Over 40 and solo IVF

Solo Mom, 42 and trying for a sibling with Ivf


Calling it a Day

I am calling it a day on this blog.  I am moving on.  I have another blog which I was doing before I started this one.  Then I go caught up in this blog and of course trying to conceive and being pregnant.  My other blog which is open and you’ll actually see a picture of me.  Ha ha feels a bit like Kiss unmasked LOL.  My other blog if you would like to follow me there is http://julieinthemaking.wordpress.com/ …. say hello and let me know you are there as I am trying to transfer my favourites blogs from here but not sure if I am doing it properly and I still want to keep following your journeys.  I will be checking in on my reader just in case I haven’t manage to transfer my blog list.

Thank you to everyone who has read my blog and given me support over the last few years.  This community has been very important to help with all the feelings, fears and unknowns with TTC, IVF,  pregnancy and being solo.


Julie xxx

PS I didn’t have a hernia, think I pulled and muscle and had a cyst LOL


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Dairy Free and maybe a hernia!

Yesterday we went to our 7 week pediatrician appointment.  I love T pediatrician and have decided I would like to marry him (looks like Micheal Buble has fallen from No 1 LOL).  He is the loveliest, most gentle man who truly cares about his patients and job. T is going well except he gets unsettled a bit and has been having a bit of problems with blood in his poo.  Last time the Dr said back off on the dairy.  Now I need to go dairy free as the protein from the cow is too much for his little system. Off to the shop today to get some rice milk or soy and diary free margarine.  It shouldn’t be too hard.  But I looked at my favourite lollies I have in a secret stash for energy and they contain cows milk.  Bummer,  they have been put away.  

In my baby brain head I decided last week to finally carpet the house.  They come next week.  So I decided I need to try and paint all the doors, frames and stair railing before they come.  After the kids have gone to bed I have been madly paining,  luckily my brother is here and he has been helping.  Yesterday we got that finished. But I have overdone it.  On Thursday I started washing all the walls as I can’t paint them but they are coming up great.  After that I felt very sore and couldn’t paint that night. Then yesterday while K was in daycare we finished off all the painting except one feature wall.  Boom I was very sore.  Worried I had done something terrible I turned to Dr Google.  I have a lump in my groin and now over night it has gone down about half the size.  I think its a femoral hernia.  I have an Ob appt on Monday and will wait and rest until then.  Bummer I really wanted to have a feature wall in the lounge and had picked the colour.  I also think now I will have to call a good mate of mine to help move furniture over the few days they lay the carpet.  I must be raving mad – 7 week old baby,  recent c section,  toddler, painting and changing carpets. 

Must go and get the washing on as the house is like a bomb has hit it and all the housework is piling up as all my energy has gone into painting. 

Have a great weekend 🙂


Finally Some Pic’s

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Finally some pictures of Toby.  We were back in hospital again on Wednesday for another blood transfusion and this should be the last time.  They ran out of veins,  as once you have used a vein you can’t use it again for a few weeks.  They tried in his hand and it didn’t work and his poor little hand filled up with blood and looked horrible and very sore. Since they had no veins left in his arms or legs they used his head.  It looks worse then what it is and worked really well.  He is now looking like a normal pink baby again.  You can see in the baby photo he is quite yellow from the hemolytic disease.

Been a big few weeks with everything and blood tests and in and out of hospital. But I am thankful for my healthy boy and that this is only a minor and temporary hiccup in the big scheme of life.  The hospital, doctor and nurses have been amazing.

That’s all for today as life is flat out with two and washing machine that now never stops.  Have a lovely weekend 🙂


Busy Busy Busy

After coming home from hospital for two days we were readmitted. Toby levels went up and he has had another ingram and a blood transfusion. We are home again now and he is doing much better. He has been feeding every 3 hours at night and want a feed every two hours in the day and a bit windy. With a 3 year old and a newborn I have had no time to write but have been briefly still following everyone.
That is all for now. I am going to have my cuppa tea in peace while Toby is sleeping and Kate is watching morning TV with her cereal. Parenting 101 – TV is good for early mornings when you are knacked!!!


Welcome Toby Oliver

So thrilled to announce the birth of my beautiful baby son, Toby Oliver. I still haven’t got a picture as I only got out of hospital yesterday after 9 days there. My blood levels suddenly went up and they had to take Toby out straight away. Toby has been under light therapy for the past 9 days and had a transfusion (not blood but another type I can’t remember the name) to eat up all the antibodies.
They let us go home Sunday but only just and today we had to return to have more blood tests and the results have gone up. So back to hospital again tomorrow. They are looking after him so fantastically.
I am completely besotted with him and he is so beautiful. He has been worth every tear, every disappointment, every BFN, every cent and every stress.
Will post a picture when I get my head together and unpack my bags.


Last Ob Appt before the big day

Thrilled, yesterday was my last Ob appt before the big day.  It was the quickest visit, weight checked = bloody huge (I have put on more than just a baby lol),  ultrasound – checked,  sleeping tablet – checked and lastly we’ll see you in theater next week – checked.  I have been a worrier this pregnancy,  I think more than last pregnancy. If I go a day of little movement this freaks me out.  I spoke with Ob about this.  She has given me another note to go get fetal monitoring at the hospital.  I made an appt for tomorrow morning then yesterday the little fella decided to move heaps all of yesterday and today.  So I have cancelled the appt for tomorrow as I don’t need to go now and feeling much happier.  But I can any Mon, Wed or Fri if I am worried about anything.

I am finding that I am snoozing every second day or so in the afternoons now. Thank God for TV and movies for my toddler.  It allows me to snooze while she is happy to snuggle next to me under a blanket and watch Toy Story or Shrek for the millionth time.  I just couldn’t do without my mini nap and it gets me through until bedtime.

Hoping for a quick 9 days till we get to book into hospital and meet our new family member.  Now off to get the washing off the line before the cold starts to make it damp.




3 weeks to go and counting

Only 3 weeks to go today and my second last visit to the OB.  I am very excited.  My appointment went well,  baby is going well and looking great.  On Saturday my ultrasound was excellent and my baby boy is a big, chubby one.  He is already bigger (currently 2.9kgs) than what my daughter was born at (2.8kgs).  The Ob today said throw in a 000 grow suit just in case.  So glad I am not pushing this one out.  My latest blood results haven’t come in yet but the ob said today if it gets to 4 we’ll just take him out.  Last time I was sitting at 2 and feel happy to be where I am for him and his health.

Today I changed around the lounge room.  My friend told me off for moving furniture but I only pushed the 2 seater around and the lazy boy recliner. They were light and easy to do.  I feel happy with change and vacuumed behind everything. Now my recliner, which is the most comfortable chair known to man kind is in the perfect spot for feeding.  I feel like I have achieved lots from just doing this one small change. 

Finally my whinge for today.  Is it me or is pregnancy but I am always dropping stuff and it’s infuriating me to tears.  I am completely over bending down and picking up things I have dropped. I can’t remember dropping this much stuff before or is it that before I didn’t have a belly in the way and it didn’t bother me???? Who knows but I am looking forward to bending down without a belly.  I tell ya what it’s one incentive to loss the baby belly afterwards.  Might you then it will be soft and flexible not rock hard.   

Enjoy your week 🙂