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Chosing to become a Mum, alone – Page 2 – Liv's Alone

Niecephews …

I have been around, and loved, children nearly all my life. I first became an Auntie when I was just 13. There is larger age gap between me and my sister than there is between me and her daughter! Since then, there have been another 9 niecephews join our family. I have 7 nieces and 3 nephews and I couldn’t love them all any more. Probably too much for their liking sometimes … especially a couple of them who hate hugs! They range from 7 years old to fully fledged 24 year old grown ups! I ...

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Money, Money, Money …

As a woman, when you think about having a baby, you also think about the maternity leave that comes with it. Three months of sitting in your puke covered pj’s having no idea what time it is, sleeping whenever you can and trying to keep a baby alive (of course there is also the crying – yours, parts of your body falling apart, bleeding nipples- I know!) Then 6 to 9 months of hanging out in the sun, meeting up for coffee with other mothers, trying to get through the day when you were at the ...

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Good blood …

So I went to the doctors to get my blood tests. Honestly I didn't even ask them what they were for, I just know I needed them. I assume that, you know, if your blood comes out green, then they tell you that kids probably aren't something that is going to happen for you. I have had PCOS  tests numerous times, for various reasons and it always came back negative, so that was not something that was worrying me. However, all the things that I don't know what they are testing for is what was ...

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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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Eggs, eggs, eggs …

Is it just me or does the London Women’s Clinic magazine have a seriously unfortunate title for a fertility centre? I realise that it is the plural of ovum/egg but it also quite clearly is a word that means the end. This shouldn’t been the end. This is the beginning. They are giving people a new start. Having said that, the LWC have been amazing in giving me any literature at all … but this did tickle me!

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You know it will be hard? …

Today I went to the doctors to start this long process. I was terrified. I don’t know why, I don’t know what I thought she was going to say (oddly I requested a woman as I felt embarrassed to tell a male doctor … totally irrational!) but I felt exposed and scared that she could put a halt to this on Day 1. It was roughly one thousand degrees last night so I didn’t sleep. I wouldn’t have slept anyway. I am a seriously good sleeper, usually. Head hits pillow, I wake up 8 hours later. ...

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My Family …

Telling my family was never going to be easy. For a start I am the youngest of four siblings, and perhaps more importantly, we lost our parents twenty years ago. Our Dad died when I was 12 and Mum died just 5 years later. I was just a child and although I didn’t realise it for years, I have felt alone ever since. My siblings are much older than me … My brother by 15 years, Sister 1 by 14 years and Sister 2 by 7 years. Yes, yes they are my full brothers and sisters just my parents ...

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