A colleague at work unfortunately lost her father, this was unexpected and a sudden shock to herself and her family, and I guess in tragic situations such as this, it must make you really think about the importance of family and relationships.
She is the only member of senior management who really knew how broody I get and that I wanted children of my own. In this moment of bereavement she gave me the best family planning advice that has changed our lives. She stressed how important it was for me to have kids as soon as possible so that they can have a long and love filled relationship with my parents, (my parents didn’t have me until they were 41, I was a ‘Christmas Bonus’) and that if things aren’t happening don’t wait for a year or two to go by, but that I should go to my doctor to progress things sooner rather than later. She started her family later on in life and this was what she did to ensure that she got the 2 beautiful children that she has now.
As soon as I got home I relay her advice to Hubbie and we book doctor’s appointments for each of us as soon as possible, and before we know it, testing is beginning.