I shared last week that I had ordered this book. It was a quick read and I enjoyed it very much. A lot of it hit home with me. Waiting for Daisy - A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, An Atomic Bomb, a Romantic Night, and One Woman's Quest to Become a Mother is definitely a book I would recommend. It is the memoir of author, Peggy Orenstein and is a New York Times bestseller.
Here are some of the parts I marked while reading that 'hit' me for different reasons. When I am reading I like to mark the pages or lines I want to return to.
- It's devestating. In some ways it's even harder when you already have a child, because you know what you're missing.
- "It feels so unfair " I complained to Steven. "Everyone else has a baby. I've been through so much- I should get to have one, too." "You're wrong, " he said. "It's not unfair, Unfair is when my friend, Lynn died at forty-two. Unfair is her daughter was only three at the time. This is unfortunate, but it's not unfair.
- You prentend to talk about normal things, but I can tell you're thinking about fertility the whole time. You're this angry bitter person fixated on having a baby.
- The only way to survive this is to be grateful for the two of us, for what we have together.