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Post by Melissa on Fri 26 Apr 2013 - 4:23

Hi Ladies,

I am not sure if any of you will remember me at all but I was quite quite addicted to this site a couple of years ago until hubby and I moved to Australia. My reason for posting here is because this was my "home" for a very looong time and i thought it about time to send an update on how much my life has changed!

DH and I had been ttc'ing for almost 4 years with 2 miscarriages and we went for almost every test under the sun and they could not find out what the problem could be. All the ladies on this site were very supportive and I shared things with a lot of you that I never would to even my closest friend. It definitely makes a difference discussing infertility issues with people who understand what you are going through. Then in Jan 2010 DH got a job offer in Aus we both agreed that we were just meant to be childless and decided to focus on our new venture! It was honestly one of the hardest decisions I had ever made. So...we said goodbye to everyone in July 2010 and we moved and focused on getting ourselves set-up in a country where we at least had some family (aunt, uncle and cousins).

9 months after we arrived, with ttc totally forgotten about by then, I all of a sudden realised that I had missed my period for 3 weeks and was wondering why I kept waking up to pee so often at night. Hubby joked that I was pregnant and I just laughed...but it planted a little seed in my head. For the next 3 days I ummed and aahed about doing a test and finally gave in reminding myself not to get really upset if it was negative. It was a positive! Seriously!!! After 4 years and not even trying we were going to be parents. The first blood test/doc exam was surreal and we really dared believe it was true until our 10 weeks scan. Even after seeing a heartbeat and a little body I still could not believe I was pregnant and honestly thought I was going to lose the baby! It was only after the 6 month mark that I bought my first baby item and everything became real!! Ashley Taylor Swanson was born 25/10/2011 at 3.85kg after 38 hours of being induced (almost 16 hours of labour). Was nearly an emergency c-sec but they managed to get her out with the forceps. She is now a very happy and healthy little 18 month old.

My story is not quite over...
In December 2012 DH and I decided that we wanted to start trying for the next one and as it took over 4 years the last time we decided just to go off contraception and see how it went, not even thinking about trying. Well...it only took 1 try and we found out we were pregnant in Jan. i am now 17 weeks along with a healthy little bean.

My thoughts go to absolutely everyone who is ttc'ing, and I can understand how it can be an extremely tough and emotional journey. I wish each and every one of you all the very best and that you get your bfp's ;-)

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Post by Lilly on Fri 26 Apr 2013 - 7:19

WOW Melissa, Congratulations!! Glad things worked out for you in the end.
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Post by Alleycat on Fri 26 Apr 2013 - 11:08

Congrats!! I am sitting here with big smile so happy for you and hope your post will give some of the other ladies some new hope!
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Post by Gabby on Fri 26 Apr 2013 - 11:15

WOW what a story! I remember you. Congrats that is such a super story
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Post by elleznom on Fri 26 Apr 2013 - 12:45

Wow! Congrats!!!

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*BFP #1! 15/07/2008
1st Beta on 15/07/2008 = 51.2 (4w)
2nd Beta on 19/07/2008 = 258.7 (4w4d)
15/10/2008 - It's a BOY!
Joshua Connor de Villiers born 23/03/2009, weighing 3.21kg, 47cm tall.


*BFP #2! 04/03/2011
1st Beta on 04/03/2011= 225.4 (4w)
2nd Beta on 09/03/2011 = 1293 (4w5d)
26/05/2011 - It's a GIRL!
Marilé Shiloh de Villiers born 09/11/2011, weighing 3.52kg, 48cm tall.
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Post by Tanja on Fri 26 Apr 2013 - 12:54

Congrats
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Post by Melissa on Mon 29 Apr 2013 - 1:02

Thank-you :-)

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Post by LilianJ on Mon 29 Apr 2013 - 9:37

WOW that is such a great story! Congrats on your pregnancy, hope you have a wonderful pregnancy.

What an amazing story...
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Post by Mandri on Mon 29 Apr 2013 - 10:24

So nice to see you here again!

Congratulations! Amazing ttc story!

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16 November 2013 BFP first beta 48.3, second beta 119, third beta 263, fourth beta 1583, fifth beta 8240, heard the heartbeat on 3 December 2013 (111bpm)
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