Firstly, a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has read or commented on my blog – believe me, I don’t think I would have survived the year without you. Both blogging and reading the blogs of other people going through similar experiences has helped me through what I think has been one of the toughest years … More 1 year blogiversary
After spending last week more or less feeling sick constantly, my body kindly gave me Sunday off! I felt fine, 100%, back to my normal self – fully functioning and ready to party (well, almost!). But could I enjoy it? No of course not! Cue the worrying about a missed miscarriage, the googling about what it … More Evil Tomatoes
First photoshoot at 6w4d… Seeing that tiny flicker at the centre of the grey blob… knowing that was a heartbeat…. wow, just wow! The nurse who did the scan said not to look at her face, as she might have to search a bit, but as soon as the scan started little bean jumped to the … More Flicker for the camera!
Spent the weekend with my lovely family celebrating my not-so-little sister’s 27th birthday. Below is a picture of us all in Wales having a lovely time on top of a hill! (It was quite chilly!) It was the first time I had seen my mum since the BFP from our IVF, so she was very … More Lentil excitement!
One thing I haven’t mentioned before on my blog is my OCD – mainly because of the !! INTENSE !! therapy I’ve been through in the past to get in control of it had more or less worked… until now! I was diagnosed when I was 13 – I used to have thoughts every day that … More Late night Shopping Trip
So my teeny tiny embryo is now the size of a sesame seed, with millions of cells and the start of having eyes, ears and a central nervous system! Sesame seed is also making me super hungry, and if I don’t eat exactly according to its timings I feel soooo sick and dizzy. Had to pull over … More Hungry Hungry Sesame Seed
We got the wonderful news this morning that I am pregnant! Our main response so far has been “eeeeeeeeeeeek”, “aaaah!!” and “wowweee!”. To be honest finding it hard not to think I am dreaming at the moment! I may have caved and did an early test yesterday (which would have been 10 days past 5 … More Poppy seed !!!!
Every time I think about my upcoming pregnancy test on Wednesday I hear the tune of the final countdown in my head… Sorry for the ear worm! Thought I’d share the love 🙂 So far during my wait I’ve been fairly well behaved – I have not tested early (and am vowing not to do so… although … More Countdown to “the test”
Yesterday morning at 10:35 we officially became the proud guardians of one teeny tiny blastocyst. The procedure of embryo transfer was so so easy compared to everything else we have been through to get here, I was surprised at how quick it was! I was giggling the whole way through – due to happiness, and the … More Blastocyst on board
Disclaimer: the below is me having a bit of a moan. I’ve figured I’ve got one free pass 🙂 4 days past egg collection and I’m currently cycling through the below: “oh I feel fine, that’s great!” “groan I feel bloated and why do my ovaries hate me?” “oh I feel fine again, it must be … More The wonderous world of post egg collection side effects