thread: PAML Babies - Success Stories!!

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    Melinda Guest

    PAML Babies - Success Stories!!

    When you are pregnant following a miscarriage or loss, it can feel quite lonely and isolating at times, and like you will never hold your precious baby in your arms. It can be really difficult to feel positive after such a devastating experience.

    BUT....for those of you feeling stressed and anxious, you WILL hold your much-loved baby, just as these members have:

    If you would like your details added to this post, please reply with the following details:

    Baby's Name:
    Baby's DOB:
    Baby's Stats: (e.g. birth weight, length, head circumference)
    Angel Babies:
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    Member: Melinda
    Baby's Name: Jacob Laurance
    Baby's DOB: 18 August, 2004
    Baby's Stats: 8lbs 6oz (3,822g), 51cm, 35cm
    Angel Babies: July & October 2003
    Notes: Jacob was born via emergency caesarean at 5.04am. Check out Jacob's Birth Story

    Member: Melinda
    Baby's Name: Ruby Anne
    Baby's DOB: 25 September, 2006
    Baby's Stats: 8lbs (3,645g), 52cm, 35cm
    Angel Babies: July & October 2003, December 2005
    Notes: Ruby was born via elective caesarean at 7.11 pm.
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    Member: LumpyLove
    Baby's Name: Pheonix Skylar
    Baby's DOB: 8th April 2005
    Baby's Stats: 8lbs 14oz 53cms long 35cms head circumference
    Angel Babies: 6 between 1999 and 2004
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    Member: Dinky
    Baby's Name: Hayley Nola
    Baby's DOB: 17 March 2005
    Baby's Stats: 6lbs, 45cm, 33cm
    Angel Babies: 4 in 2003/04
    Notes: Emergency c/s at 34.3w...still need to write birth story!
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    Member: Lucy
    Baby's Name: Olivia Elizabeth
    Baby's DOB: February 21st, 2004
    Baby's Stats: 7lbs 2oz, 51cm, 34cm
    Angel Babies: 19th July 2002 (Missed miscarriage at 13 weeks)
    Notes: Olivia was born naturally, vaginal birth. Check out Olivia's Birth Story

    Member: Lucy
    Baby's Name: Charles John (Charlie)
    Baby's DOB: 20.07.2005
    Baby's Stats: 6lb 13oz
    Angel Babies: July 2002
    Notes: Easy pregnancy, induced, fast vaginal birth. He is perfect. I love him to the ends of the earth and back!

    Member: Lucy
    Baby's Name: Alexandra Gillian (Lexie)
    Baby's DOB: 21.09.2006
    Baby's Stats: 7lb 6oz
    Angel Babies: July 2002
    Notes: 30 minute labour, born totally blissfully & naturally. She is a peach, and the most placid happy baby.
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    Baby's Name:Sebastian John Raymond
    Baby's DOB: 3 March 2005
    Baby's Stats: 10lbs 6 oz 53cm, 32cm
    Angel Babies: 5
    Notes: Got him to stick by taking low dose aspirin. Elective C-Section at 39 weeks because he was HUGE!!
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    Member: Mooshie
    Baby's Name: Jay and Lani
    Baby's DOB: 6/5/2000 and 15/9/2004
    Baby's Stats: 8lb 91/2 oz, 55cm, 34cms and 8lb 9oz, 50.5cm and 35cms
    Angel Babies: 1 - February 1997 (11wks)
    Notes: I have not put in my dd Jessica who was conceived 8mths after my miscarriage as she is now an angel baby after being with us from july 1998 to march 2002 when she died from a brain tumour, note this was nothing to do with anything genetic or the like just one of those unexplainable things that can happen in life. and even after suffering the loss of jessica we somehow managed to pull it together and welcome our little gift lani to mend our hearts a little
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    Member: Tatty Teddy (Michelle)
    Baby's Name: Alexander Edward
    Baby's DOB: 11th May 2005
    Baby's Stats: birth weight 5lb 14oz length 46.5cm hc 35cm
    Angel Babies: 29/04/2004 & 12/06/2004
    Notes: Born by emergency c/section at 36wks 6 days.
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    Member: MelindaKilby
    Baby's Name: Sarah
    Baby's DOB: 2nd November 2004
    Baby's Stats: 3.8kg/8pds, 52.5cm lgt, 34cm hc
    Angel Babies: 30/8/03, 22/11/03. 7 wks & 5 1/2 wks
    Notes: This is such a wonderful heartwrenching journey, but so very worth every second to meet my beautiful daughter. Sarah was birn after being induced a week early as my hind waters broke but labour didn't start. Gas, pethadine & an epidural with two top ups and an emergency vaccuum extraction.
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    Member: Angel
    Baby's Name: Kynan Gunter
    Baby's DOB: 25th May 2005
    Baby's Stats: 6lb 10oz, 51cm, 33.5cm
    Angel Babies: 28/06/03 & 14/05/04
    Notes: Took aspirin & PTU during the PG. Induced @ 37w5d due to high BP. Check out Kynan's Birth Story.
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    Member: Pukeko
    Baby's Name: Reuben Michael
    Baby's DOB: 17 April 2005
    Baby's Stats: 6lbs 5oz, 49cm long, 37.5cm head
    Angel Baby: June 1st 2004
    Notes: Reuben born 4 weeks early due to pre-eclampsia..but built like a little buddah now and doing FINE FINE FINE..

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    Member: Hayseed
    Baby's name: Thomas Mark Simpson
    Baby's DOB: 6th July, 2005
    Baby's Stats: 6lb 13oz, 48cm long, 35cm head circumf
    Angel Babies: 6 between 2002 and 2004
    Notes: Was on oestrogen, progesterone and aspirin to sustain pg. Developed mild pre-eclampsia in last few weeks of pg which required 2 hospital stays. Thomas was delievered by planned caesarean section, not because of the pre-eclampsia, but because he was breech (and had been since week 32!). Click here for Thomas' birth story!
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    Member: Fletch
    Baby's Name: Zane Scott
    Baby's DOB: 30/07/2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight 3.4kgs or 7lbs 8oz / Length 51.5cm / Head Circumference 35cm
    Angel Baby: August 2004
    Notes: This pregnancy was no easy journey. I was diagnosed with PIH (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension) and spent many weeks in hospital. However Zane arrived totally unaffected and is a very healthy little boy
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    Member: Simone
    Baby's Name: Xander Lochlan
    Baby's DOB: 1st July 2003
    Baby's Stats: 9lb 2oz, 51cm long, 40.5 cm head
    Angel Babies: June 2002
    Notes: Xander was fine, born 10 days over. Had episiotomy as he was so big!! Bit of an asthmatic, but otherwise is perfect, talks alot and is a fussy eater
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    Member: Renner (Bec)
    Baby's Name: Eliza Jayne
    Baby's DOB: 10th March 2005
    Baby's Stats: 3.56 kilo 51cm length
    Angel Babies: Audrey 1-1-03 16 weeks, Charlotte 2-12-2003 20 weeks
    Notes: IC diagnosed and stitch put in 14 weeks, GD insulin dependant, c-section due to stitch having to be removed and distance to travel to hospital.
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    Member: Divvy
    Baby's Name: Edward William John (Ned)
    Baby's DOB: 27/9/05
    Baby's Stats: 4280gms, 51.5cm, 37cm
    Angel Babies: May 2004
    Notes:Elective c/s
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    Member: Wheatie (Soph)
    Baby's Name: Lucie Maria
    Baby's DOB:24 August 2005
    Baby's Stats: 3.06kg, length 50cm, head 35cm
    Angel Babies: August/September 2004
    Notes: Induced at 37 weeks 6 days due to high BP
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    Member: Barley1
    Baby's Name: Indah Rose
    Baby's DOB: 20/09/05
    Baby's Stats: 8lb1 50cm, 34cm
    Angel Babies: Dec 2004
    Notes: After trying for over 14months, we finally fell preg, but at approx 6wks in Dec 2004 I started bleeding & lost baby..
    I was very shocked as I always believed it happened to other people.
    My breasts remained tender & I never got a period so about 7-8wks later I saw my Ob & did a preg test which was +. We had not been trying as we were dealing with the loss, somehow we had fallen preg immediately & now have another precious daughter..
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    Member: CaroHunter
    Baby's Name: Oliver Jonathan
    Baby's DOB: 7 November 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight: 5lb12oz (2.6kg), length 49cm, head circ 33cm
    Angel Babies: Lily Grace 2 October 2004 (died during labour at 38 weeks)
    Notes: Ollie born via elective caesarian at 37 weeks
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    Member: bumpygirl (formerly jellybelly)
    Baby's Name: Sophia
    Baby's DOB: 05.10.05
    Baby's Stats: 3.2kg, 50cm,34
    Angel Babies: 5 angel babies between April 2004 and December 2004
    Notes: got her to stick with doctors' TLC, low dose aspirin, clexane and also progesterone for the first 16 weeks, tests revealed a blood clotting gene mutation which may in my case have affected pregancies but not a definite answer. Had to be induced at 40+ wks due to high blood pressure. Healthy, cheeky baby Sophia going strong.
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    Member: Lee-Ann
    Baby's Name: Regan Kathrine Logan
    Baby's DOB: 22 November 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight: 7lb4oz Length: 48cm HC: 34cm
    Angel Babies: 01/99, 11/03
    Notes: We TTC for 18 months after 2nd m/c and now have a beautiful baby girl! It was worth the wait. The birth was a wonderful experience!
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    Member: lermshell
    Baby's Name: ryan james
    Baby's DOB: 21.1.05
    Baby's Stats: 7lb 8 oz
    Angel Babies: 26/10/01
    Notes: had threatenend miscarriage at 14 weeks and was terrified but could see him waving at me on u/s...
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    Member: Tiggy
    Baby's Name: Noah William and Ivy Hazel
    Baby's DOB: 30/11/05
    Baby's Stats: (e.g. birth weight, length, head circumference) 1768g, 1628g unsure of the rest
    Angel Babies: 4 m/c and William 2/4/04 - 7/4/04
    Notes: After losing William, we just wanted another baby. THe longing was so strong. We were so lucky after 14 months of TTC to fall with our litlle miracles. The pregnancy was so scary but so worth it, now that we have them in our life
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    Member: Bec77
    Baby's Name: Joshua Michael
    Baby's DOB: 27 August 2005
    Baby's Stats: Weight: 1796g / 3lb 15 oz Length: 46cm (approx) HC: 31.7cm
    Angel Babies: Georgia 1/3/04 - 3/3/04 & M/C 12/10/04
    Notes: Joshua was delivered by c/s at 32+4 due to pre-eclampsia. He spent 4 weeks in special care but has grown into a happy, healthy, gorgeous little guy.
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    Member: mitch4now
    Baby's Name: Jemma and then Jessica
    Baby's DOB: 21/2/2003 and 2/9/2004
    Baby's Stats: 8lb 4 1/2 oz and 6lb 10ozs
    Angel Babies: 20/12/2001
    Notes: fell pg 6 mths after my mc, Jemma was my biggest bub, and then fell pg again 9 mths after that with Jess.
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    Member: AMH(Anna)
    Baby's Name: Logan James
    Baby's DOB: 04/04/2006
    Baby's Stats: birth weight- 9lb 12oz, 4420gm!!!!! :shock: length- 56.5cm head circumference- 36.5cm
    Angel Babies: O 03/05/[email protected] 12wks,m/c naturally
    Notes: Logan became stuck during the last few minutes of birth( Shoulder Dystocia) and wasnt breathing when he came out, I though for sure he also was gone but the Dr's persevered till they got him going again!! Other than that all went well. Still cant believe we have our little miracle!!

    Member: Babydreams - Shazz
    Baby's Name: Ryan Eric
    Baby's DOB: 18 /04/06
    Baby's Stats: weight 3490 grams length 54cm hc 34.5 cm
    Angel Babies: Oct 2004
    Notes: Ryan is our Ivf miracle he was induced at 37 weeks due to GD and ICP his apgars were 6 and 9 and he is our little angel
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    Member: Kazz30
    Baby's Name: Declan Robert Matthew
    Baby's DOB: 19/3/06
    Baby's Stats: Weight 4015g (8lb 15oz) Length 54.5cm H/C 36.3
    Angel Babies: 9/04 (missed m/c @ 12 weeks) & Matthew 7/3/05 (@ 18 weeks)
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    Member: TamB
    Baby's Name: Declan & Rylee (Twins)
    Baby's DOB:2/1/06
    Baby's Stats: 5lb 11, 47cm & 5lb 8 45cm
    Angel Babies: Twins April2004
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    Member: KAB (Sarah)
    Baby's Name: Lucy Anne
    Baby's DOB: 28/02/05
    Baby's Stats: 2890g, 48cms, 34cms
    Angel Babies: Katelyn Anne at 18 weeks
    Notes: After losing Katelyn at i was diagnosed with Factor V Leiden (hetrozygos one gene). Depending on which doctor you asked they were not sure whether or not this had anything to do with Katelyn's passing or not. It was recommened that i take 100mg of Aspirin until 7 weeks when i started 40mg injections of Clexane daily for the rest of the pregnancy. We had an elective C/S at 38 weeks due to the advice of our wonderful OB and Lucy was born screaming which is the sound that i most wanted to hear. Despite all the joy that Lucy has brought us we still miss our Angel Katelyn more than words can say but it was worth all the heartache and pain to hold both my babies in my arms. When Lucy is old enough she will know that she has an older sister in Heaven. Lucy has been such an excellent baby and is such a joy in our lives my hubby always says that Katelyn had a little word with her before she came. Hang in there guys to hold that breathing baby is the best feeling in the world she is the light of my life.
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    Last edited by Lucy; December 24th, 2007 at 11:50 AM.

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jan 2005
    in the valley of cuddles with mountains of smiles

    Member: Trish (Baby~amore`)
    Baby's Name: Samuel and Joel
    Baby's DOB: 1/7/06 (35wks 4days)
    Baby's Stats: Samuel 2960gm (6lb8.5 ;46.5cm) Joel 2164gm (4lb12;43cm)
    Angel Baby: Charlotte Rose born still @ 26wks
    Notes: After we lost Charlotte - our first pg after 12yrs ttc, we just wanted another baby .Due to our unexplained infertility went down IVF path to conceive our precious little miracles on #2 cycle. I was very scared throughout my pregnancy especially because Charlotte's death was an unknown cause,increased risks associated with twins and my age. WE are so blessed to have them in our life. See my twins birth story

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    Registered User

    Aug 2006

    Just had to say I LOVE THIS THREAD! Whenever I'm feeling down or disheartened I read over this thread. It really makes me feel better and gives me hope that I will be looking back on this time in my life in years to come and thinking that the journey was worth it! Thanks,

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    Registered User

    Jul 2004

    Member: Kristi14
    Baby's Name: Serenitee Annaliese Zayvia

    Baby's DOB: 5th November 2006
    Baby's Stats: 2570gm or 5 pd 11, 43cm long, 31cm HC
    Angel Babies: Rubee Cait at 19 wks 6 days.
    Notes: I delivered Serenitee at 37 wks 3 days after a highly anxious pregnancy.

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    Registered User

    Nov 2005
    Sydney - Ryde

    I had a missed miscarriage Dec 2005, I should of been 13 weeks but I hadnt made it past 5 weeks. I fell pregnant again in feb 2005 and now have a beautiful 7 week old boy named Corey, who was born 11 days late on 16th Nov. He weighed a healthy 8lb 11oz.
    I was told to wait before conceiving again but I went with my heart and although I found the pregnancy hard because I was scared it would happen again, I dont regret it one bit.

    Wishing happy and healthy pregnancies to everyone in this forum


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    Registered User

    May 2004

    Member: *Michelle*
    Baby's Name: Eleanor Kate
    Baby's DOB: 11th January 2007
    Baby's Stats: birth weight 6lb 11oz length 45cm
    Angel Babies: 29/04/2004, 12/06/2004 & December 2005
    Notes: Born by elective c-section @ 37wks 2days

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    Registered User
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    Oct 2005
    Moura, QLD, Australia

    Member: Rach75
    Baby's Name: Jack Robert
    Baby's DOB: 25th sept 2006
    Baby's Stats: 8lbs 12.5oz 50cm
    Angel Babies: ectopic m/c oct 02, missed m/c mar 05, m/c 10 weeks nov 05
    Katy Rose 23-9-03 @21 weeks s/b severe anecephaly
    Notes: Jack by emergency c-section @ 37wks 3days, Katy natural induction @21 weeks

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    Registered User

    Dec 2005

    I just realised i havent put my details on here :
    Baby's Name:Jazmine Grace
    Baby's DOB:14/03/2007
    Baby's Stats: 7lb4oz Healthy apgar 9 then 10 at 5 mins Jaz was born smiling
    Notes: Jaz was induced a week early after i had excessive swelling of the (well actually everything) and we were verry anxios to meet her a four hour but very intense labour all went well !

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    Registered User

    Feb 2006
    Newcastle, NSW

    Member: Lisa
    Baby's Name: Harrison Murray
    Baby's DOB: 4 Feb 2007
    Baby's Stats: (e.g. birth weight, length, head circumference) 7lbs 10oz, 51cms
    Angel Babies: Noah Thomas (20w5d)
    Notes: Harrison was born at 2:29pm... I didn't think that it was proper labour until about 2 hrs before he was born. His big brother James and big sister Madeleine were also there to greet him into the world when he was born.

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    Registered User

    Oct 2006
    KA, Western Australia

    This is a fantastic idea!! It makes you feel a little more positive that it really does happen

    Member: tears_of_joy (Jessikah)
    Baby's Name: Ethan Cyril
    Baby's DOB: 25th July 2007
    Baby's Stats: weight = 7pd 3oz**length = 48cm's**head circ =35cm)
    Angel Babies: 1st m/c 2004 @ 16wks (twins)**2nd m/c 2004 @ 10wks 3days (1 baby)**3rd m/c 2005 @ 12wks 2days (twins)**4th m/c 2007 @ 4wks 6days (1 baby)
    Notes: After my third m/c we were TTC for 18 months before i fell pregnant with Ethan, and after a long tough pregnancy, the fear of loss disappeared as i delivered a perfect healthy little boy.
    Last edited by tears_of_joy; January 26th, 2008 at 06:15 AM.

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    paradise lost Guest

    Great idea - could really have done with it in my 1st tri!

    Member: Hoobley
    Baby's Name: Baby girl
    Baby's DOB: 1st April 2006 (April Fools!)
    Baby's Stats: 7lbs 14.5oz, 51cm long, 35cm head circ
    Angel Babies: June 2002 (9wks) and September 2003 (5wks)
    Notes: DD was born vaginally at home after a pretty fast labour. Read about it here.

    Last edited by paradise lost; December 24th, 2007 at 10:21 PM. : privacy

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    BellyBelly Member
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    Jan 2007

    Member: Squishee_#1
    Baby's Name: Lachlan Ambrose
    Baby's DOB: 28th July 2007
    Baby's Stats: 4020g or 8lb14.5oz, L: 52.2cms, HC:37.1cms
    Angel Babies: #1 August 10, 2006 @ 8 weeks - complete m/c
    Notes:Lachlan was born via VB, one healthy happy little boy. Miracles do happen

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    Registered User

    Sep 2007
    Off with the fairies

    MEMBER: Rosehannah
    BABY NAME: Paige and then Ebony
    BABY DOB: 2003, and then 2006
    BABY STATS.: 3900kg and then 4200kg
    ANGEL BABY: 25 June 2002
    NOTES: Both of my girls were born VB both happy and healthy

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    Registered User

    Aug 2006

    YAY I get to write here-- wasn't sure I ever would...

    MEMBER: Hope
    BABY NAME: Hamish Frederick
    DOB: 20/07/2007
    STATS: 7lb 8oz (3.4kg), 51cm long, 35cm HC
    ANGEL BABIES: January 2006, August 2006
    NOTES: Both missed m/c's 12 weeks.

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    Registered User

    Sep 2006

    Member: Mako
    Baby's Name: Sage William
    Baby's DOB: 23/10/07
    Baby's Stats: 5lb 15oz or 2716 grams,length 47.5cm, HC 33.8cm
    Angel Babies 23/12/05 and 6/3/06
    Notes: Sage was born at 36 and a half weeks via emergency c/s due to very little amniotic fluid and cord was wrapped 3 times around hin neck.

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    Bec78 Guest

    Member: Bec78
    Baby's Name: Rachael Joanna
    Baby's DOB: 20/07/2007
    Baby's Stats: 5pound
    Angel Babies: May 2006
    Notes: Born 4 wks early via caesearean after going into spontaneous labour

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    Registered User

    Aug 2006

    Member: Willow
    Baby's Name: Logan Thomas
    Baby's DOB: 1/11/07
    Baby's Stats: 8lb 11oz, 51cm
    Angel Babies: March 2006
    Notes: Logan was conceived via IVF and after an anxious but problem free pregnancy, was born 10 days overdue. He is our big beautiful miracle boy!

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    Registered User

    Oct 2007

    Member: Gabi
    Baby's Name: Matthias
    Baby's DOB: 10/07/08
    Baby's Stats: 7lbs 7oz, 50.5cm
    Angel Babies: Gabrielle - Feb 07 and Francis - Sept 07
    Notes: I was given medication to help me sustain the pregnancy.