I've been on and off of this board for several months now and wanted to give everyone an update on my news. I hope that this is an inspiration to all of you!
I'm now 44 years old. I got married 3 weeks before my 40th birthday and had my first child "naturally" at 41 years old. For over a year now, we've hoped to have another.
I've had three miscarriages since August of '05, however, and was beginning to lose hope. This summer, at my RE's suggestion, I tried injectables for two cycles. Nothing came of it.
Then we took a two month break, during which time we went on vacation as a family and, well, wouldn't you know it. I'm now 8 1/2 weeks pregnant, with no intervention.
Given my history of miscarriage, I'm still nervous about this, but got some good news today when they got a strong heartbeat during the sonogram.
I'm posting this to say to everyone DON'T GIVE UP!
God willing, I'll be less than a month from turning 45 when this baby is born.
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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
The Belated Baby: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility
by Kelly James-Enger and Jill S. Browning
-- Infertility is a mind-set and that every woman who experiences infertility is forever changed, even when she eventually has the child she yearned for.
When many women who have gone through fertility treatments describe their experience, they say it "abused their soul."
The experience may have also hurt their relationship with their husband and sometimes permanently altered relationships with their extended families.
Studies show that even after the desperation of infertility subsides, emotional wounds still fester and an asterisk accompanies her bundle of joy.
Paperback: 242 pages
Click to order/for more info: The Belated Baby
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