IVF 2: A quick update (11.5 weeks)

Wow, I haven’t been good at updating lately. I do have an excuse, which is the new job / new house / pregnancy triple whammy! But we had our first NHS scan today so I thought I should update quickly.  Long story short, baby is apparently fine! He/she is a complete wriggler. It was great…

IVF2: A catch up

How did it get to be that time? I’ve been rather lax about blogging of late, for a number of reasons. Last time we spoke was way back in week 8, and since then I have: Started a new job Been madly packing up our apartment Bought a house (well, an apartment/flat – it is…

IVF 2: In the meantime

Sorry for the slight radio silence. (I read back through my blog a bit the other day and realise I do blether on a lot! So a few days silence is silence! 🙂 Truth be told, I’ve been trying like heckery to not think about this part. The extended two week wait until the first…

Day 83: A quick check in

I want to apologise for the radio silence this week. It’s been a really rough week after last week’s scan which was inconclusive. I’ve just tried to get through each day and tried not to think about it – when really I’ve been thinking about it all the time.  I really appreciate everyone’s support so…

Day 74: Time to go up a size

Well, I’m now 7 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I still feel a bit on the rough side but the slight upside of this weekend’s less-than-summery weather is that my hayfever appears to have died down. I still have problems breathing which is quite disconcerting, and I have read that apparently pregnancy seems to have…

Day 72: Telling the parents

As some of you know, I had a pre-arranged visit to my folks scheduled. I have been super busy at work so haven’t even had much chance to speak with them on the phone, and it’s Father’s Day in the UK so it seemed like as good a chance as any to make the trip…

Day 70: A little blob with a flicker

Let me start off by saying I’m still worried. Maybe this is just me and my low expectations but I guess I’ll carry on worrying until / if we get to 12 weeks. And then I’ll probably worry some more. It’s not bad news but it’s not good news… It’s just news. Well, he’s still…

Day 69: Spring clean

I’m just waiting… and trying not to go mental waiting. It seems absolutely unfair that you have to wait soooo long to try and be moderately assured that you might have a normal pregnancy. I’ve also been having a little rant to myself about how unfair it is that other people just get pregnant and don’t…

Day 68: I’m now bureaucratically pregnant

Went to see the doc this morning as planned. It was all very nice. She was lovely. I had to get my blood pressure done and we sort of joked about everything (I joke with all doctors, I mean how else do you make light of the fact that they’re peering up your undercarriage) and…

Day 67: Is it real yet?

I can’t believe we’ve been doing this for 67 days! That’s ages. A quick recap: I’m in my late 30s (sob!) and I have a history of infertility, involving operations, terrible periods, pain, endometriosis and so on… and never having been pregnant. My partner T and I have been through IVF and I’m now apparently…