Christmas is nearly here. Usually I dreaded the season because looking around at all the couples, the newly weds, the newly engaged, the soon to be engaged, the new parents proudly bringing the new arrival to Christmas lunches with friends it hugely magnified what I was missing and wanted most, my own family. I was […]
I’m asked a lot for tips and advice about getting started, choosing a clinic, and donor sperm. I am in no way an expert but looking back, there are a few things that I wish I’d known, things I would have perhaps done differently, and things that I firmly believe have been fundamental in the […]
It’s Sunday, 22nd Nov and today marks six months to the day of when Frank was born, and 183 days that I have been solo mommying. The year and a half of treatment and pregnancy already feel like a distant memory as I live life with my baby boy. The first eight weeks following his arrival […]
When I came home it was time to get busy making my dream a reality. Lots of tests ensued. Initially I had a false sense of confidence when one doctor told me all was well and that I had a 20-25% chance of IUI working. I was positively buoyant as I really hadn’t expected this!
In my twenties I didn’t think too much about having kids. I was busy figuring out who I was, starting and building my career in PR, making friends, going to parties, having lovely holidays and generally having a great time. In my early thirties I went travelling for 6 months and on my return found […]