Category Archives: pregnancy

Finding Out Who Is In There…

Yesterday (16+5), we had our gender scan. The countdown had been absolutely immense! Both of us were tired of calling baby “Chip” or “they” as people often said “are you having more than one?!”

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One Year On…

It’s been a year today since what was probably the worst day of mine and Amy’s lives so far.

Posted in 2015, baby, difficulty, doctor, donor, donor sperm, first trimester, future, hospital, infertility, lesbian, lesbians, lgbt, London, Miscarriage, pregnancy, pregnant, Scan, Squishy, stigma, stress, support, survival, trying to conceive | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Our Announcement – How We Told The World!

We had been planning how we would announce for a VERY long time! But there are so many great ideas around! Should we use the dogs? A chalk board? Four pictures one word? A comic strip? So many choices! We … Continue reading

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Twelve Week Scan! We Made It!

Yesterday was our twelve week scan. Officially we were 12+4, but here they like to do it between 11+3 and 14+3, so we were right in the middle. I have to say that, even though we had seen Chip twice … Continue reading

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I Wish I Could Fly… But I Can’t…

Ten weeks on the dot and what did I decide to do? Throw myself down the stairs! Admittedly it was only about five steps and I was holding the handrail, but it was enough to leave me feel like I’d … Continue reading

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Consultant Appointment and Inclusive Maternity Services

(Another one from the archives. This was written at 9 weeks pregnant)

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Getting That Big Fat Positive After Loss

(After our announcement, I wanted to share some posts that I wrote before we announced. So, the next few posts will be from my “drafts” folder)

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The Best Things Are Worth Waiting For…

   Baby is finally coming! Twelve weeks on Monday and we already saw them twice on scan. Baby is doing great! Due December 28th 2015! 

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National Fertility Awareness Week 2014 – Our Story

This week is National Fertility Awareness Week. As someone who has dealt with infertility (as many have), I think it is so important that people think about and understand infertility a little bit. Understand how upsetting it can be. Stop … Continue reading

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Our Visit to the Alternative Families Show

We were kindly given complimentary tickets to attend the Alternative Parenting Show, which took place yesterday at the lovely Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London.

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