Morayo’s Mountain 52: The Poem


February 1st, 2013

This poem reminds me of a conversation I had about useless advice I got earlier in the week

Useful Advice

by Catherine Tufariello 

You’re 37? Don’t you think that maybe
It’s time you settled down and had a baby?
No wine? Does this mean happy news? I knew it!
Hey, are you sure you two know how to do it?

All Dennis has to do is look at me and I’m knocked up.
Some things aren’t meant to be.

It’s sad, but try to see this as God’s will.
I‘ve heard that sometimes when you take the Pill—
A friend of mine got pregnant when she stopped
Working so hard.
Why don’t you two adopt?
You’ll have one of your own then, like my niece.
At work I heard about this herb from Greece—


My sister swears by doing quai. Want to try it?
Forget the high-tech stuff. Just change your diet.


It’s true! Too much caffeine can make you sterile.
Yoga is good for that. My cousin Carol—


They have these ceremonies in Peru—
You mind my asking, is it him or you?


Have you tried acupuncture? Meditation?
It’s in your head. Relax! Take a vacation

And have some fun. You think too much. Stop trying.
Did I say something wrong? Why are you crying?

Reading it, it was as if the author wrote it specifically for me. This TTC sha! It will end in praise one day!
February 4th, 2013

We took the first lot of paperwork to our clinic today and confirmed the appointment for the end of the month. Yay! We still can’t get them to confirm any dates. All they say is they will tell us at the appointment. I don’t know why it’s so hard for them to just give us a date already! Na wa oh!


February 8th, 2013


I have a day off!! My first since Christmas and I sooooo need it.

I’m meeting a couple girlfriends for lunch and cocktails, and then this afternoon I can do what I want!! I was supposed to be cleaning up and doing some housework this morning but naaah, forget it! It’s my day off!!!


February 10th, 2013

Friday was great! We had a wonderful lunch. We didn’t get to go for cocktails because one friend brought her baby (seven months old now!), and the other was driving. But I managed to eat a plate of french fries the size of my head!!! And had lots of cuddles with the little one…which was so much better than I imagined! Bless!

AF has turned up today, a day early, and she is being a bitch. I’ve already spent most of the day on the sofa, spaced out on painkillers! I’m actually glad she was early because I’d have felt a hundred times worse feeling this crappy at work tomorrow!

Only 17 days until our appointment!!! I can’t wait!


February 17th, 2013

Cleaning supplies in a green bucket

I did it!! I’ve been a proper domestic goddess all day.

4 machine loads washed, dried outside and ironed. House cleaned. Dinner cooked. Eve tomorrows dinner cooked. Up me mehn!

I just out of a well deserved hot bubble bath. I even put on a face pack too, only for Babs to come in and tell me I looked mouldy!! Boooo, what does he know!

We were going to fill the IVF forms today, but I really can’t be arsed now so we’ll do it tomorrow…after my zumba class!

Getting lazy…but I think I deserve to, after the few years I’ve had!


My name is Morayo. I’m a TTC Warrior…and I’m far too stubborn to give up.

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Catch up on Morayo’s story here:

  1. Morayo’s Mountain 1: TTC Warrior
  2. Morayo’s Mountain 2: Soul Mate
  3. Morayo’s Mountain 3: Grateful for the little things
  4. Morayo’s Mountain 4: Family Secret
  5. Morayo’s Mountain 5: Fed Up
  6. Morayo’s Mountain 6: The Weekend
  7. Morayos’ Mountain 7: Missing Period
  8. Morayo’s Mountain 8: A Problem Shared
  9. Morayo’s Mountain 9: Insemination Cups
  10. Morayo’s Mountain 10: Obsessed
  11. Morayo’s Mountain 11: Botched Cycle
  12. Morayo’s Mountain 12: Psych Myself
  13. Morayo’s Mountain 13: Broody
  14. Morayo’s Mountain 14: Confused and Confuddled
  15. Morayo’s Mountain 15: Another Two Week Wait
  16. Morayo’s Mountain 16: One More Cycle
  17. Morayo’s Mountain 17: Back to the Doctors
  18. Morayo’s Mountain 18: We’re going to beat this thing
  19. Morayo’s Mountain 19: Live to fight another day
  20. Morayo’s Mountain 20: Nightmare Mother-In-Law
  21. Morayo’s Mountain 21: Baby Dreaming
  22. Morayo’s Mountain 22: Those Swimmers are Mine
  23. Morayo’s Mountain 23: What ever happened to Karma?
  24. Morayo’s Mountain 24: The Year of the BFP
  25. Morayo’s Mountain 25: Not ready for motherhood after all!
  26. Morayo’s Mountain 26: Happy Little Bunny
  27. Morayo’s Mountain 27: Mothers Day Blues
  28. Morayo’s Mountain 28: It only takes one
  29. Morayo’s Mountain 29: Of Sperm…and Wine
  30. Morayo’s Mountain 30: Up and Down
  31. Morayo’s Mountain 31: Evil Witch
  32. Morayo’s Mountain 32: The Angels are telling me something
  33. Morayo’s Mountain 33: Start Date
  34. Morayo’s Mountain 34: I can’t do this
  35. Morayo’s Mountain 35: Seriously?!
  36. Morayo’s Mountain 36: Panic Attack
  37. Morayo’s Mountain 37: No attachment
  38. Morayo’s Mountain 38: Rollercoaster 
  39. Morayo’s Mountain 39: Broken
  40. Morayo’s Mountain 40: Holiday BFP
  41. Morayo’s Mountain 41: I need a hug
  42. Morayo’s Mountain 42: Light at the end of the tunnel
  43. Morayo’s Mountain 43: I don’t need Anti-Depressants
  44. Morayo’s Mountain 44: A New Year
  45. Morayo’s Mountain 45: I just have a feeling
  46. Morayo’s Mountain 46: Seven Years
  47. Morayo’s Mountain 47: We can’t afford it on our own
  48. Morayo’s Mountain 48: The Loan
  49. Morayo’s Mountain 49: Another Christmas
  50. Morayo’s Mountain 50: Defeat
  51. Morayo’s Mountain 51: We got it!




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