"Edited to Add"....

This started as a pregnancy blog when I fell pregnant in May 2009 after four years of finding a donor, doing all the counselling / paperwork / tests and trying.

And now, thanks to a 4WD which skidded onto our side of the road, killing our baby daughter at 34w and injuring me, my partner and two of my stepdaughters on 27 December 2009, it has turned into something else. We didn't want this something else, but apparently it is all we've got to go on with.

Monday, January 31, 2011

In bud

At this morning's scan, there were about twelve follicles in bud. I'm sure that's not the technical term, but I like the idea of being in bud, like the branch of a plum tree, even if it is a chemically-induced harvest.

The buds above are from a Cannonball tree in Cairns, where I've been visiting my mum, brother & sister in law. Aside from growing amazing 'cannonball' like fruits, their flowers are amazingly complex and beautiful:

Thanks for bearing with me through all my little philosophical meanderings - it has been so good to have this time to think and write, and to have some amazing people to bounce these ideas around with.


  1. I like the 'in bud' concept too. And those flowers are stunningly wonderfully weird!

    Hey, I'm rooting for you.

  2. the bud idea is lovely. i had your last post open for ages trying to think of something wise to say and failing. but i am thinking of you.

  3. Go, little follicles, go :) Make eggs and do things :)

  4. Hooray! I have seen a canonball tree...Malaysia? Thailand? Amazing things!! I hope your budding follicles yield weighty and wonderful fruit!

  5. Sounds like you have a wonderful crop coming!