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Postby loopie » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:22 am

Carolyn,

Marvelous news!!!!! I am so very happy for you- More tears of Joy being shed on this side of the pond!!!!!!

Congrats!

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Postby kellym » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:41 pm

Yippee, Awesome, Best News!!!! I am absolutely over the moon for you! That is such a wonderful day when you get to see that flicker on the ultrasound... especially after so many years of struggling for that ultimate goal! I am sure you feel that life couldn't get any more perfect right now!

I promise you that the next 7.5 months will fly by. The first 6 weeks are tortuously slow but it definitely speeds up!

So, what is your due date? I want to mark it on my calendar and follow you to the big day so that I can celebrate with you. This is such a wonderful time for you and DH. We too were starting to believe that we'd never be parents so the day of the ultrasound where you get to see that heartbeat (or heartbeats in my case) is unbelievably special... and it only gets more special!

A special hug for your sister as she helped make this possible - what a special woman she is! You sure are lucky to have her and your little one will be so lucky to have her as an aunt!

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Postby momtobetobe » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:00 pm

Carolyn, I can not thank you enough for posting this. You will never know how much it helped. Or maybe, you do.:-)
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Postby beachbaby » Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:17 pm

Carolyn, Huge congratulations to you and DH. So glad all went well with the scan, such a magical moment. Good luck for the next 7 months and keep us updated.

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Postby nimble » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:56 pm

Carolyn,

Shantala told me of your news so I just had to pop in.

Massive congratulations to you and your husband and as Rachel said, it is one of the most amazing endings ever - having been through so much, I think it is wonderful that this is getting the 'happy ever after' ending.

Your sister is one amazing lady.

I'm so so pleased for you both - again congratulations and keep us updated.

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Postby CarolynB » Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:26 pm

Just wanted to pop by and thank you all for your kind words and answer some of the questions.

Yasmina - next scan is this Friday. Trying not to stress too much about it but sure the nerves/stress will build over the week. Scan will be at 8 weeks and 3 days. Think that we will be released to regular care if all is well - YIKES

Em - yes we will find out the sex but think that is quite a few weeks away. Much to look forward too. Hope that you are enjoying your new little girl :D

Laura - no pics I am afraid. Rather old scanning equipment and they don't do pictures. Keep trying to recall everything that I did see. Hopefully there will be pics at one of the later scans?

Kel - I did the due date calculator on this site and another site. Based on Day 3 transfer and the dates then both came up with 23rd June as the due date. That is our Mum's birthday. How cool would that be!!!! She has been a great support for me and my sister. She will be over the moon. Not told her yet about the date as don't want to get too carried away

Beckster - love your post. You are a star. As always. Hope all going well for you. Spy that it is only 8 days now to your EC. Sending you lots of baby dust hun

Momtobetobe - happy to help as others have helped me

Angie, Jen, Rachel, Loopie, Jayne - thank you all for your kind words

Nims - so sweet of you to pop by. So hope that you are enjoying being a new mum to Eva

Time went faster last week as very busy bee. Sure it will slow down this week as we head towards the second scan. Sister been a bit headache/sick. Feel bad that she is unwell but pleased that she has symptoms and hope it is down to all the hormones. Mixed feelings. Feeling rather detached as gone from seeing my sister every couple of days and going to the clinic and not seeing her for more than two weeks. All rather strange. Now on count down to scan on Friday. Then we have agreed that she will have care at Birmingham Woman's as just a few minutes drive from where she lives. First appointment and scan there will be 2nd December.

So hope that all will be well on Friday and my little bean will be clinging on and growing nicely.

Have a good week ladies and I shall update you after Friday.

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Postby lara312 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:37 pm

Carolyn i hope all goes well on friday and cant wait to here about the scan your sister is amazing hope the headaches and sickness stops soon but hey its all good syptoms take care

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Postby Angie65 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:19 pm

It's all sounding great Carolyn - thanks for the update - we are all behind you every step of way! Good luck with the next scan - let's hope your sister's symptons are enough to reassure you but not so much to make her feel too yuck!
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Postby shantala » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:26 pm

carolyn - best of luck for friday hunny!!! will be keeping everything crossed. symptoms are always good! we found out the sex too so all for finding out! lol...you should get a piccie at the 12 week scan (which the hospital do)...hopefully!!! anyway, thanks for updating us. cant wait to read about friday!! xxxxxxxx
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Postby Xrayem » Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:22 pm

Hi Carolyn,

So great that everything is going well.

We didn't find out the sex with the twins (boys) but did with Addison and I found that I had already bonded with Addy when she was born as I could visualise her as my daughter and I would picture us having coffee in this cafe or shopping for clothes together in that shop when she was older. Not finding out the sex with the boys, while it made it exciting, I had trouble thinking of them as my children as they were "just" embryo's and then "just foetus's". The second I knew Addy was a girl, she was "my Daughter".

God, i still get goosebumps when I read through this thread! I am so, so happy for you!

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Postby jemima » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:13 am

Hi Caroline...

Hope you still remember me... Congratulation. I am very very happy for you
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Postby beachbaby » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:08 pm

Carolyn, good luck for tomorrow

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Postby lara312 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:00 am

Carolyn good luck today with the scan cant wait to see you news

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Postby CarolynB » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:04 pm

Thank you ladies for all the support. :lol:

I am so dam relieved. All is well. We could see our little bean. Heart beating away. Could make out head and the rest of the body. They said the size was right and it looked like other pics I have seen at 8 weeks on the net.

Took some photos on my mobile. Not great but just keep looking at them in amazement. Think it is starting to get real for me and my dh - finally.

My sister is doing so well. She seems so relaxed about it all. Think I am stressing more than enough for both of us :roll:

So one more scan at ARGC in two weeks time. At 10 weeks and 3 days. Then just 4 days and an 11 week scan at Birmingham Womans and then a nuchal scan privately at 12 weeks. Like buses. None and then three at once. If I can get through the next couple of weeks then we should get to quite a reassuring period. Cannot wait until we get through the 1st trimester and can start to really relax and enjoy.

Have a great weekend all. Thanks for all your cheering on - much appreciated.

Lots of Love
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Postby beachbaby » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:44 pm

Carolyn, yeah way to go, got everything crossed for you over the next few weeks. keep us posted.

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