New Name, New Look

When I started writing Songs & Sonnets, I didn’t expect it to be an infertility blog. Sure, I thought I would write about our attempts to conceive, but that was supposed to be just one strand of it – I planned to write about my everyday life, mindfulness, mental health, my faith more broadly, and of course to share my poems: hence the name.

Nine months later, this blog has developed an identity of its own and I decided to make this official with a change of name and a new look. So, welcome to¬†Mama, Interrupted. It may not be the cheeriest blog in the world, but it’s honest and (I think) says something important and I hope, one day, we will get our happy ending.

In Memory of May

If I hadn’t had a miscarriage, little May would have been due tomorrow.

There aren’t really any words.

But I took her Bitburger tankard – a freebie I earned from drinking lots of non-alcoholic beer when pregnant – and filled it with daffodils and tulips. My favourite flowers, usually long gone by this time of year.

Rest in peace, baby May. Your mummies will never forget you.

Daffodils, narcissi and red tulips in a Bitburger tankard