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:
Will write more, soon!