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Hi

Some of you may know a little about me and my history but let me introduce myself to those who don't.

I am Kylie, a 32 year old from Qld. DH is 31 (for a few more days) and we have been together for five years, married for two years.

Back in 1999 I fell pregnant (with my ex husband) carried the baby up until 20 weeks when we lost our baby girl. Four heartbreaking miscarriages later a lot earlier than the first and that saw the end of our marriage.

I then met someone else who I was with for a few years before we spoke about trying for a baby. We had talked about marriage so it just seemed the next natural step. We fell pregnant and I gave birth to sleeping twins at 32 weeks. We then went on to suffer two more miscarriages.

I moved to Qld from Melbourne in 2006, met my now husband in 2007 and we got a suprise when I fell pregnant just after coming off a Depo Provera shot (after being told to expect to wait at least 18 months before my body would be "back to normal") Four miscarriages later we went to see a fertility specialist (Nov 09) who ran some tests on me and came up with the diagnosis of unexplained recurrent miscarriage, he told me to go home fall pregnant and start on asprin. Since then we have tried a naturopath and several other methods to fall pregnant with no luck.

We saw a new fertility specialist in March this year who we adore and decided to start an IUI cycle in July when we returned from our holiday in June. Then on the 4th June I did a pregnancy test and got a BFP! We were delighted but also shocked and nervous. We were due to fly to Vanuatu on the 8th June. Saw our GP for bloods on the 5th June and confirmed pregnancy on the 6th with HCG levels of 680. Saw FS on 7th June to have additional bloods done the bloods were taken at 7:30 and by 10:30 I had started spotting. Was put onto progesterone pessaries and told to go home and try not to worry.

So the whole holiday I had bleeding but only light pink and only when I wiped. Still I was pretty sure that this baby hadn't decided to stick around. Got home from Vanuatu and the bleeding continued to get heavier.

So now I come to the next step of our baby journey. My sister has offered to be our surrogate. She lives in Melbourne, is 26 this year and has a 4 year old son and a 13 month old daughter. She has finished her family. We are off to the solicitor for the first step next Friday.

Gee even just writing my story I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Hopefully I can share this journey with you all and get to know the feeling of holding a baby in my arms in the not to distant future.

Thanks for listening/reading this far!
I wish you the best of luck, your story is heartbreaking i really hope you get your happily ever after smile
What an emotional roller coaster you've been on over the past 12yrs - my heart goes out to you. And what an amazing sister you have, you must have been absolutely ecstatic when she said she would help you through the rest of your baby journey!
Good luck with everything, I cant wait to hear any updates you may give us! smile
Oh wow, what an emotional journey!! sad I wish you and your family all the luck and happiness in the world smile

Cant imagine the pain you have been through hun, reading your story was heartbreaking!
How lucky to have a sister that is going to help ypu acheive your dreams!
Wishing you all the success in the world on your surrogacy journey and hope your holding the baby you so badly deserve very soon!
Xxxx

Thanks for sharing your journey. Its not something that people open up a lot about so its great to have some insight into a world in which is not that familiar and such a personal experience

I'd love to hear how you get on. How wonderful of your sister, what a great heartfelt thing for her to do. You must have a fantastic relationship with her and one which can just get stronger through such a bonding experience.

I hope you get to hold your little one soon

Good luck on your journey to holding what will obviously be a much loved baby! Please, if you don't mind, keep us up to date on your journey
I think it is very brave of you to accept your sister's offer to be surrogate! Based on your history of so many pregnancies I think you were made to be a mummy : )

May this year be your year Kylie.

Good luck
my girlfriend had a partial hysterectomy at age 28, hadnt tried for babies as were about to get married. LONG story short her sister is now carrying her baby via IVF and is 29 weeks along! so it does happen and im looking forward to seeing your post when it happens for you!! HUGSxx i wondered how your vanutu trip had gone, im sorry for your loss, but happy for your new silver lining, it is a long road you are now on but the journey is worth it. smile
I am so sorry for your losses!!
You are an absolute inspiration with the persistence you have shown!

I wish you all the luck on your new journey! Please keep us all updated!
Massive **HUGS** You sound like a very strong woman who is born to be a mother! Good luck for your surrogacy journey! i too have offered to my sister to be a surrogate for her as she was told in her teens she may never carry a baby, she now has a 5 month old son but if she should ever have trouble in the future, I will be there for her, as your sister is for you grin
Tomorrow (Thursday)Im off to have an ultrasound to make sure that I have had a complete miscarriage. I've still got a pretty bad metallic taste in my mouth, extremely sensitive nipples and boobs and pain in my lower back.

What a way to start my weekend, with the possibility of surgery.

In saying that, NOTHING can dampen my spirits about the visit to the lawyer on Friday. Will let you all know how that goes.

My sister has started taking pregnancy vitamins already and I've just written her a letter expressing our gratitude for what she is doing.

While we wait, we are about to renovate our house....well redecorate more than renovate but at least I will have my mind on other things.

Night night
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