My Cerclage

In September 2005, I was pregnant with twin girls. I lost my pregnancy at 19 weeks apparently due to my "incompetent cervix." I became pregnant again and wrote all about it on this blog. I now have a wonderful son. Since bed rest, anxiety and cerclage were so much fun, I've decided to do it all again.....

Thursday, November 20, 2008


People tried to tell me. I didn't know. I so didn't know. I entered the world that is facebook. I may never blog again.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hope and Disappointment

I'm at work right now. Blogging is way worse than surfing. I'm not even pretending I have something else to do. I can't really do work if I don't have people to see, and with the big maternity leave, I don't really have my "base" of patients to follow-up with. So here I am.

I only have a few minutes before the day ends so I don't want to get to involved in anything big, but ah, did you hear Obama won?? It was truly an exciting night.Unfortunately, it was tempered the next day when Prop 8 passed. Ok. Here I go. Getting into something big. But really, how can people be against marriage for same sex couples?? My latest theory is that it must be ignorance. I live here in San Francisco (as I might have mentioned before) where gay people are everywhere! They are your colleagues,neighbors, friends and business partners. Their kids are not just at the alternative school for their alternative lifestyle, they're right there in your mainstream school because they are just normal mainstream people here. In my case, they are my colleagues, my pediatrician, my OB and my close friends. Yup. That's right. Beloved Peri is GAY!

The point of all of this is that I really don't think that you can know all these people--people trying to give their awesome kid the same love and choices and education that you're trying to give your awesome kid and actually feel like that kid and that family doesn't deserve the same rights as your kid. I feel like it's impossible. Thus, my theory of ignorance. People who are for a ban on gay marriage must not actually know any gay people well, or they couldn't possibly feel the way they do.

Of course, that said, I do see it everyday. There were enough yes on 8 people for me to scratch my head in confusion. But at least we have Obama! There is enough hope there to make me think this yes on prop 8 well have to be something that ALSO changes in my lifetime.