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IVF Update - Overachiever!

We went in for the second ultrasound today and the doctor said I’m an overachiever :) I have lots of good-sized follicles (mostly around 15 mm), especially on the right side – that’s what you can see on the picture below. 298 more words

Day 10 - Nearly there!

10 days into our 3rd cycle of IVF and as a lot of people have been asking how I am and how the treatment is going I figure it’s time for an update. 733 more words



Yesterday was Las Fiestas de la Paloma, the annual festival of my barrio. It’s Madrid’s most popular summer festival and the streets swell with merry-makers and Virgin enthusiasts as five blocks of the city become a massive street party that lasts for four days. 795 more words

Curly Girls

I grew up in apartheid South Africa. Everything was divided. Schools, suburbs, even holiday resorts. I remember being stopped as we entered a ‘Coloureds Only’ resort because we were thought to be white. 595 more words

Curly Hair

She said... Our 7 year history

Our history of trying to start a family goes back about 7 years when we were first married.  Writing in this blog has forced us both to relive many of the events that we have gone through, and it is always surprising how much we have endured.  3,367 more words


#2: Day 7

Today is the seventh day of injections and my third day of Cetrotide. I’m fresh from my third ultrasound this week.

The good news is that my uterine lining is 9.39 mm, and I have six follicles that are 11.4 – 17.6mm which my sonogram technician remarked were “beautiful!” (Of the ten plus sonograms I’ve had, she has been the most interactive, positive and informative. 497 more words


Day One

D Day. My period arrived yesterday. That momentous red mark that signals the beginning of the next phase of your life is about to begin. I’d left Madrid to spend three days by the sea with my friend Claire and her 9 year-old daughter Maika. 565 more words