Feeling strangely emotional

I think I’ve just started my period. It’ll be the first one since we started IVF cycle 2 – the one that resulted in baby B. I think we started in April 2016! Strange to think I haven’t had one since then! I was sort of hoping I could hold off the periods indefinitely as…

Day 41: Nahpoopo

So I posted a while back that I was flummoxed by all the IVF and pregnancy acronyms, but I do know this one: PUPO. Which is what I am, in theory… :O Although T and I discussed it and decided we are more statistically minded and it was more likely to be┬áNot Pregnant Until Proven…

Day 39: Day 3 and 6 little chicks still growing

Helloooooo it’s me again! A quick update from me on this crazy IVF journey. I had a rather snoozy weekend and quite a lot of pain in my stomach. Also I am either super bloated or I have been eating way too much. It’s probably a combination of the two. I rested up on Saturday…

Day 35: Thunderbirds are go!

 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… So I have a bit of an update and it’s rather exciting.  My stubborn lazy follicles finally decided to get to the magic 18! And who was there to announce it but Dr Fit! It must be fate… Hilariously he also decided to make a film recommendation whilst performing my…

Day 34: A sexy Jabba the Hutt

 Do you think I’m sexy? I’ve always had a soft spot for Jabba the Hutt – which is just as well, as I’m turning into him. (He’s a Star Wars villain for those of you who’ve been living under a rock… or worse, too young to remember!)  Rather than the attractive Princess Leia character, and…

AAAAAAAGH! Another pregnancy announcement!

I have an announcement to make… It had to bloody happen, didn’t it? It’s summertime, which means hayfever season and EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD IS PREGNANT. I’m not pregnant. I’m just… blobby. I’m actually turning into Jabba the Hutt. I’m not even going to dignify that with a picture, because it’s actually Jabba the…

Day 32: Needing some Miracle Gro

So it turns out I’m one of those “slow responders”, which in work parlance means that I’m not meeting the SLAs (service level agreements) which are expected of me.    Grow, little eggies, grow! Unfortunately for me, on top of generally not being very fertile (understatement of the year… no sniff of being pregnant for…

Day 28: Tiny mice punches

 Little tiny mice punching me in the stomach.  It’s the only explanation.  So it’s day 28 by my rough count and this means I’ve been on the Gonal F pen injection for a week or so. I lose track. (I just do what they tell me to do and try not to think about the…

Day 27: The perils of having a fit doctor

Please put your legs in the stirrups… Well, it’s Day 27 by my slightly unreliable way of counting and that means it’s scan #2 after baseline. The midweek scan. I’ve been on the Gonal F follicle stimulator (I assume, as I try not to Know Too Much about what is going on) for a while…