Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Follow, Follow. We're going to Moscow

We'll if we can get tickets

Man Utd 1 Barcelona 0

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Busy few Weeks

It's just been over 2 weeks since my last post. I guess it's a combination of being new to blogging and having been really busy at work. Not to mention getting used to the idea that a baby is on its way!!

I'm writing this on Sunday evening 27th April in a hotel just outside Reading in England. Flew over this afternoon after a visit home to see my parents. We made a decision to tell them our news even though we're only 2 months in. Given that we had to go to a party on Friday night and my sister is visiting us next week, it was proving difficult to come up with elaborate lies, as to why S wasn't having a drink. Needless to say they were delighted for us, especially as they were aware we had been having problems conceiving for the last 18 months.

So as it stands, my parents, my sister and her husband, and S's mother are the only people that know our news. We will tell the rest of S's family in the next few days.

Over the weekend we told so many lies, no more so than to one of my good friends from University days. We spent the night with her family in Belfast on Thursday (on our way to Derry). Most of the conversation was about babies, but myself and S decided not to say anything, as it means there won't be the need for any explanations if things go wrong. Needless to say that my friend will be the first to know at the end of May. Also we owe an explanation to my cousin, whose birthday party we went to on Friday night. We stayed until closing time in the bar, but didn't go to the house party because of S's 'ear infection'. At this stage I need a diary to keep track of who we need to apologise to. Another person is my good friend in Dublin who has been doing research for us on good fertility doctors!!!

Overall had a great weekend. We went for a drive on Saturday to Donegal and met up with my cousins at Dunree Fort. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Well my sandwiches have arrived. So I'll finish up for now. Going to have a bath before bed, and then watch an episode of Star Trek DS9. Will post later about our decision to go Private or Public with regards to hospital care.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Interesting Article

This article was printed in the Irish Independent today - Our baby heartache ... and happiness

Interesting as we had considered scheduling an appointment with Dr.Boyle, prior to finding out S was pregnant. The more I read into it, the more convinced I am that IVF is a money making racket.

Monday, 7 April 2008

It's official

So as of last Wednesday it's official we're having a baby. S went to the doctor in the morning and inside 20 minutes she had confirmation that she was indeed pregnant. For some reason I thought it would take hours to do the tests.

Wednesday just happened to be my day in the office (I work from home 3 days a week), so I got the call at about 9.20am. I guess the 99% accuracy of the home pregnancy test fell in our favour this time.

I think the reality has gradually started to sink in as the week progressed and especially at the weekend. We had a family event to attend, where of course there were lots of questions about why S wasn't drinking. She brushed them off, by saying that she was on meds for an ear infection. There is a kind of tradition here in Ireland that people don't announce their pregnancy until the first 3 months of the term is up. It helps avoid any explanations if things go wrong - the first 3 months I guess are the most risky. This explains why I refer to my wife as S. If/when we get over the 3 month mark (end of May), I'll start using her full name.