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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Endings and Beginnings...

It is pretty hard to get to the computer at the moment, not much time to spare in the Journey house, lots of feeding, changing, sleeping, bathing and trying to be a good parent going on!!

I went for the 6 week check up with the OB yesterday, the last time that I will see him and all went well.  It has been a pretty tough recovery but all the same, I am recovering well.  He has been a wonderful, wonderful part of the team who have brought JBB and Boo2 into our lives, he was a lovely calm voice in times of white knuckle fear.  He was able to deal with all of my various massive issues with aplomb.  He gave us the wonderful gifts of the safe delivery of our sons, I will always be grateful to him.  I have been given the all clear to do everything in my life, so I am kicking up my exercise plan a gear so that I can get my fitness back.  At one point in my appointment, he did start talking about contraception - seriously, I laughed for a while at that.

I also had my last injection of clexane this week - this was a couple of weeks shy of a year of injections.  I cannot wave goodbye to these forever because I still have to have them when I go on long flights but it is only for three days at departure and 3 days at arrival - no biggie after doing these things for years.  I am SOOOOO happy that I don't have to have them every day anymore, I was well over them by the end.

I had an unwelcome arrival a couple of weeks ago, my stinking period turned up - this despite breastfeeding exclusively - seriously, what is that, it is absolutely crap.  The pain from it was excruciating as well, I was writhing on the floor in the foetal position, it was so bad - worse that the recovery from the c-section.  This happened after JBB as well and if it is the same as that, I have almost a year of this ahead of me **sigh**.

Other endings:

Goodbye 'up the clacker' ultrasounds, I will not miss you
Goodbye progesterone pessaries and spoilt underwear
Goodbye fear inducing pregnancies
Goodbye to handfuls of drugs each day
Goodbye to cancelling family holidays to have cycles
Goodbye to putting our lives on hold
Goodbye to the roller coaster of IVF


We are thinking of buying land and building a house (eep!!)
I have started my new healthy lifestyle - I have to get fit to keep up with these two boys
We are planning our first 'non-cycle' trip to Thailand (since our honeymoon) in October 2014 - we want the boys to grow up knowing Thailand
Family life - that is what we are the most excited about - living as a family

Boo2 update

He is an absolute darling.  He is finally getting some meat on his bones, he is growing and changing every day - it is a privilege to be his mum.  I am exclusively breastfeeding which I am proud of and I know that he is getting enough because he is a very docile, satisfied baby.  Of course, I am still not getting that much sleep at night but it's worth it to see him growing and flourishing.  He has recovered well from his bronchiolitis but we do have an appointment to see an ear nose and throat specialist because he may have a loose larynx?!?!  He gives us a smile now and he loves to vocalise, he is a little talker.  He loves time to kick around.  He shocked us one night last week when he rolled over though I am pretty sure that was a one off accident at this point.  He is very much like his brother but also very different.

JBB loves his brother, he has been super good with him, always kissing him and wanting to hold him and see him - it is wonderful to see.  He has even improved at swimming lessons, putting his ears in the water when floating on his back because Boo2 can do it in the bath.  JBB is SO excited for him to grow up and play with him.

I am so proud of my boys, I do feel so, so lucky.


  1. What a wonderful post! I was worried that you were going to say you were going to stop blogging. I think buying some land and a house sounds great! We want to do that as well. With global warming being as bad as it is, it's going to be really important to be able to grow our own food, etc.
    sounds like all is really well with the kiddies and hubby. How's woolly dog? Sorry to hear about your period cramps:(( great about the breast feeding.
    Keep up the exercise. Is it ok to start at 6 weeks pp? Take care and great to hear from you!

  2. I love how happy and content you are with life now. It is so wonderful to finally not give a crap about cycles, isn't it? It is so freeing. I laughed when my doctor asked me about birth control too. I told her if we got more, then God must REALLY want us to have them.

    I am so glad Boo loves his little brother. It is another relief when they do. I pray that our children always love their siblings as much as they do now.

    Sending you and all of yours lots of love!