Septuagenarian millionaire Max Delmege has revealed he’d love to have a baby daughter with his 33-year-old wife.
The 72-year-old businessman, who is already a grandfather, has two adult sons – aged 40 and 43 – from his previous marriage.
The Sydney father-of-two and his now-wife Sam have already spent $100,000 on IVF treatments after struggling to conceive naturally.
Sam Delmege – the wife of septuagenarian millionaire Max Delmege – has opened up about their struggles with fertility after she suffered two miscarriages
The couple have spent $100,000 on IVF treatments after struggling to conceive naturally
‘When Sam told me she wanted children I was pretty excited. I have two older sons, 40 and 43, from a previous relationship, but I always wanted more. Like most men, I’d love a daughter,’ he wrote for Kidspot.
‘Initially, I was concerned that we might struggle to fall pregnant, especially with me being a bit older. I thought it may affect my fertility but, even though I have a low sperm count, that’s not been an issue.
‘I was always comfortable to do IVF. To me, if it means that I end up with a beautiful baby or two or even three, then it’s worth it. Whatever makes Sam happy, makes me happy.’
Speaking about their devastating miscarriages, Mrs Delmege said she fell pregnant for the first time in April this year – but she tragically lost the baby at just six weeks.
In July, Sam fell pregnant two twin babies – but she tragically suffered a second miscarriage
After falling pregnant again in July this year, the couple were expecting twin babies – but Sam suffered another miscarriage.
Sam said she has remained hopeful with each embryo transfer with Max right by her side who has been ‘optimistic and supportive’.
Despite the miscarriages and their 38-year age gap, Sam said the pair will keep trying until she has a baby.
‘Unless I’m advised there’s no chance of me having a baby, I’ll keep on trying – however long that may be. At a guess, we’ve probably spent $100k so far on IVF, but we haven’t had to dip into our super or savings,’ she said.
‘No matter how hard it is, I know I’ve got to keep going because, eventually when we do have a child, I’ll look back and think “what were we worrying about?”.
Despite the miscarriages and their 38-year age gap, Sam said the pair will keep trying until she has a baby
The 72-year-old businessman, who is already a grandfather, has two adult sons – aged 40 and 43 – from his previous marriage
In her latest blog post, Sam opened up about her heartbreak after learning she was expecting a twin daughter and son.
‘The perfect pair and everyone’s dream. Not only was I having 1 of each I was having them together,’ she wrote.
‘The little girl who they assume I lost at the 11 week mark had a chromosome abnormality… Our little boy was chromosomally normal and perfect.
‘They say he died at the 12 week mark due to bad toxins that get passed on from twin to twin and his little heart stopped and he couldn’t handle it anymore.
‘While at the time I was absolutely devastated and so heartbroken and couldn’t understand why it keeps happening to us. 2 miscarriages in a row, and 3 operations to clear the contents of all my angel babies I now see it as a blessing.’
To follow the Delmeges’ journey, please visit their blog.