Pictures and smells evoke memories, and this picture does for me. It was taken in October 2004 in the Dominican Republic.
We had been trying for a baby, for what felt like forever.
Doctors and drugs were involved, and it wasn't an easy ride.
We had spent years trying NOT to get pregnant. And, when we (I) finally decided we would quite like more than just the 2 of us, it just didn't come easy.
In 2004 fertility treatment was quite easy to be prescribed, not as it is today. And I was given clomid.
We put off having a holiday in 2003 and 2004 thinking we were going to be pregnant. But we were not.
5 months on clomid with hot flushes, painful stomach and bad moods. I decided 'stuff it we are going on holiday, we are never going to get pregnant, why keep putting off a holiday'
So we booked a last minute holiday to the Dominican Republic.
And 2 weeks after I found out I was pregnant with S.