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.Read More »
During the first few days of Mia’s life I went through many emotions: joy, sadness and fear, to name but a few.Read More »
With all my blog posts, I have endeavoured to be honest, open and authentic with the information I share and this post is no exception. By sharing Mia’s birth, and my experience of being induced, I am not intending to create fear but rather help anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.Read More »
In this post I wanted to share with you the 4 support networks which I had in place during my difficult pregnancy. Knowing that I would be single and pregnant, I think I was fortunate that I had already started to build the foundations before I even realised how important they would become.Read More »
I call them my ‘birth team’ as that is what they signed up for. But I definitely put them through their paces, far beyond their comfort zone and possibly to their limits…Read More »
During my trip through Albania I did a lot of thinking and research and eventually concluded that I wanted to have the amniocentesis test. This was not a decision I took without a great deal of thought, so in this post I have decided to share what I learnt in the hope that this can help anyone else who is faced with this very difficult decision.Read More »
Up to now, my pregnancy was not half the drama I imagined it might be. Then the 20-week scan happened. Whilst the first half of my pregnancy was all plain sailing, the second was a whole different ball game.Read More »
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.
After the initial shock of finding out that the IUI had worked and I was on my way to becoming a mother, I then really started to enjoy pregnancy. I can honestly say that during the first 20 weeks I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about…Read More »
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…Read More »