When Constance Marie gave birth to her first daughter, Luna Marie, back in February, it was a wonderful ending to a long, tough journey for the actress. In a new interview with People magazine, Marie opens up about her struggle with fertility drugs and how it feels to finally reach her goal of becoming a mother.
"I was 38½ years old when we started trying to have a baby," says the former George Lopez star. "I thought it would
be no problem, but the 3½ years it took us was the most difficult
period of my life." Marie says she started the natural route, then moved on to the fertility drug, Clomid, in combination with intrauterine insemination. That resulted in two failed pregnancies for the actress, who then resorted to in vitro fertilization.
"After a while, my normal attitude was that it wasn't going to work
out. When I finally got pregnant the third time [with Luna
Marie], I didn't quite believe it. After three years of peeing on
little sticks, I skipped the home pregnancy tests and waited until I
got to the doctor to do a blood test. Only then did I believe it!"
Now that she finally has a happy, healthy baby daughter with fiancé, yoga teacher Kent Katich, Marie is not taking it for granted. "She's the sweetest pie and a big sleeper. We waited so long for her, she can boss me around as much as she wants!"