Friday, 23 August 2013

August ICLW


It's been a (long) while since I signed up for ICLW, probably sometime last year when we were in the midst of treatments (oh here it is...)

Flash forward a year and we are parents to twins via non-anonymous unknown s.perm donation. The potted history is just there to your right --->

And here's the post where I explained more about our story of MFI.

Far from feeling that we've 'moved past' infertility, we are now negotiating our way through raising two beautiful children whose origins are a bit out of the norm. So far we've dealt with a difficult pregnancy, some troubles in the early days and now some of the complicated early feelings and practical issues that donor conception presents us with.

Mostly though, A&P are great and we're having a lovely time. Sometimes hard stuff again rears its ugly head, but we're managing to try to get through it little by little.


  1. Stopping by from ICLW... congrats on the twins! I thought one was overwhelming- I can't even imagine two! The hard stuff shows up for all of us- just take it one day at a time, and enjoy! :)

  2. Honestly, my worst nightmare was twins (even though I know we would have been fine), so I very much admire and respect parents of multiples. From what I gather from friends with multiples, the first year is just in a completely different league from those with singletons, but then it gets easier. You are a great mum- trust yourself and you'll be just fine. (Says she who freaked out pretty much non-stop for the first year- I wish I had listened when other, wiser, bloggers told me that I was a good mum and I had to trust myself.)

    And flying will be fine! Honestly- just imagine the worst possible scenario and whatever happens will be a breeze, and even if it really really sucks, you'll never see those people again!

  3. Hi from ICLW!
    I have found myself thinking that it would be nice to have twins that way, I don't have to worry about getting preggers again. Congrats on your lovelies, they are beautiful!

  4. Hi! I would have loved twins until we got our daughter and I had my hands full with just one. Take it as easy as you can, don't be hard on yourself <3 Hugs from an ICLWer!

  5. Hi there. Sounds like quite a journey. Thanks for sharing with all of us. It's great that we can all learn from and support each other.

  6. Hi from ICLW...congrats on your twins!!!

  7. I just wanted to thank you for blogging all of your experiences. My husband and I have picked our donor and are starting IVF. It's been so helpful to see that others had the same feelings and thoughts as us as we go through this!