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Today we had the first of two parties for Charlie! This one was for other babies and children we have got to know in the area. I invited 8 Mum’s and initially they all said they were coming, some with multiple children. Yesterday and this morning I got texts from 2 of them saying they couldn’t come, this turned out to be a very good thing!
Once all the children and Mum’s were here it was very chaotic. It was drizzly and cold outside and so we remained indoors. They kept hitting and hurting each other! Charlie just stood and oberved for most of it….I could see his little mind thinking
‘who are all these people and why are they in my living room?’
He got some lovely presents and everyone seemed to have a good time. I have made Charlie two cakes, one for today’s party and one for tomorrow, they are similar, but not the same.
After they had all gone we all crashed, we were pooped!
Tomorrow is going to be a long, busy and wonderful day. I still can’t quite believe he is one….. we are pretending tomorrow is the day, I am working on Sunday and that is just no fun.

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Moving on

I emailed J last night to let him know that AF had arrived. He replied with a lovely supportive email. Half the stress of a BFN is having to put our donor out again for another month. Depending on how many BFN’ves we get, I can see him getting fed up and saying enough (due to tentative relationship)! But he was lovely about it and put my mind at rest.
I took Charlie out to the park. I let him walk himself for quite a bit. He walked at least 50m all on his own and another good stretch holding my hand.
I took loads and loads of photos and want to show you them all, but will only bore you with 4 šŸ˜‰
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It’s Charlie’s birthday next week…I can’t quite believe it! He is going to have 2 little parties, one for other babies and one for family. My Grandad is travelling down from the north-east to meet him for the first time. A little shameful it has taken a year, but at least he is coming now. I am making a card to send to Milkshake (kids TV program) with a hope they read it out on screen. His parties are Hungry Caterpillar themed and I am making bunting, cake toppers and favours plus all the cakes.
Tomorrow is exciting. My choir is through to the finals of BBC choir of the year and we are going to record 2 songs to be played on the radio and voted on by listeners. I am having to miss a friends bday bash for it, but she understands. Stacy and Charlie are still going to go.
The last few days Charlie has not stopped grinning! Every time I catch his eye he sends me a beamer. All his teeth are through for the time being and his nappy rash has cleared up. I think he is just feeling on top of the world. He toddles around (looking drunk!) and investigating this and that. I tried to do some weeding in the garden this morning. It went a bit like this…. pull up one weed… stop Charlie from eating bark, pull up another weed, stop Charlie from eating stones etc…. it took a while!

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Moving on

I emailed J last night to let him know that AF had arrived. He replied with a lovely supportive email. Half the stress of a BFN is having to put our donor out again for another month. Depending on how many BFN’ves we get, I can see him getting fed up and saying enough (due to tentative relationship)! But he was lovely about it and put my mind at rest.
I took Charlie out to the park. I let him walk himself for quite a bit. He walked at least 50m all on his own and another good stretch holding my hand.
I took loads and loads of photos and want to show you them all, but will only bore you with 4 šŸ˜‰
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It’s Charlie’s birthday next week…I can’t quite believe it! He is going to have 2 little parties, one for other babies and one for family. My Grandad is travelling down from the north-east to meet him for the first time. A little shameful it has taken a year, but at least he is coming now. I am making a card to send to Milkshake (kids TV program) with a hope they read it out on screen. His parties are Hungry Caterpillar themed and I am making bunting, cake toppers and favours plus all the cakes.
Tomorrow is exciting. My choir is through to the finals of BBC choir of the year and we are going to record 2 songs to be played on the radio and voted on by listeners. I am having to miss a friends bday bash for it, but she understands. Stacy and Charlie are still going to go.
The last few days Charlie has not stopped grinning! Every time I catch his eye he sends me a beamer. All his teeth are through for the time being and his nappy rash has cleared up. I think he is just feeling on top of the world. He toddles around (looking drunk!) and investigating this and that. I tried to do some weeding in the garden this morning. It went a bit like this…. pull up one weed… stop Charlie from eating bark, pull up another weed, stop Charlie from eating stones etc…. it took a while!

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BFN

My temp tanked this morning and I knew what was coming, I didn’t waste a test. A few minutes ago AF started šŸ˜„
I am absolutely gutted. I felt so positive about this cycle, everything went so well and the timing was perfect.
I have to remember that this time the heartache is easier to bear, as I give Charlie a big cuddle and a kiss and he gives me a huge cheeky grin.
Congrats to all those who were in the 2ww with me and are now celebrating (most of you!) and solidarity to the rest of us.
On to the next try with optimism.

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BFN

My temp tanked this morning and I knew what was coming, I didn’t waste a test. A few minutes ago AF started šŸ˜„
I am absolutely gutted. I felt so positive about this cycle, everything went so well and the timing was perfect.
I have to remember that this time the heartache is easier to bear, as I give Charlie a big cuddle and a kiss and he gives me a huge cheeky grin.
Congrats to all those who were in the 2ww with me and are now celebrating (most of you!) and solidarity to the rest of us.
On to the next try with optimism.

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Funny patient

I did my second week at work this weekend. I have to say the patients in this area are their own breed!

I had an old gent come in yesterday, 95 years old and proud of it! He wanted to tell me a story and I agreed while I did his paperwork.

Okay, for American readers you need to read this in your best English cockney accent:

”’My daughters and granddaughters love to hear my stories, would you like to hear a story from the war? Well when I was in the army I went to a dinner dance and a women came over to me and asked me if I would like to go to the cinema with her on Monday, I said yes and she said she would get the tickets. Well when I turned up she had a long coat with her and she had booked back row seats. She draped the coat over my knees and before I knew it, she had my flies undone and my buckle open! I certainly wasn’t watching the film! I thought, oh she’s a bit forward……”

I just sat with my mouth open and looked at him. I thought I was getting a story from the war…you know like something brave he did or something! Not a story of a hand job in the cinema. As IĀ  was taking him back to his daughter in the waiting room, he said to me ‘Oooooh if only I was 30 years younger!’

I thought to myself, you would still be in your 60’s love and….the wrong gender lol

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Funny story

I did my second week at work this weekend. I have to say the patients in this area are their own breed!

I had an old gent come in yesterday, 95 years old and proud of it! He wanted to tell me a story and I agreed while I did his paperwork.

Okay, for American readers you need to read this in your best English cockney accent:

”’My daughters and granddaughters love to hear my stories, would you like to hear a story from the war? Well when I was in the army I went to a dinner dance and a women came over to me and asked me if I would like to go to the cinema with her on Monday, I said yes and she said she would get the tickets. Well when I turned up she had a long coat with her and she had booked back row seats. She draped the coat over my knees and before I knew it, she had my flies undone and my buckle open! I certainly wasn’t watching the film! I thought, oh she’s a bit forward……”

I just sat with my mouth open and looked at him. I thought I was getting a story from the war…you know like something brave he did or something! Not a story of a hand job in the cinema. As I was taking him back to his daughter in the waiting room, he said to me ‘Oooooh if only I was 30 years younger!’

I thought to myself, you would still be in your 60’s love and….the wrong gender lol

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