A success and a failure.

The good news is - John's operation went ahead and he is now recovering at home and doing well. That pesky gallbladder has been removed, and he is now taking some time to reboot into version 3.0 (2.0 occurred after ...

The day I set up my own office and conference call at Bath Fertility Centre

I had a scan on Tuesday and another today. I think that takes us to 5 so far. This is possibly the most frequent action I've seen down there since Toby was born*. On Tuesday we saw one follicle that perhaps ...

Jab Jab Jabby Jab

It's been a while, and I'm blaming the bed crisis in the NHS for this. I began taking the drug to induce a period on 2nd January, as planned. It was pretty uneventful, though I did feel a bit more moody ...

We Could Drill Your Ovaries Again, Or…

As the day arrived for our appointment with our lovely consultant, Mr Walker, we had planned the morning with military precision to ensure we'd beat rush hour traffic and the Toddler Factor (normally +15mins to leave the house). However, despite ...

Round 2

Hello! Welcome back! It's been a while. In all honesty, I'd sort of hoped to never see you again. This blog was a great catharsis to me when enduring the ups and downs of trying to conceive our first child, Toby, ...

Mothers’ Day Reflections

As I walk past the card shops, florists and gift stores, there is a disconnect in my brain. The many Mothers' Day adverts still make me think of my mum and my mother-in-law and I'm normally several steps beyond them ...

Four Months In…The Story of Sleeps

Hello, it's been a while! We're four months into parenthood, and I think it's pretty brilliant actually. I still can't believe Toby is real at times, and I wonder when that will finally sink in. But we're into the swing of ...

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Get more teaspoons!

Merry Christmas to all of you! It's amazing to think that this time last year I had just ovulated for the first time, and was super-excited for our chances of getting pregnant in the year ahead. Wow, we did it! We've just ...

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The Birth, And Beyond – Laura’s Perspective

Oh wow. I'm not quite sure where to start. Any of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook will no doubt have figured out by now that I have given birth (and feel free to unfollow me for a ...

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The Birth, And Beyond – John’s Perspective

One thing that quickly became really clear to Laura and me was that our perspectives of the birth were starkly different. Certainly this is in a large part to do with Laura's having access to copious nitrous oxide, but I ...