Hello ladies... Let me first introduce myself. I'm 43, had my first son when I was 41.. DH and I waited, by choice, to try to start a family; we got married later in life, focused on careers, traveling etc etc. I never regretted the decision to wait until now. And, we were very lucky to conceive relatively quickly, on our own, the first time.
After having DS, I now worry that because I'm on the older side of mom, he might be all alone in the world some day and I'm leaning towards a 2nd child so he will have a sibling. I always thought I'd be ok with 1 child or even with none (if that's how life played out) so, I find myself in unchartered waters wanting TTC at 43! We have been trying for about 4 months and realizing that at my age I can't just sit around and hope, I scheduled an appt with an RE. After the initial blood work he gave me only 2 results, I'm sure he tested other things but these seemed to be the 2 he was most focused on.
He didn't necessarily comment if these #s are "good" or "bad", he just said everything is functioning as if I'm 43. He's recommending IVF as soon as we're ready and highly suggested DE. I'd really like to try with my own eggs but IVF isn't covered at all by our insurance. So we probably have only one shot.
I'm not sure what I'm looking for here, but it seems like many of you are very knowledgeable about all of this so I guess I just wanted to say "hello" and see if anyone had any thoughts or similar experiences?