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Old Apr 6th, 2018, 05:27 AM   1651
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Hello everyone! Long time no post!
It's amazing to read so many more babies have joined us!
A quickie update: I was trying two years ago with a donor I met on a coparenting forum, (although he was strictly a donor and not a coparent) we tried for 3 months (all BFN) before he decided it was too much effort and threw in the towel. I started a new job so focused on getting through my 1yr probation before wanting to try again as you're not eligible for maternity pay until you've signed that permanent contract!
Anyway, I joined a sperm donor facebook site and met my new donor through that. We were texting for 8 months, met up for a coffee and spoke on the phone before trying and we've just done our first donation. He's got four kids of his own and is a pretty decent guy so I'm optimistic this time! 2ww ends tomorrow, and a cheapie test I took this morning has a very faint line, though not getting my hopes up as this happens a lot to me! Have decided that I'm going to try with him for 6 months and if nothing happens look in to IUI and then IVF, I'm 33 now and feel like time is running out!

I'm off to catch up on some of your blogs - can't believe how much has happened, so happy for all of those gorgeous babies!



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Old Apr 8th, 2018, 12:20 PM   1652
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Hello everyone! Long time no post!
It's amazing to read so many more babies have joined us!
A quickie update: I was trying two years ago with a donor I met on a coparenting forum, (although he was strictly a donor and not a coparent) we tried for 3 months (all BFN) before he decided it was too much effort and threw in the towel. I started a new job so focused on getting through my 1yr probation before wanting to try again as you're not eligible for maternity pay until you've signed that permanent contract!
Anyway, I joined a sperm donor facebook site and met my new donor through that. We were texting for 8 months, met up for a coffee and spoke on the phone before trying and we've just done our first donation. He's got four kids of his own and is a pretty decent guy so I'm optimistic this time! 2ww ends tomorrow, and a cheapie test I took this morning has a very faint line, though not getting my hopes up as this happens a lot to me! Have decided that I'm going to try with him for 6 months and if nothing happens look in to IUI and then IVF, I'm 33 now and feel like time is running out!

I'm off to catch up on some of your blogs - can't believe how much has happened, so happy for all of those gorgeous babies!
Oh Cinderella, I've everything crossed for you in anticipation of your official testing tomorrow. Xx



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Old Apr 8th, 2018, 12:26 PM   1653
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Oh Cinderella, I've everything crossed for you in anticipation of your official testing tomorrow. Xx
Thank you! Today is actually 'tomorrow' and I'm pleased to say, BFP!!

Still very nervous, but this is the first time I've ever had an actual positive test!

We only managed to get one donation this time, can't believe it worked! I'm still in massive shock! it's been a long time coming!



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Old Apr 9th, 2018, 07:21 AM   1654
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Oh Cinderella, I've everything crossed for you in anticipation of your official testing tomorrow. Xx
Thank you! Today is actually 'tomorrow' and I'm pleased to say, BFP!!

Still very nervous, but this is the first time I've ever had an actual positive test!

We only managed to get one donation this time, can't believe it worked! I'm still in massive shock! it's been a long time coming!
Oh! Oh! Oh! Cinderella, what a beautiful looking positive
I'm so pleased for you - you thought the TWW was bad, welcome to the next 12 weeks until your scan!

So, there you go - it only takes one strong little swimmer -even if you'd had 10 goes it would still only be one plucky little guy that gets through.

Again, huge congrats, I'll look forward to following you journey to holding your bundle of joy. Xx



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Old Apr 10th, 2018, 06:21 AM   1655
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Thanks Rags, Iíve been around so long, following everyoneís stories and it literally felt like this was never going to happen for me.
The donor was really optimistic that it would happen first time and I just couldnít believe that would happen.

Am booking an early viability scan for 7wks, just make sure everything is ok in there!

Canít believe how bloated and sick I feel already, am trying to remind myself itís a good sign that the hormones are working 🤢😂



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2018, 08:57 AM   1656
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Oh, and for completeness sake... get a load of this!

Doesn't get much clearer than that! lol



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Old Apr 11th, 2018, 14:45 PM   1657
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Oh, and for completeness sake... get a load of this!

Doesn't get much clearer than that! lol
Lol lots and lots - I've a very similar photo where I couldn't quite believe it until the digital said 2-3 weeks! I had a 6 week scan, it was really worth it. Post a photo when you get it - meantime, for early sickness try taking a flask of tea to bed with you and have a packet of dry biscuits on the bedside table, that way in the morning you don't need to get out of bed to have something warm and settling in your tummy, doesn't always work but can help settle your tummy for a wee while.



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Old Apr 14th, 2018, 12:37 PM   1658
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Congrats KN

Congrats Cinderella hope you keep well

Rags: How are you and LO?

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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 06:01 AM   1659
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Congrats KN

Congrats Cinderella hope you keep well

Rags: How are you and LO?

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Hi Fairytales, how are you doing?

Things are rather hectic for Ds and I - I worked most of the Easter break and school went back today so I really feel as though I've missed out
I've checked with work and they will be closed for both of the May bank holidays so I'm hoping we can make up for it a bit then.
Ds was 8 a few weeks ago!!! It's been so amazingly quick and he's so grown up - but still loves curling up on the couch or climbing in to bed with me (and he still lets me give him a kiss at the school gate - which I'm really savouring because I don't think it'll go on much longer).
We've no holiday plans as yet this year, been decorating in the house and wasn't planning on doing much more but a couple of electrical issues mean I've had to start in a couple of other rooms. I'm not someone to who decorated often so I'm hoping if I just get it all done now I can sit back for a few years...

Love to all. Xx



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