The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway Have you ever just needed to hear good news, but the good news never comes? Well, that is how I feel. Earlier this month we flew the surrogate in and had one embryo implanted. I didn’t sleep for days before… Read More One is not enough…
Here I’m sitting on a Friday afternoon, a year and 2 months after Lexa was born, fuming because… The Department of Labour says I refuse to give them an adoption certificate and therefore they will not pay my UIF maternity benefits. I kid you not… These lame people that work at this useless government department… Read More I will huff and I will puff and I will blow them down!
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway My heart starts beating wildly when I’m taken to my bed in what has become an all too familiar room. Green curtains with flowery frills at the top that separate the white beds. The white hospital gown nicely folded, just… Read More …and then we wait
I should be used to it by now, but somehow a needle in my stomach that punctures a vein still makes me cry. I’m not scared of needles. I had blood tests done every 6 months for 10 years with my bilharzia. They filled a lot of tubes from my veins. This however has left… Read More Questions answered that you probably didn’t think to ask – infertility
I got my 4 months maternity leave as a normal birthing mother would from work. However…the Department of Labour has been a royal pain in my derriere since then. I went on maternity leave in October 2016 and nobody bothered to notify me (or answer phones at the UIF offices) that they don’t know what… Read More Becoming a parent through surrogacy? Here is what you need to know about maternity leave and UIF