A few years ago in Sydney (not long after my second miscarriage) I signed up for an 8 week evening course "Get Your Shit Together". It is fair to say that today, my shit is definitely not together! I'm back in a funk. Sleepless nights, crying, lots of anger. It could be that my period … Continue reading G-Y-S-T
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
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
Let's get this cycle started! Took my last pill today (feels counter-intuitive to be back on contraceptives in the lead up to fertility treatment!). After a few days I'll get my period and then start the stimulation drugs. Project Barcelona Baby here we go!
Heard back from Dr B. He has an amazing way of always making me feel hopeful, even in the midst of bad news and set-backs. He liked the idea of doing a full cycle in Spain and is going to have my medical records sent over. I'll contact the clinic this week and start making … Continue reading Hola! Plans for 2019….
Today is 10dpt5dt still nothing. Not even a hint of a line. I know I'm not pregnant. I have emailed Dr B to let him know. I don't know what to do next. But I feel that it would be a mistake to go straight in to another transfer (my last frozen embryo). Clearly what … Continue reading What next?
Today is 7dp5dt. I caved and did a POAS yesterday, BFN. Went out and purchased an early response test, tried it first thing this morning, also BFN. Spent an hour reading stories where BFNs later because BFPs, but I just don't think that's the case for me. This means there is only one frozen embryo … Continue reading Looks like another failed attempt
I'm a 37 year old (...how did that happen?!) currently based in Singapore. I have been single for...ages! My big life plan involved marriage at 24, children at 27 and 29, a house with a garden and a pet dog. I don't know where I went off track, but I have achieved NONE of those … Continue reading About me
Hello! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton After years of reading other brave women's blogs about their journey to motherhood I have taken the plunge and decided to start writing myself. Check out Stirrup Queens’ amazing blogroll I have found so many great blogs and resources here. Hoping … Continue reading The Journey Begins