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Every fibre of your being yearns for one more baby

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Image: No one talks about it: Just as you reach the menopause, every fibre of your being yearns for one more babySometimes things you wouldn’t have thought for a second would affect you leave you gasping for breath in pain.

Three months ago, a friend of mine posted a picture of her newborn online. There he was, lying in his pram, resplendent in a cuddly brown coat replete with little bear ears on the hood.

I could imagine the warmth of him, his breathing; his little tummy as it rose and fell. His delicious smell.

But instead of smiling and admiring this brand-new perfect little life, I felt as if I had been punched. Because that was the moment it hit me: I would never have another baby again.

I burst into tears. When my husband, Peter, asked what on earth was the matter I could barely articulate what I was feeling. It seemed ridiculous.

When, sobbing, I tried to explain, he looked puzzled. We agreed ages ago that we didn't want any more, he pointed out, quite reasonably. Besides, you’re too . . .


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Image: Every Drunken Cheerleader: Why Not Me?, by Kristine Ireland Waits. Publisher: Endurance Publishing (March 1, 2010)pixelEvery Drunken Cheerleader: Why Not Me?
by Kristine Ireland Waits

-- If you're eager to have a baby, doesn't the title say enough? Laugh, cry, share, relate - LOVE this book and all it offers to your soul. It's wit, wisdom and warmth from an author you'll quickly see as your sincere fertility-challenged friend.

This information-packed, inspiring story is for women who are struggling with infertility and for those trying to support them.

Enjoy an easy-reading journey you'll remember throughout life. Overwhelmed at the idea of dealing with friends' baby showers, insurance, husbands, needles, tears, heartbreak and surprises?

This book captures it all in a delightful way that's packed full of truths and challenges to keep you moving forward. Indulge in a journey - reading this book - that will have you throwing your head back in laughter, curling up in the comfort of feeling understood, having raw honesty give you permission to be exactly who you are.

Indulge. You deserve this! Get one for your best friend and your mom too.

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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.

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