Six weeks pregnant at 43

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 0 comments

Shoulder To Lean On, by Jeremy BathanI'm 43 years old (44 in January), and am just six weeks pregnant.

I had one failed cycle with the Lister in April - three follicles, but no eggs on EC [egg collection]! Cry

They then changed my meds, and in late July I went for EC, again with just three follicles (talk about a feeling of deja vu!!)

This time though they got three eggs, and 100% fertilization with ICSI [Intracytoplasmic sperm injection].

Two weeks later - I got a big fat positive!

Our first scan is on Tuesday - fingers crossed everything is OK.

I'm doing pregnancy tests every two - three days as that's the only way I'm keeping sane at the moment!

It can happen, I have no idea why everything has turned out like this so far - but I'm just praying it continues.

I just wish I could find out why it's worked so far for me, and could give you some tips.

Instead, all I can do is sending you out as many positive vibes as possible.

Photo Credit: Shoulder To Lean On by Jeremy Bathan
Public Domain photo: Creative Commons Deed CC0

Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood, by Martin Carnoy. Publisher: Fairview Press; 1st pbk. ed edition (May 6, 1997)Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood
by Martin Carnoy

-- A father and son interview dozens of men in their 40s and 50s to discover why these men have decided to delay parenting or start over, and how they feel about fathering children in late middle age.

The result is a timely assessment of the challenges and rewards older fathers face, as seen through their own eyes and those of their wives and children.

Men are becoming fathers at 40, 50 or more, but there is very little information on what issues they will have to deal with or how to cope with the new life phase.

Lots of anecdotes of from families with either delayed or remarried fatherhood.
It offers glimpses of societal changes as we are all living longer and healthier and as a result, may have children later.

Discusses stepkids, May-December marriages, adoption, fathers-at-home, and more.
Paperback: 192 pages - Click to order/for more info: Fathers of a Certain Age - US | Canada | UK

Hardcover: 181 pages - Click to order/for more info: Fathers of a Certain Age - US | Canada | UK

Follow us on Twitter, join the conversation on our Facebook page, circle us on Google+, follow our pins on Pinterest.

More Frugal Blogs and Websites:
Born to Love: All your cloth diapering needs, and much more - naturally! We are strong advocates of the personal, social and environmental benefits of natural parenting.
Frugal Freebies: Keep up with the latest free stuff, deals, coupons, and other ways to save money!
My Frugal Baby Tips: Taking care of baby and mom needs naturally, does not have to cost a whole lot of money!

More "Pregnancy Over 40" blogs to visit:
Life Begins... - Pregnancy stories of loss, hope and help
Pregnancy Stories by Age - Daily blog of hope and inspiration!
You Can Get Pregnant in Your 40's - Sharing articles, discussing options and suggestions
Stories of Pregnancy and Birth over 44 - sharing news stories I find online, for inspiration!

Category: ,


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.

Find Catherine on Google+ - Circle us on Google+ - Join us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter


Don't just sit there, reading this story or article - say something! Do you believe it? Do you think it is impossible? Do you wish it was you? Do you have a story to share (it might get published!)

NOTE: Comments are moderated - just to stop the spambots - and so may take up to a few hours to be approved.

Catherine reserves the right to review, edit, refuse or delete any comment.


Popular Posts