Time to introduce myself....

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-25-2008
Time to introduce myself....
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 9:56pm

Hello...I'm Catherine, 42, dd 2 years old, married for 3 years now...I am so thankful for this board. All of my close friends had their children years ago and most of the moms I meet now are much younger than me. I got a later start than most of the moms I'm meeting, they're still young with lots of years to ttc...you really do feel isolated and alone.

I love this board. You are all so supportive and have so much information to share....even make me laugh too! I also get so much from hearing from the women that are expecting and have gone on to have babies in their 40's...this really does help me stay positive.
Congratulations to all the women that are expecting or have had a baby too!

I also know so many of you have had much pain with ttc, so many unimaginable losses too. I may not know any of you irl, but my heart does break for each of you. Life can be so cruel...

I lost my sister in a very tragic car accident years ago...my family went through hell and we were never the same. My sister was my best friend and her death will always haunt me. I ran a support group for siblings and also worked along side grieving parents.

Just wanted you to know I find you all so courageous....xxxx

I'm just starting to get comfortable posting questions or commenting too...so it will take me awhile to become more active....for a long time I felt guilty even posting a question because I have a dd and know so many of you are ttc #1 or have lost a child....I felt like I was being selfish. But all of you are so kind and I know we all have different stories but each belong here just the same.

Wishing you each strength and courage...xxx I'm thankful for each of you and hope to get to know all of you more. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

Catherine xxx

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-04-2008
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 6:35pm

Hi Catherine,

It is nice to have so many newbies on this board.


iVillage Member
Registered: 09-25-2008
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 5:00pm
Thank you for all of your warm welcomes. I've lurked on this board for such a long time, it feels good to be a part of it now! You are all so sweet and kind. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you. Thank you. Catherine xx
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-19-2009
Sun, 07-19-2009 - 8:38pm

Hi Cathy!

Lilypie - (uHMg)

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-02-2005
Sun, 07-19-2009 - 6:15pm

Hi Catherine,

Welcome! You found a great place to hang out/share/etc. I look forward to getting to know you.


iVillage Member
Registered: 04-07-2009
Sun, 07-19-2009 - 1:58pm

Hi Catherine and welcome to the board. Don't be shy about posting.


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-26-2009
Sun, 07-19-2009 - 9:08am


Welcome to the board.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-13-2007
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 11:58pm

Welcome Catherine!



Susan V

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-19-2008
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 11:13pm

Welcome Catherine and thank you for your touching and wonderful introduction!


iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2008
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 10:07pm


What a great intro, very sweet!


Me - 44, DH-47