Category Archives: Anxiety

I Hate This Time of Year

It`s that time of year again. The nights are long, the days short. It`s almost like you have less time in the day to do all the things that you used to get done easily in the summer. We dont`t … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Anxiety, baby Eden, depression, two mums, work | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Judge Me By My Bottle, Do You?

Recently in the online world there has been a hell of a lot of talk of breastfeeding. The usual “breast is best” type messages and one particularly nasty blog about how the writer automatically judges those who bottle feed “by … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Anxiety, baby Eden, baby girl, breastfeeding, bressure, child, children, common sense, family, first baby, formula feeding, happy, health, healthy, Lgbt, SIDS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 76 Comments

First Ever Hospital Admission

Yesterday I went in for my routine blood pressure monitoring at the antenatal day unit. Having tested it at home before I left, I had a feeling it was going to be high. When we got there we waited a … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Anxiety, baby Eden, baby girl, blood pressure, doppler, eden, girl, high blood pressure, hospital, hypertension, NHS, pregnancy, pregnancy after infertility, pregnancy after loss | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Families Aren’t Always Mum+Dad+Baby=Family

Tomorrow (at 17+5) I have my sixteen week midwife appointment. One of the things Amy and I have noticed so far in our NHS antenatal journey, is that our local services are not very diversity friendly at all. They seem … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Anxiety, baby girl, child, children, christmas baby, lesbians, lgbt, midwife | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

We Love You Doppler, We Do!

I guess this is kind of┬ácontroversial. There’s been a lot of negative press recently about home dopplers and how women should not buy them. When I first saw these articles I was worried. We had always wanted to have a … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Anxiety, babies, baby, baby Chip, common sense, doppler, kicks, movement | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Second Trimester

That’s right – SECOND TRIMESTER! We are now almost sixteen weeks into this pregnancy and I really have no idea where the time has gone.

Posted in 2015, Anxiety, artificial insemination, babies, baby, baby Chip, bfp, cramps, cycle days, donor sperm, fertility | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Getting That Big Fat Positive After Loss

(After our announcement, I wanted to share some posts that I wrote before we announced. So, the next few posts will be from my “drafts” folder)

Posted in 2015, 2ww, Anxiety, baby, baby Chip, bbt, bfp, charting, charts, Clomid, conceive, cramps, cycle days, donation, Donations, donor, donor sperm, donors, fertility, fertility friend, infertility, Infertility, insemination, lesbian, lesbians, London, Miscarriage, mother, mothers, mum, mummies, mummy, opk, ovulation, positive, positive test, pregnancy, pregnant, signs, spearmint, spearmint tea, Sperm donor, Squishy, Superhero Donor, symptom, symptom spotting, symptoms, temperature, temping, trying, trying to conceive, two week wait, women | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Won’t Your Kids Get Bullied For Having Two Mums?

One of the questions I often get asked when I mention Amy and I having a baby in the future is “but won’t they get bullied for having two mums?” Reasonable question, maybe. Or maybe not. I grew up in … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Anxiety, babies, baby, leelahalcorn | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

National Fertility Awareness Week 2014 – Our Story

This week is National Fertility Awareness Week. As someone who has dealt with infertility (as many have), I think it is so important that people think about and understand infertility a little bit. Understand how upsetting it can be. Stop … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Anxiety, babies, baby, bfn, bfp, child, couple, cycle days, depression, difficulty, doctor, Dogs, Donations, donor, donor sperm, dr, fail, family, fear, fertility, fertility friend, gay, healthy, infertility, insemination, lesbian, lesbians, let down, lgbt, London, loss, Miscarriage, missed cycles, mothers, mum, mummies, mummy, natural insemination, opk, ovaries, parenting, parents, partner, PCOS, periods, pregnancy, pregnant, relationship, Scan, sperm, Sperm donor, Squishy, stress, Superhero Donor, support, symptom, symptom spotting, symptoms, ttc, two week wait, women | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Thoughts on Victim Blaming… My Story

Recently I have seen a lot of people talking about victims of sex assaults. I guess it has been brought about by the big cases in the news at the moment – Rolf Harris and such. I have seen a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Anxiety, depression, difficulty, let down, London, pregnant, stigma, support, women, work | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments