January 3, 2018

It feels like we haven’t blogged since the Chou Dynasty (the Chou or Zhou dynasty ruled China from about 1027 to about 221 BC) so we thought a New Year’s update was on the cards. At this stage, a small Alison or Kevin is growing inside Vorny’s body. She is currently 8 ½ weeks preggers and we’re happier than a horse in a long face contest. We’re both in shock, actually, and we’re now wondering who made the cut? W...

November 21, 2017

Hi. My name’s Siobhan and I’m a Google-aholic, a fertility Google-aholic. I can’t stop, I’m not sure what’s going on. I’m obsessed with reading every IVF success story I can find and my searches are getting quite specific now, e.g. ‘Successful IVF stories with ICSI’, ’How soon after embryo transfer does implantation occur?’, ‘What not to eat pre FET transfer date’ etc.  There’s so many differing opinions out the...

October 15, 2017

One of the best pieces of advice I was given before starting this whole process was ‘treat IVF like a job’. Isn’t that cool? If it’s a job, you can always get through it. I’ve had loads of jobs I've loved before, but there's always a teeny aspect of each one that I don't love.

For example, I loved working in a movie theatre, but I hated cleaning ice cream off the seats.  I loved working at a bakery, but I hated t...

August 23, 2017

IVF.  Eeek! After 13 months of hanging out on the waiting list our time has finally come.

It all started waaay back when I was just out of high school - I was diagnosed with Polycystic ovaries and told it would potentially be difficult for me to conceive. So, when I met Millen years later and he told me he had a total of around two sperms (nicknamed Alastair and Bruce), I thought our chances of having kids m...

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