Overdue Life Update

Happy new year one and all and welcome to 2022.

Am I the most unreliable blogger imaginable? For someone who is regularly called a chatterbox I suffer with a serious case of writers block the majority of the year. I thought I would finally fill you in on some news that thoroughly shocked me in 2021.

I am still reading my Morland books by Cynthia Harrod Eagles, I am currently reading book number 25 The Question and still really enjoying them. What I will do with myself when I finish the dynasty (34 books in total I believe) I have no idea! Book recommendations will be very welcome please.

But my reading itinerary was not what I had planned to talk about.

I have looked back through my posts and realise that I have never written about my journey to getting pregnant with the twins. To summarise we tried to get pregnant for 6 long years with absolutely no luck. Eventually we had tests and found out we were highly unlikely to fall pregnant on our own. We needed some assistance in the form of IVF. So in 2015 we went ahead and did one round of IVF and were VERY lucky to conceive on that first round. We had two eggs (Blastocysts) put in and two stuck giving us our little blessings Dougie and Fletch who are now 5 years old.

We have never really considered having anymore so considering we classed ourselves as infertile we put any thoughts of siblings away. I can only assume that what they say when you are trying desperately to conceive about ‘not thinking about it’ must actually work as yes you guessed right in August 2021 my period was 6 days late which has pretty much never happened before, I was super regular. I did a pregnancy test just to rule it out and….

I was convinced it must be a mistake and took another pregnancy test a few days later, still positive. I am now 25 weeks pregnant, I had the 12 week scan but it wasn’t until the 20 week scan that it really sunk in I am having a baby. A real life miracle baby.

In December I turned 40 years old and I can assure you that never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be pregnant at 40. But it goes to show that life can surprise you in the best way. You just never know what is going to happen!

Did 2021 surprise you in a big way? I’d love to hear.

Thank you so much for reading and for subscribing to my blog. Here’s to more writing in 2022, if I find the time between nappy changes!

NJ x

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