On 23rd January at 21:21 our much longed for, very long awaited beautiful baby girl surprised us and made her way into the world! Madeline Lily weighed a very healthy 5lbs 12ozs at 4 weeks early and after 5 days in hospital our dream finally came true when we brought our daughter home.
The last 3 and a half years have marked the most challenging journey we have been on as individuals, a couple and parents in waiting. We’ve been tested in ways we never thought possible, been strong during times when it felt hopeless, experienced many highs and many lows and always tried to keep believing and searching for answers. I’m proud of our perseverance, proud that we never let go of our dream and proud to have come out of this journey a stronger couple with a new outlook on life – one that makes us grateful everyday for what we have, and never have we felt more grateful than to have a beautiful, healthy daughter.
This is the start of a new journey for us, together as a family. We will never ever forget the babies we lost and the experiences we went through, that will stay with us forever, but we couldn’t be more excited to create new memories in this new chapter and live our lives again.
A very special friend who I met through this journey (trytrytryagain) encouraged me to write this blog to help me deal with things along the way and I will always be so grateful to her for that as its been an outlet for my emotions/feelings, allowed me to share my experience in the hope of helping others and enabled me to ‘meet’ so many lovely ladies going through similar journies where we have been able to support each other. If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of those ladies so thank you for your support, encouragement and bright words in times of despair. Trytrytryagain and I have formed a special friendship, which I know will be lifelong and I owe her a lot for her constant support – thank you for everything! 🙂
For all of you still on this journey, I sincerely hope you get your happy endings too. For me I always tried to think of every month, every try as a new chance with new hope for that happy ending (hence my blog name!) so never give up and stay strong, it’s all possible.
Lots of love xxx