Hello again! It’s that time of the year where I campaign relentlessly for TTTS and TAPS awareness. December is a special time of year, where emotions take the better part of me and my passion for spreading awareness increases.Continue reading “The one about TTTS Awareness Month”
Today is the 25th of October. Just another autumn day for most people.
4 years ago, at around 10am, this day took on another meaning for me.
I went to my regular checkup, and found that baby A had barely any fluid, whilst baby B was swimming in her fluid. We had suspected, then confirmed later, TTTS. This day was horrible – I had so many ultrasounds, talked to many doctors, including one that told us we should make funeral plans for our babies. The next few days were spent in shock and tears, as we came to grips with what was happening.
I have to say, I love this time of year in the Netherlands. Yes, it’s a bit miserable, rainy and starting to get cold. But there’s one thing I love every year – the oliebollen!
Oliebollen are traditional eaten at New Year, but from the first of October stalls pop up everywhere selling the delicious, hot Dutch-style donuts. The smell is amazing! Continue reading “The one about the oliebollen …”
Short post – school is back for 2017. It’s the last few months of peuterspeelzaal for the girls before starting “big school” sometime around their 4th birthday.
There’s not a lot to say about this one. When you have a fantastic, spontaneous opportunity present itself … you need to grab it. A few days later, me and my 2 Dutch BFFS* were on our way to Texel – an island in the Waddenzee, just off the coast of the Netherlands. Continue reading “The one about the trip to Texel…”