“Don’t give up” – and other “consolations”

[Warning: Angry/sad grief post. If you are an easily offended parent, feel free not to read.] I’ve seen a few blog posts lately along the lines of “We were infertile too and we kept trying [or tried once…once!!] and now we’re pregnant so, y’know, just keep going and it will happen for you!”… Public service…

This crazy life

I’m going to a christening. I have to go, because it’s for my niece. And I feel generally okay about it. It’s been long enough since I miscarried (last July) that I’ve settled back down into my old identity of Childless Me.  For my sister, who miscarried a few months after I did, also as…

In my other life

In my other life I am blooming.  In my other life, I had my baby shower last week. There were cakes and there was pizza, and we joked about Pizza Baby (whose gender and secret name we know now) and how he’s going to have to wear pizza themed clothing for most of his young…

Waiting…

I’ve caught up on blogs so it seems only fair to post an update myself. But of what? I feel like I don’t really have any news, similar to what I say to my folks when we talk on the phone. How are you? What have you been doing? Oh… Fine. Just been working. And…

Going private: A second opinion

Wowzers. So I finally managed to catch up on everyone’s blogs! You’re all busy! And I have been too… Though sadly it’s mainly been work related rather than fertility related. One fertility related update is that we went to Clinic 2’s open day. I mentioned in my last couple of posts that we were doing…

IVF #2 update

Or: Dealing with IVF, one spreadsheet at a time I mentioned we were due to be heading for IVF #2 towards the end of the month. (More on that later.) Inspired by one of my favourite bloggers, The Great Pudding Club Hunt, I thought I should try and be a bit more organised about what…

Reblog: What Goes Through Your Mind: On Nice Parties and Casual Racism

“She probably meant no offense; she just forgot her manners or, more likely, slipped and gave voice to the truth she believes, the truth that lives in her head. Unlike her, I didn’t have the luxury of forgetting myself or my place.” Read more What Goes Through Your Mind: On Nice Parties and Casual Racism……

It’s 2016: Back to work!

It’s that time again… Time to get back to work tomorrow. I can’t fully put into words how much this is not thrilling me. First of all, having to go through all the hassle of actually getting dressed like an adult. I think I’ve spent the majority of the past week wearing a variant of…