Tag Archive for Babies

One and Done?

“So when are you starting on number two?” Yes really, I am already being asked that question. My son is just under four months old, and already I’ve encountered the rush to add another sibling to our new family of three. My response… “You have heard about my struggles with fertility right? You know I wrote a book about it?”… Read more →

Without the Rain there is no Rainbow

We never forget the storm, but it is the rainbow of hope that promises a new tomorrow.   This month is quite a significant month for me. It marks four years since we started our conception journey. Albeit I am appreciative, as many have travelled much longer, some are still on their journey.   I also turn forty this month,… Read more →

Lindsay’s Story – Guest Blog

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and rescues those who are crushed in spirit.” ~ Psalm 34:18 It was snowing the morning my third baby, Layla Donna was born.  It was March 25, 2015 and she arrived into this world, a pink bundle of joy. I remember her smell, like sweet roses.  Her aroma and tiny breaths calmed me… Read more →

Guest Blog: Lessons Learned from my Stillbirth*

Introducing guest blogger, Bridget Osho, a holistic fertility therapist and the founder of Cherie Mamma. This is her story.   Several years ago, I met my husband and got pregnant. Everything seemed ok, I tried to do the right things and the pregnancy progressed well. I didn’t know much about pregnancy then but I had heard that you needed to be careful in… Read more →

The Colours of a Rainbow

I have travelled this path for some time now. Always searching for my rainbow, hoping that one-day this storm will pass. Many of you have been walking with me; holding my hand when I’ve needed it and urging me to keep walking, when I slowed down. There have been times where I have wanted to turn around, or find a… Read more →

The Big Four ‘uh’ Oh

Every year, I can hear my biological clock, ticking louder and louder. This is the year I turn forty, and it seems I’m being reminded around every corner of the health profession of my impending ‘old age’.   The thing is, I never thought of myself as a potential older mum until this point. Now, the reality is that every year my… Read more →

A Year of New Hope

As we are about to enter a New Year, many are planning celebrations and debating on which New Year’s resolution to fulfil.   I really enjoy the spirit around this time of the year, as it brings new energy and expectations for what may be and the paths we hope to follow over the next twelve months. Perhaps not everyone… Read more →

Living for the Rainbow Baby

The last three years has certainly been an eye-opener for me.   I had honestly thought that when that time was right, we would start that conception journey and motherhood would quickly follow. Wrong!   But my complete naïvety was very apparent in that thinking. Life really does not have any guarantees.   Nonetheless, I had planned, waited, and calculated… Read more →

Que Sera Sera

This week I quietly celebrated my thirty-ninth birthday! I certainly don’t feel close to forty years old! Nonetheless, the years just keep getting shorter and that landmark birthday is fast approaching me. It has also now been exactly three years that we started this journey, and we are also, next week, hitting a precipice as we find out if we… Read more →