Welcome to Day 1 of the A to Z Challenge, an April blogging challenge where you aim post every day during the month following the letters of the alphabet (with every Sunday bar the last one off).
In the past I've used the challenge to blog about my infertility and the IVF process. I'm following a similar theme this year as we wait to begin the process for a Frozen Embryo Transfer, having completed a Freeze All IVF cycle in February.
We currently have nine embryos sitting on ice, my little bubbles, and this April I am blogging to them about the process of how they came to be.
If you're reading this then hopefully you're perfectly aware of the fact that we had to call in (more than) a little assistance to get you here. And I'm not just talking in the traditional sense where a mummy and a daddy go to hospital when it's time for the baby to be born and lots of nice people like midwives and doctors help bring the baby into the world.
Oh no! We needed help with you long before you even came into existence.
I like to think that we'll tell you right from day one just how you came to be. The process of assisted conception is about as close to a real life miracle as it's possible to get. I've lost count of just how many appointments and medical personnel we spoke to in order to bring you to life. There were the injections to help my body to do what it needed to do to bring you into the world. There was also plenty of help from friends and family along the way as well.
I hope that knowing where you came from will help you to understand that asking for help isn't a sign of weakness. It's a sign of strength. It's know your own limitations and recognising who can help you achieve your goals. If your mother and father hadn't asked for help, you would never have come into being.
So be proud of how you came to be.
All my love,