The Lost Astronomer

If you’re a woman going through IVF, there’s tons of info. But if you’re a bloke? Not so much. Compared to IVF, the mysteries of the Universe can appear quite straightforward… Updates every Monday(ish)


Real Estate

Two Steps Forwards, Three Steps Back

Things never do go exactly to plan, do they? We were supposed to be completing on the house about a month ago. We've been saying "We'll be moving in in about a fortnight" for about two months now. And now...... Continue Reading →

IVF: “We’ve had to cancel your appointment because…”

It’s been a tough week. Thursday saw our IVF consultancy in Oxford cancelled less than a week before it was supposed to happen. We’ve not exactly been looking forwards to it, per se –  going to hospital to find out... Continue Reading →

IFV: Day 24 – Oh hell, she’s hormonal

Mrs Astronomer has been on the first tranche of IVF hormones for a few days now, and it shows (click here for a short explanation of what it all entails). She’s getting hot and cold flushes, difficulty sleeping, tingling lips,... Continue Reading →

IVF: Day 13 – Drugs! Drugs! Drugs!

My wife's IVF hormone drugs arrived today via courier; a large refrigerated box, with "THIS WAY UP" written on it upside down. She was out, so I unpacked it and hopefully refrigerated the correct ones (they're currently sharing shelf space... Continue Reading →

Why house hunting is a massive pain in the arse

I have a new job so soon we shall be moving, from Follytown (not its real name) in Oxfordshire to a place as yet undecided in Hampshire. We're house hunting, and I'd forgotten how much of a total pain in... Continue Reading →

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