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Back home and I had the Nuchal Translucency scan booked for 17th January. And while initially I was planning to wait for that. I couldn’t. It was still 10 days away and 10 days when you are this anxious is a verrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyy looooooooooonnnnnnnnngg time… So, another U/S. For those of you in Sweden who are wondering how did I managed to get so many U/S: I had a free card. I had had an emergency room incident earlier in the year and therefore had a free card and could go to the doctor as many times as I wished at...

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It’s Christmas! I realise that I have spent 5 Christmas pregnant. And I don’t want to sound like a drunk but this one I really did miss having a glass of wine…. I know that in some cultures, in some parts of the world, it is ok to have one and sometimes even more alcoholic drinks during pregnancy. But in Sweden it is a no, no and even if I do know that my own mother did drink whiskey during my pregnancy (well, that might explain a few things, but we will never know for sure…), I do not want...

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Following the recommendation of the midwife who did the scan on week 5, I booked a follow up appointment about 10 days after to check heart beat. I can not begin to describe the nerve reck that I was prior to that appointment. I was hoping for the best but expecting the worse, as the lyrics on Alphaville from Forever Young… So when the midwife said that everything looked perfect, I couldn't help but cry. Tears of joy and happiness. I don't think I had ever felt that before. Such a huge relief. There is still a long road ahead...

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Surprise!  So, there I am minding my own business and carrying on with my life. I had accepted that we would not have the 3rd child and was seeing the benefits of it: the kids are a bit older now and easier to manage, so we could have more freedom and do more things, easier to fit everyone and bags in the car if we are travelling, cheaper trips (well compared to a family of 5) and so on. Then I commented with my husband J that I had been waiting for my period to come down for 3 weeks...

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After trying for almost 2 years, taking medication to ovulate every month, using OPK to predict the best days and having sex on the right days and going through 2 early on miscarriages, it was time to give up. To add to that I was turning 43 so not really prime time to conceive a baby and the kids were getting older, so the gap would be bigger too.  So, despite desperately wanting another baby and a family of 5, it felt like it was not for us. I started to focus on the positive of our family as it was. We had...

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