One of the possible outcomes of carrying a child with Trisomy 18 is that they will not make it to birth or die during delivery. Whilst we knew this was always a possibility we never imagined it would be our reality. This weekend I began to feel unwell with a persistent headache and was still experiencing very sharp contractions 10-15mins but never getting closer. Sunday afternoon I also realized that… View Post

The doctors have told me for the last 6 weeks that Poppy would be early – I’ve had a lot of fluid, she has a syndrome blah blah blah im 39+ weeks and im STILL waiting! Ive been waiting for weeks and NOTHING IS HAPPENING! Under normal circumstances this waiting period would be spent sorting baby clothes, building cribs/travel systems, triple checking you have everything and ‘nesting’! This isn’t very… View Post

At 6am this morning I was adamant that today was Poppy’s birthday! Instead I ended up being a loner at the LGI … I woke at 3.30am with back ache – 4.10 – 6am cramps and contractions 3-5mins lasting 50 secs.. YES THIS IS IT! I called the hospital and off we went (after applying my make up and styling my hair of course haha) WHOOOP! Excitement quickly became the… View Post

Ethan and Megan enjoyed the morning at the Hospice playing in the sandpit, ball pool and making a mess whilst creating “memory boxes”! They are fantastic and the kids really got into it. The idea is that each of them can put in a lock of Poppy’s hair, photos and generally anything to remember her by. It will be their own special box of memories with their sister. I did… View Post