I can’t believe how lucky I am to finally have the child that I had waited so long to come along. I am 42 years old and unlike most people think I didn’t wait to get married or to have a child, I didn’t put my career first or naively believe that you can just have kids whenever you like. I didn’t put off having a child to travel or be selfish in any way. I was just unfortunate that I didn’t meet the love of my life until I was 40 and even then we didn’t put off ‘trying’ as many people believe.

We were lucky in that we conceived on our honeymoon only to lose that child at 9 weeks. We then endured 4 rounds of IVF, 2 more miscarriages and many procedures, injections and disappointments. In the end it was all worth it and as I look at my husband and our boy playing together I know what it was all for and what my life is now about.

I am so thankful for what I have and always will be.

Posted by ollie70, 15th March 2013

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  • My sister has just had baby number 1 at 45years old with a similar story to yours. She is very self conscious of being an older mum and often talks about what people think of her as an older mum. I think it is more about her insecurities about what people think rather than what people are actually thinking. It’s not selfish to have a career or travel before having children. Everyone’s circumstances are different and it’s not up to us to judge them.


  • Congratulations. Many don’t realise how lucky they are to have a healthy baby following their first pregnancy. Sometimes at their first attempt too.


  • Hooray! I have two gf’s that had babies at similar ages, and they are amazing mums – all the best, and I can hear in your post you will love being a mumma xxxx


  • A tough road along the journey but it is great you now get to experience the joys of having a child. Best wishes to you and your family.


  • It took my partner and I 2 years to conceive our first child and I thought that was a long time! Not compared to your wait though. At east you have finally experienced the joy of holding your own child, congratulations


  • Thank you for sharing this. Very interesting reading!


  • you have been truly blessed… congratulations


  • Your family sounds beautiful, sometimes we just have to wait and be that extra bit patient.


  • Thanks for sharing your story, all best to you, your hubby and your child x


  • i also did 4 rounds of ivf. having a child is so much more special when you have waited so long


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