‘Blast’ from the past

•February 26, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Sorry about the pun!

I have realised I just left this blog hanging. Not even an update about that pregnancy in 2010.

All went well, our last little boy was born safely and we now have 4 beautiful children. They are thoroughly ours. And at the same time, they are both so alike child no 1, And also so alike Kind Donor’s children. But it doesn’t feel complicated at all, and all the children seem to take it in their stride.

The technology that allows for the birth of donor babies is truly a wonderful thing, and if you have come to this blog because it’s something you are investigating, then we have no regrets.

For further reading try

Donor Conception Network



So far so good

•May 1, 2010 • 3 Comments

Have been very nervous, seems like we don’t really deserve to be so lucky, but scans at 6w, 7w and 10w so far have all shown one very normal little embryo, heartbeat flickering away.

Can’t quite believe it…

•March 20, 2010 • 13 Comments

but we seem to have a positive on our hands! I wasn’t feeling particularly optimistic but tested early to put myself out of my misery, and Mr ClearBlue he say… yes.

I hope it sticks around!

One beautiful blast on board…

•March 12, 2010 • 4 Comments


 and in this post are our twins, when they were blastocysts…  https://thedrownedgirl.wordpress.com/2007/07/31/cluck-cluck/

Long time no speak

•March 11, 2010 • 4 Comments

Just a quick note to say we are part way through another FET. The babies make us so happy we decided we would love just one more.

As always, the process is not without stress. We thawed 6 2pm embryos, 4 survived but one didn’t divide. At day 3 we had one at just 3 cells,plus a 6 cell and a 7 cell. We are hoping at least one will make it to blast for transfer on Friday.

The waiting is hard!

Two years ago… we were about to get our BFP

•August 4, 2009 • 7 Comments


and today here we are with two beautiful babies.

I find it hard to remember the sad, bleak days of continual loss… it is almost impossible to believe that the time from November 2004 (first miscarriage) to November 2006 (decided to try donor eggs and my friend offered hers…) was only two years, it felt like eons. 

These babies are so beautiful… if I could go back to 2004 and have that first miscarriage not happen… and a totally different life unfold… I wouldn’t choose it.

I hope everyone  seeking their child through a donor, finds the happiness we have.

Donor conceived children speak about their feelings

•May 12, 2009 • 2 Comments


Click on the pdf file in the left hand column