Wind back the clock 20 years … it’s my birthday and with trembling fingers I dial for the result. In stunned disbelief I hear the answer. 10 years of trying and we have achieved what we were beginning to think was impossible.
We are often defined by who we are, what we do, and what we possess. When meeting new people in social situations the questions usually follow a set format; What do you do for a living? Do you have children? These topics are guaranteed to ensure there is no awkward silence. People will happily tell you tales of their offspring ( some people will even write books about it ! 😜) If you want to know more, visit: Mum’s the Word Book on Amazon
I dreaded the do you have kids question for I wanted nothing more. Unfortunately it wasn’t an easy journey to get pregnant; operations, ectopic pregnancies, false alarms and eventually IVF. People often do not consider the possible impact of their words or what the situation might be and often I had to endure well meaning advice such as ” don’t leave it too long, you’re not getting any younger” or the infamous “just relax, it will happen ” if you mentioned you were trying. Then there were those words you just loved to hear ” my husband just has to look at me and I get pregnant” and my all time favourite, ” you’re so lucky not having kids, you can have mine!” I don’t know how I managed to not punch somebody in the face!
It was a long, emotional, tiring journey full of ups and downs but at last on that fateful birthday our dreams came true. I had my passport to motherhood and our journey as a family began…
P.s We scored the jackpot being blessed with twins!
“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bank balance smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for”
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