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Friends – Chosing to become a Mum, alone

4 posts in category Friends

Pressing the go button …

I’m Liv. I’m 37. I’m alone. So far, so normal. The next thing you need to know is that I am going to become a Mum. I’m not pregnant. Yet. This is is the start of documenting what is, no doubt, going to be a very long journey. A very long, very emotional, very hard journey. Don’t get me wrong, just because this is the start of me writing about this, this is not something that I am embarking on, on a whim. This is culmination of years, literally years, of longing. Of hoping I ...

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Appointment 1 of ? …

So the day has finally arrived. The day I actually go and speak to a real life breathing professional about my next steps. I am still 115% convinced that I am going to rock up and someone is going to laugh hysterically and declare, 'NOT YOU,' ... 'you've got to be kidding me. You are too old / childish / scruffy / cake loving / single to have this procedure. You are categorically not allowed to even try this. No way Jose.' So in preparation for this appointment I was going to get prepared. I ...

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Friends in brilliant places …

You know when something is going on in your life and suddenly things you hadn't really noticed before become like flashing neon signs ... like when you fancy someone and suddenly every song was written for you, you are on a diet and all adverts are for burgers and chips or when you have no money and The Perfect Pair of Boots keep coming up as featured ads? My life has become like that, but in an area I literally know nothing about (i.e. fertility treatments) I have two friends who work in ...

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Tell me something good …

Recently, I have read and watched roughly one billion and four things about choosing to become a single parent. Pretty much all of the them have gone through this whole process in some sort of secret bubble, not telling people what they are doing until they are successful with a pregnancy. I am not that person. I am not good at keeping things in. At all. I’m useless. Also this is going to be seriously hard, I am going to need all the listening ears and support I can get,especially if ...

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