My phone was inundated with messages after myself, Cat (@trying years) and Keeley (@tryingtobeamum) proposed our IVF questions on ITV's Lorraine this morning to Dr Hilary. All three of us were aware we would not be talking to a fertility expert. But I don't think any of us expected the kind of advice that was… Continue reading IVF Stronger together.
On Monday 9th April I will be 37! I realise that many either love or hate birthdays and some people don't like the idea of growing older but for me, I LOVE them. I really appreciate having a birthday and becoming a year older is a luxury not afforded to everyone. I also enjoy the… Continue reading Me & my 37 year old eggs.
We cannot believe it, it can't be true. The doctors were wrong, We will finally meet you. Hope we held onto, hope that one day. Our dreams would be answered, you'd be on your way. We saw your heart beating, so little so small. We are so excited, we finally have it all.… Continue reading Overwhelmed.
I can't believe our baby turns two this week. I always say to people when I talk about going through IVF with Austin, when you meet him you will understand that he is meant to be here. It's clear why the embryologist picked him. The sweetest, strongest little boy you ever will meet. Reminiscing to… Continue reading Our (almost) two year old.
Mother’s Day. Bittersweet for me as I am sure it is for lots of women. Tea and cake at Emmett’s Garden this year with my family and grandson has made me reflect how lucky I am but is also tinged with a sadness that I never got to do these things with my mother. She died 52 years ago of cancer… Continue reading Mothering without a mum
On 28th December 2017, we were due to go and ride the Santa train and see the festival of lights at Longleat with my 21 month old son, (his first Santa experience)! Instead we were driving in the opposite direction along the M3 and M25 having been summoned at 9am to go to the hospital.… Continue reading Preserving my Fertility – Kelly’s Story.
When I started MrsMeaks back in May 2017 I was recovering after our first miscarriage. I had always planned to start blogging to share our fertility story and to give hope for other's going through similar situations, the miscarriage just felt like a prompt to get started. Due to my second subsequent miscarriage 5 months… Continue reading Where do I belong?