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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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What to expect when you’re not expecting IV: the waiting game

What to expect when you’re not expecting IV: the waiting game

So it’s been nearly two months since my last post. In that time we haven’t magically discovered a baby growing in the garden; so this isn’t the update where we all go wahey! Success!

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What to expect when you’re not expecting III: Not great news

What to expect when you’re not expecting III: Not great news

So you might have read my piece, and/or Kim’s piece about our adventures through infertility. It’s been a hard road. And we had just started the next chapter which was a cycle of IVF.

by × March 23, 2017 × 3 comments

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What to expect when you’re not expecting II (vaginas)

What to expect when you’re not expecting II (vaginas)

If my doctor had sat me down when my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby and said “Kim, this is going to be a hard road and also you’ve got two vaginas”, I would have doubled over and laughed at the absurdity of it.

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What to expect when you’re not expecting

What to expect when you’re not expecting

I’m not a huge fan of revealing too much personal information on a blog that is read by 10s of people but here we go, this is as personal as it gets. Also, this post may get super long. Sorry.

by × March 7, 2017 × 34 comments

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The dashing dildo dangler

The dashing dildo dangler

Dear SSBS, Recently I fell on hard times, living in my best friend’s pocket. Back to the job market I went to find work on the line at a plastic press.

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My elevator rides are a lot duller than this letter writer's

What to do about office shenanigans (nsfw language)

Dear Slightly (if I may be so familiar), I have been suffering alone for months, and I am so glad that finally the right advice columnist has come along to help me with my problem.

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Becoming a grown up

Becoming a grown up

I used to think that no-one ever really grows up. There are all these milestones that are supposed to signify maturity

by × June 26, 2015 × 5 comments

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American Political Batshit: Health Care

I want to tell you about the time I got sick. Not like, “Oh, I have a cold” sick, but “I could very easily die” sick.

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Should I shave my balls?

Dear Slightly Slutty Barren Spinster I am a gentleman who likes to maintain a high standard of personal appearance and hygiene.

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So many hotties, so little compassion: Our Agony Aunt responds

So many hotties, so little compassion: Our Agony Aunt responds

Dear Slightly Slutty Barren Spinster I have been in a relationship for quite some time and, to be perfectly honest, I prefer drinking heavily and wishing my moral compass wasn’t pointing me on a course to propositioning an attractive co-worker to actually being in my relationship.

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Faith in humanity: increased

Faith in humanity: increased

A couple of days ago I got an email from a real estate who Kim and I had looked at a house with. She wasn’t asking if we had found a house (we have) or if we were selling a house (we’re not) but rather she emailed because she was helping organise collectors for the Breast Cancer Foundation and wondered if I could help be a collector.

by × October 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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Becoming a mother

Becoming a mother

By Charlotte McLauchlan So much has been written about it.  The enormous life change, the intoxicating love for your baby,

by × October 3, 2014 × 0 comments