Years spent wishing and waiting, months of trying and failing, days filled with hope and hopelessness...none of them prepared me for the moment it happened. It took five cycles of negative pregnancy tests before I learned to save myself the heartache and wait for my period to arrive. Every cycle, the three last tests waited but … Continue reading “Dreams Do Come True.”
December 06, 2016. The day our journey to getting pregnant began. January 12, 2017. The first negative pregnancy test. February 27, 2017. The day I hoped to DH that we were pregnant. April 25, 2017. The day that we took a long walk on the beach and decided that July would be our month, that … Continue reading “One Day…”
Okay, I only did one thing. But it was a big thing. A thing is going to make other things a lot easier. Like baby things. I paid off my car loan! It was a two year loan which I paid off in half the time by making several lump sum payments in addition to … Continue reading Life Admin
July marks the eighth month of trying to get pregnant. Each month we've tried something different to improve our chances: Fertility Apps (Clue, Ovia and Fertility Friend), ovulation strips, Sperm Meets Egg Plan, pineapple core, Basal Body Temping, Preseed and Evening Primrose Oil. In cycle seven, we had to take a break from sex so … Continue reading Another Month, Another Chance.
This time last week, I was crying after an appointment with my osteopath. During my session, he had very gently asked "Is getting pregnant a good idea for you? Are you sure your body will cope?" It wasn't the first time I'd heard that. I was in my teens when my GP tried to find … Continue reading When It Rains, It Pours.
"and later learn the beginning; the end will take care of itself - Harlan Ellison" "So you want to have a baby?" The gynecologist bore a striking resemblance to the actor Michael Cera, albeit with a deep tan and a faint Indian accent. Ten minutes earlier, we had overheard the nurses congratulating him on the … Continue reading “Now begin in the middle…”