June 2018

Third Time Lucky?

Where does the phrase ‘third time lucky’ come from? Why do people always say this? Using the ever-trusty google I discovered it is associated with the ancient myth that 3 is a lucky number based on its association with the holy trinity of Christianity. Ok……….. Not quite sure that reason is a solid enough one… Continue reading Third Time Lucky?

May 2018

Due Date Heartbreak

Today, the 5th of May 2018, was the due date for our baby that never arrived. With all my heart I wish that when we went for our scan back in September, the nurse hadn’t told us our due date before the scan took place and we discovered we had miscarried. Although we would have… Continue reading Due Date Heartbreak

January 2018

New Year, New Hope

Happy New Year to you all; I hope you all had a great time over the festivities! We had such a great Christmas and New Year with family and friends, despite initially dreading it.  However, I kept myself busy by hosting Christmas this year so took great delight in getting the house all organised and… Continue reading New Year, New Hope

December 2017

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to write a short post to say Merry Christmas to all our wonderful family, friends, followers and supporters. Christmas is always a time for reflection and I always feel the pressure to start the New Year with a clean slate and lots of goals and objectives, however this year we have given… Continue reading Merry Christmas!

November 2017, Uncategorized

Infertility & Christmas

Truth be told, infertility is hard 365 days of the year. But for me anyway, Christmas is probably the hardest time of the whole year, where it is brought home to us even more just how much we want a child of our own. Almost everything about Christmas is geared towards children, from Christmas films… Continue reading Infertility & Christmas

Non-IVF posts

My Favourite Coffee Table Books (Light Relief from IVF!)

As I mentioned in my last post, since we are taking a break from IVF for the next few months, I thought I would try my hand at some posts of a different style. As the festive season is rapidly approaching, some of these posts will be based on the theme of Christmas, however I… Continue reading My Favourite Coffee Table Books (Light Relief from IVF!)

November 2017

Where do we go from here?

Immediately after our miscarriage, whenever I contemplated doing another round of IVF, I felt physically sick. The thought of having to start all over from scratch and go through another cycle of needles, pills, invasive procedures, pain and heartache was more than I could bear. I knew however, as with many things, time would be… Continue reading Where do we go from here?

November 2017

Pondering a Life of Childlessness (poem)

Maybe we’re the lucky one’s here Now we don’t have to live in fear Of a child coming to harm Or breaking their arm Are we the lucky one’s here?   Maybe we’re the lucky one’s here Now we don’t have to endure so near The tantrums and rows Tears and furrowed brows Are we… Continue reading Pondering a Life of Childlessness (poem)