Firstly welcome to BumpAndBaby, I hope you enjoy your membership here & take up the full advantage of online support from those who are currently or have previously been in your footsteps.
My OH & I were silently trying for a baby with the impression I was actually infertile but we carried on with life at a normal pace knowing there was help out there & we were referred to the infertility clinic.
In January 2006 I experienced a rather unusual period started with spotting to nothing to what I believed was my normal menstrual period which then followed by spotting so much to my surprise a friend advised me to do a pregnancy test. My heart was pounding so much my OH could feel & probably hear it. We were so happy but sadly a bit blind to trying to conceive & pregnancy in general. In brief we can only describe the outcome as a horrific ectopic ordeal.
I became wiser to trying to conceive, pregnancy in general, testing & charting & have since discovered that we are both very fertile & have confirmed 4 known pregnancies since our ectopic sadly all ending before 5 weeks.
I have found much support on the internet over this last 6 months & I have opened this forum with all the best intentions hoping there are other girls out there who reach to us as a community for support & encouragement.
I’m also very proud to have [name removed] involved who holds the same warm hearted intentions as me & of course my partner who has been making this forum what it is today with many features arriving that he hopes will benefit you all on your journey. He’s been working pretty hard bless him, some of his hard work is behind the scenes but I can say he knows how much a community like us can help other women & men out there so well done him (love you very much).
I would also like to say a thank you to Imi-Maddie's-Mum (who has helped in a huge way) & Arcanegirl who have agreed to be apart of the team & who I feel will help this community grow & grow with a friendly smile along the way.
I would like to share a bit about me with you guys please feel free to add your own bit about you to this profile.
A picture of me with my sister Charley, there is a 23 year gap between us:
A Little About Me
Location: Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Occupation: Customer care, sales & marketing assistant
Short Personal Description: I currently work from home full-time & part-time. I was originally born in Chester but spent 10 years of my life in Northern Ireland. I spend a lot of my time online (too much) & am actively involved in other forum community’s where I have met many nice people on my travels & even friends. I met my partner online due to his business interests & 2 friends became partners although I later found out that was his intentions anyway :wink: Favorites:
Hobbies: Internet, pubs, clubs, the zoo (softy), shopping, eatting out
Food: Chicken supreme (my recipe of course)
Hang-out: Online with you guys :wink:
Movies: The Greenmile, Message in a bottle, Saving private Ryan & quite a Disney fan!
TV Shows: Eastenders, Bad Girls & Extreme makeover
Cartoon Character: Tom & Jerry
Country You Wish To Visit The Most: Ibiza or Disney world lol!
Most Influential Person in Your Life: My best mate
Greatest Ambition: To be happy in life & family surroundings, living comfortably but happy!
Biggest Achievement: Facing the world & coming out on top (sorry many or all won’t understand that)
Grandest Wish: Fate to let me be happy!
What You Can't Live Without: My PC!
Again welcome to BumpAndBaby, I hope to get to know you all better as time goes on.
Any problems or even suggestions please feel free to contact me.
Short Personal Description: I am a recent college leaver and currently looking for work.
I live with my OH Rob, who i met through his sister on a Darren Hayes fan chat room!
We have a few pets which include Bruce the dog, Salem the cat and Piglet the guinea pig!
We have been TTC for our first since September 2005.
Hobbies: The internet, my animals, music
Color: Black and blue
Food: Anything chicken
Hang-out: on msn with my buddies
Music: Mostly rock but into all sorts
Books: Harry Potter
Movies: Harry potter, LOTR
TV Shows: Charmed and The Simpsons
Authors: cant think of any lol
Cartoon Character: Lisa Simpson
Country You Wish To Visit The Most: Canada or Australia
Most Influential Person in Your Life: Never really had anybody
Greatest Ambition: To have a family and be a SAHM
Biggest Achievement: not sure yet
Grandest Wish: To never have finnancial worries
What You Can't Live Without : My computer and Sony walkman
Short Personal Description: Im Ex military and am currently adapting (And loving) life as a single mum.
I moved to cheshire in jan of 06 after finding out i was PG i came back to the uk as i was living in cyprus.
I have settled in ok and met some great people thanks to the internet HayleyB for one laura and my good mate vicky!! ... Helping launch this forum has given me such a boost and am looking forward to meeting more of you .. (Wobbles only met u once babe but finks your fab!!)xxx
Hobbies: Internet, Reading, Cooking, Football and seeing my friends
Food: Lasagne, Italian (my recipe of course)
Hang-out: Rhoad Island (You know it MrsB!!)
Music: All sorts!! (Keep dolly parton AWAY though!!)
Books: To many to mention LOVE reading
Movies: Team America (Derka Derka) Shrek, Finding nemo, Armegedon, Top gun!!
TV Shows: Eastenders, Corrie, Emmerdale, most haunted (whoooo), Thunderbirds
Authors: Lesley peirce, Katy Forrd, James patterson, Enid blighton
Cartoon Character: Top Cat
Country You Wish To Visit The Most: Nepal
Most Influential Person in Your Life: My Loving Grandma
Greatest Ambition: To be the best mom and friend i can be to those in my life
Biggest Achievement: What i have done to date ... never look back always forward
Grandest Wish: For my great friends who are TTC to have there babies
What You Can't Live Without : My beautiful daughter, loving family and friends
Short Personal Description: Before becoming pregnant I used to work as a receptionist in a hotel (bored the hell outta me!) I was born in Wrexham and have lived here all my life. I got pregnant after ttc for 6 months but the father left me shortly after I became pregnant. I have a few pets including 3 greyhounds.
Hobbies: Shopping, internet, visiting mates and listening to music
Food: Chicken fried rice (from the local chinese)
Hang-out: Online mostly or in front of the tv, or bed
Music: Dance, R n B
Movies: Saw 1 & 2, just like heaven, American pie
TV Shows: Eastenders, Emmerdale, corrie, wo pints of lager and a packet of crisps
Cartoon Character: lol duno
Country You Wish To Visit The Most: Spain
Most Influential Person in Your Life: My mum prob or my mates
Greatest Ambition: To be happy and to be a good mum
Biggest Achievement: Dont know yet
Grandest Wish: Me, my family and mates to be happy
Occupation: Domestic assistant / carer (and i hate it)
Short Personal Description: i have a lil boy called Braydon Andrew. he is 11 months old and he is the most special thing in my life, my life revolves around him.
i work part time as a domestic assistant carer and i totally hate it looking for a new job at the mo.
i live at home with my mum dad and sister which at times is ok others is just full of arguements lol
like most familys i suppose lol
Hobbies: Shopping, internet, seeing mates and spending one on one time with Braydon
Food: Roast Beef with all the trimings
(changes daily lol love my food hehe)
Hang-out: Online mostly or in front of the tv,
Music: pop, R n B
Books: the ipswich town programme hehe
Movies: Dirty Dancing and Greece
TV Shows: Eastenders, Emmerdale, corrie, holby and casualty
Authors: people who do the itfc matchday programme
Cartoon Character: noddy keeps B occupied lol
Country You Wish To Visit The Most: Canada
Most Influential Person in Your Life: my mum
Greatest Ambition: to be a good mum and give Braydon a good life
Occupation: Nothing i'm dismally unemployed but looking for decent home work.
Short Personal Description: I'm mad as a hatter, probably cozi have been through alot of shit in my life amd if didnt make me mad i'd have probably been institutionalised. Only my true friends know the real me. I am very good at hiding myself behind a mask. I forgive easily as its too much hard work to hold a grudge.
Hobbies: Internet. Judo and Martial arts. Collecting DVD's and watching American series
Food: Chinese but as i'm vegetarian its usually Vegetable Chow Mein
Hang-out: online usually but i do have my days offline
Music: Pink. Drowning Pool. Evenecence. Garage. Soul. R&B. Pop. Emimem. oh to hell with it anything but classicle really
Books: Harry Potter series. Flowers in the Attic. Guilty Pleasures
Movies: Grease 2. Biker Boys. Bugsy Malone. Titanic. Pirates of the Carribean
TV Shows: Lost. Friends. ER. Charmed. A Town called Eureks. Brainiac. Smallville. WWE Wrestling :P
Authors: J.K.Rowling. Dean Kootz. James Patterson.
Cartoon Character: Marvin the Martian
Country You Wish To Visit The Most: China/Japan or Australia
Most Influential Person in Your Life: My Sister
Greatest Ambition: To live past 40
Biggest Achievement: Overcoming everything the world has so far thrown at me without giving in.
Grandest Wish: That my children grow up with an easier life than i've had
What You Can't Live Without : My Pc and my Family
Fat Ole me in my old house (about 2 years ago now.)
Short Personal Description: Essex Girl - well old bird now lol. Bit of a mother earth kinda girl. Super sensitive, honest, reliable. Married for 15 years with 3 children - Daisy, Alfi and Stanley and 2 angel babies. Currently pregnant - due April'07.
Hobbies: Internet, Cooking, Chasing my children around the park.
Food: Crispy Aromatic Duck - Choc, Choc, Choc.
Hang-out: Anywhere in the house with a duster in hand.
Music: Cold Play, Stereophonics.... Mostly Brit Bands
Books: Dont read so much anymore - fav book Folk of the Faraway Tree - loved it as a kid.
Movies: Comedies - Fav - Life of Brian
TV Shows: Dont watch too much tele - soaps far too depressing. Bit of a BB and reality tv show freak
Authors:My dad tells the best stories eva!!!
Cartoon Character: Betty Boop
Country You Wish To Visit The Most: Australia
Most Influential Person in Your Life: My Mum
Greatest Ambition: For those that i love to know exactly that
Biggest Achievement: Bringing up 3 kids to be wonderful human beings, passing my driving test at 33.
Grandest Wish: For my baby to make it thru this pregnancy.
What You Can't Live Without : My Husband, Family and Children..... and choc!!!! im that shallow hehe
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