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Wow!  What a big, crazy week, which followed on from my big, crazy news.  The one about the twins.  The Twins!!  I’m expecting twins!!  It’s still so amazing for me to even think of two babies, let-a-lone be writing about how they came to be.  Can you believe it?  I honestly feel like I’ve won Lotto twice over.  But double that.  And then some!

So, rewinding a little .. You might recall back when I talked of giving up on IVF..I think around 9 cycles in?  I’m not sure because really,  no-one keeps count at that point.  Anyway, while I had most definitely had enough, it’s the same for the period after every failed cycle and inevitably, the frustration fades and the horrible yearning returns.   So on to failed cycles 10 and 11 and then a then a year’s break.  It was so wonderful to take that time out and when I cycled again in June this year, it was with an overall mix of skepticism and calm acceptance that the end was nigh.  Just one more cycle. Really.  And as the days unfolded and the injections and tests and scans ticked over, even with the rest beforehand and the best intentions, it was a pretty cruddy effort.  Crayton was overseas for the majority of it while I juggled childrens things and business needs and clinic visits and demonic hormones.   I wasn’t surprised but disappointed none the less when we had fewer embryos than ever before and those we did barely made it to day 3, letalone our usual day 5 transfer.   It was with much cynicism that I went through the motions, all the while planning a trip to NYC come September.   The day before the result I cried to my acupuncturist, believing I knew the outcome.  That’s the thing with fertility treatment though – there is no guarantee of anything and I of all people should know to expect the very, very unexpected.

Fast forward 18 weeks.  And so it seems, I am in fact pregnant.  With twins.   Twin girls, at that.  Really, wow.  I still can’t quite take it in – even as I glance down at my rather enormous bump!  I truly cannot express how grateful and excited and amazed we are.   After many weeks of nerves and trepidation, we’re finally beginning to relax and allow ourselves to start enjoying what we’ve waited so very long for.  Well, we’re trying to.  I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you we’re still a little nervous but lets face it, most pregnancies come with anxiety.  Twin pregnancies, more-so.  And with our history?  Eeesh.  Now we’re past our ‘big’ scan though, at least we’re a little less crazy about it all.  It really does feel like it’s becoming real.  I even started some Pinterest baby boards this week!!  Small things that feel like big steps :)

There’s so much I want to say that I struggle to wrap it all up into a few paragraphs so for now I will just say thank you so, so much for all the support and prayers and good wishes sent our way since sharing our IVF struggles.  Thank you too for all the beautiful sentiments sent our way this past week – they add another layer of excitement and happiness to this time and I can’t wait to share more with you.

Love Sheye xo

121 shared sentiments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m so happy for you & your family!!

  2. georgina says:

    hi shaye, sending you much love, hugs and congrats, absolutely thrilled on your twins news, wow, so much hope and what a journey, love always georgina and raina hope

  3. Fernanda says:

    Hi Sheye, I sent you an e-mail, but CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so happy and teary for you, Twin baby girlies!

  4. Laura says:

    I am so so happy for you. A double blessing.

  5. Kris says:

    I am so very happy and thrilled for you Sheye, and I am teary too. Blessings to you and your beautiful family.

  6. Liz says:

    Just saw your news and CONGRATULATIONS!! I’m so happy for you all xx

  7. Danielle Wertman says:

    My heart is overflowing with joy at reading your wonderful news!!!! I have been following your blog for a very long time. I can hardly wait to see their deliciously beautiful faces in your pictures!!! Congratulations!!

  8. Maura says:

    I am so happy for you and your family, this is wonderful news!

  9. Andrea says:

    I’ve been a blog reader for years. I named one of my daughters Evangeline Ivy after your princesses. :)

    I cannot tell you how much you inspire me & how truly happy I am for you and your family. You have been in my thoughts a lot over the years and I am thankful for your blog. You always remind me to appreciate the little things.

    Much love Sheye.

  10. ashlee jameson says:

    Hi Sheye – it’s through tears that I write this. I have been popping over for about a yearor so now, soaking up your photos & words. Words that inspire, & make me laugh & cry. Mostly happy tears.

    I haven’t stopped by in a little bit, but reading this post, well yes it’s safe to say the happy tears are falling. A heartflet congratulations to you all. As a mama to Lola (2 yrs) and wife to marty, I wish you all the happiness in the world.

    I look forward to seeing your two precious blessings – life is good.

    Prayers are with you always, love, love xx

  11. William Carney says:

    I hope your are doing well. I’m happy for you.

    I sent you an e-mail. I would like to send several baby gifts to you if you will send me your address. wcarney@iwu.edu They are hand made by my mother. I know your busy with the workshop and other things just now. Are you in the US. I have something from my garden I would like to send as well if you are.

    I wish you well.
    William

  12. Rachael BG says:

    Hi Sheye, a big congratulations on your twin girls !!! .Im a mummy to three girls, my first born are fraternal twins..I’m so blissfully happy for you !!!

  13. Anya says:

    Pure pure joy xx

  14. Thinking of you today Sheye.

  15. Anonymous says:

    wow…….I haven’t read your blog for a while Sheye but I must say that you have just MADE MY DAY xxx what wonderful, beautiful news for you and your family, I can’t express how happy I am for you all…..look forward to hearing the pregnancy progress and all about the gorgeous little girls when they arrive. Much love to you all xx

  16. jada says:

    Yeah your having more cute kids I hope they’re girls!!!

  17. Cathy says:

    Aww Sheye that is just wonderful news! Grinning from ear to ear for you :)

  18. Anonymous says:

    Sheye you look radiant. So very happy for you and your family

  19. Dawn says:

    I haven’t been on here for awhile as I couldn’t seem to bring up the text on internet explorer but i thought I’d try my chances with another browser as I sat down with a tea and just read this wonderful news. I have been following your blog since Ava’s first Tea Party and I just want to say that even though I don’t know you in person I am ecstatically happy for you – happy tears and all.

  20. SaraW says:

    Hi Sheye, I had been following your blog for 4-5 years off and on after you lost Ava. I had to stop bc it made me so sad to read it when you were having failed attempts at IVF. For some reason tonight I thought of you and checked back in for the first time in over a year. I am so happy for you and very shocked. Wishing and praying for only the best for you in the coming weeks!

  21. lizalikesphotography says:

    How cute are you xx

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