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    Optimistic75 posted:
    Hello Everyone,

    My story may be similiar to the rest. I have been trying to concieve for more than a year. To be honest I believe I have been trying for more than 6 years with no results.I have been to gyno/ RE, did ultrasounds and the whole nine yards. I went to RE specialist twice and most recent was September, October, November and December. Now from what the doc told me; my progestogen levels was great. He told me the levels and I was like okay (still confused). My problem is I have a 15 year old and it makes me so sad that I have not been able to produce a brother or sister. I try an be as optimistic about the whole situation but sometimes I start to think pessimistic because of all the years of ttc. I really do not know if anyone has any advice for me but I am here and want some feedback. On top of all of this I am 36 years of age and it is scary.
    blessed216 responded:
    I am so glad to see that someone else has a similar experience as I have. My hubby (46) and I (38) have been trying to conceive for 13 mos. now. Everything looks fine on all the tests, but no baby. I also have a son from a previous relationship. I have also dealt with the sadness of not giving him a brother or a sister. He seems so lonely at times, when it's just the three of us. I haven't been to the specialist yet. I don't know why exactly. I think I'm a little afraid of hearing it can't happen. I want this so much for our family. It IS scary and heartbreaking. I will pray for your family. And, do people joke about you "starting over now that you're about done with one?" I hate that. What do you say to that? It catches me off-guard every single time and I really don't know how to respond. Thanks for your post.
    Hopeto replied to blessed216's response:
    I am 34 years old and have been trying to conceive for 14 months. I am very sad about this, and have been doing initial tests that have all come out normal. I just cant understand why it just is not happening, it seems everybody else gets pregnant by accident. I am starting to think that I will never become a mother.
    blessed216 replied to Hopeto's response:
    Hopeto--I think that has been the most difficult thing for me as well is having friends get pregnant by accident or very quickly after deciding to have a family. We have not discounted adoption, and neither should you. One of my friends posted on facebook that "Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a daddy." The same can be said for mommies too. I see so many people who have children and don't do right by them. I will be praying for you and your future family (however, God intends to put your family together.) Hang in there. It's nice to meet someone who is dealing with the same stuff as me.
    fiannakyn replied to blessed216's response:
    If anyone has any questions about adoption feel free to pop over on the adoption board

    OR if you're active on pop onto the adoption support board there too. You'll find me on both :) -FF I'm "Vixtoria Wrench"

    I decided on adoption via the foster care system after TTC 10 years. We're currently waiting for our home study to be approved.
    Mom2Keith replied to fiannakyn's response:
    I completely understand what everyone is going thru even though i'm only 31 my husband is 47. It's been 18 months since I had a miscarriage. I also have a son Keith who will be 12 this year its frustrating because i have family members and friends and even coworkers who are older than me that are having babies.
    Optimistic75 replied to Mom2Keith's response:
    Hello All!!

    It has been a long road for all of us, all we can do is keep faith alive. My last pregnancy was in 98' and I miscarried and every since no luck. Sometimes I wonder. I have thought of adoption as well as foster care. Eventually I will become one because I really want another child in my life. Good luck to all on this stressful journey and God Bless you all!

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