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My husband, David, and I had been trying to have a baby since November of 2007. After 'letting things happen', we got the amazing news that we were pregnant in June of 2008. Sadly, that pregnancy ended at 9 weeks with a natural miscarriage. After two more chemical pregnancies, we turned to fertility treatments in 2009. That decision was a disaster, with lousy medical care and poor monitoring. In December of 2009, we made the huge decision to move onto IVF. Things fell into place like magic and we began treatment on January 15, 2010. After a blighted ovum in March, we did a successful FET in June, only to endure another blighted ovum in July. We kept up and underwent another IVF in September/October of 2010 with the arrival of our son, Brogan in July of 2011! After our lovely success (finally) we decided to undertake yet another IVF treatment and hope for a sibling for our little red headed boy. Well... so far it's worked. Our story continues below!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm a Horrible Blogger...But a GREAT Mom!

We had our baby..... it was.. perfect!  He is perfect!  I'll post everything soon... life has been moving at a snail's pace and but it's been a whirlwind at the same time.

His name is Brogan John Wilson.  I don't think many people really are keen on his name, but we love it and all who know him can't think of him as anyone else.  It means 'sturdy' and 'stubborn' and 'strong'... it's an Irish word also for a 'sturdy shoe'!  haha ah well.. it's a very masculine, strong name and it's unusual without being hippy.  So to name our son after a shoe is okay, but to name him after the Vancouver tattoo artist that my bestest girlfriend got her amazing tattoo from when I was having Brogan put back into my uterus is too hippy?  Sigh.  I love loving a masculine northern man.  ;)  BTW the tattoo's artist name was Coen.  Cool, too, huh?  I like Brogan better - don't tell Dave!

He has golden red hair.  I love that the most... it's gorgeous hair!  I know there are people out there who think 'ginger' kids are ugly, but they can go fly a kite off a cliff as far as I'm concerned.  For every ignorant person out there we have 50 who exclaim they love his hair colour and think he's GORGEOUS.  In fact, his hair is the first thing people complement him on.  I am astounded at how ignorant some people are with this whole redheaded thing.  Some of the most beautiful people in the world have red hair.   I am rather thankful that he tends to have dark skin, because although I love being a redhead myself, I don't like having pale skin... too much of a pain in the ass when it comes to sunshine - or tanning of any kind.

Here's our amazingly perfect, wonderful baby boy.  We are SO in love.

Brogan John Wilson.... July 4th 2:55am
7lbs 5 oz 20.5"
Fell into our arms and hearts in the middle of a magical night.


  1. He is just gorgeous!! I LOVE the red hair! Congratulations, Sonya. I'm so happy for you and your family.

  2. Congratulations!!! I love his hair and name!

  3. I have been following you a long time, all the way back when we both had different outcomes. I am so happy that you have your happy ending! Maybe, mine is next! Screw anyone who doesn't absolutely LOVE his beautiful red hair!

  4. I followed you on 'what to expect' and have waited for this since watching your blog. Congratulations hes is soooo gorgeous.

  5. Congrats! I agree I love his name and his hair is gorgeous! I can't wait to hear more!

  6. Congratulations you two!!!! when u have a chance, we'd love to hear your birth story!!! And brogan is a great name, and clearly, his best feature (well, one of the best, I'm sure there are tons) is his beautiful hair! I LOVE it!

  7. Congrats, Sonya and OMG I am so jealous that you got a little redhead. My husband has strawberry blonde hair and I keep waiting and waiting for a little ginger baby. We've had 2 kids now, but my red haired baby is nowhere to be found. Enjoy that handsome little boy...he is beautiful. Snuggle him, love him and spoil him rotten.
    Love, Andie (aka triathleteandie from WTE March 2011)

  8. First off, I love his name! :) And his hair...well as a mother of beautiful red heads, I'm a fan. I don't get the hang up with red heads daughter Allison is stunning, and couldn't be more lovely. My little Marlo is definitely going to be a red head as well. There were some that were kinda snotty about Marlo's name as well, but all that matters is that you love your babies name. I'm so happy for you and David! Your sweet Brogan is gorgeous!