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What to expect when you’re not expecting XVI: Where have ya been Dave?

What to expect when you’re not expecting XVI: Where have ya been Dave?

Two and a half months ago I had a shitty birthday when our most recent IVF round got called off. I wrote about that already. But the part I left out of the story was going to the vege market immediately after the IVF clinic.

by × October 13, 2017 × 2 comments

General

The Good Registry: because giving can be better

The Good Registry: because giving can be better

When Kim and I got married and we did the gift registry it was the most boring afternoon of my life. I walked around Kirks (RIP) for hours while she chose things.

by × October 5, 2017 × 0 comments

Politics

Hour of Power: A new podcast

Hour of Power: A new podcast

So in an effort to spread myself as far out into the internet as I can, I’m one third of a podcast with Morning Report’s Susie Ferguson and the Civilian’s Ben Uffindell.

by × September 20, 2017 × 0 comments

Reviews

Wellington on a Plate Preview: Gate to Plate

Wellington on a Plate Preview: Gate to Plate

We are pairing up with Wellington food icons, Wellingnoms, so you can get all the best images from their Instagram account and all the best words from here. Exciting times. 

by × July 31, 2017 × 0 comments

Health

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What to expect when you’re not expecting XV: The Holiday

It seems I take about two days to mentally process things. After the shitter of all birthdays where we had been at the clinic on Sunday morning being told that Kim had the cyst on one ovary and that this fucked everything up and so we should can the round then and there, we got into the elevator and I actually burst out laughing.

by × July 28, 2017 × 4 comments

Politics, Rights

And we are living in a neolib world and I am a neolib girl

And we are living in a neolib world and I am a neolib girl

Do you know what the Phillips Curve is? I didn’t. I mean I knew the basics of its output, but I didn’t know it had a name. It’s the relationship between inflation and unemployment.

by × July 28, 2017 × 0 comments

Health

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What to expect when you’re not expecting XIV: Not such a happy birthday

Well that’s a bit shit. We had our first scan of this IVF round this morning. And now it’s our only scan of this round. The round has been called off. Happy birthday Dave!

by × July 23, 2017 × 3 comments

Health

What to expect when you’re not expecting XIII: It’s my birthday tomorrow

What to expect when you’re not expecting XIII: It’s my birthday tomorrow

Tomorrow is my 33rd birthday. It’s a bit of a nothing birthday. I like to measure birthdays in factors. The more factors in your birthday, the better the birthday. 33 doesn’t have many.

by × July 22, 2017 × 0 comments

Tech

#RumiPlaylist

#RumiPlaylist

Recently I got a playlist thing happening on Spotify. And it was a fun time. Now I’m running a regular update.

by × July 18, 2017 × 0 comments

Feminism, Health

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What to expect when you’re not expecting XII: Dicks are dicks

We’re back on. Today was day 0, Kim has begun taking a new pill that does some wizardry to try and get us a better outcome from this round of IVF.

by × July 7, 2017 × 1 comment

Health

What to expect when you’re not expecting XI: Next please

What to expect when you’re not expecting XI: Next please

When you think about IVF, you don’t tend to think about it in stages. IVF is the term we use when we talk about the process of getting a baby using science.

by × July 4, 2017 × 3 comments

Health

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What to expect when you’re not expecting X: The Great wall of Gyna

Back to hopeful again. Boy. We had our follow up appointment with the specialist to find out what the hell happened and why we had the unforgivingly named “total fertilisation failure”.

by × June 13, 2017 × 2 comments

Health

What to expect when you’re not expecting IX: The Mental Load

What to expect when you’re not expecting IX: The Mental Load

There’s this amazing web comic floating around that talks about the mental load that women are often asked to bear when it comes to household chores.

by × June 11, 2017 × 0 comments

Health

What to expect when you’re not expecting VIII: Having a break from Ms Ivy Eff’s wild ride

What to expect when you’re not expecting VIII: Having a break from Ms Ivy Eff’s wild ride

So I had it reported back to me that the last post was really sad. And I was sad. Just to get this out of the way early and prepare any readers still with us, things haven’t improved.

by × June 8, 2017 × 3 comments

Health

What to expect when you’re not expecting VII: The baby room

What to expect when you’re not expecting VII: The baby room

If we go back a few years, when Kim and I thought that we’d be popping out children like we saw most of our friends were, we’d see Kim and me slowly accruing stuff that a baby would need.

by × June 5, 2017 × 2 comments

Health

What to expect when you’re not expecting VI: Some good news for a change

What to expect when you’re not expecting VI: Some good news for a change

Christ this is some rollercoaster. It’s way more exciting than the rollercoaster they had at that Footrot Flats themed park that used to exist in Auckland. That was the first rollercoaster I ever went on. 

by × May 31, 2017 × 0 comments

Health

What to expect when you’re not expecting V: Round II. Fight

What to expect when you’re not expecting V: Round II. Fight

Kim and I have discussed a lot whether this is our second round of IVF or our first since we had to abort at such an early stage last time. Can you say abort when talking about IVF? I’m not sure.

by × May 25, 2017 × 0 comments

Reviews

Peak peak Rumination 19: It’s gonna happen again

Peak peak Rumination 19: It’s gonna happen again

Let’s begin with an index. Peak peak Ruminations, in order:

by × May 18, 2017 × 0 comments