Posted by Jaycian
I'm 42 years old and have 2 sons aged 15 and 8.
Last July I came off the pill as I decided I wanted to try for another child. My bf decided he didn't want any children as he already has 2 from a previous partner but agreed for me to do IUI with donor sperm...this wasn't an easy decision but I really wanted a baby. I did 3 IUI's with NO medication or triggers or anything from September to December and each time they were negative! As you can imagine I was disappointed but it's so expensive so I knew that was the end of that road. My bf and I had a long talk and decided to try to have a baby together.
We live apart so were not together when I O'd in December and in January but made a loving date for the 14th of Feb Valentine's Day!!!! That was my CD12 and I usually detect my surge on that day. We had a fantastic day and I used Preseed which I might add I'd only ever used for the first time and it was very dramatic me trying to put it in before he got into the house so it wouldn't be so obvious needless to say it went everywhere except where it was supposed to go and I ended up giggling like a teenager in the bathroom lol.
Anyway I finally got a little bit in and it was perfect. The next day bf went back home and I continued life as normal...2 days later I felt 'O' twinges and prayed that the sperm was still waiting!! On either 6dpo or 7dpo I felt definite cramps which I wrote down in my diary as I was monitoring everything! The day after which was either 7dpo or 8dpo I had been having a funny metallic taste in my mouth the whole day and I decided to do a HPT test with the internet cheapies that detect 10miu I left it for about 20 mins as I didn't think for the life of me that it would be positive but when I looked there were definitely 2 PINK lines and the test line was unmistakable! I was in shock. I thought it was an evap so I did another one with same tests and it was negative. Next morning same thing..negative so I went out and bought the FRER and the next morning with FMU I did the test and there was a very faint positive (9dpo)!!! I was still cautious and did another FRER on 11dpo and it was darker and more visible. Then I bought the Clearblue Digitals and took a test 12dpo when my af was due and it says PREGNANT 2-3!!!.
I am over the moon as I've wanted this for ages and I can't believe that it's happened so quickly. I don't know what happened with the IUI's and donor sperm but I can see why the success rates with those are so low!
I'm proof that dreams can come true even for ladies in their 30's and 40's, and you don't need expensive methods to help conceive if there is nothing wrong with your fertility, just keep trying and being positive. I look on the site and lot's of the ladies are so young in their 20's and I used to keep my fingers crossed that one day that would be me and now it is.
I've learned so much from this site especially from a very special friend (she knows who she is) and I'll be forever grateful.
Good luck to everyone and BABY DUST TO US ALL! X x x x x x x x X
Added: Mar. 1, 2013