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Monica LeMoine Patient Expert

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With grit and humor, Monica LeMoine's popular and award-winning blog offers "caffeine-fueled postcards from the edge of miscarriage, stillbirth, and other surrealities."  Come visit the Knocked Down Hunk Gallery, Knoctionary, and "Ask an Dead Baby Momma" section. ... Full Bio
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Four Year Check-In by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello World, Not sure if anybody comes around here these days, but if so: HI. How the bleep are you? Nice to see you again. It's been a while. I am back to the moss- ... Read on »
Washington D.C. Readings November 4-5 (And a Bit More) by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Greetings, Y'all... Holy smokes, an insomnia-tinged night. A few sleepy-surreal ramblings below, but a quick invite first: I'll be doing a couple of informal reading ... Read on »
Three Years, and Where's the Hair? by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Not sure if anyone still reads this, but here we go Sean is nearly five months old. A couple of days ago, I gave him my traditional morning greeting: scooped him up and fre ... Read on »
A New Blog, Kinda by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Howdy Folks, I've started a new blog of sorts, kind of a diary of what raising a new baby makes me think and feel, of what I'm observing in this astoundingly fast-growin ... Read on »
Coming Events by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Howdy Folks, For those of you just stopping in, here's the scoop on this blog: I rambled here for a couple of years, and those ramblings are still posted if you care to ... Read on »
Breathing by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hi, World! Book launch and a short string of random readings in Seattle are done, ahhhh. Now I'm on hiatus from all things book-related, and hot DAMN, it feels good to b ... Read on »
She Said: Women's Lives Through Poetry and Prose by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Another Seattle-only event (the next and only one planned thus far)...sorry you non-Seattle-ers! Join me and six other Seattle-area authors/poets this Wednesday, May 5th ... Read on »
If You're In Seattle... by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hey Rainy-City-and-Thereabouts Readers! Come over and down some drinks with me and my homegirl Corbin Lewars at our BITCHIN' BOOK LAUNCH PARTY - 7:00pm on Wednesdsay, Ap ... Read on »
Time for Goodbye by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Howdy, KuKd/TTC'ers and Inquisitive Guests, Last year, I made big, bitchin' promise to myself, my husband, and the ball of babe-age in my tummy: that I would end this blo ... Read on »
The Second Baby by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Howdy, Guests-n-Regulars! Minor emotional meltdown yesterday morning as we crunched our feet along the gravel pathway in the park. It was the exact same park where I sob ... Read on »
Birth versus Dirth: Chode Stitches by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Greetings, KuKd/TTC'ers and Inquisitive Guests! This post is about chodes. But first of all, a quick prelude: huge and huggy thanks for the outpouring of support and ... Read on »
The World Just Got Tiny by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Greetings from the graveyard shift! Everything has shrunken, for now, to revolve around the astonishing new creature who arrived (alive!!!!!!!!) on March 26th. And as you ... Read on »
5 Stages of KuKd Momma with a 4-Day Overdue Baby by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility * Stage 1: So What's it To Ya? "You really wanna know when he's due? I'll tell ya: FOUR DAYS AGO! Yeah, you heard me right. And yeah, my gangster gear don't f ... Read on »
The Update-less Update by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Howdy Folks, Baby LeMoine is 48 long-ass hours overdue. He's still alive, I'm pretty sure - which is the biological state we're going for. Every once in a while my sto ... Read on »
Dear Fetus by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Dear Fetus, Can I still call you that? Fetus? Or have you graduated to the level of "baby" by now? Why don't I just break all societal rules for a moment, and call you wh ... Read on »
When a Friend Disappears by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello, Guests and Regulars! First, the good: I had several great, productive days in a row - the kind that feel as though I just applied some kind of cosmic dental fl ... Read on »
KuKd Friend as Survival Tool by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Greetings, Scouts-n-Guests! Yup: I just called you (some of you, anyway) a scout! Hold on a sec, and I'll tell you why. One of my favorite activities is thinking of bo ... Read on »
Bake Talk by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Greetings, KuKd/TTC-Regulars and Inquisitive Guests, When it comes to cooking, I've decided there are two kinds of people in this world. First, there are people who c ... Read on »
Connecting Stillbirth to Life by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Greetings, KuKd/TTC Guests and Regulars... There's a baby shower coming up, and a conundrum in my head to work through. Why can't things be simple and easy, without conu ... Read on »
WTF Part Deux by Monica LeMoine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hello, Guests-n-Others! As my belly grows outward in a craze of outlandish horizontalness, here are the top two questions coming at me this month 1) What's your "bir ... Read on »