Talking Photo Album

Life after IVF? What other options are available?

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Talking Photo Album

Postby JackieC » Mon May 23, 2011 10:38 pm

Hi All,

Just to let you know we have been matched with 2 girls who are 3 and 2 years old. It feels exciting, unreal and unbelieveable that we are now going to be a mummy and daddy after 11.5 years. :D :D

May I ask has anyone used a talking photo album for their family book? Where did you buy them from? We have had a look and there are talking albums but they are not very child friendly (as in they are black or red covers no child characters). Can anyone help?

Jackie
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Postby Lady B » Mon May 23, 2011 11:29 pm

HI Jackie,

I can't really answer your question but just wanted to congratulate you on your 2 little girls. Our girls are 2 and 3 too so would be good to keep in touch to see how you are getting on. We didn't do a talking life book but we made a separate DVD alongside our lifebook. Have you tried adoption UK? They have a lot of things like that or the BAAF website might be able to help. I'm sure I have heard of people having children's talking lifebooks. Good luck xxx
Becky xxx
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Postby Mel » Tue May 24, 2011 6:19 am

Hi Jackie :) Congratulations

We have the Tomy one ready for our next match which you can get in Argos and Toys R Us, Amazon too.

If you put in Tomy Talking Photo Album to Google or Amazon it should come up.

Its pretty, like a butterfly, and colourful. You put photos in (8 I think) and then can record a message for each photo, really simple to use but very effective.

Good luck, exciting times ahead.

Mel x
After years of tx and heartache we are having a family via adoption. 2yr old DS moved in June 08, AO granted 18/12/08 - A Forever Family :) Dec 09 starting again for #2 :)May 10 approved for #2...Found our daughter, can't wait to meet her :)
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Postby Woo » Tue May 24, 2011 10:35 am

Jackie - congratulations on your match with your girls. We have been linked to a little one and were asked to buy one of these talking albums - we ordered it from Amazon and it is the Tomy one - waiting for it to arrive. Sounds really good though :D

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Postby Red Badger » Tue May 24, 2011 10:40 am

Hi Jackie,

Wow great news on your two girls, it seems so long ago we were cycling together.

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Postby JackieC » Wed May 25, 2011 9:50 pm

Hi,

Many thanks for all your good wishes. It is so exciting but have to keep our feet on the floor as we still have matching panel on 17 June!!!

Red Badger - yes it seems so long ago since we cycled. I had an op to take both ovaries away in March 2009. After 3.5 hours in theate they took my right ovary and sliced the top of the left ovary. That was the finsih of ivf for us as the consultant advised if we tried another ivf i would end up with a hystorectomy but also a bowel resection. My endo is serve stage 4 now. So we made the decision in 2009 to adopt and here we are now. Its a good feeling and all the pain of fertility etc is going away.

Your children are lovely.

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Postby Woo » Thu May 26, 2011 10:41 am

Jackie - wow our stories are quite similar!!! I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago due to severe endo and had a total hysterectomy both ovaries, tubes, cervix and womb - I was told to prepare for a colostomy bag and had the stoma nurse in the night before surgery marking the place on the lower stomach were the tube would be and was shown all the equipment - all because endo was on my rectum. It took a specialist oncology consultant from Edinburgh to take on the surgery I was in for 5 hours!! I ended up being in hospital for 10 days and had to go home with a cathatar for another 10 days after that. The worst part was the scar line from hip to hip and not bering able to do much for nearly 2 months!! So I appreciate everything that you have gone through. Adoption after all of that seems the lesser of two evils lol :) I had 3 ivf treatments no hint of a result at all.

I wish you all the best for your MP on 17th June.

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