It means Pregnancy Test in Spanish! I bought 2 yesterday, because I know I won't be able to hold out the full 2 week wait! Today is my last day in Spain, tonight I fly to Tokyo via a few hours in Istanbul. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in to work, and catching up … Continue reading Prueba de Embarazo
Yesterday it rained. All day. And I found myself falling in to a bad place. My friend came to visit for the weekend, which was a fantastic distraction. She's amazing, and it was so refreshing to spend time with a good friend, it has been a while. It was so good to see her, and … Continue reading Embryo on board!
I heard from the clinic today. Of the 14 eggs collected, 12 were mature, and of those 12, 7 successfully fertilised. It's so difficult not to feel down-heartened at the dramatic reduction from 14 down to 7, but I must keep reminding myself, IVF is a numbers game, and all it takes is one healthy … Continue reading Numbers game
Wow! So I'm back at the AirBnB recovering from the egg collection this morning. Feeling groggy and a bit achy but otherwise ok. 14 eggs were collected. I'm so happy it went well. Now those eggs have been mixed with the donor sperm and I'll find out tomorrow how many have fertilised. For the next … Continue reading Eggs collected!
I've arrived! Flew in last night from London. It was a beautiful flight with the sun setting over the snow-capped Pyrenees. The Airbnb I'm staying it is lovely. Its in a cute neighbourhood (Gràcia) that I'm looking forward to exploring. Lots of tapas bars and cafes. Had a moment of mild panic last night on … Continue reading Hola Barcelona!
On a misty morning here in London I've just had my first scan done. Results are great! Lots of follicles developing well, 8 over 11mm on one side and 5 over 11mm on the other side. They want them to get to around 18mm before retrieval. My largest is 14mm so on track. With a … Continue reading Scan
This cycle is officially underway! Did my first injection of 300iu Gonal-F last night! The novelty will wear off but I was pretty excited to be back in the swing of things. It feels good to be doing something rather than waiting. The Gonal-F will stimulate my follicules to produce and mature eggs. I'll be … Continue reading Here we go!
Day 4 of 2019, still waiting for my period! Working from home today, getting the air-conditioning serviced and waiting for a parcel. Work is nice and quiet - most people are easing back in to the grind after the Christmas and New Year holidays. I'm off to London on Monday then Barcelona then Tokyo. It's … Continue reading Delayed onset gratitude
Second day of the year, and second day of waiting for my period....a glamorous start to 2019! Left Mum and Dad in Danang and heading back to Singapore now. Took a detour to BaNa Hills, a bizarre theme park/development up in the mountains. It's got this amazing bridge, the Golden Bridge, with 2 giant hands … Continue reading Cloudy ⛅️
Welcome to 2019! Woke up on a camp bed in a room with my parents in Hoi An, Vietnam. Not quite where I expected to be, but a pretty good place to be nonetheless. Ate a cracking breakfast of Vietnamese coffee, tropical fruit and Cao Lau noodles then went for a bike ride through the … Continue reading 2019. Bring it on!