Category Trying to Conceive

Putting faith in the public health system. no, really!

You know, it’s rather refreshing when you’re clear on your goals and you just start making things happen. Who knew? Not me! So this week, returned the book so kindly lent to me by our family doctor and at the same time asked about the referral that she had offered months ago. Turns out, it…
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Numbers, they don’t lie. especially when you’re 35.

I’m going to tell you something that, if you don’t live in New Zealand and are trying to conceive and have been trying for some time, might just make you a little envious and frustrated. Let it be recognized that I am APOLOGIZING IN ADVANCE. The New Zealand medical system is so forward thinking that…
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UNIVERSE, ARE YOU LISTENING?!

Knowing what you want your life to be like when you grow up must be such a comforting thing. At least, that’s the way I see it now. At 19 I could not have imagined anything worse. How could you possibly know that you wanted to be an engineer/lawyer/teacher and be married/single with/without kids and…
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The power of the ovaries

My mind was on information overload when I started charting when we were trying to conceive our first in 2006. When I signed up for my free account at fertilityfriend.com, I also signed up for the free fertility lessons. I received a lesson via email on a daily basis and I was amazed at what…
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It’s come to this: bullet points.

I have a very best friend who I miss very much. This very best friend of mine is used to my sense of humor, will tap dance in cow slippers for a laugh, and is known to wear underwear and goggles on her head should the situation require it*. She’s a gem and lives exactly…
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Putting this out there…

Since I have posted this over on the Fertility Charting board and over on the Am I Pregnant board I figured I might as well put it over here too.  Here it is.  I am feeling incredibly preggo.  No, I have not taken a test.  I only just recently ovulated but I have these instincts…
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Holy crap with the crying

Really, I honestly thought that once my period arrived that I’d stop crying. Like crying when a colleague* announced his wife’s pregnancy. Or when my employer announces my role is being dis-established and I need to create and then apply for a new one.** Or like when I was home last night alone, sitting in…
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