Hello World!

After a week of artificial hormones, and a host of complications I am too shell shocked to talk about right now, the little one finally arrived!

Despite doctors’ predictions, my health has slowly started stabilising after the birth and the baby seems entirely unaffected by my health issues, both of which are absolutely brilliant news. She is the tiniest human I’ve ever laid eyes on and, of course, the cutest! We’ve both spent the past week actively trying to recover from the birth and getting back to back tests to make sure we’re both in the best possible shape.

On a slightly different note, a few days ago we found out that the little one has decided to follow in my unusual health footsteps as it were, when she tested positive for congenital hypothyroidism. This disorder is entirely unrelated to my health issues; it’s just….random! It’s not yet clear whether her thyroid gland failed to form in utero or whether the condition is a result of pituitary dysfunction or something else…. The only thing I can say with absolute certainty at this point is that we are unbelievably fortunate that congenital hypothyroidism is a treatable condition that can be managed with medications, regardless of the cause.

In any case, what is important is that we both survived, albeit a little worse for wear for a few days, and we’re both here in one piece!

So if I may, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the little one to the world:

Little One

Will write more, soon!



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About icedcoffeecreature

Hi there! I’m Zoe; a (mostly!) green foodie, soon-to-be mother of one and the proud “owner” of a slightly wonky immune system! If you happen upon my page, please say hello!

2 responses to “Hello World!”

  1. llallred says :

    Such good news!! Soooo happy to hear you are both well. Please rest and enjoy the good moments. Sending lots of thoughts and love your way.

  2. icedcoffeecreature says :

    Hello and thank you very much for your very kind words, thoughts and love! Rest is somewhat elusive at this point, but we’re enjoying every minute of every day! I hope this finds you and your family well! 🙂

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