Born in NZ but moved here to Australia when I was 4. Lived on the Gold Coast, Australia most of my life. Met the other half of me and married him (S) in 2001. We had been trying to have a baby for over 4 years (IVF – oh what fun) and were lucky enough to get pregnant last year (6th cycle). I had our little angel Zak on the 15th May 06. He was only with us for 3 days but those 3 days made us both parents.
They were 3 sad days but they were also 3 days we were so lucky to have.
Zak now has a sister.  Georgia was born at 35 weeks on 27th June 2008.  We are now trying for number 3! This is my story about dealing with the loss of our beautiful boy while moving forward and appreciating how lucky we are to have been given another chance with a live, healthy ‘little person’.


2001 – Got Married in Aug

2001 – Felt something was wrong after 3 months off the pill. We have a few tests and find out we need IVF.

2002 – IVF cycle #1 (bfn)

2003 – IVF cycle #2 (bfn)

2003 – IVF cycle #3 (bfn)

2003 – IVF cycle #4 (bfn)

2004 – IVF cycle #5 (bfp) ends in early m/c

2005 – IVF cycle # 6 (bfp) Zak born at 32 weeks. Weighs 5 pound 10. Gets his wings after 3 days.

2006 – IVF cycle # 7 (no embies) life really sux

2007 – IVF cycle # 8 (bfn)

2007 – IVF cycle # 9 (bfn)

2007 – IVF cycle #10 (bfn)

2007 – IVF cycle # 11 (bfp)

2008 – Deliver a healthy baby girl at 35 weeks.  7 pound 7

2009 – First ever FET – neither embie made it through the defrost

2009 – IVF cycle # 12 (bfp) ends in m/c at 8 weeks

2009 – IVF cycle # 13 (bfn)

Fingers crossed for cycle # 14 in 2010!  We would love just one more healthy little person.


3 Responses

  1. BRENDA?!?!? You got a + and I’m not being updated with passwords to see your happy news?! Jeepers, I’m not paying attention all the time, but sometimes there’s a need to know, miss!! 🙂

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for you kind words and I am so very sorry Zak is not with you today. How funny that I would find a “local gal” on the internet and not via a support group or something..
    I believe you are preganant again..how far along..congrats and I am sending heaps of good vibes ..down logan way to you.
    I will keep an eye on your blog and hope you take care of yourself.

  3. oh my gosh, I didn’t realize you have been through 11 IVF cycles. You are my hero of persistance. I hope everything goes perfectly this time around for you….God bless.

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