Category Archives: single mom

GP visit at 24 weeks

My 24-week GP appointment was yesterday morning. While Dr B moved the Doppler around trying to find the baby’s heartbeat, she assured me that it can take a while to locate and not to worry. I wasn’t worried, as I … Continue reading

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21 week scan

I had my first midwife visit at the local clinic last Monday and my “big scan” at 21 weeks at the public hospital today. Humour the 42-year-old me while I clutch at the last vestiges of my youth: when I … Continue reading

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Donor Conception Network materials

I ordered a few items from the UK Donor Conception Network. I love this DVD. It features donor-conceived children/young people from solo mum and lesbian families (one film) and heterosexual couple families (the other film) talking about their origins and … Continue reading

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Granny knits #3, #4 and #5

This woman is a machine! Blue with white rectangles and choo-choo train buttons: Blues with choo-choo train button: My favourite: cream bubble wool with lemon trim and yellow pencil buttons, so soft: I’d better learn how to knit a matinee … Continue reading

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First GP visit

I’ve opted for combined care, which means I don’t need to trek to the public maternity hospital for antenatal visits and instead alternate between my GP and local health care centre. Today was my first GP visit and all was … Continue reading

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Granny knits

Granny has already started knitting matinee coats. You can’t see them but the buttons are red and blue dolphins :-)

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Harmony test – 13 weeks

The €550 I spent on the Harmony test at the private arm of the maternity hospital must rank among the best money I have ever spent on anything in my life. Barring the €33,000-odd I’ve spent getting pregnant in the … Continue reading

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