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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)

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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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