My Little Miracle

by admin on May 20, 2011

You may have realised I’ve not been blogging for a short while. Anyone who follows my blog will know that I’ve been trying for a second baby for over three years. I, like many women out there, suffered from secondary infertility. This is where you find it easy to have one child but struggle to have another.

My quest for a second child has been a long and often traumatic, costing us emotionally and financially. I’ve been to the depths of despair after repeated miscarriages, feeling like I was in a horse race I wasn’t winning, facing hurdle after hurdle. At times I wondered if we would ever be able to have a second child.

Well, finally we made it past the finishing post.

7 days ago, my daughter, Savannah Grace, was born. I AM SOOO HAPPY! I want to jump up and down and shout and cry (please pass the tissues).

My first daughter’s birth left me traumatised (thanks to some incompetent health professionals who missed that I had HELLP syndrome, a variant of pre-eclampsia, and put our lives at risk, but enough about that). We then both had a two week stint in hospital, with thankfully no lasting damage (other than mental damage). It took 3 years for me even to be able to talk about the birth without breaking down in tears. It was all linked to the problems I have experienced since the birth.

This time, I’m relieved to say it was a totally different experience. Last time, I was on the NHS in London, this time we had private care in Singapore, which was truly outstanding. Just goes to show you get what you pay for. Whilst the pregnancy was very stressful, the expected complications didn’t materialise at the birth. I had a planned c-section at just under 38 weeks with a general anaesthetic. And, although it wasn’t nice, it was a thousand times easier than the first time.

I am on the biggest high imaginable (until sleep-deprivation kicks in) and and have been able to concentrate on enjoying my new baby as opposed to worrying if we were both going to be okay. I’m hoping this experience will help me lay my demons from my first birth to rest.

She really is my little miracle!

 

{ 9 comments }

The Dropout May 20, 2011 at 8:32 am

Oh, she is just beautiful, incredibly beautiful. Congratulations!
I’m so glad things went well this time. Savannah Grace is a lovely name too.

Sandy Calico May 20, 2011 at 9:04 am

Huge congratulations! She’s beautiful xxx

The Moiderer May 20, 2011 at 10:28 am

Congrats. So glad staying in Singapore for the birth worked out for. There is no value too great for a life so precious.

Potty Mummy May 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Congratulations! x

Simply Hayley May 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I am so pleased for you! And I’m so glad you had a smooth birth this time! Fingers crossed I manage a smooth second one! You’ve given me hope! She is absolutely gorgeous and the name is just beautiful! Well done and I hope you continue to love every second of being a Mum of two! x

Marie @etincellestudio May 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Beautiful baby, gorgeous name… Happy that your decision to stay here was just right and that everything fell into place almost perfectly! You know the first three months will be a bit hard, but you will recover faster this time, believe me! we are here to support you (Tweet peeps) mentally when you will feel low… just tweet us!

Christine Rankin May 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Congratz!! Can’t wait until you find your way back to twitter!!

Eveline Gan February 15, 2012 at 5:22 am

Hi I’m a writer for Young Parents, and we’re working on a story on secondary infertility. Would you open to share your experience with us? Do contact me at my email. Thank you.

admin February 18, 2012 at 10:27 am

Hi thanks for your note. Yes definitely interested, will drop you an email.

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