Here's To A Boring Year

Too much excitement just might kill me!

More babies: the decider

Anyone who has read my recent(ish) posts will know that we’ve been ummming and ahhing about a possible baby #2. If I weren’t infertile we may well have a second … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 12 Comments

There’s one in every ward

This afternoon, I went to the local supermarket to buy our weekly groceries, as I do every week. I was feeling blue, because another child I know grew his angel … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

I have separation anxiety

I have been eagerly waiting for July, when Monkey turns 3 and becomes eligible to go to the fabulous hippy-alternative school we’ve chosen for him. I love the kid, but … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Indie Rose

This morning, all I see in my Facebook feed is the story of Indie Rose. Diagnosed with leukemia at just 3 months old, she passed away in her mother’s arms … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

Disjointed Intensity

Life is kind of crazy at the moment. I’m in the agonizingly slow process of starting an organization to support families with chronically ill children. Monkey has his next MRI … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nothing to see here

Today I got the official Big Fucking Negative. No surprise, and yet it stings. Even better, despite my multitudes of pessaries and setting my alarm super early in the morning … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

No news is not good news

Today is 9 days since my transfer. It seems like if I was in America, my beta would most likely be today. However, my clinic hasn’t scheduled me until Tuesday, … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 9 Comments

Awareness of yesterday

Yesterday was Neuroblastoma Awareness Day. Neuroblastoma is the leading single cause of cancer deaths in children under 5. And yesterday, one of the boys we know from the ward died. … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 3 Comments


This morning I went for my mid-luteal blood test to check my progesterone levels. You may recall that at this point last cycle, my level was a paltry 11, which … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Test early, test often.

When we did IVF, back before Monkey was conceived, I tried to test out my trigger. It never left my system, even though Google told me it should have, so … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 4 Comments