What it feels like to be adopted

Ooh, I’m so full up I’m going to burst! I came across this post on the rather wonderful My Perfect Breakdown blog, and it made me think that there’s a lot that adults-who-were-adopted* could do to help or provide insight to those people who are currently in the process of adopting. (*Adoptees… I don’t mind…

Day 20: The pen is mightier than the sword

It’s an injection, but not as we know it! It’s Day 20 in this whole shebang and yesterday I had my baseline scan. This was step 2 after down regulation which is the first set of injections you take. The idea is that you trick your lazy (in my case) body into prepping for pregnancy….

The countdown to wherever we’re going

Not counting on anything One of the things I wanted to talk about briefly is how I feel about this whole IVF thing. I’m new to the blogging world and I’ve lately read a lot of posts about the pain and waiting with infertility. And I think a lot of aspects are familiar to me, although…

Shooting up in a hotel room 

 It’s so glamorous! Well, the carpet’s more interesting than the one at home! 🙂 Happy shooting up everyone! PS – Today is the day we find out whether we go ahead and start stimulation. T has really thoughtfully decided to take the morning off to come with me (although I don’t think I want him…

To all the friends I’ve lost

“If you don’t like something, change it.” A long time ago when I was going through a bit of a hard time (and no doubt causing others a hard time… for which I’m truly sorry) I came across this manifesto for life, and it resonated with me. For so much of my life I felt…

Day 18: Feeling funny

I think it’s Day 18 although I’m sort of losing track nowadays. I thought it was worth doing a quick update as somehow this has all become a bit routine to me. My alarm goes off at 06:00, or any time before then (usually somewhere between 03:45 and 06:00!) and I drag myself out of…

A little wish…

As I couldn’t mail this to you, I thought you might like this wish for the day! 🙂 xx

Day 13: How do you do it?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I’m pretty much running on empty right now. I don’t have anything insightful to say that springs to mind after 3.5hrs sleep (although I’m thinking of interesting things to discuss, haha) because I’ve just been working ALL MY LIFE. #hyperbole One of the things I was thinking is that I’m sure it was easier…

5 reasons why I’m a bad mum-to-be

Another thing I’ve been thinking about lately when I’ve been reading through everyone else’s blogs is that I’m a terrible mum-to-be. I’m sure I’m supposed to be doing all this other stuff but I’ve actually found nothing in the literature we’ve been given, and I’m sure that there’s something around living a super healthy life that…

Day 11: The carnage!

  “Red. I might have known it would be red.” Well it’s day 11 by my (fairly rudimentary) calculations and I thought I’d give a quick update on my IVF journey. I would have done this over the weekend but I’ve been in a mad cycle (so to speak) of working for about a million…