I have been a solo parent by choice since deciding to go through with it solo at the age of 21. I froze my embryos for IVF as I was diagnosed with infertility. My daughter is now 13 weeks old.
There’s me, Daisy: I’m 27 and I got diagnosed with premature infertility at the age of 21 due to stage 5 endometriosis. I had 3 round of egg collection and two cycles of IVF before my perfect daughter Hope was born on 9th June 2020. We live with my best friend called Anna who is helping me raise Hope, which is just magical.
I’m a private nanny, but I’m obviously taking a break from that at the moment! I’m currently working for a few friends as their PA from home, which is most likely what I will continue to do as I would love to be able to work from home and raise Hope without missing anything.
Hope is currently only 13 weeks old, so I haven’t ventured out anywhere without her yet. To be honest, everything I like doing is in places I can bring her with me: going to restaurants, or to see my family and friends. I’m currently so in awe of her that I don’t want to be away from her!
I have found a lot of people on Frolo who are in the same situation as me which is great! We are yet to meet up because of the current pandemic, but hopefully in the near future we can meet which would be amazing!
Dream come true.
Not to stress so much about not becoming a mother in the future, as it’s finally here.
Don’t listen to unsolicited advice.
My daughter Hope – I’ve never felt love like it.
At home with Hope, just living our life together.
Mummy made me, by Jodie Grieve. It’s brilliant for solo mummies.
Live with hope and what’s meant to be will be.
Falling pregnant with Hope via IVF and actually becoming a mother.
Life throws horrible curve balls at you and you have to be strong to get through them.
Hope was face-timing my mum and she could hear her in the phone so she pushed up her face up against the phone.
Watching One Born Every Minute. It was an episode where someone else was going through IVF and I just know their struggles.
Doris Day- Que Sera Sera. I sing it to Hope daily.
You are strong. You will be the best parent. You can fulfill both roles. Your love will be so strong.
I’ve learned how strong I am, how confident I am as a parent, and how much love and happiness Hope has in her life.
You can follow Daisy and Hope’s journey together on Instagram @daisyde05.