I’m addicted to this blog. Not only for the beautiful images, flawless style advice and envious travel pics. It’s the frankness in which Marcia Leone, the founder and editor of Not So Mumsy, writes her posts. The breath-takingly cute pics of her son, Archie, help the attraction too.
She recently wrote about her struggles to give Archie a sibling in a post that’s really brave, really honest, and really sad. It’s also a situation that more than a few women find themselves in during their path to parenthood.
Read it, share it, and lets talk about it.
I can’t believe it happened again. I mean, I can. I went to a Tarot Reader back in June and asked her with excitement when I would fall pregnant. I was not prepared for her answer. “Not for 6 to 12 months, and it will take a LOT of work for you to have a healthy baby… and you may have another loss first.” Talk about Doom-Reader. I walked out of there shell-shocked and cried for days after.
You see, as much as I’d like to be, I’m not the “grain of salt” person. I’m the kind of person that lets these things get in my head and feed my anxieties. (I know, I know, not the type of person who should go to a psychic- lesson learnt!) So when we found out I was pregnant, I was already anxious that the pregnancy wouldn’t last, but tried my hardest to be happy and put the Doom- Reader out of my mind.
We found out we were pregnant a couple of days before embarking on our month long trip to Europe. Ironically, after five months of unsuccessfully trying to conceive post miscarriage, we fell pregnant the month we “didn’t try”. As I told my husband I didn’t want to be pregnant overseas with all the flying and stress of being away from home. And I wanted to take Archie on all the rides in Disneyland- so best not to try. Isn’t that how life works? Of course we were over the moon with the surprise news. Cautiously over the moon, but so, so grateful to be pregnant again. I almost pulled out of the trip, but for months Archie had been talking about going to Disneyland, Dubai and Italy so much that it would have broke my heart to let Daddy go without him. So we armed ourselves with the recommendations, herbs and supplements from our wonderful Fertility Naturopath and headed off for our adventure. I had my bloods done just before leaving and all the levels showed a perfectly strong pregnancy. We were good to go.