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by Alison
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Babies - Loved and Lost
Topic: still after all this time
Replies: 2
Views: 4379

Becky - no experience, no, but sending you love and good wishes across the ocean.
Alison x
by Alison
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Babies - Loved and Lost
Topic: Lost my daughter at 18 weeks.
Replies: 26
Views: 20678

Dear Dagny - I so very rarely come to these boards now (have moved on in many ways) but seeing your name just wanted to tell you again how moved I was by your story - and that I cannot quite believe it is now nearly 6 years since Katelyn arrived too soon. You were always so strong and generous of sp...
by Alison
Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Does Anyone Remember me?
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Hi there Shell, yes I remember you - I was on these boards fairly regularly from 2002 to 2004/05 (gosh I can't even remember) doing, I think, 5 IVFs and 2 FETs in total, all ultimately unsuccessful. I am however now Mum to three wonderful daughters aged 3-6, who were placed with us for adoption 6 mo...
by Alison
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: Going to be a Mum at last
Replies: 4
Views: 7451

Hi Sita, thanks for your kind email. Advice to wait a while before starting on the adoption route can feel difficult when you're itching to get going, but is probably sensible - it is a very different route to having a child, so do give yourselves time to explore the options. I'd spend some of that ...
by Alison
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Parents after treatment
Topic: Does Anyone Remember Me?
Replies: 7
Views: 3428

OMG! Lots of people I remember - although I realise that you've been posting over quite a few months so may not still be around. Can't believe so many of you have children who are 4 and more - but I suppose that just goes to show how long it is since I was here regularly. Anyway, my news (posted in ...
by Alison
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: Going to be a Mum at last
Replies: 4
Views: 7451

Going to be a Mum at last

I'm a very rare visitor to this site these days - I realised with some horror that it is nearly 6 years since I started posting on these boards, part way through my 2nd IVF cycle, and that its getting on for 3 years since we finally got off the IVF merry-go-round, after 6 failed full cycles and 2 fa...
by Alison
Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: OMG!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3197

Hi Sarah, and congratulations from another oldie and now very irregular visitor to these boards. I left a separate post on Dagny's message about her daughter, but I was absolutely thrilled to see that so congrat's again to Dagny on becoming a Mum. Kat, Nikki, sorry to hear that the two of you have h...
by Alison
Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Parents after treatment
Topic: My miracle baby Chloë Mae
Replies: 21
Views: 6532

Dear Dagny - haven't looked on the boards for months and months, so apologies for not replying to your news sooner. As with others, the happy news of the birth of baby Chloe, after all that you have been through, brought a tear to my eye. You have borne so much with such strength and dignity, and be...
by Alison
Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: not doing so good today
Replies: 15
Views: 1685

Dearest Becky, you and baby Moses are in my thoughts and prayers. With much love my friemd,

Alison xx
by Alison
Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: Losing my friends
Replies: 30
Views: 32173

Hi Ellie, Kat, and Becky They're awful aren't they those insensitive questions that people ask. Whilst I've once or twice managed a "I can't have kids" when people have asked, its generally left me an emotional wreck. Now I just about have an answer if people ask if I want/ wanted children along the...
by Alison
Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: For Grace & Alison
Replies: 4
Views: 3018

Hi Amanda, how lovely to hear from you and to hear your news, and that you're feeling much more positive about life. Its a real coincidence seeing you post on here as I'd just popped in on my way to an adoption board where I was considering posting about my experience so far of the adoption thing, b...
by Alison
Sat May 13, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: one step forward, one step back...
Replies: 4
Views: 2820

Dear Kat - I agree with Debra, you're being a little harsh - feeling able to answer that question in a straightforward way is a huge step forward. I too have had a new friend ask about my childnessness, and told her the truth, but still find its surprising what gets to me. My two most recent example...
by Alison
Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: feeling down
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Dearest Kat - no magic formula or even any particular words of wisdom I'm afraid but had to reply to your message, mainly to let you know that you're not alone here. From everything you've said you're clearly "depressed" in the sense of being unbearably sad - and why wouldn't you be given everything...
by Alison
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: adoption question
Replies: 5
Views: 3065

I'm not sure I've read it put quite that bluntly, but I think the answer is basically yes. From what I've read healthy babies are few and far between - off the top of my head I think its something like 300 babies a year (under one) are adopted, and quite a large proportion of them will have obvious ...
by Alison
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Life after IVF
Topic: meet up
Replies: 7
Views: 3411

Yup, count me in too. I work in central london, live in south london so anywhere in london is fine for me. Could do an evening during the week or lunchtime (/cake!) at a weekend, whichever suits others best.

Alison