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You’re going to do what to my ovaries?

Bum. The 100mg of Clomid didn't work. I got my daily little "O"s on the ovulation kits (which I have decided to stop using due to the daily disappointment), and I had a blood test for confirmation (also, please note the lack ...

The Journey

Guest Post: The Two Year Wait

Since starting this blog, John and I have been overwhelmed with encouragement from others who have been - or are going through - similar things to us. I have found it very comforting to know that we are not alone, ...

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Join Me In A Dance

My period finally arrived! In the end I think it was around day 50, so that was one long wait. I think I am perhaps one of the only women trying for a baby who is happy when her period comes... But it came, and ...

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The In Between

It is very difficult to wait patiently. I have never been good at it. It is hardest to be patient when things are at their most difficult. When you want them to end with haste more than at any other time. My period ...

Impotent Impatience

Well, after my first month on Clomid, little seems to have happened. The home-testing ovulation kits are still presenting a resounding: And my 21 day progesterone blood test has come back low (non-ovulatory) once more. So today I called the Enigmatic Nurse at ...

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Standing Ovulation

After believing the drugs were working, last month I seemed to have hit a road block. Having had no periods for the last 2 years, the Metformin I am taking has faithfully prompted my cycle for the past 3 months. But this ...

Two Shades of Hope

If there's one thing that I know It is the two shades of hope One the enlightening soul And the other is more like a hangman's rope Well it's true you may reap what you sow But not that despair is the all time low Baby, ...

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Laura the Lionheart

Enough. I have briefly mentioned  before about my fear of blood tests. "But you are a scientist!" I hear you cry. This is true. And this fear annoys me more than most due to that very fact. As a child I was intrigued by blood ...

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Hi, I’ve Got Half The Chromosomes Here

Hello... Hello? HELLO?! Hi. Yes, hello. I am a man. No wait, come back! Playing the role of The Man in the process of trying to force a baby into an unwilling womb is a peculiar one. It seems it is often the aim ...

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Nananananananana Metformin!

The drugs are working! It seems that magical Metformin is indeed magical. Since beginning to take it in late October, I have had 3 periods - fully accompanied by cramps, PMT and all (lucky John). This is good news. So on our last ...