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About kidsandotherthings

This box is to small to dwell on my passions, the complexities and simplicities of my personality, my likes and dislikes so I get straight to the point: it's time for me to have a baby. I didn't grow up wishing for a baby and counted the days until I could start a family. Neither did I wake up one day and thought that my life is missing a kid. It's not. I love my husband, I love our life and frankly, I am not sure I am ready to change it. Nor did I gave up to the pressure of having a baby after being happily married to a gorgeous, sexiest man alive. I just think it's time for me to try something new. I know these decisions shouldn't be taken lightly and I spent a lot of time thinking things through. Well, my mum is also suffering from incurable cancer and that give me a whole lot of reasons. Turns out, it's not that easy for us. We are going through IVF and something called ICSI.

IVF Transfer Day

10am – It has been 5 days since the egg collection and I m back at the clinic, waiting for the transfer. It is the first time in this whole process I here without Chris – he just had to … Continue reading

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IVF wait before the Transfer day

This is what’s been happening since the egg collection day: IVF The doctor rung is the day after the egg collection to tell us we’ve got 6 eggs. I was surprised because I had 40 follicles. Anyway, I was thinking … Continue reading

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IVF Egg Collection Day

7:15am – Chris just took away my tea literally from my lips as I was half way drinking it. The nurse said no more food/drinks are allowed from 7:15 and Chris is clearly taking it very seriously. We both had … Continue reading

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About families

On Sunday we went for another early morning blood test. After that we planned to do something relaxing as it really seemed like in the last few weeks all we did was manage work commitments, hospital appointments and caring for … Continue reading

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What? Another blood test?

It’s Sunday and I’ve been here everyday since Friday for a blood test. I m completely off gonal-f as my eggs are growing like crazy. My left ovary hurts like hell. My body feels like a big balloon. My thighs … Continue reading

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3rd scan

All good, eggs are growing slowly. 40 follicles, ca. 20 growing. Gonal-f injection cut in half to avoid overstimulation. Eggs collection booked for Wednesday. Side effects: extreme nausea. Mum in a hospital, not receiving chemo. There is mucus collected in … Continue reading

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Another day, another ovarian scan

Today’s scan was very straightforward. Number of growing follicles: 12. Size of growing follicles: between 10 and 13mm. This is quite good, steady progress, slightly slower than normal which means more scans than planned (2 days extra). Number of small … Continue reading

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Ovarian stimulation scan

Today we were due for 2nd “ovulation scan”. We are now in the second part of the IVF, following the “down regulation” which means my natural cycle was turned into temporary menopause (ca. 2 weeks). The first part involved a … Continue reading

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This is what IVF looks like

This is what IVF looks like

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About the little things…

Phoned my mum. She didn’t pick up. I phoned her again 5 minutes later. Nothing. Perhaps she was in a shower or downstairs doing laundry. 10 minutes later she still didn’t pick up. I phoned her mobile – switched off. … Continue reading

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