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Sister had her 2nd at 43

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 0 comments

Image: My two favourite girls one sunny afternoon. Photo credit: Jeff Osborn on Freeimages
Photo credit: My two favourite girls one sunny afternoon, by Jeff Osborn
Isn't it funny how when you are 20 years old, you think 40 years old is too old to have a child?

Then, when you hit 40 years old, it doesn't seem too old at all?

I know plenty of women who had children later rather than sooner in their lives.

My sister had her first child at 40 years old - and her second child at 43 years old.

Her kids keep her young, and she is so much more relaxed about it then I see some young mothers being.

Image: Ordinary Miracles: A Journey through Primary and Secondary Infertility, by Krissi Marie McVicker. Publisher: (March 27, 2012)Ordinary Miracles: A Journey through Primary and Secondary Infertility
by Krissi Marie McVicker

-- We had trouble conceiving, and it was shocking news. When we found out in-vitro fertilization would most likely be our only chance for success, our anxiety grew. But, with the help of my husband's amazing insurance, after three cycles, we were able to have our daughter, Ella.

And after three more cycles, our twins Logan and Mia graced us with their presence and we were truly blessed. I know we were one of the lucky couples. Many people can't afford one IVF cycle, let alone six. And, I've never taken that for granted.

After my daughter was born, I started writing Ordinary Miracles. I wanted to share my story with others because I remember hearing success stories when I was in the midst of my struggle and it inspired me to believe if it could happen to them, maybe, it would happen for me too.

After my twins were born, I started my blog: Stress-Free Infertility. I wanted a place on the Internet where couples could go to and read about others, get solicited advice, and be inspired by other success stories; a place to ease the stress of infertility, at least a little bit.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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