Hello World!

Here we are in 2020… It’s the future!

I can’t even imagine how different my life is now compared with when I started my previous blog, From Zero to Zygote.

A lot has happened since then.

  • Infertility (so many years, let’s call it 20)
  • 2 x endometriosis ops
  • 1 x fibroid op
  • Over 600 self-administered injections
  • 10+ daily meds
  • Quite a few IVs
  • Pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Heartbreak
  • Joy
  • A baby!
  • Motherhood
  • 2 jobs
  • A lot of holidays, mostly involving Disney
  • A few weddings (not ours!)
  • A fair amount of weight gain
  • 16 kg weight loss
  • Vegetarianism (One day I’ll go vegan but I’m bad with cheese)
  • A newfound love for dancing stupidly in Zumba
  • Many more years of love

It’s impossible to sum it all up really. There have been hard days, for sure. It’s not all a bed of roses (which sounds uncomfortable anyway).

But through it all runs this thread… I – an adoptee from the other side of the world – get to know a blood relative. I had the little boy I always dreamed of. It sounds stupid really but I always dreamed of a little boy in a sailor suit (don’t ask me why; too much Enid Blyton as a child) and now I have a living breathing son. He wore the sailor suit to his naming ceremony. He holds my hand and calls me mama. I’m still the luckiest girl in the world because I met a wonderful man and we have a wonderful (crazy, ridiculous) dog. But I’m now the happiest-luckiest because I get to be mama to our beautiful, funny, inquisitive, silly, loving, mischievous child.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. kimi says:

    I only jumped in to following your previous blog when you were doing the weight loss thing. Curious if your successful pregnancy was IVF?

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    1. Nara says:

      Yes, it was IVF and immune therapy. If you look at my old blog and click on IVF on the menu you should get all the posts. Happy to answer any questions!

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      1. kimi says:

        Thanks! I will check it out. Not ready to try IVF yet, but it might be a necessity in the future.

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      2. Nara says:

        If you think you might need fertility treatment then it’s worth looking into it sooner rather than later because it can take a while to get through waiting lists etc. Also depending on age sometimes you are more eligible for treatment and/or it has a better/worse chance of working.

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  2. Hey friend 🙂 Happy to see this fresh start for you, though I will miss seeing your old name pop up! Wish it was possible to get our boys together and catch up over coffee or something. ❤

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    1. Nara says:

      Aww thank you! Yes I kind of wanted to carry on my old blog but then I ran out of space and I’d have to pay for it, and money is tight right now so wasn’t sure I could justify it! But maybe I’ll go back at some point when I have more cash! 😂 Glad you are here! Wish we could get the boys together someday. ♥️

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  3. kimi says:

    Did you turn off commenting on this blog? I tried to leave a comment on your Mickey cake and there isn’t a way to do it :/ Anyway – the cake looks great! You did an awesome job. Also I think maybe it’s a UK thing to prefer vanilla cake to chocolate – I think chocolate is the prefered here in the US.

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    1. Nara says:

      Oh really?! I must have messed up somehow! This new phone editor is a bit weird! Thanks so much! 🙂 Yeah everyone always prefers vanilla here!

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    2. Nara says:

      I think it had inadvertently been turned off! Not sure why! I’ve turned it back on!

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