The Road To Children
My husband and I were married 4 years before we had our first child. In those 4 years we struggled with infertility and years of invasive and emotionally trying treatment. For much of that time I thought that we would never have children of our own. The turning point came when I took a break from fertility treatment, with the strong encouragement from my nurses, to attend my sister’s wedding. The break from constant needles, worrying and artificial hormones did my body a world of wonders, and I feel pregnant during the next treatment cycle!
After welcoming our first son to our family, my body appeared to correct itself, and we welcomed two more sons within 4 years, gifting us with our own band of brothers. Something I never thought I would ever be blessed to say.
Our Family is Complete
Insert a move between countries, job changes, home renovation nightmares (a story for another day!) and culture shock during those years, and the story brings us to the fourth generation in my story. Our daughter, and my muse. She completes our family and is adored by all of us, especially her protective big brothers!
When I was pregnant with her, I experienced something I never had before. Constant and incurable insomnia. Most nights I would sleep for two hours at most. It was beyond frustrating. Lying in bed knowing that I had to get up and be a Mother to 3 little boys in the morning made it all the more stressful. Eventually after months of lying awake for hours on end, I decided to get up and do something productive with my time.
Needle and Thread
Enter sewing. Before our daughter even took her first breath, I had created dozens of outfits for her. All the way up to sizes 3! I focused my sleepless hours on fueling my creative side, learning my way through patterns and new techniques. It was this time, in the wee hours of the morning, that my passion for sewing and creating was rekindled.
She is the 4th generation in the story of my life. I can’t wait to see what this generation brings.