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What to expect when you’re not expecting XVII: it’s Fertility Week and I still don’t have a baby

What to expect when you’re not expecting XVII: it’s Fertility Week and I still don’t have a baby

A memory came up on my Facebook feed this morning. “Kim, we care about you and the memories that you make on Facebook. We thought that you’d like to look back on this post from 2 years ago”.

by × November 6, 2017 × 3 comments

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

by × June 11, 2017 × 0 comments

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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.

by × June 8, 2017 × 3 comments

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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.

by × June 5, 2017 × 2 comments

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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. 

by × May 31, 2017 × 0 comments