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1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Not sure on infertility, we may or may not have that in common...ask me in another six months. I am a step mother of two children I love to bits, so the motherhood angle is common. Gorgeous and divine? Absolutley!

2. How did you find me?
I stumbled in while researching infertility on the internet. Your site looked so interesting I added it to my bloglines RSS feed account. I find your honest and hilarious posts so encouraging that yours is the first feed I check each morning!

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
This will be my first comment. I hope to start commenting more often!

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Your writing style is fabulous, so all of the content is great. I particularly enjoy the kid focused posts.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
I think the balance of content is wonderful as is.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
I can't think of a thing.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Beloit, WI - USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Just to say thank you for sharing your life in such an amazing way - I sincerely enjoy every post I read!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Being gorgeous and divine for sure AND the dreaded Infertility. PLS MAKE IT GO AWAY !!!!

2. How did you find me?
Saw the gorgeous & divine in person on TV.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
Yip

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
The fact that you are just so damn straight forward and call a turd a turd !!!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Nothing, every thing is as it should be.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing, I enjoy every word.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
JHB !!!

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
The tribute to Beb was so amazing and thank you for sharing his photos. SOme more pics of you with the kids would be great. Thank you for being an Inspiration to me !!!

Hi Tertia,
I just wanted to say that today I've received my first IVF-ICSI negative result, which was devastating.
I was given your book by the friend of a good friend, who's friend leant her the book! It's crazy but true. I opened your book today and have laughed and cried and it's been the best tonic ever.
I live in London but am from SA, Durban to be exact.
We've lived in London for almost 6 years now. We've been trying to conceive for almost 4 years and have now just done our first IVF-ICSI.
We are doing it again and have not given up hope...and after reading your book (not yet finished) I don't think I will!
I hope you read this message because I wanted to let you know that your story has given me so much today!
Thank you!
Roseline xx

1. What do we have in common?

Infertility. I started out trying to conceive a child, thinking it would be easy, then finding out it's not going to be. We're two years down, still no baby, and about to visit a fertility specialist for the first time next month. I have endo (surgery last Sept) and PCOS.

And, obviously, I am G&D :-)

I have just read your book too. Your book is a gift to women going down the route of fertility treatment, and I felt like someone had given me a big hug. It was bizzare to see my own thoughts echoed in your book.

2. How did you find me?

I'm trying to remember ...and I honestly don't. I just know that I am so very, very glad I did.

3. Do you comment?

Yes, sometimes, and we even emailed a couple of times a couple of years ago. I went underground about a year ago when I fell head first into an infertility related black hole, and it took me a while to claw my way out again, but I'm ba-ack!

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

I love the babes. Love them. They to me are so very very precious, and such gorgeous little symbols of hope. I love your girly-swot stuff, and just general life - proof that it does go on, and we do get to be normal despite what we go through.

My heart breaks for Ben, every time I log on.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I wish for nothing!

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Oh, well apart from that occasionally (see comment to No. 5). xoxo :-)

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

I live in NZ (Auckland).

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Always with the adorations! There is not enough room to list them all ...oh, except to make sure you saw my comment a few weeks ago that I found an 'I [heart] Tertia' mug on Amazon.com! Obviously I didn't *buy* it, because that would be *stalking* ...but I loved it all the same! :-)

1. I haven't been diagnosed with any official problem, but I have been trying to get pg for about 2 years now, and suffered two miscarriages, one in the past few weeks. We will see what later test results bring. Other that that, we don't have much in common, but I like to read about people who are different.

2. I found you on a link from your friend Tess' blog.

3. I don't comment online much as I'm a very private person and I don't like the idea that people I know could read what I write. Of course, on the opposite end I am extremely nosy about other people's lives, which is why I read blogs.

4. It's both funny and rude, which I don't dare to be :)

5. I would like to hear more about life in South Africa, especially when you were younger and there was apartheid.

6. Sometimes I feel sorry for Marko when you write about stuff he'd like kept quiet.

7. I have lived many places, but currently live in California.

8. No advice, just good luck with your pregnancy....that was a surprise!

1. What do we have in common?

I had a BRIEF infertility struggle...4 rounds of Clomid, 1 round of injections and IUI which resulted in triplets. We were blessed with 3 beautiful girls who entered this world at 25.1 weeks so we had a long NICU stay. My girls are now 19 months old so I am kneedeep in motherhood!

2. How did you find me?

Through Billie's Eden and Holland blog.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

No....I have been blog stalking for a few weeks now. Absolutely love your blog. Don't feel I am as witty to comment!

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Love your wit and humor, honesty and straight forward nature. Love hearing about the babes and Marko and Rose!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

No complaints.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Again, no complaints.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

I love in California. Near Sacramento

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

I am deeply sorry for your loss with the pregnancy. My heart broke and still is breaking for you and your family.

1. Motherhood, love of a good drink to make motherhood/life a little easier, moms whose lives aren't one sentenct after another about kids cartoons and snot and sippy cups -- we are fascinating, funny, interesting people as well as mothers
2. A link from eLisaLou bags (LOVE THEM!) in her Press section led me to Mommies with Style that linked to your blog
3. Not yet, but I come up with something witty enough for your blog I'll be sure to comment
4. It is all fascinating! I love that you share so intimately...your life, your feelings, your fear, your joy.
5. Don't change a thing -- It's all great. Loved your recent book review -- Would like more of those!
6. Don't ever shut up!
7. I have lived all over the US (NC, MD, VA, GA, KY, TX, KS, NY, PA), in Europe (Berlin), Asia (Seoul) and am currently in Newport, Rhode Island (US) waiting for my divorce to be final so I can take my kids and head further south.
8. Rejoice in the everyday! Given your recent loss, this probably seems insensitive of me -- I don't mean it to. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family during this time.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Infertility, Loss, Motherhood, PCOS, depression

2. How did you find me?
A Little Pregnant

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
sometimes (when I have something worthwhile to type)

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I love your honesty and humor.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Cycling- haha just kiddding. I don't have any requests I love being surprised with the topic of the day. I would like more pics :)

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
I can't really think of anything. I think you are pretty perfect

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Riverside, California

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Stay Strong. You are an amazing woman. I hope that I am even 1/10th of the woman you are. When is your book coming to the US?? Can I pay someone to just ship it to me from SA? I really want to read it.

Let me clarify. Can I pay some one for the book and then pay for shipping. I'm not asking for a free book :)

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Going through a hard patch and trying to find some reasurance
Really nervous about turning 30 and not feeling like i have accomplished anything. A long string of heart breaks including loosing a baby.
I helped a family trying to have children in an egg donation programme, i am still in contact with the mum and her two beautiful twins Bobby and Kendal.

2. How did you find me?
I am friends with the peeps at missing link and i follow joblog.co.za congrats on your winning looks like it was a brilliant evening.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
Just found you today will comment and take part from now on

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Not really in a possition to comment just yet but all and all you have made me laugh more than i have in a while...keep that up...no pressure!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
how you managed to find a book of all the answers to all my nagging questions...LOL

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nada

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
A capetonian who lived in Joburg for 7 years, gave up everyting to come to london to become a professional fundraiser...miss home dreadfully

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
what ever you are doing its working...dont stop!
You have two very beautiful children.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
--Motherhood & Being gorgeous and divine!

2. How did you find me?
--Through alittlepregnant.com (which I somehow came across while Googling a difficulty with my new Medela breastpump!)

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
--No comments just yet. Although, I'm about to! Just started reading you a few days ago.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
--The honesty. You lay it all out there!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
--Can't think of anything off hand...

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
--Will let you know when that happens!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
--Baton Rouge (formerly, New Orleans), Louisiana

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
--Keep on keepin' on! Your strength is worthy of much adoration! ;-)

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

PCOS

2. How did you find me?

Just diagnosed last month. Even though my husband and I haven't started trying, haven't gone to a specialist, and really don't know our chances on getting pregnant, I felt (feel) infertile and hopeless. I felt like someone had died and I was grieving the loss. I googled "infertility" and "grief" and found this fantastic blog by you... http://www.tertia.org/so_close/2004/04/the_cycle_of_gr.html

It made me laugh and feel understood when my husband, my sister, my mom and my best friend couldn't do either.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Haven't yet, except for this I guess. I dunno why not, maybe this is the start of a trend. :)

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Your amazing strength in the face of this shit you've been pitted against. You're clever and funny and a fighter!!, when you could've just cried and shut the world out. Also the beautiful pics of your children can literally make me tear up for your happiness.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Don't care! You've made me laugh about so many things...

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Sharing the bed with your husband? Haha, j/k. It's practically my favorite part of the day to crawl into bed at night with my husband and snuggle into his back, so I can't imagine not wanting that part! And how even when he's sleeping he always adjusts himself to make sure I'm comfortable and as close as possible. No way would I not want that, no way.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Denton, TX. Just north of Dallas.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Love your blog, love it! I look forward to it every day! Thank you so much for being a voice out there in the world for people like me that really need it!

1. What do we have in common?
Not infertility, but I did have a hard time *staying* pregnant. Motherhood and pregnancy/motherhood after loss (2 miscarriages and a stillborn baby).
SA – I spent time in your beautiful country, living and working, and have some fabulous SA relatives.
2. How did you find me?
Um, linked from TPW I think.
3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
No, I’m still sporadic.
4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Your life; how much you share of who you are.
5.6. N/A
7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Europe (birth), America (for now).
8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Absolutely none!

. What do we have in common?

Infertility
2. How did you find me?
Busy reading your book, and have seen you on Carte Blanch
3. Do you comment? No, this is my firts visit to your blog

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I have not had enough time yet to look at everything and still figuring out how blogs work!!Not a computer person

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

You are always entertaining T, I wouldn't change anything about you at all.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing like to know exactly how you are feeling
7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Paarl, Cape Town

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Keep the pictures coming & keep doing what you are doing!
I love success stories,.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

I would have to say all of the above.

2. How did you find me?

I read you book when I started my first IVF.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

No I haven't but have every intention to get actively involved.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Absolutely everything.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

There is nothing that I could suggest.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about ?

Nothing, it is nice to see such a straight forward blog, what you read is what you get, keep up the brilliant and inspiring work.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

JHB, South Africa

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

No tips, just keep being brilliant and inspirational ;-)

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

I'm a mom of one, dealing with secondary infertility. Failed first IVF. Looking forward (sort of) to a second this summer.

2. How did you find me?

Link of a link when I was googling infertility and IVF.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Not yet. Too shy!

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

All of them. I appreciate your candor.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

Can't suggest anything better.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing. See the candor appreciation above :)

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Cincinnati, OH, USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Just a big old thank you for opening your heart & soul. I feel a little less alone.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

--Infertility. 3+years. Motherhood: We just adopted a baby. Gorgeous/Divine--I'd like to think so. Tall, that too.

2. How did you find me?

--Started lurking on infertility blogs about 3-4 months ago...found you through someone else referencing one of your posts. (Very cool one about how to be a good friend to an Infertile, which I forwarded to EVERYONE)

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

--I'm shy. This is start!

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

--I really like hearing your insights and personal feelings about infertility. I enjoy the whole blog. Love your sassy sense of humor.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
--It's your blog, dammit. Talk about whatever you want.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Northern California--between San Francisco and the Napa Valley (wine country!)

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
--Now why would I give anyone assvice? I am certainly no authority when it comes to anything fertility related (unless it's a list of all the ways I DONT get pregnant).

Thanks for the honest and real blog. It helps tremendously!!

Hi Tertia, I'm Gayle. I'm new to the world of "friends in the computer" and feel a bit nervous, like walking into a room full of strangers and having to make new friends... A little bit about me: Grew up on a farm in the Karoo, school in Rondebosch, married my first love from Stellenbosch and now live in the Waterberg on a farm with my husband and beautiful son. And I really want another child, but it's just not happening the natural way. I am about halfway through reading So Close and sobbed while reading about losing Ben. I'm so sorry. You are so brave. I've been following your blog for a few days now and just cannot resist posting this to you. It feels like you are a friend I haven't seen in a while. All the places you talk about in CT (Kingsbury, Dr C at C/berg is a friend of my cousin, etc) make it all so familiar. And so unbelievably comforting (we've been trying for a while now and are probably going to have to embark on the fertility treatment route). My husband is very quiet about what he thinks we should do. I think he's scared. We have a gorgeous 4yr old son who is just angelic (he has his *very brief* moments, but he's mostly just feeding off of mine!), so we're trying for no. 2. Hermann says how can we improve on our beautiful perfect son, but I just can't imagine only having 1 child (I have 3 brothers). Sorry if this is a jumbled message - I'm not all that good at writing. I have to say your toilet roll story had me laughing out load! I have been through that exact situation! Husband that moves the toilet roll and trying to direct a toddler when all they do is look at you or into the distance. Hilarious!! Good luck for your talk (it's this afternoon?). You'll be fine. Thank you for sharing your life with us. It's beautiful to read about.

GOOD DAY

WE ARE NEW “BLOGGERS” AND WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU OUR LIFES SO FAR.

MY NAME IS BERTO AND MY WIFE`S MARLINDA (VAN DER WESTHUIZEN).
WE LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN CALLED TRAWAL IN THE WESTERN CAPE IN SOUTH AFRICA (ABOUT 300 kms FROM CAPE TOWN)

(THE SAYING GOES THAT TRAWAL GOT ITS NAME FROM ALL THE “TROUBLE” THAT SIMON VAN DER STEL HAD WHEN HE PASSED THROUGH THIS BEAUTIFUL VALLEY OF OURS.)

I WORK AT A SMALL/MEDIUM ENGINEERING COMPANY (NAMAQUA ENGINEERING) IN KLAWER AS AN ACCOUNTANT. KLAWER IS SITUATED ABOUT 15 kms FROM TRAWAL.

MARLINDA WORK AT A RADIOLOGY PRACTISE (TRUTER & ASS.) IN VREDENDAL AS A MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST. VREDENDAL IS SITUATED ABOUT 22 kms FROM KLAWER.

I AM 36 [13/03/’71] YEARS OLD AND MARLINDA 35 [12/09/’71] AND WE WERE MARRIED IN 1996 (31 AUGUST).

WE WAITED FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS AND THEN DECIDED TWO BEGIN WITH A FAMILY. AFTER A FEW MONTHS WE WENT TO THE DOCTORS TWO SEE IF WE WERE HEALTHY. THERE WERE A LITTLE PROBLEM WITH ME BUT THE DOCTORS SUBSCRIBED SOME MEDICINE AND WE WERE ON OUR WAY.
MARLINDA WAS HEALTHY, NO PROBLEMS.

WE TRIED FOR A FEW MONTHS MORE BUT THEN THE FIRST BIG ROCK ROLLED ONTO OUR PATH. IN DECEMBER 1999 MARLINDA WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND BROKE HER LEFT LEG. WE HAD TO WAIT FOR MARLINDA`S LEG TO HEAL BEFORE WE COULD TRY AGAIN TO START A FAMILY.


IN 2000 WE WENT FOR AN ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION – IT DID NOT WORK
THEN WE WENT FOR AN “ICSI” – IT DID NOT WORK
THE SECOND “ICSI” WORKED AND MARLINDA WERE PREGNANT WITH TWINS.

THE ONE EMBRYO DID NOT GROW ANY FURTHER BUT THE OTHER ONE GREW AND EVERYTHING WENT FINE. THEN THE SECOND BIG ROCK ROLLED ONTO OUR PATH. ONE MONDAYMORNING [ 13 DECEMBER 2004 ]
[ 34 WEEKS PREGNANT ] MARLINDA WENT TO HER DOCTOR FOR A BLOODTEST.

SOMETHING WAS VERY WRONG. MARLINDA`S BLOOD PLATELET COUNT WAS VERY LOW AND DR. LEON VENTER ORDERED US TO DRIVE TO CAPE TOWN [ PANORAMA MEDI-CLINIC ] IMMEDIATELY. SHE DEVELOPED A CONDITION CALLED “HELLP” SYNDROME.

THEY DID NOT WANT TO DO A CAESER BECAUSE OF THE CHANCE OF BLOOD LOSS, BUT NOTHING HAPPENED THAT NIGHT AND THEY DECIDED TO OPERATE EARLY IN THE MORNING.

CONRAD [ SEE PHOTO ] WAS BORN AT 08:35 ON THE 14TH OF DECEMBER 2004, 47 CM LONG AND 2,005 KG AND HEALTHY AS CAN BE. MARLINDA LOST A LOT OF BLOOD AND WAS SENT TO THE HIGH CARE UNIT.

I WENT ALONG AND REGISTERED CONRAD AND PHONED EVERYBODY TO GIVE THEM THE GOOD NEWS. MY MOM AND MARLINDA`S FATHER AND MOTHER ALSO CAME ALL THE WAY FROM KLAWER TO SEE HIM.

THAT AFTERNOON THE DOCTOR CALLED ME AND SAID THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH CONRAD. HE WASN`T BREATHING CORRECTLY AND HIS BLOOD PRESSURE WAS IRREGULAR.

I STAYED WITH HIM TILL LATE THAT NIGHT AND PRAYED TO GOD TO LET MY SON LIVE. THE DOCTOR THEN TOLD ME TO GET SOME SLEEP. AT ABOUT TWO O`CLOCK ON THE 15TH HE PHONED ME AND GAVE ME THE WORST NEWS OF MY LIFE. MY SON WAS DEAD. THEY TRIED THEIR BEST BUT HIS LITTLE HEART COULD NOT TAKE IT ANY MORE. I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND ME AND MARLINDA HELD HIM ONE LAST TIME. I ASKED GOD WHY, WHY, WHY BUT UNTIL THIS MOMENT HE HAS NOT ANSWERED ME.


EARLY THAT MORNING I HAD TO PHONE MY PARENTS AND MARLINDA`S PARENTS TO TELL THEM THIS HORRIBLE NEWS.

JUST THE DAY BEFORE I REGISTERED CONRAD, AND NOW I HAD TO GET A DEATH CERTIFICATE AND ARRANGE A LITTLE PRIVATE SERVICE AT THE HOSPITAL.

AS IF THAT WASN`T ENOUGH ALREADY, MARLINDA HAD TO GO BACK TO THE HIGH CARE UNIT. SHE GOT VERY SICK AND NEARLY LOST HER LIFE. AFTER 5 LONG DAYS SHE GOT OUT AND WE WENT HOME. AN EMPTY HOME WITH NOTHING TO TAKE THERE EXCEPT CONRAD`S ASHES.

EVENTUALLY THE RESULTS OF CONRAD`S CAUSE OF DEATH CAME BACK AND THIS WAS EVEN MORE DISTURBING. HE DIED BECAUSE OF A “STREPTOCOCCUS” VIRUS THAT HE GOT FROM MARLINDA OR EVEN FROM THE HOSPITAL. WE DON`T KNOW.

WE THEN WAITED FOR A FEW MONTHS AND WENT FOR ANOTHER “ICSI”
IT DID NOT WORK, AGAIN!

WE ALSO WENT TO OUR SOCIAL WORKER AND APPLIED FOR ADOPTION. WE WERE ACCEPTED AND NOW WE MUST WAIT.

ON 6 MARCH 2007 WE WENT TO DR. IGNO SIEBERT TO CONCULT WITH HIM ON WHAT TO DO NOW. HE SAID WE MUST GO FOR MORE INSEMINATIONS, BECAUSE IT WORKED ONCE, IT COULD WORK AGAIN.

BUT HERE WE ARE ON THE 5TH OF MAY 2007.
OUR HOUSE IS STILL EMPTY.

THANK YOU FOR READING
BERTO & MARLINDA



1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?


I am a mother as well, a person curious about other mothers and their techniques, and a fellow blogger.


2. How did you find me?


Through the blog, 3 Crazy Dogs.


3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?


I don't yet -- but I have only visited a few times!

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

All of it so far, especially how candid you are. I appreciate that -- thanks.


7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

I am living on a farm in Monterey, Massachusetts.

Keep writing! I'll keep reading.

1. In common: March 2007 bad month for me too -mc #4 (first mc in 2001), also a proud south african who loves the country (and wishes she could come back home from the UK and the attitude of the NHS- Infertility is a luxury disease here and with budget cuts one of the first casualties) Frustration, anger fear futility and overpowering desire to be a mommy. Occasionally feeling just great G&D and then crashing down to useless and barren, with rapid fluctuations

2. how found: searching the net for information about IVF in south africa...because I want to try this option, but I want to go through this next chapter with my family and closest frineds around me this time. When all went so sour last year when i mc'd 2x it was the SA family and freinds who made the effort to keep me sane and supported. I felt so alone in london, my parents (out on a holiday) had to fly back the day after my 3rd mc was diagnosed, and on same day my husband was called back to his project away from home. I also miss my real home, South Africa, not just the sunshine. Having been trained in south africa as a dr, I have alot of faith in my SA colleagiues abilities, especially after reading some of the entries on various blogs, especially yours.

3. do you comment: only to myself, but so much of what you say is exactly how I feel too. I also feel like I'm part of the enemy/opposition 'team' ( ...I so want to have a dr on my side, who takes this probllem seriously and senses some of the urgency- we have been trying since I was 26yrs old and the big 30 has come and gone)
... you see, I'm also a dr -I'm supposed to make people better, not be patient myself. So I'm scared that what I say would be construed as 'Dr speak' and not the true feelings of a fellow IF. (After my 2nd mc I went back to work after 2days (just when the physical pain had subsided without painkillers, I didnt want to let my team or patients down) and the first pateint to walk into my room I recognised as the lady who sat almmost next to me in the scanner's waiting room that fateful day, and she chirpily asked how my baby was doing and if our babies would be due on the same day)
My own dr's attitudes here in UK are "well, just keep trying and after the next few mc's we might do another test eg a HSG after a few more months..." It took me 6mths from time of referral to being seen by a infertility specialist, another 6mths before blood results were done and 3x test results were lost. When I do see them, we discuss my case as if I'm a dr on their team and not the heartbroken patient. So I dont comment on blogs, yet, but I do so feel for you all, and really hope that things can work out for all of us.

4. Aspects enjoyed -your positive attitude and guts to keep going, your bravery to tell your story and to encourage others. THANKS FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT ROLE MODEL... and I agree, those times in between when one doesnt TTC, wine and coffee never tasted so good with sushi!!

5. & 6. Speaking your mind is therapeutic for yourself and others (see, default 'dr speak'),only you've got the guts to speak out loud, and help others even more (thats from the real me)

7. Johannesburg originally ( but I did marry a CT boy) then hubby won a scholarship for his MBA so we moved to london, where we seemed to settle when he landed a great job by the headhunters here in london. Currently, in adherence of medical advice, I have taken a 3mth unpaid leave to 'destress' to incr our chances of TTC. So enjoying gardening and long walks as spring rolls into a UK summer

8. tips/advice: please keep doing what youre doing. also I'm sure you're tired of always getting unsolicited and medical advice, I think perhaps 'stay true to yourself, to be able to be true to others' and, maybe cliched, but 'hang in there!!!!' and 'good luck'
and lastly and humbly, thank you for letting me laugh and cry with you.

. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Motherhood: Baby Boy #1 - 18 months

2. How did you find me?

--Googling "bum scooters" like my son...never know what you've going to find...LOL

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

--New here...shy too. Signed Ben's guestbook...

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

--I can totally relate to your comments about your kids and motherhood....love your wicked sense of humour....and all the swearing...

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

---So far I've only gotten as far as the twin blog...and loving it...don't stop

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

--You've got free range from me...

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

--Ontario, Canada...near Toronto..eh

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

--more baby bum shots..can't get enough...

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
All of the above, plus, having b/g twins rougly the same age (mine were born in Nov. 04).

2. How did you find me?
Through A Little Pregnant. I figured anyone with Julie's seal of approval would be just as much fun as she is.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
No. Don't really think my comments are appropriate for the eyes of the entire internet.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Your wit and honesty...and really, love it all.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Well, of course I love to hear about Kate and Adam, b/c they are always going through similar things as my twins. And I really enjoy hearing about South Africa - a fascinating country.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Not a thing.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
I'm an American currently living in Texas, USA, with my Brit husband.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
I daren't give advice. What do I know?

. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

2. How did you find me?

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?--new reader. just learning but i found you because of infertility.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? again, see above.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? um....hugh grant? whether or not you speak of him, trust me, no one wants to hear about him. he sucks.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? shitcago, il, usa

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? i'll give you advice a restaurant owner gave me: never eat the bottled hot sauce--it makes you fart.

. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

2. How did you find me?

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?--new reader. just learning but i found you because of infertility.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? again, see above.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? um....hugh grant? whether or not you speak of him, trust me, no one wants to hear about him. he sucks.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? shitcago, il, usa

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? i'll give you advice a restaurant owner gave me: never eat the bottled hot sauce--it makes you fart.

GOEIE DAG AL JULLE GROOTMENSE EN TANNIE TERTIA

MY NAAM IS (WAS) CONRAD VD WESTHUIZEN. EK LEWE NIE MEER NIE, MAAR EK WIL ASSEBLIEF HÊ JULLE MOET HIERDIE BRIEF LEES EN KYK OF JULLE MY PAPPA EN MAMMA KAN HELP ! !

MY PAPPA SE NAAM IS BERTO VD WESTHUIZEN EN MAMMA S`N MARLINDA VD WESTHUIZEN. HULLE BLY OP `N PLAAS IN DIE KLEIN DORPIE VAN TRAWAL IN DIE WESKAAP (SO 300 km VANAF KAAPSTAD)

MY PAPPA WERK BY NAMAQUA ENGINEERING OP KLAWER EN MY MAMMA WERK BY TRUTER EN VENNOTE OP VREDENDAL.
PAPPA IS `N BOEKHOUER EN MAMMA `N ONTVANGSDAME.

MAMMA KON NIE VANSELF SWANGER RAAK NIE EN MOES NA DIE HOSPITAAL GAAN VIR BEHANDELING (INPLANTING).
DIE EERSTE BEHANDELING HET NIE GEWERK NIE EN HULLE HET WEER GEGAAN. DIE TWEEDE BEHANDELING HET GEWERK EN MAMMA WAS VERWAGTEND MET MY.

ALLES HET VOOR DIE WIND GEGAAN TOT OP EEN MAANDAGOGGEND (13 DESEMBER 2004) TOE MAMMA BAIE SIEK GERAAK HET. (HULE NOEM DIT “HELLP” SINDROOM) HAAR BLOEDPLAATJIETELLING HET BAIE LAAG GERAAK EN HULLE MOES KAAP TOE RY SODAT EK ONMIDDELIK GEBORE KON WORD.

EK IS TOE MET `N KEISERSNIT GEBORE OP 14 DESEMBER 2004 OM 08:35.
EK WAS 47 cm LANK EN HET 2.005 kg GEWEEG EN EK WAS GESOND.
HULLE HET MY MAMMA NA DIE HOËSORG EENHEID GENEEM OMDAT SY BAIE BLOED VERLOOR HET.

PAPPA HET MY SOLANK GAAN REGISTREER EN MY `N NAAM GEGEE.
TWEE OUMAS EN EEN OUPA HET SPESIAAL VAN KLAWER AF GERY OM MY TE KOM KYK.

DAARDIE MIDDAG HET EK BEGIN SIEK RAAK EN PAPPA WAS HEELTYD BY MY (MAMMA WAS NOG TE SIEK OM TE KAN SIEN). EK HET DIE VOLGENDE OGGEND 02:00 (15 DESEMBER 2004) NA LIEWE JESUS TOE GEGAAN WANT MY OU HARTJIE WOU NIE MEER KLOP NIE EN MY BLOEDDRUK WOU OOK NIE REGKOM NIE.

PAPPA EN MAMMA WAS BAIE HARTSEER EN HULLE HET MY NOG EEN KEER VASGEHOU.

TOE MOES PAPPA DIE OUMAS EN OUPAS OOK NOG BEL OM TE SÊ DAT EK DOOD IS EN MY GEBOORTESERTIFIKAAT HET SKIELIK VERANDER IN `N DOODSERTIFIKAAT.
DIE DOKTER HET GESÊ MAMMA MOET WEER VIR `N INPLANTING GAAN, WANT INTUSSEN KON SY NOG NIE WEER SWANGER RAAK NIE.

DIT IS NOU WAAR DIE PROBLEEM INKOM. DIE INPLANTING KOS NOU AL SO R 20 000.00 EN EK WIL WEET OF OOM OF TANNIE NIE VIR PAPPA EN MAMMA KAN HELP MET `N GEDEELTE DAARVAN NIE. AL IS DIT OOK NET R 1 000.00. HULLE SPAAR HARD VIR DIE GELD, MAAR DIT GAAN NOG TE LANK VAT OM AL DIE GELD TE SPAAR EN HULLE WIL NIE MEER WAG NIE. HULLE WIL NOU `N BABA HÊ ! !

AS OOM OF TANNIE HULLE KAN HELP, BETAAL DAN ASSEBLIEF DIE GELD IN DIE VOLGENDE REKENING IN EN FAKS DIE BEWYS NA 0866377661:

G.J. vd WESTHUIZEN
EERSTE NASIONALE BANK
VREDENDAL , 200406
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“SMART ACCOUNT”

GROETE VIR ALMAL HIER UIT DIE HEMEL

BAIE DANKIE
CONRAD VD WESTHUIZEN
conradvdw@24.com of namaeng@kingsley.co.za

KYK NET, DIT IS HOE EK GELYK HET ! !



GOOD DAY

WE JUST WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU OUR LIFES SO FAR.

MY NAME IS BERTO AND MY WIFE`S MARLINDA (VAN DER WESTHUIZEN).
WE LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN CALLED TRAWAL IN THE WESTERN CAPE IN SOUTH AFRICA (ABOUT 300 kms FROM CAPE TOWN)

(THE SAYING GOES THAT TRAWAL GOT ITS NAME FROM ALL THE “TROUBLE” THAT SIMON VAN DER STEL HAD WHEN HE PASSED THROUGH THIS BEAUTIFUL VALLEY OF OURS.)

I WORK AT A SMALL/MEDIUM ENGINEERING COMPANY (NAMAQUA ENGINEERING) IN KLAWER AS AN ACCOUNTANT. KLAWER IS SITUATED ABOUT 15 kms FROM TRAWAL.

MARLINDA WORK AT A RADIOLOGY PRACTISE (TRUTER & ASS.) IN VREDENDAL AS A MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST. VREDENDAL IS SITUATED ABOUT 22 kms FROM KLAWER.

I AM 36 [13/03/’71] YEARS OLD AND MARLINDA 35 [12/09/’71] AND WE WERE MARRIED IN 1996 (31 AUGUST).

WE WAITED FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS AND THEN DECIDED TWO BEGIN WITH A FAMILY. AFTER A FEW MONTHS WE WENT TO THE DOCTORS TWO SEE IF WE WERE HEALTHY. THERE WERE A LITTLE PROBLEM WITH ME BUT THE DOCTORS SUBSCRIBED SOME MEDICINE AND WE WERE ON OUR WAY.
MARLINDA WAS HEALTHY, NO PROBLEMS.

WE TRIED FOR A FEW MONTHS MORE BUT THEN THE FIRST BIG ROCK ROLLED ONTO OUR PATH. IN DECEMBER 1999 MARLINDA WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND BROKE HER LEFT LEG. WE HAD TO WAIT FOR MARLINDA`S LEG TO HEAL BEFORE WE COULD TRY AGAIN TO START A FAMILY.

IN 2000 WE WENT FOR AN ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION – IT DID NOT WORK
THEN WE WENT FOR AN “ICSI” – IT DID NOT WORK
THE SECOND “ICSI” WORKED AND MARLINDA WERE PREGNANT WITH TWINS.

THE ONE EMBRYO DID NOT GROW ANY FURTHER BUT THE OTHER ONE GREW AND EVERYTHING WENT FINE. THEN THE SECOND BIG ROCK ROLLED ONTO OUR PATH. ONE MONDAYMORNING [ 13 DECEMBER 2004 ]
[ 34 WEEKS PREGNANT ] MARLINDA WENT TO HER DOCTOR FOR A BLOODTEST.

SOMETHING WAS VERY WRONG. MARLINDA`S BLOOD PLATELET COUNT WAS VERY LOW AND DR. LEON VENTER ORDERED US TO DRIVE TO CAPE TOWN [ PANORAMA MEDI-CLINIC ] IMMEDIATELY. SHE DEVELOPED A CONDITION CALLED “HELLP” SYNDROME.

THEY DID NOT WANT TO DO A CAESER BECAUSE OF THE CHANCE OF BLOOD LOSS, BUT NOTHING HAPPENED THAT NIGHT AND THEY DECIDED TO OPERATE EARLY IN THE MORNING.

CONRAD [ SEE PHOTO ] WAS BORN AT 08:35 ON THE 14TH OF DECEMBER 2004, 47 CM LONG AND 2,005 KG AND HEALTHY AS CAN BE. MARLINDA LOST A LOT OF BLOOD AND WAS SENT TO THE HIGH CARE UNIT.

I WENT ALONG AND REGISTERED CONRAD AND PHONED EVERYBODY TO GIVE THEM THE GOOD NEWS. MY MOM AND MARLINDA`S FATHER AND MOTHER ALSO CAME ALL THE WAY FROM KLAWER TO SEE HIM.

THAT AFTERNOON THE DOCTOR CALLED ME AND SAID THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH CONRAD. HE WASN`T BREATHING CORRECTLY AND HIS BLOOD PRESSURE WAS IRREGULAR.

I STAYED WITH HIM TILL LATE THAT NIGHT AND PRAYED TO GOD TO LET MY SON LIVE. THE DOCTOR THEN TOLD ME TO GET SOME SLEEP. AT ABOUT TWO O`CLOCK ON THE 15TH HE PHONED ME AND GAVE ME THE WORST NEWS OF MY LIFE. MY SON WAS DEAD. THEY TRIED THEIR BEST BUT HIS LITTLE HEART COULD NOT TAKE IT ANY MORE. I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND ME AND MARLINDA HELD HIM ONE LAST TIME. I ASKED GOD WHY, WHY, WHY BUT UNTIL THIS MOMENT HE HAS NOT ANSWERED ME.


EARLY THAT MORNING I HAD TO PHONE MY PARENTS AND MARLINDA`S PARENTS TO TELL THEM THIS HORRIBLE NEWS.

JUST THE DAY BEFORE I REGISTERED CONRAD, AND NOW I HAD TO GET A DEATH CERTIFICATE AND ARRANGE A LITTLE PRIVATE SERVICE AT THE HOSPITAL.

AS IF THAT WASN`T ENOUGH ALREADY, MARLINDA HAD TO GO BACK TO THE HIGH CARE UNIT. SHE GOT VERY SICK AND NEARLY LOST HER LIFE. AFTER 5 LONG DAYS SHE GOT OUT AND WE WENT HOME. AN EMPTY HOME WITH NOTHING TO TAKE THERE EXCEPT CONRAD`S ASHES.

EVENTUALLY THE RESULTS OF CONRAD`S CAUSE OF DEATH CAME BACK AND THIS WAS EVEN MORE DISTURBING. HE DIED BECAUSE OF A “STREPTOCOCCUS” VIRUS THAT HE GOT FROM MARLINDA OR EVEN FROM THE HOSPITAL. WE DON`T KNOW.

WE THEN WAITED FOR A FEW MONTHS AND WENT FOR ANOTHER “ICSI”
IT DID NOT WORK, AGAIN!

WE ALSO WENT TO OUR SOCIAL WORKER AND APPLIED FOR ADOPTION. WE WERE ACCEPTED AND NOW WE MUST WAIT.

ON 6 MARCH 2007 WE WENT TO DR. IGNO SIEBERT TO CONCULT WITH HIM ON WHAT TO DO NOW. HE SAID WE MUST GO FOR MORE INSEMINATIONS, BECAUSE IT WORKED ONCE, IT COULD WORK AGAIN.

BUT HERE WE ARE ON THE 5TH OF MAY 2007.
OUR HOUSE IS STILL EMPTY.

THANK YOU FOR READING
BERTO & MARLINDA

HELP US GET MONEY FOR ANOTHER CHANGE TO GO FOR A
INVITRO CYCLE

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F N B, 200406
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hmmmmmmm.

1. What do we have in common? infertility. I now have 2 beautiful boys, Cole- 5 1/2 and Camden almost 4

2. How did you find me? surfing the web

3. Do you comment? I havn't yet

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? all. You are a great writer

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Lee, Mass USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? Keep up the good work. your children are beautiful

I'm a few years late, but I just got here and have been enjoying your blog archives whilst wasting work hours. So here's me:

1. What do we have in common?
Gorgeous and divine, mostly. I'm going to start TTC in November 2007.

2. How did you find me?
A pregnant friend has a fixation with well-written fertility blogs and sent me links to you and alittlepregnant.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I might when I catch up to your current entries.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
The humourous honesty in your writing, plus I love stories with happy endings (ie Adam and Kate).

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
I want to know where the saying "Not a good look Muriel" comes from. It makes me think of the Aussie film Muriel's Wedding.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing, blogs like this help prepare me for the reality of motherhood (maybe, we'll see how useful your experiences are to me when the time comes!).

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Melbourne, Australia. Hubby's English and we'll head back there in a few years.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
You're fabulous, dahling!

Cheers,
Jennie

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Motherhood - have 2 children. Loss - my son had a twin but I lost him/her at about 12 weeks and even though everyone tells me that it was not meant to be, I still felt the loss. Today, I often think about what life would have been like. Would it have been a girl or boy, etc? Infertility - My daughter (16) was diagnosed with PCOS and I've been reading up on this syndrome and trying to get myself up to speed so that when the “deep” questions come, I'll be a bit more and/or better prepared.

2. How did you find me?
Saw you on Free Talk (SABC 3) a while ago - then a friend of mine showed me your book (she had the GIFT a few years ago - it was a success, yippee). Then I also discovered you on Facebook and I believed that the universe was telling me to make contact.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I have commented but since Saturday, I keep getting thrown out and the asked about typepad or typekey?????

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I love the honesty and the wit. Often, I think what you have the guts to say and I think that’s just fantastic!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
I love all your topics but if you could maybe cover PCOS (in plain English - with your great sense of humour) it would be very helpful.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? Nothing.
I enjoy and laugh/or cry (whichever is applicable) at it all....

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
I’m a local “chick” - Cape Town, SA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Just keep it up! It is so fascinating for me that you have reached so many people in all the corners of the world - remarkable. Your voice is being heard and is clearly making a difference; I hope that you are proud. I certainly am! Well done!

1. What do we have in common?

Diagnosed with high FSH in 2003 and have had 2 m/c and have 2 kids. DS is 2 1/2 and DD is 3 mo. I had DS at 40 and DD at current age of 42. Both naturally with acu & herbs. Also, my twin sister married a South African and lived in SA for a while so it's interesting to read about life in Cape Town. (she spent time there while living in SA)

2. How did you find me? Through Julia's website which I have been reading for a couple of years.


3. Do you comment? Not yet.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Your honesty!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

Just keep it spontaneous like you seem to do.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Can't think of anything.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

San Clemente, California - One of the best surfing beaches (San Onofre) is right here in SC!!

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

I haven't read your archives yet but have you tried acupuncture and herbs before?? Really helps with anxiety - especially right after you have a baby!! Also, helps get the blood flowing to your uterus which helps the egg(s) implant when conceiving. (you might already know this but I thought it might help!)

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Obv. being gorgeous and divine. Also, South Africa - my SO was born there, and much of his family still lives there, and we are planning and extended stay in December.

2. How did you find me?
I don't remember... I've been reading you for over a year now. A blog through a blog through a blog sort of thing : )

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
Yes, occasionally. The times I don't despite having something to say it is either because the last dozen commenters said basically the same thing, or upon reflection my comments boil down to assvice.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
You're quite a good writer, and your ability to be real with your readers, regardless of the situation, is admirable.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Bon Jovi. Can never get enough Bon Jovi.
Actually, I would love to hear more about you as a woman outside of the wife and mommy roles, even though those roles are immensley important to who you are.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing, darling. It's your blog. Write what you want.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
I live in Phoenix, AZ, USA, but I am actually from New York, USA.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
I like you best as a blonde. Perhaps we can meet when I'm in SA -- I write for a website that I bet would love to center a story around you.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

We are both blunt but tactful and enjoy white wine.

2. How did you find me?
Probably my friend Ada (Dirty Olive) . She started blogging when I moved away from home and I think she may have had a link to you. You are in my bookmarks.
3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I am sure I have. If I don't comment more, it's because writing "I agreee" sounds fairly boring.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Your openess about parenting issues, religion, and family. You don't fit into the stereo types that I am accustomed.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
I like how you mix it up.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
There are many times I wish certain people would shut up about certain things but....you aren't on my hit list.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? I grew up on the west coast of Canada but now live in London UK.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Don't buy the 50 book set of "Thomas the tank Engine" as they are total shite read aloud.

1) What do we have in common? Motherhood, awesome family, anxiety
2) How did you find me? A link on A Little Pregnant
3) Do you comment? Once or twice
4) What aspects of my blog do you enjoy? Your honesty about your feelings towards parenting, family, mental health...life! My husband grew up in South Africa and I enjoy reading about your life experiences there.
5) What do you wish our coversations were more about? I don't. You blog as life rolls along - worry, joy, guilt, love...it's real life.
6) What do you wish I would shut up about? Nothing.
7) Where are you from? Toronto, Canada
8) Your honesty helps me feel connected to the reality of motherhood. You express real life and I appreciate it.

1. What do we have in common?
I am also a mother (11 month old), also live in Cape Town, and my birthday is 7 Jan! I can also relate to the sensory issues as I am an SI trained OT.

2. How did you find me?
An article in a magazine.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
Occasionally

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Mainly stuff about your kids and family, although I enjoy it all!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Cape Town (southern suburbs), South Africa

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Have you ever read 'The Out-of-Sync Child' by Carol Stock Kranowitz? Its about recognising and coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, and is written especially for parents. We recommend it for parents at our practice (I bought my copy from Exclusive Books).

What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Gorgeous and divine (inside more than out, these days); straightforwardness.

2. How did you find me?
Internet search on South African plastic surgery I've been toying with - the link from your surgeon's site.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I am just now.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I haven't read through a lot here (just arrived), but I love your sense of humor that shines through everything you write, and the straightforward style of expression. I'm bookmarking, so I'll be back often, and will comment more.


5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Can't say just now.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Your not on my nerves yet. I'll tell you when you are.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Middle part Georgia, US. Just about 70 miles south of Atlanta.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

The best advice my dear departed Grandmother ever gave me: "Always be true to yourself."

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

We have in common that we both are infertile, have lost a baby (our first baby was stillborn at 39weeks), motherhood - i have a gorgeous little girl aged 18 months, and of course I am gorgeous and divine

2. How did you find me?

Ages ago through IVC and then through my good friend Tess

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

Sometimes I comment - often what I would say has been said already

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

All of it

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

Hmmm, its your blog and I enjoy whatever you talk about

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

As above - its your blog so you talk about what you want. if I don't like it, that's my problem not yours

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

I'm from New Zealand - right near the bottom in Dunedin

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

I love your sense of humour. As another antipodean colonial I think that I really relate.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Definitely all of the above, infertile for 3 years, done three IUI's and on first IVF with frozen embies

2. How did you find me?
By complete accident!! You were a link on something and I cannot remember what (damn drugs!)

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
This is my first time *blush* I have been reading through everything you have written and can't wait to read your book.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Everything so far, but love reading about SA and your life there.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
My hubby is not dealing with our issues very well, so probably more about how Marko felt through everything.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing, I love your brutal honesty

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Have travelled the world but unfortunately missed SA - now I want to visit!!

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Enough adoration above! I love the way you write, you have a real gift and it is refreshing, gritty, sincere, helpful, confronting, upsetting and joyous all at the same time.


1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Infertility - have been trying for 3 years. Just completed first time IVF and found out on Wednesday that it was unsuccessful :o( Oh, and the gorgeous and divine bit too.

2. How did you find me?
I was looking for IVF overseas and came across IVF Safari. I spent the first few years of my life in Nigeria and have a passion for Africa. Have travelled all over including South Africa. I am a victim of the British IVF postcode lottery and therefore don't qualify for IVF treatment on the NHS 'cos my partner has a son from a previous marriage. Don't get me started on that one.. So we went to Istanbul for the treatment - the Jinemed Clinic - £2000 cheaper including flights and accomm. Despite the result had a really positive experience with the hospital and treatment provided. We had to choose between this clinic and the Cape Infertility Clinic where you went. Would have SO loved to come to SA but couldn't get the flights on Airmiles in the end (another long story) and was worried about the long haul flight home, despite Dr H telling me that there was only a problem if there was a loss of cabin pressure in which case the plane is in trouble anyway..

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I only discovered your site yesterday so no, for now..

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I phoned my sister and we were reading your site together and laughing out loud. It has been an amazing tonic getting me through the last couple of days..thanks.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Not sure yet..will keep referring to it and let you know..

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing, you are very funny.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
West Sussex, UK physically, Africa mentally and emotionally

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Nothing at the mo. Just keep up the great work. Your site has opened up a new world of some very funny people to me. It is 1pm and I am sitting in bed in my pjs writing this. I meant to get up 5 hours ago but instead have got sucked into cyberspace and it's all your fault :o)

I can't believe I've never answered your questions here before. Here goes...

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
I'm a mom to two, though I've been reading you since before we had children. Although we did not have fertility issues, I have always had a place in my heart for women who do, and I want to be sensitive to them.

2. How did you find me?
Grrl's blog. Plus, like I said, I've always wanted to be sensitive to those who have fertility issues, and back in the day I thought, what better way to learn what to say than to read what real women are experiencing?

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I've commented maybe twice ever. I feel like an impostor I guess!

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Your honesty, frankness, and I REALLY appreciate and admire your willingness to admit your shortcomings and even change when things are pointed out to you.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Hmmm... I like things how they are.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing, I think.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
I live in Laguna Hills, California, USA.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Nothing. :)

Hi there. I only recently found this blog, but have read, laughed and cried through most of your archives. 1. What do we have in common?
Being gorgeous and divine

2. How did you find me?
A blog roll of a blog roll of a blog roll. Basically I did a search on pregnancy and it snowballed from there.

3. Do you comment? No, not yet. I got married in April 2007 and dont have kids yet.Plus a bit shy. but dont worry I will.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Everything, I love the way you write and I feel like I have known you for years

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Just keep doing what you are doing

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
Born in Roodeport, Joburg. Moved to Brisbane, Australia when I was 13. Moved to Tokyo, Japan when I was 28. Now 33, married and still in Japan.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
You rock!!!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

We share(d) the adoreable Dr. H. I have been a patient of his for 11 years and have recently completed my last (VERY VERY LAST!) IVF - await result in a few days time.
Also, I lived in Durbanville (now in UK) and also have a social science degree - how weird is that!

2. How did you find me? Picked up a flyer on Dr. H's desk last week

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? Not yet, but will do.


7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Originally Durbanville but now live in UK.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
All of the above!! My husband and I have completed our first IVF cycle (ICSI) in Oct 2005 and although we've transferred two embroys back then, we were blessed with one beautiful boy who has just turned 18months. We have 5 embryos 'on ice' and we are currently in the prosess of doing a frozen embryo cycle. On the one hand I'm very excited but on the other very nervous and anxious. We were so fortunate to be successfull with the first IVF cycle and I guess I'm just scared of failure with the FET.

2. How did you find me?
This you may find funny, but I was actually reading Steve Hofmeyr's blog regarding all the news going on about him and in one of his blog's he referred to a website http://vincentmaher.com/mit/?p=582 that compares website hit rates quoting "Steve Hofmeyr, Afrikaans celebrity, and Tertia Albertyn, mother of two have been fighting it out near the top of the charts the whole year." I just had to check it out and thats how I found you!

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I've only discovered your blog yesterday and can't stop reading it! I will definitely comment.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I will always have a place in my heart for people who has infertility problems and have gone through treatment and IVF. I feel that one will only fully understand the roller-coaster-ride you go through once you've been there.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
Congratulations on what you are doing and don't change anything. You are giving friendship, help, advice and hope for women all over the world. I admire people like you.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Nothing

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
I'm originally from Johannesburg South Africa, but have moved to Melbourne Australia in 2000

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Keep up the great work!

Hi Tertia,
Just stumbled across your blog and thought it was amazing and hopefully a source of inspiration / comfort for others going through IVF.
We have been fortunate in that both our courses of treatment were successful. Jack was born in October 2004 and Harry who was conceived through frozen embryo transfer is celebrating his 1st birthday today.
Take Care
Stuart

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Not only have I gone through infertility treatments - IVF - (and now have a beautiful, healthy baby girl) I am currently fully engrossed in motherhood, and I'd like to think I'm also gorgeous and devine...

2. How did you find me?
I found you through Julie's blogroll at alittlepregnant.com. Although I'm not sure how I found her... perhaps amalah.com?

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I haven't commented yet, but of course I had to take your recent poll. Perhaps my delurking here will inspire me to comment in the future.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I enjoy stories about raising your children, and your general honesty about life. (And hearing that much like Marko, my boyfriend is not the only one who can summise my daughter's entire day in two words; something that would take me half an hour to answer!)

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
???

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
??? Although I can't really relate to posts on your dogs because I have no pets, haven't had any in 15+ years, and don't intend to have any any time soon.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
I am from beautiful Portland, Oregon, USA.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Stay true to yourself, your children, and your blog. Keep up the honesty, and I'll keep reading!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

All of the above

2. How did you find me?

Googling anything I could find on infertility.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

No. I don't know why I don't.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?

Your twisted sense of humor. (I mean this in a good way).

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?

I like what you write about.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?

Nothing!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?

Ohio, USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

Keep doing what you're doing. Your webiste is very comforting to the other infertiles of the world.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
At the moment, infertility. As such, I am feeling neither gorgeous nor divine and am wondering if motherhood is something I'll ever have in common with anyone. But I will be digging back into the archives for your levity when I begin cycling in June/July.

2. How did you find me?
You know... I honestly don't remember. I remember lots of references to you in other IF blogs and thinking, "Christ, is she some IF goddess or something?!" And then I came here and read your blog and realizes that actually... yeah. You are. If I had to put my finger on exactly what brought me here, I would say it was probably Julie.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
I comment on occasion. As a general rule, I don't feel that I have much to contribute, so I keep quiet. But I do check in every day.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
Every last morsel of it. I love how open and honest and downright RAW you are. Like others here, I feel that you are a friend - an ally in this journey. A one-sided friendship without a doubt, but I honestly believe that you would be my friend too if I asked you to. Does that sound cheesy?

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
I wish our lives had crossed differently so that we would be cycling together, or you were cycling only a little ahead of me so that we could communicate about that. But I'm so thankful for the fact that you have your beautiful children, and I can still read your archives whilst I cycle. I like it when you post interactive things - asking questions and truly wanting the input of your loyal followers.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
Honestly? Nothing. I don't find you whiny or obnoxious or overbearing or anything like that. I think you tend to hit things head on. If anything, I'm a little sad that it seems you feel you have to filter things because of ridiculous readers. "You left them alone in the bath?!"

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
West Virginia, USA

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
Not even one. I would never give assvice, even solicited, to one as wise, gorgeous, and divine as yourself. Ever.

Well, I'm only slightly late on this, but I thought I'd go ahead and answer your questions. :)

1. We have in common that we're moms, that we like to blog, and that we like to give a raw, honest account of our experiences. :)

2. I found you waaaay back when, when I was pregnant with my first child and would stay up all night reading blogs. I'd been reading for a while when you announced that you were pregnant with Adam and Kate.

3. Nah, I let all your other readers do the work. :)

4. You're a great writer, funny, and honest.

5. I enjoy your posts most when it seems like you just let loose and write about whatever happens to be on your mind -- it's nice to be surprised!

6. Nothing -- hey, it's your blog.

7. Austin, Texas, USA

8. Keep up the good work!

I'm totally going to borrow this idea (giving you credit, of course). I love the idea of letting your readers introduce themselves!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
INFERTILITY, GORGEOUS AND DIVINE WINE DRINKER!!!

2. How did you find me?
READ YOUR BOOK AFTER SEEING O FERTILICARE.CO.ZA - MY HOME!

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
YES
4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
I ENJOY YOUR DAILY UPDATE AND HOW YOU LOVE MARCO BUT ALWAYS RIP HIM OFF! REMINDS ME OF MY HUSBAND AND I!! I ALSO USED TO CALL HIM THE WANKING KING DURING IVF!!! FOUND IT SOOOO FUNNY WHEN I READ YOUR BOOK!!!!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
PERFECT AS IS.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
NARRA, ZIP

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
EAST LONDON

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
LOVE YOUR RITING STYLE AND THE ODD FUCK OR SHIT YOU THROW IN! MAKES THE READING SO MUCH EASIER!! ALSO LOVE THE WAY YOU TALK ABOUT MARCO! JUST WANNA WISH YOU ALL THE BEST WITH TEH CURRENT BETA SITUATION! IT ALWAYS COMES AND BITES YOU IN THE ARSE WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT! YOUR BOOK IS MY BIBLE! LOVE IT!

1. Motherhood - 2 teenage boys and yes, DEFINITELY divine and gorgeous =)

2. mmmm ... think it was through Amatomu

3. No. I'm shy =)

4. I love how you can take ordinary, everyday stuff and turn it into a complete RIOT!! And I love how honest and warm (and bitchy) you are.

5. Don't know ...

6. Nix

7. Cape Town

8. Nope, none ... well, perhaps a little adoration haha.

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
Sadly we have infertility in common. 1st IVF no fert, 2nd IVF m/c at 8 weeks due to Trisomy 8, IVF 3 in Aug 2008. You sent me an email after my first IVF because our stories were so similar.

2. How did you find me? Your book

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? Sadly no, I would love to comment more but your site is blocked where I work.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? I enjoy all of it!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? I love it just as it is!

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? Nothing!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
JHB

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? You are great, very special, awesome chick. Thanks for sharing your life with us!!!
xxx

answer all, some, none, in bullet point form, essay answers, whatever. If you don’t want to put your name, that’s fine. Just put ‘anon’ and your email as anon@anon)

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? Infertility (you do NOT want to know about the options available 25 years ago!!)PND.versus Motherhood (which is what LSD was to the Rolling Stones)- you only have vague memories of the early years... Gorgeous and divine...nudging closer to 50...a relative concept. Your surname is my husband's middle name! Family name.

2. How did you find me? Through an avid reader/client of mine - now I "prescribe" your blog to all my clients!

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? Now I do.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? All of it. Brings back a few of those "lost-years" memories...

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?Perfect, as is.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? As above.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Good old RSA and specifically good old Namaqualand - Vredendal

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? Keep it rolling!

. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?
being south african, motherhood, woollies, blogging.

2. How did you find me?
amatomu. i had heard of you before.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?
yes. i'm a serial commenter.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy?
everything. your humor. your insecurities. your triumphs.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
i like the unpredictable and spontaneous flow.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about?
you, shut up? could you even shut up about anything? please don't!

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from?
benoni, south africa.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
nope. you are doing fine...

Hi, just finished reading your book and looked up your blog because I HAD to know what happened next. I'm an 'older' mommy (41) and have a daughter who is almost two. She was conceived after one (!) cycle of AI after trying for two years. Have since had one (very early) miscarriage (surprise pregnancy) and one failed AI. Am about to have second AI (on Clomid as we speak) which I decided to do after reading the bit in your book where you talk about being a participant not an observer in your life. Am SH*T scared of something going wrong (it'll all be YOUR fault) and was doing the 'it's not meant to be' thing. BUT would love my LBG (little baby girl) to have a sister, even though sisters ... crikey that's a blog on it's own. So, bye ...

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above? All above and more.

2. How did you find me? I read your book in a day.

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t?

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? Just the fact that you actually know how I'm feeling

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? No preference - write whatever strikes your mood.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? um - nothing.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Bloemfontein South Africa

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?

1. being gorgeous and divine :)

2. i was doing research for my honours essay on how blogs are the evolved form of novels

3. sometimes, mostly i think that other comments say what i want to say

4. i enjoy that it's a slice of life

5. i like things as they are

6. nothing

7. just cape town....now in durban though

8. nothing, just hoping that you'll hve more time to write :p

1. Infertility. It has been almost 6 years now. I had a miscarriage in September 2004. One failed IVF in June/July 2008.
2. Read your awesome book! Feels like we've been friends forever.
3. Yes, occasionally. Not on parenting though, doesn't have any experience in the field....
4. Everything. I read your updates every day before I start work.
5. I enjoy all of it. Don't make any changes please!
6. Nothing. Speak your mind girl.
7. White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
8. You are the best, a real inspiration. You have certainly helped me dealing with being infertile. You are GREAT!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility? Motherhood? Being gorgeous and divine? All of the above?

Infertility, IVF's, losses, motherhood (boy and girl) , plastic surgery, working mom, same birthday-many others!

2. How did you find me? I think it was through grrrl' s blog

3. Do you comment? If yes, thanks! If no, how come you don’t? Sometimes

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? All of it!!

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about?
I enjoy it all.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? nothing

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? New York, US

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? Just keep on blogging!

1. What do we have in common? Infertility. I did 4 artificial insiminations and 4 IVFs and got no children. Trying since 3,5 years. I'm 38.

2. How did you find me? Facebook : I'm member of IVF Support Group

3. Do you comment? Not yet, I just discovered your blog

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? I haven't read all of it yet but I got stuck by the "Infertility Reflections" part, I found so much of myself, of what I'm living in it. And I sent a link of "How to be good friend with a infertile" to few friends and family because it is so true and it is so difficult to explain.


5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? Don't know enough you blog yet to answer this question

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? See answer 5

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? I'm from Paris, France

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice?
No tips but a big THANKS for your blog. It really helps to know that we are not alone and that some emotions we feel and hate are just normal... And a big BRAVO because you have a real force. I will buy your book online and I'm sure I like it and it will help me. Thank you again.

Hi

1. What do we have in common? Infertility.

2. How did you find me? Through a reflexologist & Internet search on infertility.

3. Do you comment? Only once so far. I'm getting used to being verbal/expressive about infertility.

4. What aspects of my blog (if any) do you enjoy? All of the infertility issues, especially 'how to be a good friend', because I've had a lot of issues with family and friends' comments lately.

5. What do you wish our conversations were more about? I log in once a week and enjoy the openness, so I have no requests.

6. What do you wish I would shut up about? Nothing.

7. I am fascinated by all the different places we are from. Where are you from? Douglasdale, Gauteng.

8. Lastly, any tips, suggestions, adorations or pieces of assvice? I appreciate the relatability of the blog.

Blogs are good for every one where we get lots of information for any topics nice job keep it up !!!


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