It's hard to believe that I started this journey just before turning 39... Forty-one... I celebrated my birthday last month and I am now officially at the two year mark of trying this Single Mom by Choice thingie. I've discovered so much... about the female body (who knew we had more than one egg growing... Continue Reading →
Single Mom By Choice – Part 20: WHAT’S HAPPENING?
"Hey Kim! How have you been? What's happening?" as the person asking touches their stomach for me to understand what they are asking about. This scenario has been a common occurrence in the last few months and I have to admit, some may find it annoying, but I think it's cute! It's been going... I... Continue Reading →
Single Mom By Choice – Part 19: ON HOLD…
Don't we all hate waiting in line or being on hold... those minutes passing by while you are trying to get something done or get in contact with someone always feel like moments of life just wasted away... even though you know that once you get to the front of the line or that person... Continue Reading →
Protected: Build It And They Will Come: Part 2 – Demolition
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Single Mom By Choice – Part 16: One month
One month... It's only 31 days of our lives tops, but boy, oh boy! It sounds and feels like it's an eternity when you are trying to get pregnant and month after month, you hear "maybe next month", "next month is the one", "by next month, all this will be behind you", "you'll be smiling next month",... Depending on your cycle, your next month comes sooner, or later, or irregularly - but what we all have in common is that we wish it were this month...
Single Mom By Choice -Part 15: Butterflies and Tears!
Butterflies… Tears... is it normal that I’m this nervous? Shipment has been paid, the embryos are mine, I am two days away from getting a phone call saying that they are finally in Montreal and every time I think about it, I have butterflies and tears.
Single Mom By Choice – Part 14: Feeling GREAT!
How have you been doing? “GREAT”, I answer. Yet I feel that some people don’t believe me... I can understand why. If I take a step back and look at the crazy roller coaster ride that was the last year, it does boggle my mind that I got through it all. I don’t think I... Continue Reading →
Single Mom By Choice – Part 13: What will it be…
I didn't get my hopes up this time around but still felt like that grade 2 - 9 cell embryo had a great chance of sticking and thriving!
Single Mom By Choice – Part 12: Why?
I can see why women do this again and again... but I don't understand why I did... My last appointment saw me starring at the ultrasound showing 12 follicles. I've never had that many in the last year. I also never expected to spend over $20k on this project. What shall I do?
Single Mom By Choice – Part 11: The File
I remember sitting in the waiting room of the Montreal Fertility Clinic and seeing this couple come out of the doctor's office with a huge smile, tears and exclamations. Pregnant! She was finally pregnant!