Mia post surgery

The scary….

Even though I knew Mia needed surgery when she was born, I could only ever semi-prepare myself for what lay ahead. I had, as always, done my research which involved lots of reading. I was also fortunate enough to be put in contact with Lissa, a local mother whose child had also been born with Oesophageal Atresia.

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1 year with Mia

Happy birthday Mia!

This week I have decided to interrupt the story and leap forward to the present as yesterday Mia turned 1!! 

From where we left things until now so much has happened. The story will continue after I take a couple of weeks off to have a blog writing holiday. 

So for this post what I would like to share is a very short message to say how incredibly grateful and happy I am to have had Mia in my life and to have been a mummy for a whole year.

The journey to get here has not at all been easy, but despite everything that we have both been through I would not change a day or night of it. Mia and I have become a super little team over the last year and I couldn’t be any prouder of us both. 

Two week wait

The ‘two-week wait’ – The 3 things I did to get through it…

Anyone who has gone through the two-week wait will tell you that these 336 hours are nothing short of excruciating. For those not familiar with the phrase, the #twoweekwait is the window between ovulation and your expected period. It’s the time when all the Am-I-pregnant anxiety, worry and frustration emerges! During this time, you can’t stop living your ‘normal’ life but at the same time you don’t want to risk a negative impact on what could be happening inside you. The other challenge, I found, is that I wanted to appear like there was nothing unusual happening in my life. Whilst in actual fact there was potentially something VERY unusual happening in my life! As usual, I decided the best way to cope whilst #ttc (trying to conceive) was to make a plan…

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