Thinking about my first Mother’s Day brings such a mix of emotions. Excited, shocked, heartbreak, overwhelming love, contentment, sorrow. How are these feelings even linked? It’s a day I’ve been waiting for 9 years to be celebrated, not just celebrating other people. Last year I spent the day in tears. We had just found out… Continue reading My first Mother’s Day
‘Oh wow you’re starting IVF, how exciting!!’ – ever wanted to slap someone?
Ever had those moments when you know someone means well but there's only so many times to can mutter 'Jesus give me strength' before you lose it? That was my journey of starting IVF. 8 years ago I was diagnosed with Endometriosis. 6 years ago I was advised it was 'now or never' to try… Continue reading ‘Oh wow you’re starting IVF, how exciting!!’ – ever wanted to slap someone?
Take a break
I have never needed a break more than when I started IVF. No I'm not talking about after months of continuous IVF, I mean like the day I started I realised I needed a break. I have Endometriosis. Trying to get pregnant means I'm completely unmediated and my endometriosis is growing and making me sick.… Continue reading Take a break
Tips to survive the two week wait (tww)
The dreaded TWW... no woman ever trying to have a baby has looked forward to those 2 weeks. With IVF I've found it is even worse again because there was so much money, pain, appointments etc involved to even get to the waiting. Once the transfer is done everything stops (oh expect progesterone, I'll do… Continue reading Tips to survive the two week wait (tww)
IVF explained so simply you can understand it even when you’re not going through.
A lot of people and I mean EVERYONE I SPEAK TO about IVF who haven't themselves been through it are completely oblivious as to what is involved. I was lucky in some ways that I have known for 8 years now that IVF was most likely going to be our journey to becoming parents so… Continue reading IVF explained so simply you can understand it even when you’re not going through.
So your friend is doing IVF, what can you do?
Going through IVF or infertility in general can feel so isolating. I asked on my Instagram stories (on my Wifetomama page) for people to tell me about things their friends had done for them that made them feel special and loved during their infertility journey. From the 120+ people who viewed the story I had 1… Continue reading So your friend is doing IVF, what can you do?
Why ask for what you’ve already been promised?
Today is egg collection day. I didn't sleep much last night, I kept being woken and only another hour had gone past. Each time I woke up I prayed to God that he will let us keep this baby. My last wake up (well the one before my alarm when I got up) I sat… Continue reading Why ask for what you’ve already been promised?
Hi I’m Tegan and I have a defective uterus.
Hi, nice to meet you! Now that we've got the formalities out of the way, let's talk. I've never been one for small talk, I prefer to know about what makes you tick, what are your hopes and aspirations? What's the biggest challenge you have overcome and grown from? So let's skip the small talk.… Continue reading Hi I’m Tegan and I have a defective uterus.