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?
Moving on to IVF was a real turning point mentally in a our journey to becoming parents. Looking back I was feeling pretty broken after seven failed cycles of treatment and was wondering how the hell we were going to deal with any further disappointment. Our consultant warned us that although IVF increased our chances… Continue reading Mental health and trying to conceive.
I knew there was absolutely no chance that Kate would wait the recommended 2 weeks after the embryo transfer to take a pregnancy test. After the years of procedures and testing I knew just how well she knew her body and what every twitch and ache meant. Although confident the IVF would be successful, I… Continue reading Miscarriage through my husbands eyes (Part 2)
I'd been very blasé about conceiving when we initially started trying after we got married, I'm a numbers guy and the law of averages or the rule of probability told me that we would get pregnant and start a family. I have friends that had got pregnant at literally the first attempt and friends that… Continue reading IVF through my husband’s eyes. Part 1
Happy New Year! I'm not big on resolutions, but naturally at the start of each new year it feels quite therapeutic to list or think about your goals or dreams for the next 365 days ahead. For us it felt good to start fresh in 2018 after a very busy year (moving house, miscarriage, IVF)… Continue reading Time to heal.
Christmas is definitely my favourite time of year. I have always loved everything about it and now we have Austin it feels even more special. I’ve read a few blog post's recently about how difficult this time of year is when you are desperately trying to have a baby and how sad Christmas can then be?… Continue reading Time to reflect.