I’ve been meaning to start a blog for ages, and I finally got round to it.

I’m Jen. I’m in my early 30’s, an age area I like. I thought I wouldn’t when I was in my twenties, but I prefer it here. I got married in October 2010 to Gavin and we have two dogs who we love a lot.

Life ticks along nicely which we are happy about, we have nothing to complain about really in the grand scheme of things. There is just one hole which needs to be fixed for us at the moment which comes in the shape of a baby!

So we are fairly new recruits to the process of trying to get pregnant. What an eye opener it’s been so far. I’ve had a few tests over the last year which originally started out as tests for other things but somehow along the way we ended up here. Which I’m grateful for because it may have saved us months and months of trying unsuccessfully.

After months of fertility drugs, then a few more months of various tests, it still never dawned on me that there would be anything found, I just assumed all would be ok and off we go. So it was a big shock to hear that both of my tubes are blocked. It still didn’t dawn on me that this would be a major problem – just unblock them then?  – but it seems that this isn’t always the case. We were told that IVF is likely to be our only option to conceive.

So that’s where we are today. It took a good few days to digest that news. I always would have described myself as optimistic, but as it turns out, not so much. They may as well have told me I’d never have a baby. Luckily I’m married to The Most Optimistic Man Ever who really believes that it will work for us, no doubt in his mind.

I’m at the stage now where I’ve accepted that this is now the road we’re facing, and I wouldn’t say I’m excited about it but it doesn’t fill me with the cold fear it did at the start. I’m hopeful at least, bordering on optimistic at best!

Let the games begin

Posted by:Jen Ryan

I'm Jen, 30-something, married, Mam of two little Munchkins, 2 dogs, Irish, red-haired and actual genius. (May not be true). I love Photography, cheesy stuff (including the music), fond of a cup of tea or two, although since the Munchkins arrived and taught me that sleep is for the weak, coffee is currently in top position.

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