*Warning: some possible triggers about the IVF process* This blog isn't intended to just be about our infertility journey. However, deciding not to progress with IVF is an important part of the story, and one which I don't want to brush over because even now it seem to be an area of potential controversy. So … Continue reading Knowing when to say no to IVF and creatively being a woman
Wow, so I'm back on my blog! Just the 3.5 year hiatus then: I think if I have any followers left I'll be lucky.....! So I set this blog up when my husband and I were trying to get pregnant - we started trying for a baby in 2014 and pretty soon it was all … Continue reading Just the 3.5 year hiatus
I bet from the title you thought this blog would be about dressing well to make yourself feel better. Erm no....I just wondered whether anyone else dresses like total shit when they are chilling out at home, or do people actually manage to look decent?! So tonight, I got home and it was really warm, so I … Continue reading Dressing to Impress
So a bit of a different update, because there's just nothing whatsoever going on in the TTC world for me - I have an HSG Test on the 7th April and we aren't allowed to try before it, and since it's after my fertile window, this month really is out for us. More on that … Continue reading Not that kind of woman….
Dear Google, I'm so sorry for the abuse last month, it wasn't big nor clever, and I will try and be better next month. I'm confess I wasted my precious my precious time and yours by searching the following: can a cold delay ovulation my breasts usually hurt after my period, but pain came later this month … Continue reading Google Abuse
Today is my least favourite of the month. It's the day my period turns up, bringing along the familiar disappointment with it, the crippling pain and of course the worry of missing work, yet again. Since 4am this morning I've been awake with debilitating pain, it's 10am now and I'm just being allowed some respite … Continue reading Lucy. Much needed love and company
I fancy writing a positive post, and one about a different area of my life, not the trying to conceive part. So M and I went to Amsterdam two weeks ago for a three night break. It was fantastic! The feeling of the place was one of calm, the moment we arrived I took a … Continue reading A Break Away: Amsterdam
Since we started trying to get pregnant (13 months and counting) we haven't had what I would describe as a "month off". Every month I've gone through the "am I or aren't I" game and to be honest it's exhausting. I've often thought that the notion of a month off from trying altogether would be a … Continue reading Having a Month off – to Stress or not to Stress?
A short while ago I did a cake decorating class. I have no real skill at baking and certainly don't have the patience to do anything fancy at home, but this class was a freebie and I liked the idea of learning something new. The class was a mixed group with a different level of ability. … Continue reading A Cake Escape
Anyone who has been trying to conceive without success has probably been given this advice. But how many women who have been branded with the infertile label are generally feeling relaxed about it?! Most of us have been prodded and poked to within an inch of our lives. We follow weird diets ("pineapple anyone?") and we take a million supplements … Continue reading Just Relax And It Will Happen