I’ve been a long, long time waiting to write this post. I have had several scans and heard the baby’s heartbeat so I feel like I can finally relax into this pregnancy. And although we are beyond overjoyed I feel that it would be remiss of me to not mention the struggles we have had in getting to this point. So often social media relates a story of a ‘perfect’ life but often behind the scenes there are difficulties.
Last year for us was peppered with disappointments, two to be precise, in our attempt to become parents again. That’s about all I feel prepared to mention here to be honest.Needless to say the past couple of months have been extremely stressful as I anticipated the worst would happen again. I have never known stress and worry like it and please god I won’t ever again. Miscarriage is, unfortunately, all too common but not really something that is spoken about all that often. Perhaps because for many it happens before you would have shared your news with anyone so it’s a difficult thing to bring up after the fact. Either way it is a sad and difficult experience for any woman and any couple and for those who have, or those who may be experiencing such sadness it I empathise with you.I don’t want to bog this post down with sadness when it is finally a happy time. But don’t expect any pregnancy updates from me as part of the blog. I know only two well how difficult it is to see such updates when you too should be experiencing the same stages, it serves as a painful reminder of what you have lost. So out of respect to others who may be experiencing their own sorrows I won’t be documenting the journey here. Instead I’ll focus on the odd more general post about pregnancy that will be as relevant this year as next.
And I won’t be changing the name of the blog anytime soon!