After years of trying to ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇ, Susie Troxler, from the city of Greensboro, North Carolina (USA), finally managed to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, at the age of 50. She and her husband, Tony Troxler, 61, call little Lily Troxler a “miracle baby” because of the difficulties they faced becoming parents.
In an interview, Susie said that she has been married to Tony for 13 years and that during all this time they were trying to have a baby. “After so many years of not getting pregnant, I started thinking, ‘Something might be wrong here,’” she said.
The mother only considered having tests to investigate the causes of the problem during an appointment with a new gynecologist about 3 years ago. “At the end of the consultation, she asked, ‘Do you have any questions, concerns, anything you want to talk about?’ Honestly, if she hadn’t asked that question, Lily probably wouldn’t be here,” Susie said.
After making an appointment with a ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ specialist, she discovered that she had ꜰɪʙʀᴏɪᴅs, and had to have them sᴜʀɢɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ removed. In 2019, Susie tried to get pregnant through I.V.F. “It didn’t work out, it was very disappointing. When I was recovered and ready to have a second ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ ᴛʀᴀɴsᴘʟᴀɴᴛ, Cᴏᴠɪᴅ showed up and I had to wait another year,” she added.
Last year, the mother decided to use her last frozen ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏ to, once again, try to fulfill her dream of having a baby. To the family’s happiness, this time the ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ worked. Little Lily was born on the 29th of September. “Having sleep deprived is absolutely worth it. It’s beyond worth it. It’s still surreal. I don’t even have words. I still look at her and think, ‘How amazing this kid is,’” Susie said.
The baby has been ǫᴜᴀʀᴀɴᴛɪɴᴇᴅ by her parents to ensure her health and safety during her first few months of life. Soon, they plan to introduce her at a family gathering during the holiday season.