Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Butterflies Are Having A Caterpillar

I'm hijacking the blog this week to share with you all that Mr Butterfly and I are going to be parents! Our little Caterpillar is due next month and we can't wait to meet the newest member of our family. We don't know if we're having a boy or a girl so it will be a lovely surprise.

Many of you know it's rare for me to share stories from my personal life because the blog's focus is bra fit for every big busted women, not just those who are shaped like me. Today I'd like to make an exception and share my journey to pregnancy because life is rarely straight forward and many of you will empathize with these ups and downs.

Some of you may recall a post I wrote in November 2011 about being diagnosed with early stage cervical cancer cells. I had amazing care and treatment and within a year Mr Butterfly and I were told we could start trying for a baby. A few months later we discovered that we were going to struggle to conceive and would need to have a raft of tests to find out which kind of fertility treatment we could have. I had a vague idea about fertility treatment but I had no idea how long it takes to go through the tests to find out which kind of treatment is best for your body and fertility issues.


Having just gone through a year of tests and treatment I wasn't looking forward to more months of tests. Constantly monitoring your body can be mentally draining and without a good sense of humour it could leave you wanting to do anything but try and make a baby! Eventually we were approved for a course of treatment and were very fortunate to fall pregnant after just a couple of cycles of medication. The blessing of having a circuitous route to getting pregnant is that it gives you a long time to consider if having a baby is really what you want and to appreciate how your life is great if children aren't part of your future. I have lots to be thankful for in my life and I know that being given the opportunity to experience pregnancy and motherhood is an exceptional privilege.

I have been working really hard to try and ensure that things continue to run smoothly at Butterfly Collection in the weeks following Caterpillar's arrival but I would ask you to bear with us in June and July while we all get used to our new life. In a few weeks I'll post about my bras and pregnancy experience - there are a few things I really wasn't expecting! I also want to take this opportunity to let you know that I'll only be blogging every other week for a while. I want to make sure that the content here is useful and good quality so less is going to be more for a little while! xx

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Your baby and your business is more important than the blog, so definitely take all the time you need. :-)

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    1. That's so kind of you to say. I want to make sure that the baby, business and blog all get the right attention so pulling back for a little while seems like the right thing to do xx

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  2. Congratulations Claire!! Best to you and your family.

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  3. Congrats. May everything go well for you.

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    1. I hope you're doing really well too Somayya! xx

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  4. Congratulations - you look very well. I hope you have an easy pupation.

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  5. You look fantastic Claire! Glad to hear everything is going well. So happy for you! :)

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    1. Thanks Janet, I am very fortunate to be feeling so well xx

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  6. Congratulations! I hope everything goes smoothly and easily for you. My biggest parenting suggestion--babywearing!!! Makes life so much easier :)

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  7. Congratulations!!! I am very happy for you and Mr. Butterfly. My best wishes to all three of you!

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