Names and dogs and walks

We’ve been keeping busy. Between getting the house ready and work dramas and weddings, we’ve been able to keep our mind (mostly) off of all things baby.

The nights are long and the rain has held off lately (well, in the evenings) which means we’ve been taking walks. I’ve got a Fitbit Charge HR now and I’m trying to hit those 10,000 steps. Every little bit will help with getting healthier/increasing my fertility chances.

I swither between reading articles about how people get pregnant all the time with low chances, and feeling like I shouldn’t even hope for it, really.  It’s also best not to dwell on the amount of people who have conceived and given birth within the time period that we’ve just been trying.



We’re strongly considering private treatment, regardless.  It looks like we could go on the waiting list for publicly-funded treatment but also get some private treatment while we wait, if we wanted.  Once we have the appointment here in Edinburgh, I’ll try and request our medical records so that we can continue in NZ without too much faff.  We need to know if IUI is a plausible option, or whether IVF/ICSI is the situation. Hopefully his test results will be better next time as we’ve been working on being healthier and he is taking all the vitamins I’m making him take..



Our long walks have been great, though. It’s been a while since we’ve talked for long stretches of time and not watched TV every night. Our TV is broken, but that’s not the point.  We’ve also been talking lately about the dogs we might get when we get to NZ, and in the months since we were in Greece (only 2, feels like forever!) we’ve basically decided on the names for our future children, which is, y’know, weird and sad and hopeful and lovely and gah. Too many emotions.



But yes, we are making progress with things. The house should be on the market soon, the visa preparations for the move are underway, and I’m basically waiting to be made redundant so we can take that payout and run with it.

I hope you are doing well. All of my infertility buddies. Sending hugs out into the world.

2 thoughts on “Names and dogs and walks

  1. I don’t know if this is any comfort to you or not, but in the last few years I’ve heard about a lot of sperm test results in ttc groups, and it is so common to see a fluctuation. Someone can have a good test, then awful, then perfectly fine again. There is a lot of panic about results but mens sperm counts fluctuate a lot depending on health, stress, diet, etc. Here’s hoping that’s the case for you x


    • Thanks for this, I’m hoping his sample will be better next time. It’s not even that dire to be honest… however it doesn’t change that we haven’t conceived in all this time, though, sadly! Thanks a lot for commenting.


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