Category Archives: 2015

Frustrations of Pregnancy After Infertility

This is a post I’ve been thinking about writing for a while, and I think I’ve just about got my thoughts together enough to put them into words. Some people might say this is a bit of a “first world … Continue reading

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Maternity Clothes – The Struggle is Real!

One thing I dislike about being pregnant is maternity clothes. I don’t often buy clothes, so the idea that I HAVE to because of the expanding bump is annoying to me. First world problems, right? However, what I didn’t realise … Continue reading

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30 Week Update – Vitamin D, Random Glucose Bloods and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

We’ve reached THIRTY weeks pregnant! Eden is the length of a cucumber and is gaining lots of pudgey baby fat. The official “updates” say that she likely weighs 3lbs, but she weighed 3lbs1oz (estimated) two weeks ago, so I would … Continue reading

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5 Years!

Today is five years since our civil partnership. I couldn’t have dreamed up the highs and the lows that we have been through in the last five years. It’s certainly been a roller coaster! I can’t wait for the future … Continue reading

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24 Weeks and Viability

Friday 4th of September was a very exciting day for this little family of mine. It was the day that we finally reached twenty-four weeks pregnant and medical viability.

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My Fertility Specialist Magazine and Our Fertility Story

I was asked to contribute an article for the free, online My Fertility Specialist magazine, and I’m delighted to let you know that you can now read my article as the latest issue is now available. If you don’t know … Continue reading

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Bad Maternity Experiences and the Journey to Changing Hospitals… (Part Two)

At the end of my last post Bad Maternity Experiences and the Journey to Changing Hospitals (Part One) I mentioned that we were looking into changing hospitals due to the experiences at the one closest to our house. Both hospitals … Continue reading

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20 Weeks! Half Way, Misbehaving Babies and Names!

Today I am 20 weeks pregnant! Little girl is apparently the size of a banana or a whoopie cushion, depending which site you are reading. She apparently has everything that she will have when she is fully grown, just in … Continue reading

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Families Aren’t Always Mum+Dad+Baby=Family

Tomorrow (at 17+5) I have my sixteen week midwife appointment. One of the things Amy and I have noticed so far in our NHS antenatal journey, is that our local services are not very diversity friendly at all. They seem … Continue reading

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Disbelief… (17+2)

I have to say, I’m still finding it hard to believe that we are here.

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