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Gender Reveal: We’re having a…

… BABY! Oh no, wait: you already knew that, didn’t you? Let’s start again… So, as you might know, I had my mid-pregnancy anomaly scan this week, and the first – and…

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“So, do you want a boy or a girl?”

“Do you want a boy or a girl?” It’s one of the first questions you get asked when you tell someone you’re pregnant, and it’s actually kind of an odd one, because, as…

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Good Vibes Only

Why are people so negative about parenthood?

“You’re a glutton for punishment!” “I hope you aren’t planning to sleep again any time soon!” As soon as you announce a pregnancy, the comments start rolling in – and while many…

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Good Things Are Going to Happen

Great Expectations

On May 3rd, right in the middle of our kitchen remodel, and at the exact point when the house most resembled a building site, this happened: I PEED ON A STICK AND…

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Ectopic pregnancy, health anxiety and trying again

Ectopic pregnancy, health anxiety and moving on

[Caution! Long post, potential triggers, lots of whining. Don’t say you weren’t warned.] It’s now been over a month since I got the all-clear after my ectopic pregnancy, back in November, and…

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Defence Against the Dark Arts

Guys, the HCG went down by 62%! Sixty.  Two.  Percent. Given that the hospital are mostly looking for a 15% drop at this stage, and would consider that to be a decent result,…

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Spoke too soon

Well, it seems I may have spoken a little too soon with my whole, ‘Everything is fine, normal service will resume shortly, lalala” post from a few days ago. [Once again, TRIGGER…

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dealing with miscarriage

Why We Need to Talk About Miscarriage

Two months before I was diagnosed with my ectopic pregnancy, I had a miscarriage. (So, yeah, when I’ve described 2016 as a ‘bad year’, I really wasn’t exaggerating. And when I tell you…

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The results are in…

… and I have some good news at last! When my blood results were taken this morning, the lab was looking for a decrease of at least 15% in the HCG levels. Mine…

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dealing with health anxiety

Dark Passenger

[Trigger warning: This post deals with ectopic pregnancy and its treatment. If you suffer from health anxiety, or are going through early pregnancy, this one is probably best avoided: thanks for understanding!] You guys.…

dealing with health anxiety and ectopic pregnancy

My Ectopic Pregnancy Story

This post is being written under the influence of valium, very strong medication, and the worst, most prolonged case of anxiety I’ve ever experienced in my life. Apologies in advance if if…

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