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Christmas Miracle

I wanted to share my story as I am hoping it can offer some hope. I really enjoy reading the BFP stories! I am 40 years old and have been trying to have a baby with my husband for 7 years. Last October, I finally bit the bullet and went to an RE. When I had my initial blood work-up, they called to tell me I was pregnant! I was having a lot of pain and spotting the whole time (I thought I had my period). Unfortunately that turned out to be a chemical pregnancy. I then went on to try IUI and IVF and I conceived a baby in July via IVF. All bloodwork and initial ultrasounds were good...saw my little bean and the heartbeat twice. Unfortunately when I went for my first regular pre-natal visit at 9 weeks, the baby had passed. I had to have a D&C and I was devastated. I never thought my heart would heal.

Fast forward 2 1/2 months, my husband I decided to go to Barbados for Thanksgiving. We really needed a time of healing and restoration. We had a great trip and came home rejuvenated and feeling healthy for the first time in a long time. I began having some cramping and spotting on cycle day 25 and thought my period was coming early.....then nothing.... I started getting headaches that were a sign of pregnancy in the past and cervix was very high. I also had bad heartburn during the day a few days. I missed my period by two days and decided to test this morning. BFP!!! I felt like I couldn't breath! I am cautiously optimistic but just feel blessed in this moment and am making a conscious decision to soak it in. What I learned from my last pregnancy, however brief, is that it can be the most beautiful, happy time of your life if you let it. It was the hardest time of my life when it ended, but I don't regret letting myself feel the joy.....and that's what I'm going to do now....because worry is not going to change anything. I am going to get my levels checked in the morning than in 72 hours. Please pray for me and I will for you too!


Beautiful story, this gives me hope


I just cried. This is amazing, I don't even know you and I am so happy for you. 

Good lord. This overly sensitiveness has to be a sign right? AHHH 10dpo.. just waiting lol.


Congrats again, you are so blessed <3

Am sooo happy for you ,just said a prayer for u . Am 37 going on 38 and hoping for a 2nd baby ma first is six been trying for a year now, yours give me hope.

congratulations!! i am so happy for you.. keeping fx for you.. sticky dust.. you are in my prayers.. it is truly a christmas gift from God..

♡ this! Congratulations #

Congratulations. I am 40 as well and had a mc in Aug. Your final words i will do my best to remember and live by if i ever get another bfp. Soaking it all in and enjoying it...for however long...will be my plan. It is such a joyful time - enjoy your blessing :)

Thank you ladies for all your prayers and support! I am praying for each of you and your journey! Reading these comments made my week!! I'm glad this story gave hope to you ;)

Wonderful. I'll pay for you. Your attitude is wonderful and very difficult to have. Whatever happens, with an attitude like yours, you deserve to be a mommy in my book!

Yes you totally deserve that bfp.. Happy and healthy 9 whole months to you.  You're right not to stress andi loved that you guys took time out to rejuvenate on holiday.  Bless you xxx 

Wow! I tried ivf as well. I got pregnant but, it ended early. Will be 40 this October. Feel like giving up hope bc I've been trying 5 years! Inspiring story!

What a Great story! I turned 36 last June and DH and I've been trying since May 2014. We lost our first pg in April 2014. I have 4 beautiful, healthy children from a previous, and that MC was my first ever. Just devastating!

I noticed it's been almost a month since your original post. How's everything going? Wishing You a HH9M!!

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