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!
18 thoughts on “The Three Darlings?!”
i’m so sorry to hear of your loses. I agree that sometimes it is hard to see people rave about their glowing wonderful pregnancy when more often than not people struggle to get to the point of a new born in their arms. I’m sure the rest of your pregnancy will be full of joy xxx
Congratulations! Lovely post – so thoughtful and sensitive. Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy. Your two darlings are beautiful.
Ah I’m so delighted for you and your family and so sorry you had a tough time to get to this point. Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy and all the joy in the world!
I’m so sorry for the losses you went through last year but huge huge congratulations darling. I am so pleased for you and wish you every bit of luck with this pregnancy. Sending lots of love xxxx
Thanks Lisa, very exciting times ahead!
Congratulations, sending you best wishes. Lovely post xx
Congratulations Eimear. Best wishes for the coming months.
Congratulations Eimear. I’m sorry for your losses. Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy.
Congratulations! Hope the remainder of this pregnancy is stress-free for you. X
I don’t think the stress will lift until I get a healthy baby in my arms but fingers crossed I can start to enjoy it a little more from now on!
What a beautiful, sensitive post. I am sorry for your losses and so very happy for you now. Sending you love and well wishes for a happy, healthy pregnancy xx
Thank you Nicola! x
YAY! Amazing news congrats and wishing you a happy healthy pregnancy xx
Thanks so much Siobhan!
Congratulations! And best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy xo
Oh lovely, I am so thrilled to read this post. I know how tough it has been to get to this point. And I know that pregnancy after loss is also hard. You want to be joyful and excited. And part if you is. But you are also extremely fearful and desperate to hold your emotions back in terror that your hopes may be dashed again. I am so pleased to read this. You really deserve this happiness and I hope that the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly. Massive hugs Lucy xxxx
Thank you so much, you were a great guiding light during those first couple of months, watching your journey gave me the hope I needed!