Thanks for stopping by ... the high speed summary is that I started this in the days after having IVF in Southern Spain and then finding myself pregnant at the age of 47.
Long awaited and tenaciously grasped onto in spite of me being "geriatric" and "high risk" and The Spaniard (as the small soul was known having been made in a test tube in Spain) being classified as "high value". We were told (endlessly) of the risks and were only too aware of the dangers the pregnancy faced.
This is our journey.
Post Script …
My darling little Spaniard ceased to be in January 2012 when Hope was born. I was 47 3/4 ... not just an older mum but a positively geriatric first time mother,
I mourned the passing of my precious Spaniard, my dear dear friend and companion just as I celebrated my daughter's arrival. Hope is a wonderful thriving child and I count my blessings every day as I look at her in absolute awe and wonder. For me it isn't about being an older mother it's simply about being a mother and the best mother I can be.
PREVIOUS AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
I was proud and humbled, in 2013 and in 2014, to have been shortlisted in the amazing Brilliance in Blogging (BiBs) Awards in the 'Inspire' category alongside some of the most remarkable writers in the UK. I was also nominated for MAD Blog of the Year, Best Writer AND the Most Entertaining blog award 2014. Thank you you so much for your support.