A very long journey - to offer hope

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Post by AuntyPebbles » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:36 pm

Hi Carolyn,
It still gives me goosebumps to read about your son, it's all so amazing ..sending much love kisses to Sam...

AP Sammy and Kenzie
Me 42 ,DH 45 ...3 IVF's BFN
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Post by kerrib » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:55 am

wow!! all i can say is wow. i honour you, your journey and your sharing. thank you. i have four children from a previous marriage, fell pregnant without trying..no problems with anything but delivered by c/section. cut to 11 years later, remarried and due to medical misadventure my husband lost his ability to father children - however he has two of his own...so bittersweet, we are so glad we have each other, over 40 been fighting for compensation for 3 years to be able to afford ONE go at IVF / ICSI. Hubby had biopsy and they froze some time ago. we are now on day 8 after 2 (best and textbook looking!!) embryos were transferred..phew. ..having a nervous wait, and wish i had of thought of taking my temperature daily! i am so anxious and at the same time elated...i guess people may think we are greedy but we cherish the children we have and want to also experience the joy of a child together like everyone else in love!! i have sore breasts, and sensations going on that stir faint memories. im really hopeful as i know that this can also be due to the drugs...only 6 days to go. i hope you get this as i felt inspired to write to you..i wonder also how it has all turned out for you?

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Post by jackoa21 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:57 am

I love the name.. Its such a strong wonderful name. I am so pleased for you and your hubby and this little man is going to be so blessed. We are thinking of you and can not wait to see pics of this little prince..

Love and hugs
Jackie (old April/May buddy)
me 34 DH 34 1st ivf 06/06 + lost at 5 weeks
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Kennedy arrived 05/2007 and we are loving every moment...

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Post by kgbrown » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:37 am

Congrats. I would like to say that is a very encouraging story and that is exactly what I plan to with my page. Please visit.


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Post by wishfull27 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:44 pm

hiya Carolyn - hope everything is still going good - and your dream is nearing reality - hows your sister keeping ?? have you started decorating and shopping now ?? I can't believe how quickly the time has gone - prpobably not for you though!!

take care all of you xx

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Post by Xrayem » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:04 am

28 Weeks carolyn!!!!! 28 weeks!!!! Did you know that should your son be born today there will be a 95% chance that he will be completely fine?!!! Just needs to fatten up for you now.

So, So thrilled for you.
TTC 5yrs - Unexplained Infertility
3xIUI's (April, June & Aug 06) - BFN,s
1st IVF - Oct 06 - Jasper & Finlay born 07/06/07
Natural preg - Addison Grace born 15/10/08

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Post by CarolynB » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:25 am

Thank you all. Em - that is very reassuring for me.

Just thought that I'd stop by ahead of the long Easter weekend to look at my ticker and marvel. Some days I simply cannot believe that it is happening to us and think that I will wake up and it will all have been a dream. Cannot believe that this is happening to us after all the pain. We are so very fortunate. :lol: :lol: :lol:

My sister is doing so very well. She seems calm and very relaxed. She has not made any compliants the whole time. She is a superstar and angel all at the same time. She went to the hospital on Tuesday and they checked everything and discharged her as her thyroid was all ok. Sam growing nicely and she heard the heartbeat. They do not want to see her again until he is on his way :roll: :roll:

We have decided to cancel the private scan and now wait for the big day to meet our son.

The nursery is all done. Cream with bears and bunnies. Plenty of time for blue/green later. The furniture is all built. His clothes are hanging in the wardrobe. I go in there every morning and night just to look. His rocking crib is in our room all made up!!!! My dh is making me wait to put the car seat in the car :roll: :roll: Holding back on packing our bag for the hospital but it will be done soon for sure.

I am so ready to bring Sam home with us. We simply cannot wait.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Lots of love to you all.
Carolyn xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Me 42, DH 52 IVF #1, #2, #3 ICSI #4 - 10.05.2006, 12.12.2006, 10.03.2007, 27.07.2007 ICSI/DE/TESA #5, #6 PGD/IVIG #7 - 24.11.2007, 27.02.2008, 23.05.2008 - 7 BFNs
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Post by sabi » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:29 pm

Carolyn B,
Your latest post brings tears to my eyes. I'm thrilled for you. This has been a long time waiting. Finally, it's your turn. What a great sisi you have!
Enjoy these last moments with your dh. Enjoy the holiday weekend.

jen babes
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Post by jen babes » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:42 pm

babe i am so happy for you and DH...soon Sam will be here! So exciting i cannt wait to see pics of him.

was hoping to see a pic of him in situ on 4D scan :roll: But understand the cost and the fact that he will be here soon anyway. :D :D :D

Your sis is an Angel. So glad she has had a comfortable pregnancy ....

Your nursery sounds lovely and relaxing for Sam. I love the fact you have all his clothes there in the cupboards already waiting on him! I would be peeking in every minute of the day...it will come soon babe. How much time are you gonna take off work?

love to you as always

jeni B
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3 IVF's 2005/6 all BFNs
4th Nov07- BFP! lost @ 5wks 6d
5th FET-Feb08 BFN
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Post by LauraLou » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:25 pm


I am so glad to hear everything is going well. A little over 2 months and Sam will be here!!! I can't wait to see his picture.


Me 38, DH 52
1st IVF 5/06- BFP m/c
2nd IVF 9/06- BFP identical twin boys!!

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Post by AuntyPebbles » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:27 pm

Hi Carolyn...wow not long now it must be hard to believe i am so dying to see his photo, we have been thinking of you sorry i am soo busy havent been able to log on for a while but always in my prayers...

Sam and Deb
Me 42 ,DH 45 ...3 IVF's BFN
Mommy to my beautiful girls Gabby(4) and Kenzie(2)

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Post by ikiban » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:39 pm

Carolyn, thank you for sharing your experiences. I cried reading.

God bless you and your family

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Post by nimble » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:34 pm

Hi Carolyn, so pleased that all is going well, you are often in my thoughts. Not long to go, I didn't realise that you found out it was a little boy - how exciting.

Take care nims xx
1st IVF - Sep 06 - +ve lost at 7wks
2nd IVF/ICSI - Apr 07 BFN
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Post by lara312 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:39 pm

Hi caolyn hows you doing the time is flying by your lil boy will soon be in your arms it so ggod to see you writing all these things about his clothes and his nusery it all sounds fab what pram are you getting or got
lots of love Rachel x x x
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Post by shantala » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:15 am

hi caroline

wow, you're so close to meeting your baby son! the nursery sounds lovely and seems like everything is ready.....he's such a lucky boy to be born to such a wonderful mum and dad (and auntie!)....i hope the last few weeks go smoothly for you all.

lots of love

2nd IVF/ICSI - baby girl Elliana born 21.4.08 weighing 7lb 6.5ounces; 7 frosties left...
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