Monday's Moment of Wisdom - Pearl Number 67

Monday, 10 March 2014

 “I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living,
my baby you'll be.”
― Robert MunschLove You Forever

This quote is from a beautiful book that was given to LC when she was born, the author is Canadian and comes from LC's godmothers home town of Guelph, we love reading this book to her and it reminds me so much of time when she was newborn.

Today's Pearl of Wisdom is a little different, it's on a really personal note, because we have been thinking a lot about new babies lately as I'm pleased to tell you all that I am expecting a little bundle of joy again! This will go to explain why I've not been blogging or tweeting or really doing much in the social media world or anywhere else in my life lately, I have been growing my baby and it hasn't been an easy journey...

As some will know who read the blog I have struggled with secondary infertility over the last 3 years, and our heartbreak of failing to have a second baby was intensified last year when I miscarried. Well exactly a year later I have got pregnant again and we are so thrilled but it hasn't been without some scary and intense moments along the way!

At 5 weeks we had a reassurance scan, only to be told that the pregnancy might not be viable again, a week later we being scanned again and told we may be having triplets - wow, you can imagine our heads were spinning!!! Shocked was a complete understatement!

After more scans we eventually found out that I had in fact got 3 gestational sacs all nestled in and growing, only two had babies developing in them so we told that we conceived twins, unfortunately only one of our twins got a heartbeat and I was told that it would most likely be a case of vanishing twin syndrome and by the time we had a dating scan the other sacs and baby would of gone. We had some more scans after and with each one you could see them get smaller and smaller and sure enough, by 12 weeks only our one precious baby could be seen.

In the bigger scheme of life we are just so happy and grateful for our happy healthy baby that is doing so well, after everything we have been through we are still anxious and I know I won't fully feel relaxed until this baby is in my arms  and then a whole load of other worry and stress will be coming our way - I must admit I'm not looking forward to sleepless night again!

Little Miss LC is thrilled about being a big sister but don't even think about talking to her about having a brother, apparently it's a girl and she won't hear anything else said about the matter, god knows how she will react if it is a boy, I think we'll cross that bridge when we come to it! What ever we have she may have to end up sharing her birthday as this little beauty is due around her 4th in September and of course with mine being only 4 days after LC's it may share it's birthday with it's mama!

For now I am feeling relaxed a little, trying to rember how to care for a newborn, trying to shake off the tiredness that comes with pregnancy and getting my head back in to blogging, I really hope I can bring you some great stuff this year, I had so many plans for the blog but hoping to still keep going with them, plus I'm still going to Blogtacular in May so if you're going too I'll be the short lady with a big bump, you can't miss me!

Oh and any advice you have on having two do share in the comments below as I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to handle this!


  1. WOW! Karen that is such great news. I can only imagine what you have been through and even then I suspect I'm nowhere near how it actually feels. Like you say, relax and enjoy the pregnancy and enjoy Little Mis LC too!

    As for tips with two, you'll be fine. Just go with it. You'll do it and be absolutely fine. You'll be amazed at how you will step up to the mark.

    I'm definitely going to do a Spring maternity style post for you. I'll let you know when it's live!
    Laura xx

    1. Thanks lovely! I think I'm OK with having the two I'm more worried about managing my little pre-school diva with a new sibling around, lol! Looking forward to some maternity spring style inspiration! X

  2. I am SO delighted to hear your news! And no tips, you won't need them, second time around is so much easier- it comes flooding back - and I had a 7 year gap xxx

    1. Thank you so much, it's so nice to read all these reassuring comments about having two, if you could do with a big age gap then so can I :) x x

  3. Such lovely news, I'm so excited for you and your family!! I find it much more tiring having two, I've always been a bit of an insomniac but have no worries with sleep now :) So once the baby is here make sure to have some time to yourself every now and again, just for a breather.
    Becca xxxx
    p.s. I used to love reading E ' There's a house inside my mummy' it would make me blub each time

  4. Thanks Becca, I will be getting plenty of rest, my OH has a lot of work on in September so good old mum has had her schedule of support already and will be on hand to help out as well as my MIL, I was quite hard on myself last time so will definitely be taking things easier this time! X x