Hi all! I'm a little late in joining in but have enjoyed getting to know everyone by reading...
I'm 40, going on 41 and this is #7 for me. (I'm 9 weeks) I was 36 with #5 and 38 with #6 and had awesome pregnancies! A little more tired than usual but honestly, great pregnancies! I don't do any "over 35" testing at all. Not even blood work. I had my first one in the hospital with an epidural that gave me migraines, my next 3 in the hospital without any meds, my 5th in a birthing center with a midwife and our last was a UC. The only thing I haven't tried is a C-section and it's not at the top of my list!
Wow! I just realized I have been having babies for 22 years!
My oldest is 22 & married and my youngest is 2.
This baby was a total SHOCK as we were "abstaining" during fertile times and D.O.N.E. having babies! But *none* of my kids were planned. (as I've said before, all wanted but none planned) My dh would have gotten a vasectomy before now if we had the money and/or the insurance. But life had something else planned for us! And I am thrilled now that I've gotten over the denial state... well, it would help if I could feel the baby move...
Will dh get a vasectomy after this? Uhhhhhh, that will depend on whether we have the money and if we feel like he should. We take things one day at a time around here and don't like to "plan" too far in advance. For example, we homeschool our kids and I always get the question "Will you ever put them in public school?" Our answer is "Who knows? We take it one year at a time and figure out what each child needs and what we should do with them. They are individuals and who knows what their needs will be in 3 or 4 years?"
Anyway, nice to meet all of you!!!!