Category Archives: insemination

8DPO – Christmas and Going Insane

Merry Christmas to all my lovely readers and fellow bloggers! I hope today sees you filled with food and spending time with family. We had a quiet Christmas Day yesterday. Just Amy, me and the dogs. We didn’t have gifts … Continue reading

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Ain’t That Some Surprise…

Last night (cd18) I got a very dark OPK, leaving me wondering if it would go positive this morning. I texted Superhero Donor to make him aware that we might need him today and he said he could (thankfully) donate … Continue reading

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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

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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.

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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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An Ode to Clearblue

Reporting from cycle day TWENTY FIVE I’m usually the first to poo poo Clearblue Ovulation tests. The majority of the time as far as I am concerned they are overpriced. I still think that, but I bought some to help … Continue reading

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Cycle Day One – Return of the Witch

Today I got my first period since the miscarriage. We were quite excited as it was meant to show up yesterday, but this morning our excitement was dashed. Either way, we are not too gutted. I’m just glad I had … Continue reading

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