The time was right
In early 2022, with our daughter Lyla approaching 18 months, my wife Amy and I decided the time was right to expand our family. However, things didn't start smoothly, and we sadly experienced 2 early pregnancy losses. Both were just before the 6-week mark.
So, we were ecstatic when we fell pregnant for a 3rd time and made it past that all important 12-week milestone. Everything seemed to be going well and we found out that we were expecting another little girl. We named her Freya Rose. Our little family was set to be complete.
Unfortunately, due to pregnancy related complications, Amy became ill at 16 weeks. We were warned that Freya may not make it if the symptoms did not settle. It was both terrifying and frustrating as there was nothing the doctors could do to intervene.
We were at the mercy of biology due to the desperate need for further research into this type of complication. I was terrified of losing my unborn daughter and powerless watching my wife go through so much physical and mental pain. As the weeks slowly passed, Amy's suffering just got worse and worse. But, Freya appeared to be coping well, so we remained positive.