Sunday, 9 September 2012

Before I begin...

Before I begin my story there are a few things you need to know about me and my family. My name is Octavia and I am married to Dominic; the most wonderful and caring husband you could ever imagine. He is my rock, my best friend, my source of comfort and love. He works incredibly hard to provide for his family and to that effect has to travel with work overseas and hence spends a huge amount of time away from home. Holidays are often an interesting concept as I am not sure he has been able to take a holiday without spending a few days working! Never the less I love him no matter what!

We have one son, Orlando, who we adore and brings us more joy than you could ever even begin to imagine! He is 3 ½ and is as gorgeous in his manner as he is in his personality. From the day he was born he brought pure happiness and completed our family.

We are a positive family with a ‘can do’ attitude.

After Orlando turned one we wanted to add another child into our lives. So we started trying for a second baby. We fell pregnant within 4 months just as we had with Orlando. We were overjoyed but ever nervous, just as we were when pregnant with Orlando. Pregnancy is a hugely precarious business and we truly believe it is the miracle of life.

Sadly I ‘miscarried’ in my 2nd trimester; when I say this my waters broke prematurely and the Doctors had to remove our baby, as it would not have not survived through to a full term pregnancy. This was horrendous and affected us hugely.

We tried to conceive again and nothing was happening. I consulted my Dr who then put me in touch with a wonderful fertility specialist.

So this is our journey in our words:

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