Our baby girl is finally here :)

So after six years of ttc and two cycles of icsi and a miscarriage 18 months ago our daughter was born one week ago at a healthy 8lb 11oz. She is just gorgeous.

It's been such a road to get here with a huge amount of stress and anxiety, a year ago I could barely function as a human being for feeling so utterly hopeless and empty. Last Mother's Day was a particularly sad and desperate as I didn't think I had the strength to ever try again.

The worst bit was funnily enough the BFP. The journey from BFP to about 25 weeks was awful, that feeling of terror yet not feeling justified to complain as I had what I wanted technically. But the weeks passed and we got there in the end.

I have received amazing support here in this community and wish you all so much hope, luck and peace at whatever stage you find yourselves at.

Much love xx

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  • Thank you for sharing and congratulations! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

    Ps. Since getting my bfp I totally understand what you mean; being pregnant is the most worrying time throughout my whole journey! I just hope that my story has a happy ending such as yours 🀞🀞🀞 x

  • Good luck you. It's so hard to invest and enjoy the pregnancy, I felt quite robbed. It was hard to keep positive, especially when you don't feel like you have any right to complain when struggling. But you're doing it Mrs so keep going one day at a time xx

  • Thank you 😊 I'm far from ungrateful. I just can't relax. Some days I don't even feel pregnant. Other days I feel ropey as hell. I'm still taking a test every morning to see those two lines (internet cheapies). I don't know what I'd do if it was getting lighter; probably have a breakdown.

    This is why it's so important for women to share their happy endings on here, to give us all hope xx

  • You're clearly doing this and so far so good. Just so hard to invest. This is a brand new pregnancy and the chances are you'll be fine.

    I had a private scan at 9 weeks to reassure then went for my 12 week scan where the sonograoher said 'oh I see you had a scan at 9 weeks so we know it's all fine so can do this quickly'!! I looked at him completely stunned, but it did show up how I had every chance it would be fine.

    Really rooting for you, feel free to pm if you need a chat or rant xx

  • Aww thank you, that's a nice offer. I have an 8 week scan on Monday which my clinic offered me as a bonus sort of scan before signing me off. Fingers crossed all is well 🀞🀞🀞 xx

  • Hi Daisy14. Well done you! After such a struggle including a miscarriage along the way, you've finally got there. Take loads of photos as she will change so quickly. Give her a gentle hug and a kiss from me! I'm thrilled! Diane xx

  • Congratulations xxxx

  • Congrats!!! 😊😊😊 I can totally relate to your post, the BFP is just the beginning, the journey of pregnancy after loss and hardship to get there is tough but I am sure it's all worth it in the end xx fantastic weight, enjoy your bundle of joy xx

  • Congratulations! What lovely news! xx

  • Oh Daisy,

    What an incredible roller coaster of a journey you've been on and what a thoroughly deserved happy ending, massive congratulations to you and yours!

    Could i ask what your fertility issue was and if you did anything differently this time around that you think may have contributed to your success?

    No rush to respond hun, I'm sure you must want to spend every last second staring in awe at your precious angel. 😊

    Lots of luck and love to you and your little family for a bright future. Xx

  • Thank you! I just feel so lucky and stunned. After so long trying and at 38 years old I was starting to lose hope.

    We had an issue with low sperm count so had ICSI. The second cycle was much better although I was a lot less anxious and a bit removed from it. On the second I did up my protein in my diet so lots of eggs, protein shakes and meat. Had more and better eggs but couldn't say for certain.

    Wishing you lots of luck xxx

  • I bet you feel stunned and may feel that way for a while - it's magic isn't it! 😊

    I started my down regging last night and was looking for a way to describe how I feel this time... "a bit removed from it" is spot on.

    Funny you should say that about the eggs, I just had 3 scrambled eggs for breakfast, am on a protein mission too. Tehe. Hopefully it'll help.

    Thank you for the luck daisy. Wishing you and your family a wonderful future. Xx

  • Ohhh this is fantastic news congrats am over the moon for you..uv been through along road and am so glad u finally got ur wish come tru πŸ˜šπŸ˜†πŸ’•

  • Thanks lovely. Hope you're doing ok. I see to remember it's been your due date recently and know how hard that must have been. Wishing you all the luck in the world xx

  • what a beautiful ending to a long and difficult journey. Huge congratulations. Enjoy your little bundle who will bring so much joy to your lives xx

  • Ahhhhh congratulations Daisy14! So chuffed for you that you have that little one safe in your arms! All the best, enjoy!xx

  • Congratulations πŸ’•πŸ’ž

  • Congratulations! Hearing this just makes me think it is possible! Have a wonderful time and thank you for sharing with us some amazing news! Xxx

  • Great news....happy ending :-)

  • Congrats 🎈🍾 ❀️ Xxx

  • Huge congratulations πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  • Huge congratulations to you and your family xx

  • Congratulations 😊😘 xx

  • It was amazing to know that finally you got your bundle of joy....Congratulations.....this is really tough n emotional journey but the final happiness overshadows every painful days....

  • Love this Daisy congratulations! Enjoy every precious moment xxxx

  • my congrats to your family.

    This is amazing feeling, being a mom is the best thing in the world. You deserved all theses. Your years of struggling and expectations have been rewarded.

    I wish a bit jealous. I'm just in 2ww, i couldn't get pregnant for a long time. After several failed IUI and ivf we finally decided to make a huge step.

    the biggest my fear is not to see the second line on my blue one. I'm so worried about it.. anyway, best wishes from me to you and your little sunshine

    xxx

  • I can totally empathise it's just such a tough process that takes over your life.

    I wish too very bit of luck on the 2ww and hope it's your turn xxx

  • Thank you, I just need a big luck to my surro and myself. I didn't mention it before, but I was forbidden to carry a baby.

    It is a veryyy tough process.

    how are you dear?

  • I can only imagine. Good luck to both of you xx

  • thank you dear, it means a lot to me

  • Congratulations to you, so lovely to read your story with a happy ending, now is the time to enjoy the sleepless nights and best of all build a lovely bond with your daughter. πŸ’•Xxx

  • It is so lovely to read your update, congratulations!!! ❀ The journey certainly doesn't end at BFP and it is so stressful especially after what we've been through. Thank you for sharing your story, it gives hope and courage to many to believe that it is possible to get to that long awaited moment when you have your child in your arms. God bless you and all the best for the future xoxo

  • So true Nesfin! x

  • Congratulations Daisy, so pleased for you, a wee Princess.

    Enjoy every minute of her and thank you for sharing yor lovely news xx

  • Congratulations xx

  • Wish there was a "love" button instead of only "like" cos I ❀ this post! Congratulations to you mummy xxx

  • Congratulations Daisy! Lovely news xxx

  • Well done and congratulations!!!

  • Beautiful thanks for sharing, congratulations, as you look at your wee gorgeous every day all the stress and anxiety along the way will have been worth it,enjoy every minute β€πŸŒˆπŸ’‹

  • What fantastic news and many many congratulations on the birth of your little girl.

    Thank you for sharing your story. Rejoice in your little one and I hope that you continue to provide updates.

    xx

  • Daisy, can I first start of with a huge huge huge congratulations on the arrival of your princess. It's been one heck of a journey I'm sure. So so pleased for you.

    Our little one is yet to arrive but is 12 weeks tomorrow. I hope one day we also share the joy you must be feeling with the group.

    Congrats once again Daisy

  • Thanks and congratulations to you too x

  • How wonderful-congratulations xxx

  • Oh Daisy; I have been waiting for this post. Congratulations my love, such wonderful news (I have goosebumps reading your post). I'm so happy for you. Sending love to you all x x x

  • Thanks Mommabear, hope you are taking good care of yourself xx

  • Fabulous post. Gives hope to all. Amazing end to a long hard journey. Well done you and congrats β€πŸ‘Œxx

  • Massive congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful daughter, I look forward to seeing pictures, enjoy every moment you deserve it after everything you've been through xxxx

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