This might sound like a strange thing for someone who is 17 and a half weeks pregnant to say but recently something that has been on my mind a lot is TTC (trying to conceive).
We have had our children fairly lose together and we started TTC more or less as soon as my fertility returned each time. I think a lot of people have shaken their head and tutted at this, but we have good reasons and it’s our decision, not theirs. My endo has put me on borrowed time and with a history of recurrent miscarriage it takes us a while to get a sticky one.
I love our girls being so close in age. They’re growing up together and they are extremely close. There are as many pros and cons to choosing to have your children close together as there are to waiting a few years and there are no right or wrong answers; it has to depend on the family, the situation and a decision between two people - not their extended family and friends.
I didn’t realize I wanted a big family for many years. I grew up as an only child; my mother was also an only child. For some reason I thought that meant I should only have one child too. I was diagnosed with (more…)