30 – 32 weeks pregnancy update

We are well and truly into the third trimester now and with only 8 weeks left to go, our excitement levels are only growing! We so can’t wait to see you little Lawrence ❤ Speaking of growing, I have now gone from a first trimester ‘when will I finally show/pop?’ to a third trimester ‘how…

Friendship and Fertility – Part 2 – ‘The Club’

Fertility or rather infertility and the great trial of my lack of ‘mom club’ membership in life was something that had often plagued me for some time during a period in my life. For a period of time I remember looking towards those friends of friends who had found themselves evolving into mothers, parents and…

Hello Third Trimester

Hello 3rd trimester! Official as of today and things are only going to get bigger from now on 💙🤰💗 Thank you to Rich for remembering to capture every stage of this journey, from around 14 weeks up to now. It’s felt a little bit magic to watch you grow from the inside out little Lawrence, I…

Our Fertility Journey

Now over half way through our first pregnancy, I find myself feeling reflective of our time spent ‘in our season of wait’ before our BFP. I am aware that our journey didn’t take the route that we were gearing ourselves up for, and that ours didn’t have the obstacles that so many other couples out…

Our 20 Week Scan

We still don’t know your gender, but we know that you are ‘a trouble maker’ and ‘stubborn’ 🤘 according to our scan technicians at both scans 😂 which only makes us love you more 💗💙 It was so worth all the bum wiggles, coughing, star jumps and running on the spot to get you kind…

What my PCOS Pregnancy has taught me so far

That getting pregnant naturally with a PCOS diagnosis is possible despite the very small odds that are presented. That somehow, some way, once I became pregnant all of the cysts (‘in excess of 10 on each ovary previously) somehow completely disappeared!? That regardless of whether you have been diagnosed with a previous health condition or…

Fistral Family Time

It’s only been around a month since my last post update, but so much has been happening and I have missed the opportunity to share and offload more than ever. But a recent spur of the moment trip (kindly accommodated by our extended family offering us a bed for the night on the family vacay)…

Little Lawrence

So I must really apologize for the radio silence the past couple of months, but the time has finally come to share our news. Richard and I would like to introduce you to our Little Lawrence <3, due January 2020! I don’t think we’ve wrapped our head around this news ours selves just yet (and…

You, me and the sea

It already feels like forever again since I last posted, life has been a little bit exciting lately and a week away on the coast with my in-laws celebrating my brother in laws 21st birthday has felt really special. Fresh sea air, sunshine, plenty of coastal walks and adventures and taking in all the scenery…

Resilience.

Resilience; a measure of how much you want something and how much you are willing, and able, to overcome obstacles to get it. It has to do with your emotional strength.   A word that I personally love, feel deeply connected to, or at the very least have learnt to appreciate during this journey of TTC to date. Resilience does not eliminate…