The journey to motherhood, and through motherhood, looks different for everyone. Struggles with fertility, health issues, timing, age…these are just some of the things that our fellow Charleston Moms Blog writers have dealt with, and are sharing in their raw and personal stories through this series, How I Became A Mother. We hope that you enjoy them and above all, know that you are not alone in this journey!
When I think about my journey to mommahood, I get all sorts of feelings swirling around. Not because I would change anything. Hands down, I wouldn’t. More because I think about my precious girls and how hard we fought for them.
Our story and our journey aren’t all that uncommon these days. Got married “later” (early 30’s) and decided to start our family fairly quickly after saying “I do” only to realize that the whole starting a family thing might not happen as easily as everyone makes it out to be. Long story short, I have PCOS and hypothyroidism. Therefore I don’t ovulate naturally and hence why we needed some scientific intervention.
Fast forward five plus years, and we have twin girls and another baby girl affectionately known as the twirlsquad. They are everything and more, and I honestly wouldn’t trade an ounce of the pain we endured if it meant that I had to miss out on having them in our world.
So what is it?
- on edge- about all things
- wanting to jump out of my own body because everything and everyone irritated me
- crying about all things because I felt constantly overwhelmed
- nausea and continued hot flashes
- extreme irritability and annoyance towards anyone and everyone except my girls (cue biting everyone’s heads off for just about anything!)
Imperfect Womb, Perfect Baby : : How I Became A Mother (Ashley’s story)