I’m a mummy. I’m a blogger. I am single.

And I’m embarking on a path that is unconventional.

My son’s dad and I decided to have a baby together after shagging for awhile. We weren’t in a serious relationship at all. I had medical reasons for needing to speed things along and he had age reasons for wanting to do it.

As it happens it wasn’t just a straight out donor situation. We spent time together and met each others families and sorta kinda tried to make a go of it. Oh and we conceived the old fashioned way (because THAT you needed to know). We lived together when our son Kiddo was born but that was a disaster that ended within the first 6 months.

Now Kiddo is 2 and we find that we would like him to have a sibling. While we have both had relationships since our separation none of them have worked out for us. So we are now working on baby no. 2 with no intention of reconciling.

We have been trying to conceive said child since June 2013. It’s now January 2014 and I’m STILL waiting to be knocked up. That’s a lot of blogging material right there.

While we go down this path we don’t see other people (by mutual agreement) and we act like we are together in a lot of ways. Sometime post the newborn phase however the shackles will be off and we’ll go back to our lives again.

So I’m going to blog a bit about this.

I’m also just going to bitch and moan about other things, like my mouth kissing male friends and my crazy mother-in-law and her moaning husband because I can’t do that on my other blog because everyone freaking reads it.

This is a bit of a no frills blog. I will post irregularly. When I’m in a flap about stuff you’ll hear from me a lot. When things are just chugging along I’ll go silent. I won’t include pictures unless I really feel like it and I’m not chasing stats. It’s just an outlet.

But I’d still love it if you read it and followed it and chatted through “stuff” with me.

Hope you enjoy the ride.


PS. I read somewhere that the way to make a pen name is to take your middle name as your first name and use your first ever street as your last name. I couldn’t remember the first ever street so chose the second. And if you can figure me out from that alone then you deserve to know who I am.

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  3. Emily – I just landed on your blog for the first time today. And I have to share that if I followed your rule above for picking a nom de plume that I would end up as:
    Gaye Freeman
    Hmmm…..not sure about that one – but it gave me a laugh!
    I hope 2015 is kind to you in all sorts of ways πŸ™‚


    • hehe yes indeed I think you do JD. This blog isn’t all that entertaining, just me moaning about infertility at the moment, but hey, it might get better someday. I wanted to follow you to catch your posts and so I remember to brag to you when I finally run that marathon πŸ˜‰


  4. Emily, I wanted to write to you and let you know how important your blog became to me over this last year. I wanted to contact you privately but couldn’t find a way, so here I am! Anyway, this last spring I was on my own fertility journey when this blog came up in a google search about L-Arginine and whether I should try it for TTC. By this time you were already successfully pregnant and I was desperate to know more about how you made it work. At that time I’d been trying for almost a year and had started all the tests to see what could be wrong with me or my partner (also an Eric!). The ONLY thing that came up on any test was endometriosis. I didn’t have all the classic signs so I didn’t know I had it. Still my fertility doctor told me she didn’t think that was my issue and basically told me IVF was my only option. After hearing your success with laparoscopy I wanted a second opinion. The second doctor said he’d definitely try laparoscopy before IVF for me and so I went for it, and six weeks later – PREGNANT! I couldn’t believe it! I am now 20 weeks along and am sooooo grateful I ran into your story. My insurance here in the USA wouldn’t have covered a dime of IVF, but a laparoscopy was covered. Thank you so much for sharing your journey! I cannot express how much it means to me. Though, having gone through the journey yourself, I am sure you can imagine. I am also expecting a little girl.


    • Oh this is why I write this blog and share my story. I am so so so pleased this helped you and you got the care you needed. I honestly think it is criminal that these Drs push endo patients to IVF without a lap. It is literally money down the drain. Good on you for researching and getting that second opinion. Wishing you a smooth pregnancy and. Wonderful birth. Congratulations!! And thanks for taking the time to leave me this message. Xx


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