Hello friends around the world. Long time no see. I have been working on a project which is not quite up and running yet but watch this space, I will have more on that soon.
In the meantime I wanted to tell you about someone else’s pretty amazing project in the Infertility world.
If you have followed my journey for awhile you may recall that I got myself a Fertility Coach after things had been going on for awhile. Her name was Karenna and she honestly kept me sane and grounded through my last IVF cycle, waiting for the genetic testing results, through my miscarriage and subsequent pregnancy preparing for my VBAC. I honestly cannot rave about her enough. Anyway, Karenna is very passionate about helping women who are stuck on this particular shit of a journey (ummm my words, not hers. She is much more nicely spoken than potty mouth me), and she is creating an online space called Your Fertility Hub which she intends to make into something pretty damn amazing. Part of that is collecting people’s stories.
I’m just going to leave the blurb she has about this below for you to check out. There are links you can follow to submit your own story. You can also contact her directly if you are interested in contributing further content for her site.
Note, Karenna is currently offering a free 30 minute consultation to anyone who registers during these early stages so get on in there. She is amazing and you can be anywhere in the world as she consults over Skype. We did all our sessions that way and despite my early scepticism it actually worked really well.
Back in the coming weeks to tell you all about my new project. Woooo!
|Did you know that your story is truly inspiring?
Your fertility story may be just the right support and information to help someone else going through infertility and we’d love you to tell your story on Your Fertility Hub.
Your Fertility Hub is a new website and community which aims to inspire women and couples, help make their fertility journeys more positive and assist them in getting the right information, tools and support to find their way out of infertility.
We are looking for individuals who have gone through or are going through infertility to tell their stories. We know just how important other people’s stories are to people and we want to showcase as many as possible on Your Fertility Hub.
Each inspiring story will talk about that person’s unique journey, say what helped, what worked and what didn’t, inspiring quotes or tips and although not completely anonymous will only display first name and a thumbnail image. It’s so important to put a face to a story so we really appreciate your courage in submitting your story.
Click here to submit your story
Thank you and we will be in touch to confirm your story and to send you the link once live for you to review. Currently the new site is aiming to go live in early August and we will keep you posted.
Fertility fatigue. Fertility fatigue. Fertility fatigue.
Those words have been rolling around in my brain all afternoon ever since I had the realisation that for once, despite having a super hectic few weeks, I am not completely fatigued. The reality of this just amazes me. I mean, I’m in my 24th week of pregnancy and I have a four year old and I solo parent most of the time. Eric does usually take Monkey for 24 hours on the weekend but last weekend he stayed here instead and I got a 4 hour break in the afternoon on Saturday and the weekend before that he was in Singapore so I was full-time mummy after a busy week of solo mummying.
Usually if Eric misses a weekend of taking our little dude I am toast by the next week so the fact that we are now two weeks after that and I am feeling motivated and energetic, well, it just blows me away.
Monkey does go to pre-school 3 days a week (1 long day and 2 short) but I do work and run around doing my appointments across those days so they aren’t a rest per se, just a rest from parenting. And yet I’m not really that fatigued. Yes yes, I have the second trimester bump to thank for some of it I’m sure but the reality is that I also no longer have the stress of infertility and the related fatigue weighing me down.
I think when we are in the thick of this journey that we underestimate the toll it takes us. So often I am reading blogs by beautiful women in the midst of their fertility Continue reading
Well things are going pretty well here as I wait patiently for beta #3. I am actually feeling pretty zen about it all despite the fact that I am writing this post at 4:45am which suggests otherwise. Obviously something is going on subconsciously (I’ve been waking about 4am every morning since the positive test on Monday) but for the most part, I really do feel good.
I have continued to have some pregnancy symptoms here and there – nothing is consistent but symptoms usually aren’t consistent. They come in waves, you have good days and bad from memory. Or at least good times of day and bad. So I’m trying not to read too much into it. Essentially I am having the crazy smell thing mostly, sore boobies here and there (although they have eased somewhat in the last 24 hours) and the odd bit of non threatening type cramping. I am really off food. When it gets to meal times I’m just all *scrunches nose up and puts on whiney voice* “I don’t know what I waaaaaaaaant”. It’s not like I have a food aversion at all. I want to eat. I am simply uninspired by the thought of it. Continue reading
Dudes and dudettes (do any dudes actually read my blog? I’m not sure…anyway), I have an announcement. Wait for it…can you guess, can you guess, can you guess???
We are changing clinics and damn I am so freaking excited. Continue reading
I had no idea when we embarked on this quest for a second child that the journey would be far different to the sprint we ran to get baby no. 1. In comparison to this journey, which feels more and more like a marathon every day, baby no. 1 was an easy 5k. You know what? I think 5k is probably even a strech. We did more like a 100m dash. No hurdles.
As we’ve progressed through the process I have come to realise that the race hasn’t even begun yet. Not really. Continue reading
Gooooooood morning bloggers. It is currently 6:10am on IUI day and I have been awake since 4:30am. I think it goes without saying but I’m going to say it anyway:
I. CANNOT. SLEEP.
[as soon as I thought of the title of this post this song popped into my head. Why not play it as background music 😉 ] Continue reading
Well today went better than expected in that the decision was easier to make than I anticipated. Essentially Embie No 2 is what they call “noisy”.
I am going to put a pic in to try and explain it and try not to make it boring. Continue reading