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  • We were here before. Unsuccessfully the first time; excited to be parents of an ovum that failed to thrive.

    The fan spins rapidly in the window, beating feverishly in an effort to cool. My heart beats twice. I dream, terrified. Scared but thrilled. Her touch means the world to me; our passion, creative. Every moment becomes desire becomes hope becomes defeat becomes sadness becomes hope.

    He'll call me dad.
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