July 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Angel Girl



July 23, 2007

23rd July Would be Your First Birthday.


Happy Birthday Angel
As we wake up in the morning
And you're not here to see,
We grasp for some reality...
That our dreams will never be.
We'll bake a cake and buy balloons,
We'll burn a candle too.
We'll play your music and look at pictures,
And shed some tears for you.
We'll imagine what this day would bring,
If only you weren't gone.
You'd run and laugh and jump about,
We'd sing the birthday song.
You should be here today,
Excited as can be...
Sifting through toys and wrap,
Bursting forth with glee....
But God had other plans for you,
These plans we'll never know.
Today the candle burns,
With no tiny lips to blow.
So on this day my precious daughter,
Your birthday number one.....
You're in our thoughts and in our hearts
...as we send to you our love.


~Chloe~ this should be your 1st Birthday, but yes there were other plans for you, it's something we can never get use to. We hope you have a great day and know we are thinking of you all ways.

You never said you were leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why.
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place,
That nobody could ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home

We love you Baby Girl forever in our hearts.
Lots of Love
Mummy & Daddy
(Shazz & Nathan)


July 22, 2007


I have just bought this book:

 IVF & Ever After 

IVF & Ever After: The emotional needs of Families
By Nicola Bedos
IVF and Ever After focuses on IVF treatment, its effects on families and relationships, and how to minimise the stress it causes.A groundbreaking work — no other book deals with the emotional experiences involved in IVF treatment and bringing up an IVF child.
• IVF clinics are overflowing with new patients and have little room for the ‘personal touch’
• 41,000 IVF cycles currently begin in Australia annually
• 10,000 IVF babies will be born this year (4 per cent of all births in 2007)
• 1 in 6 Australian couples experience infertility (80 million couples worldwide)
• This book is for couples thinking about IVF treatment, those undergoing treatment, and IVF parents who are experiencing emotional ‘lows’ without knowing why
• It is also an invaluable guide for health professionals working with IVF families

IVF births make up a highly significant part of Australia’s fertility rate. The current overall success rate of IVF in
Australia is approaching 25 per cent — twice what it was twenty years ago. Experts predict that we will approach a figure of 30 IVF births per 100 births by around 2030.IVF mothers are three times more likely to attend early parenting centres for help. IVF clinicians are now emphasising to parents that stress plays a sizeable role in treatment success. Research has shown that women undergoing treatment for infertility have a similar level of stress as women dealing with life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease.IVF and Ever After discusses the latest international research, bringing together the most up-to-date information for parents. It moves beyond the ‘here and now’ to look at issues families and practitioners rarely consider, such as telling a child about IVF conception, what to do with spare frozen embryos, and the implications of legislation to make surrogacy easier.

This is also an essential read for any health professional involved with IVF, who rarely see how families cope away from the clinic, and it will be invaluable for GPs, who are seeing more and more patients who have been affected by IVF.

 I have no idea what it is going to be like as I am not a reader and find it hard to read anything like this if the writer has not been through it themselves.  BUT, I have a friend who contributed to this book who is a mummy of 2 sets of IVF bubs and she assures me it’s worth the read.   This book was released on July the 1st and has sold out just about everywhere, so if you like I will let you know what its like and whether its worth it.



July 16, 2007

Virtual World Tour Day

Hi and Welcome to the Virtual World Tour day.  The Impatient Patient has suggested a day where we all post about where we come from.  I think its a great idea to learn a little more about each other.

 I come from Mornington, which is located on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.  The whole peninsula has a population of over 147000 people.  We are located at the bottom end of Melbourne which becomes a tourist Mecca at Christmas time to Easter which is Summer time here.  The tourists camp on the beach in caravans and create havoc for the locals as they tend to take over lol.

We have lived here for most of my life but we have just sold and in the next yr or so we are moving to the country.  Mornington is known for its cafe's, wineries, and social events.  At one end of the peninsula called Portsea is well known for the very rich area with houses worth Millions of dollars.  We are beach and country rolled into one.

Ready to go??

Map 2Map

Map of the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.

Mornington Yacht Club

Mornington Yacht Club

Bathing Boxs

Bathing Boxes from Schanpper Point to Scout Beach.

Main St

Main St

Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp.

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel opposite beach and packed during summer.

Village Shopping Centre

Inside the Village Shopping Centre.


Cafe's Along Main St

Old Post Office

Old Post Office.

Nepean Hwy

Nepean Hwy.

Winery Winery2 Food

Wineries.  We have lots of them on the peninsula, very big tourist industry and export industry as well.

Seals Wildlife

Seals - Lots of them and other willife here.


The Peninsula is well known for its Surfing.


Our Beach.


This is the Royal Womens hospital and also part of Melbourne IVF where 17 of my Frostie Bubs are living.

Our Backyard

Our back yard.

Hope you enjoyed my tour of where I live and love.


July 10, 2007

I Would Die For That

Such a Beautiful & Powerful song on Infertility. You will need tissues!


July 08, 2007

Todays News!!