provided me with information, encouragement, […]

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A PODCAST FOR EVERY MOOD

Looking for a new podcast to listen to while out for a run, cleaning the house, or unwinding at night? Here are my favorites for every mood. The Best Podcast for…relating to other parents… The Longest Shortest Time was created by then-new-mom Hillary Frank with the goal of helping new parents not feel alone. First, […]

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I KNOW I AM STILL INFERTILE BECAUSE…

In March 2014, I welcomed my two children after two years of infertility, four in vitro fertilization cycles, a frightening sub chorionic hemorrhage (bleed), and 60 hours of preterm labor. While suffering with infertility and undergoing treatment after treatment, I often wondered what it would feel like on the “other side.” Would my experience stay with me? Would […]

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