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Mara Kofoed is a wife, New Yorker of 12 years, and former entrepreneuer (Harvey Faircloth). She is planning for a family and blogs about her past struggle with infertility and divorce at her personal site, A Blog About Love.

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Things We Likely Won’t Do Anymore If We Have a Baby

By Mara Kofoed |

Over the last 8 years of infertility, it’s been easy to get settled into a life without kids.  (I strangely feel further away from being a parent than ever.  It’s just been so long.)  So as we approach the IVF process  – I’m just mentally preparing for a few things that we likely won’t do anymore as a couple if we have a baby……..(for you parents, maybe this will bring back some memories from the olden days :)

(photo above by Saydi Eyre Shumway)

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Approaching IVF

Getting 8 (if not 9!) hours of SLEEP

Oh my, those days would be o-v-e-r, right?

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3 thoughts on “Things We Likely Won’t Do Anymore If We Have a Baby

  1. Katie M. says:

    The transition is hard, but thankfully does not last long! :) It took my husband and I about 2 months, and then we were pretty settled into the “new normal”! :) We take our little one hiking….it is really fun and pretty easy so long as you have a good baby carrier! :)

    A tip for having “alone” time with your spouse after having a baby (6-9 months…once they are awake more and start crawling), is put them in a pac n play outside your bedroom with lots of toys for them. Parents get alone time (while safely keeping an eye on the little one)! It is a win win! :) :) :)

  2. Alison says:

    Dear Mara, you are so good at appreciating what you have now, you are holding onto this great list. It is a good thing you wrote it down because you will completely forget it once your life changes. I know because I had a good-things-about-being-single list that actually became worries. For example, “how will I cope when my future husband will steal the blankets in the middle of the night?”. I can laugh now that I am happily married. Over the years of infertility, I developed a good-things-about-being-kidless list. And now I have a good-things-about-only-children list even though I desparately-at-times want another child. The trick is to not let the lists get in the way of what we truly want; I think my lists do. I will pray for your peace to continue as you ride out your life journey. It is comforting to know: maybe not now, but one day, we will be mother of millions! Happy day!

  3. rosemary zummak says:

    just found your blog and love it – i am 65 going on 30 (most days). Men’s shirts have been a wardrobe staple of mine since my teens – but lately, I am thinking I should do something different with them! Your pictures inspired me! I can tell you are a fabulous woman and will age beautifully!!!

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