Welcome to the Inconceivable Adventures of Parenthood!
Please let us introduce ourselves! We are Dani and Chris… We moved to Virginia, USA from the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, UK in 2013. Although we speak the same language, life in the US is a little different to living in the UK. Our amazing daughter Aviana was born in the US in December 2016 just 5lbs 1oz as she suffered from Intra Uterine Growth Restriction (IUGR).
Becoming parents wasn’t easy for us as we battled infertility. The moment Aviana arrived into our world we were instantly smitten with her. We had hoped and dreamed of becoming mummy and daddy for so long, you would have thought we were well prepared! But no amount of classes, reading, family story telling or googling can prepare you for the whirlwind of becoming a parent.
This blog is a place for us to share our adventures in parenting. It’s a place to vent, it’s a place for us to communicate with other parents, it’s a place to reflect openly on the things we have learned – the good, the bad and the ugly. We may also talk about the observed differences between the UK and US as we navigate our way through the maze of advice, hints and tips on being awesome parents.
Sometimes we may talk about infertility, just because we have a daughter now it doesn’t mean our infertility has been cured. We are still infertile. Our perspectives on family may differ as our lenses have been coloured by the disease, both in the past and in the future.
Please join in the discussions by leaving us your thoughts in the comments section in each blog post! We would love to hear what you think
If you want to know more about our infertility journey, I have a separate blog where you can find out more about how our family grew from 2 to 3…and may be in the future it will grow again! I will still be blogging here on IF related posts. Visit her at www.thegreatpuddingclubhunt.com
Ps. We are just getting this site up and running so forgive the cosmetics as we construct our blog home!