Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy last day of the year! 

I cannot believe that tonight we are saying goodbye to 2011 and welcoming 2012!

2011 has been a bitter sweet year for me. 

It started with so much promise and hope which was quickly ripped away in early January when I miscarried after our first IVF cycle. My hope was slowly restored as I changed Fertility Specialists in March and in May he took us through our first FET cycle which resulted in a BFP!  We were cautiously optimistic, but under the care of our FS we felt that this was going to be our take home baby. Whilst happy about our pregnancy news, our happiness was hard to focus on with my grandmother in and out of hospital battling with cancer. Sadly she lost this battle in early July just days before our 12 week scan and announcing our news to family and friends. In August we found out that our little miracle was infact a baby boy!! We also found out that my placenta was partially covering my cervix and the chances of a c section delivery was now on the cards. August also brought around the due date of Bubble which I found hard to stomach, despite being pregnant.  The rest of the year saw my pregnancy pass without any concerns or problems (what a blessing). In October our ob confirmed that I had placenta praevia and we booked in my c-section date and I turned 27. November included my beautiful baby shower where I was spoilt by my closest family and friends. In December I finished work and commenced my maternity leave and my pregnancy reached full term! 

Despite the sad times, I will remember 2011 as the year I was pregnant. I look back over the past (almost) 9 months and count myself so very lucky to have fallen pregnant again so I could experience carrying a life inside of me. I have enjoyed EVERY moment of being pregnant, even the uncomfortable parts. Every kick, wiggle and hiccup makes me thankful and I cherish my ever growing baby bump. 

So I guess with that reflection, it's time to say goodbye to 2011 and to welcome 2012. Cannot wait to meet our little man and to experience being a mummy. It's going to be a good year! 


babycrazykiwi said...

And wow 2012 will certainly be a great year for you!! All the best for the year ahead and the arrival of your baby. I have a good feeling about 2012..maybe its the even number or something.

Lindsey said...

The best year of your life is about to begin. Can't wait to hear about your lil ones that will be the best DAY of your life!