On 1 January 2015 our lives changed in the two minutes it takes for a pregnancy test to show a positive result. Needless to say that after years of trying to fall pregnant, this was an epic moment for us. Since we started trying I have been buying YP. I’ve got a whole collection and I’ve been reading each one from start to finish all over again. But then on 4 March our lives changed once again. We thought we were going to hear our baby’s little heartbeat for the first time and instead we got the news that our baby had stopped developing at seven weeks. Our world came to halt and a scrape was scheduled for the following day. We still have hope that 2015 will be our year and that we will have our little bundle of joy. Even after the hurt and sadness, I still bought my new YP and will continue to read and learn and enjoy your magazine. JACOBA
THE ROLLERCOASTER OF PREGNANCY
When everything is dragging me down, when I feel like my world is crumbling and my skies are falling, when tiredness has left its dark circles of despair under my eyes, when nausea and sickness have left my throat aching, when my designer denims are replaced by “stretchy, comfortable, who gives a foreign feather how I look” slacks, when all this is just about to blow me over and get me under, I look down at the bump. The 13-week bump that is lovingly, protectively, hosting my twins. Our twins. Our two little babies. Our incredible gift. And in this moment of overwhelming emotion, I think of my dear, wonderful, so awesome, so kind, so loving husband who tries so hard to understand what this woman is going through. And will still go through. This man, who, with the constant demands of a double pregnancy, hangs on the verge of sanity, with mostly no idea how to deal with this everchanging lady of his. Angry, happy, sad, elated, and that all in under one minute. My heart and soul is filled with unconditional, endless, pure love for you, my darling husband, and our two little bundles of joy. IRENE
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