Winter. The first trimester of my pregnancy passed without incident. We kept busy, seeing friends and family, started family traditions (like a New Year’s Day trip to the beach), and enjoyed the quiet, peaceful company of each other and our furbabies. It’s strange to think that life will never be the same again for us… Read More A Two Mum (Mom) Pregnancy Story: The First Trimester
We waited so long to see those two lines. I want to celebrate them one last time.
Last Christmas was a strange time. A beautiful time, but a strange one. We were filled to the brim with merriment and cheer. Hope sung inside our hearts. Finally we had something real to hope for. The hope that we felt was based on something positive, a hormone surge, something possible, something out of our… Read More 7 Week Fetal Heartbeat Scan
26th November 2016. There you are, baby. A cluster of cells beneath a microscope. Our hopes and dreams. You, little blastocyst, are the end result of thousands of pounds spent, countless injections jammed into flesh, invasive medical procedures. This is the day we saw you for the first time. Can you see the pride in… Read More Our First Family Portrait
5am. A Friday. It’s dark outside, and quiet. We have to be up for work in an hour. The morning of test day, I didn’t want to wake up, but I couldn’t sleep either. Did I really need to take a test? Couldn’t we just wait and see? It had been… what, 13 days already and… Read More Official Test Day No.3: The Pregnancy Test
Kate has prepared my pregnancy test supplies. They are sitting ominously in the bathroom. I don’t know if I feel brave or strong enough to take these tests.
I have mentioned in previous posts that this Two Week Wait felt different, because we were busy and because we tried a more hands off approach to the experience. Unlike previous times, I stayed away from Instagram; I didn’t eat chunks of the core of a pineapple or drink POM juice. I didn’t eat McDonalds… Read More TWW Symptoms: The Third Attempt