Category Archives: mother

When You Wish Upon A Star…

Those of you that know me know what a Disney Dork I can be. I LOVE Disney. The movies, the songs, the theme parks, I love them all. So, it’s hardly surprising that I’m the kind of girl who would … Continue reading

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Bad Maternity Experiences and the Journey to Changing Hospitals… (Part Two)

At the end of my last post Bad Maternity Experiences and the Journey to Changing Hospitals (Part One) I mentioned that we were looking into changing hospitals due to the experiences at the one closest to our house. Both hospitals … Continue reading

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I Wish I Could Fly… But I Can’t…

Ten weeks on the dot and what did I decide to do? Throw myself down the stairs! Admittedly it was only about five steps and I was holding the handrail, but it was enough to leave me feel like I’d … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, baby Chip, EPU, fall, mother, mothers, mum, mummies, mummy, pregnancy, pregnant, Scan, scanxiety | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 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)

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Superhero Donor’s Point Of View – Should Donors Vet Their Recipients?

It’s been a while, but here is another entry by our fabulous Superhero Donor. Enjoy!  (Anything in brackets and italics are snippets of my input) —– Should a donor vet potential recipients?  As a donor, you have as much responsibility … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, bfn, bfp, child, donation, Donations, donor, donor sperm, donors, infertility, Infertility, insemination, lesbian, lesbians, mother, mothers, opk, relationship, Sperm donor, Superhero Donor, trying to conceive, ttc | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Remembering Mum

Sunday (19th April) was eight years since my mother passed away as a result of ovarian cancer. I didn’t have the energy to write about it on the day as I was still processing my thoughts. Amy and I had … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, cancer, family, God, mother, mothers, ovarian cancer, parents, relationship, women | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Happy Birthday Mum

Today my lovely mum would have been fifty. Unfortunately, she is not here to celebrate her birthday.¬†Every year I have a good think about this, and this year is no different. However I’ve been working on something to help pay … Continue reading

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Our Visit to the Alternative Families Show

We were kindly given complimentary tickets to attend the Alternative Parenting Show, which took place yesterday at the lovely Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London.

Posted in 2014, babies, baby, child, children, clinics, couple, Donations, donor, donor sperm, donors, fertility, healthy, infertility, insemination, lgbt, London, mother, mothers, mum, mummies, myfitnesspal, pregnancy, pregnant, trying to concieve, two week wait, women | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

The Ten Commandments of Trying To Conceive (For Lesbians)

1) Thou Shalt Learn To Like Sperm (ok… tolerate… maybe not like) As lesbians we have nothing sexually to do with the opposite sex, so it’s a little odd when you come to considering having a child – you need … Continue reading

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Superhero Donor’s Point of View – Donation

Another guest entry from our fantastic donor. Please feel free to leave a. Comment if you enjoy these posts – I personally am finding them really interesting! ——- It may surprise you, but donors select their receipients. I started off … Continue reading

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