I am 40 years old and I have been yearning for a baby for at least 5 years. Sunday was one of the many days that I found out I was Not Pregnant, via one of these very clever Clearblue digital displays which did not exist the one time I found out I was (Pregnant, that is)....more
by Lianne Castelino
It just so happens that lately --- pure coincidence - that I've met, been introduced to, bumped into people from all walks of life who had a longing to become parents or in some cases have another child after many years.
Every single one of these encounters has been absolutely powerful.
A study coming out in the respected journal Pediatrics reports that second children born soon after their older siblings are at a higher risk of developing autism, a developmental difference or disorder characterized in general by social and communication deficits. Note that even with the increased risk, the overall risk of autism even for these second siblings is still quite small.
I'm one day late and I'm constantly wondering if every grumble in my tummy is the start of cramps. Still no early pregnancy symptoms and no PMS.
I sat on the couch last night discussing this evenings party with my husband and comtemplating the glass of wine I've so been craving. In addition to the usual stress around the holidays, I'm dealing with alot more than usual at work. So much so that it had me in tears two weeks earlier (I'm not one to show emotion at work). Normally a nice glass of wine would be my perfered why of winding down after ...more