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 ...

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We Did It!

We made a baby! Toby Walker was born on the 31st October, and is a beautiful, healthy little man. Almost exactly two years after we started this blog, designed to chronicle our attempts to get pregnant through fertility treatment, we are so ...

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You’re Late!

Hello! So, the big day was finally here - bags were packed, house was cleaned, John was on his best behaviour - but all to no avail. The 25th came and went, as we expected it might but hoped it wouldn't. ...

Showering Baby

I am quite overwhelmed. The last few weeks have been packed full of celebrations - I have been on this planet for 31 years, married to John for 3, left work for maternity leave, and had two baby showers like the ...

Update

I'm now 33 weeks pregnant. That's quite possibly the most pregnant anyone has ever been. Apparently the baby is now the size of a pineapple, though I'm sure they said that a few weeks ago - it's almost like it's ...

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Third Trimester, Glucose Tolerance Test, and Bump Envy

We made it! Week 27 + 5 days and we're officially in our third trimester. When I think back to week 5, back when I was so convinced things wouldn't work out, I am so excited to have gotten this ...