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Feb 27 / Caro

To My Tiny Blob of Cells

I’m writing this with a photograph of you in my hand. A photograph taken when you were six days new. Just a collection of cells too small to see with the naked eye, but containing so much potential. So much hope.

Your Dad and I had been through a lot to get you to that point, and I was afraid that once you were back inside my tummy it wouldn’t be enough. That I couldn’t take good enough care of you. I was afraid you would fade and slip away, taking a piece of my heart with you.

But yesterday, ten days after that photograph was taken, I took the most nerve wracking test of my entire life – worse than my driving test or University finals. A plastic stick that would either fulfill or shatter our dreams. It was the test that would tell us if you were still there.



And just like that, you made your presence known by a second pink line.

Already you will have grown and changed since we saw you in the laboratory where you started you life. And now I feel full of new hope that you will go on doing so. And I will do my very best to keep you safe, whatever it takes.

When you’re older, and we tell you the story of how you came to be, I hope that there will be no doubt about just how loved and wanted you are.

You are our longed for second child. And I can’t wait to meet you.

All my love always,

Your Mummy xxx



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  1. Emily / Feb 27 2014

    Sending so much love and a squeal of delight! xx

    • Caro / Feb 27 2014

      Thank you Emily! There have been a few squeals – and a lot of tears – around here too! x

  2. Katie {Always, Katie} / Feb 27 2014

    YES!!!! Oh-my-flipping-goodness, YesYesYesYES!! Yay! Congrats!!! Eeeeeeeep!! [bounces up and down on the couch like a crazy person] I am so excited for you, Caroline!

    • Caro / Feb 27 2014

      Thank you so much Katie! Obviously got all the fun and games of diabetic pregnancy to come now! And I have absolutely everything crossed that you will be in this place very soon x

  3. Allison Nimlos / Feb 27 2014

    Congratulations!! I am so happy for you!!

    • Caro / Feb 27 2014

      Thank you Allison. It has been a long road to get here, but I’m so happy we’ve finally done it!

  4. Kerri. / Feb 27 2014

    Oh Caro. I am so happy for you! xo

    • Caro / Feb 27 2014

      Thank you Kerri xx

  5. Carie / Feb 27 2014

    Whooopeeee! Yippee! Hurrah! CONGRATULATIONS! And keep sticking little baby stick (or should that be babies?!)

    • Caro / Feb 28 2014

      Thank you Carie! Please don’t mention the “T” word! We have a few weeks until we find that bit out!

  6. Amy Robinson / Feb 28 2014

    I burst out into tears when I saw that. I am so so so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Caro / Mar 1 2014

      Thank you Amy. I’m really hoping that you have some good news soon too x

  7. Melissa / Feb 28 2014

    Here’s to a safe, happy and as stress free as possible diabetic pregnancy.
    So happy for you and your growing family!

    • Caro / Mar 1 2014

      Thank you! X

  8. Jennifer / Mar 1 2014

    So, so pleased for you, congratulations 🙂

    • Caro / Mar 1 2014

      Thank you! x

  9. Jo / Mar 1 2014

    I’ve got goosebumps reading this, so happy for you and your family.

    What fantastic and amazing news! xxx

    • Caro / Mar 1 2014

      Thank you Jo. I really hope your own fertility journey goes well – and quickly!

      • Jo / Mar 1 2014

        Thanks Caroline, we’ve just been prescribed fertility drugs so will be starting them next month. Fingers crossed xx

        • Caro / Mar 1 2014

          Lots and lots of luck! Really hope the drugs work for you x

  10. Hannah | MakeDo&Push / Mar 1 2014

    Congratulations!!! The most amazing news 🙂 I’m so happy for you xx

    • Caro / Mar 1 2014

      Thank you lovely 🙂

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