Sunday, May 5, 2013

One year ago today

A year ago today, May 5th 2012 was a hugely significant day in our lives.

It was the day we moved into our house. Our very first house together as a family.

We had bought it 6 weeks earlier and had been doing some work on it; painting, storm water, gardening, sub-floor ventilation, and getting the wood floors sanded and polished.

May 5th 2012 was the day! Our first house, with a yard and everything! A yard!

Since moving in we have done a lot of work too, including The Great Landscaping Challenge.

May 5th 2012 was also the day that I got pregnant with Little Mr 0.

I know this was the exact day because this was when I had my eggs collected as part of IVF.

After a very anxious five day wait we were told we had five embryos and they would be transferring the strongest one. The other four would be put on ice in case we needed them if this cycle also failed.

After another very anxious nine day wait, I went in for my pregnancy blood test. It was positive.

We couldn't quite believe it.

It had been 18 months of failed fertility treatments, including goodness knows how many injections, ultrasounds and blood tests and one laparoscopy. Not to mention the river of tears and several depressive episodes. We were actually pregnant with our second child.

Until I held him in my arms I don't think I believed it.

May 5th 2012 was a very hectic day. Who knew that the day we had booked to move was going to be the day my eggs were ready for collection?

Without hesitation, my mum and dad took time off work to help us out. We are truly fortunate to have these two people in our loves.

Hubby, my dad and Little Miss 4 (Little Miss 3 at the time) moved us into our new home.

My mum took me to the hospital, sat with me, rejoiced with me when I found out they had collected 19 eggs and then drove me home, where they had made sure that our bedroom with the first thing set up so I could sleep - general anaesthetics do that too me.

I remember this day like it was yesterday. I wonder if I always will?

Now sadly after one year comes a tough decision for Hubby and I - what to do with the four embryos that are still on ice?

Do you have a significant day in your life?


  1. did you know that this year MAy 5 is also the International day of the midwife! quite the day.

    1. That is great! I loved the midwives we had for our son's birth :)

  2. Wow! I would never forget that date either.
    June 25 2009 is the day I found out I was pregnant and also heard on the radio that Michael Jackson died. I remember it like yesterday.

    1. It is funny how these days stay in our memory. I remember where I was when Princess DIana died too :(