hello everyone, It has certainly been a while for me. I am embarrassed to admit, I have been having computer problems and didn't know how to fix them. Some of you may remember me; I am the partner of PTSD cohort 18 participant Alex Barber. Those who know me know that when Alex and I started dating I was pregnant to another man. I had my son and Alex is the best step father ever!!! My son (who is one on Thursday) absolutely loves him, and it is returned. To those who knew us (and those who don't) you'll be happy to know that Alex and I are now expecting a child that is biologically both of ours. We don't know whether it's a boy or a girl yet (we find out on the 3/11) but we are due on the 11th of April. At first I didn't want to post this but I know from personal experience that sometimes hearing some good news (even from strangers) can help with the emptiness some of us feel on a day to day basis. My partner was finally discharged from the defence force on the 29th August, and he is a little better for it. He still has episodes of being a pain in the rear, and we are still learning to deal with that, but all in all things are finally looking up. Anyway I just thought I would share our wonderful news with you all and I will keep you posted. By the way, we are hoping for a girl... so please keep your fingers crossed for us.