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Let's share a little about ourselves (name/age) and our Little's and I'll keep us all updated with info here...sound ok? This Tribe will be started anew every two months with a reference to earlier threads. Here's the earlier thread link - http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=938366


40-ish with Little's Tribe - Mar./Apr. '09



lovbeingamommy Kate - 44 DS 3 yo and two babies in heaven. TTC #2 in April '09 (hoping May is a miraculous month with a BFP)

mammal mama -44 Lover of Jesus, Wife to Dude, SAH Unschoolin' Momma to Roo 4-25-00, Boo 3-10-05, and at least one precious Soul in Heaven.

chattie67 Julieanne - 40 SAHM and have a DS that's 20 and a DS that is 10 months

mamasgroovin - 40 I have 4 kiddos...ds1 is 16, ds2 is 12, ds3 is 7 and dd is 3.5...so I do not have any SUPER little ones, but quite the spread. I have been a SAHM for 16 years now.

yankeeterrier - 45 DS almost 9M, WAHM with a website for maternity, infant and childrens resale items and a hyena cart store for cloth diapering items. I am cloth addicted!

Kira's mom - Hali - 47 Dd 5 1/2

salt_phoenix - Julie

PassionateWriter - 40 mom to 4 boys: 18, 11, 3 and 4 months (almost 5...G-d, where did the time go?). I'll be 41 next month.

2goingon2 - Janet - 40 Mother of 3; expecting 2/09

ricemom3 - Muriel - 43 married with 3 kids - ds 17yo, dd 14yo, and ds 1yo

Jezzy - Sharun - 40 I have 1 ds 16, 2 dds #1 is 13 and #2 is 1 yo

MCR - Pauline - 46 Mom to three ages 20, 14, and 3.

BethNC - Beth - 40 I'm mom to a four-year-old son and foster mom to a 18-month-old bundle of energy.

SaneMarguerite - 40 - Mom to a six month old son

claras mom - 44 - Dd is 4y3m. She's scary smart and very high energy. It's a wild ride. New baby coming in early April.

mamazee - 40 - I have a 6-year-old and I'm expecting another in early Feb.

ssh - 48 - I have a 22 year old DD and a 33 month old DD

avivaelona - 41 - Erica - currently pregnant. I have a 3.5 year old too.

mbbinsc - 48 - with 11yo DS and 3 1/2 yo DD.

AkRotts - 41 - proud mother of a 23 yo, 2 yo twins and a 16 month old I am also guardian for my 12 yo neice.

lara1828 - 40 - Lara - I'll be 41 in November. I currently have a 2.5 yo and a 4.5 yo

Materfamilias - 44 - I'm 44 (just turned) with a 15 yo stepdaughter, a 5 yo adopted son, and a 9 week old baby girl.

MaxMommy - 43 - ds 4.5

ewink - 41 - 4.5 yo DD and 3.5 yo DS

hrsmom - Kimberly- 40- DD born April 08.

Anglyn - almost 40 four kiddos 17,5,3 and 1

noordinaryspider - Heather - 44 - Three DC 19, 16 and 1

Treasuremapper - 48 - DD's 5 and 7

Verygoddess - Jennifer - 41 - due in May with #5. We have an almost 14yo, almost 12yo, 9yo and almost 2yo.

athansor - Sue - 41 - birthmom of a dd who is 21 (she was placed for adoption as an infant) and have two ds's at home, one just turned 4 (on the 4th) and the other one is 6 months old today.

kbhlmh - Karen - 47 - DH Larry (51), DD Lorraine is 20, DS Winston is 18, DS Kevin is 2y10m, DSS Chris is 23 and DSD Michelle is 20. We are currently TTC a younger brother or sister for Kevin.

being - Be - 44 I have one dd 3.7 yo. I miscarried last year at almost same time I conceived again naturally this October . I'm dueJune 30 ish/early July and am soooo excited

libba - 45 - 8 year old DD and one angel baby

Barab - 46 - I'm going to be 46 soon and I have 20 y/o, 17 y/o and a 2 1/2 y/o.

Shahbazin - 41 - with 2 DDs - almost 1 1/2, & a little over 2 1/2 years old.

uptowngirl - Jillian - 46 - I have a 4 year old daughter and a 6 year old son. My dh is 60 and these are our first (only) children.

Close2Me - 42 in Jan. - with a 3 mo. old and a 7 yo.

intentionalmama- Lesley 46 - with a 5 1/2 yo ds and looking to adopt another child.

ElliesMomma- 40 - DD 2.75 and newly pregnant with #2 EDD Sept. '09

BelovedK- 42 -TTC #3 13yo and 9yo

SkyMomma -39.5 5yo and 3mo

Kidzaplenty- Jenny - 39 Helpmeet + MOMYS = #1 ~ '90 + #2 ~ '94 + #3 ~ '96 + #4 ~ '97 + #5 ~ '00 + #6 ~ '02 to '06~ + #7 ~ '04 + #8 ~ '06 to '06~ + #9 ~ '08 ----> My Blog . . . Josh24:15 . . .

THANKFULFORFIVE - Billie - 41 My gang....kid-luvin' Dh-42, ds-20, ds-15, dd-14, dd-11, dd-14mos, hoping for #6 next year

CathMac - Cath - 43 1/2 - 4 1/2 yo DD and 2 1/2 yo DD

ZanZansMommy - 41 - 3 yo DS and 5 yo DD

allgirls - 42 - my youngest is 3 and my oldest is 18 and expecting her first in September...so I will be a grandma soon

jrabbit - Janis is proud to be 42 with DH & 3 DD's: 9, 5, 2 months

smibbo - 42 - I have 4 kids. Three boys: 18, 16, 13 and an awesome little girl (18mos)

Pookietooth - Jen - 43 - and I have a five year old (who will be six soon). Pg with #2, due 10/23/09ish.

ktmama - Kate - 43 with two dds (3.5 and 11.5) and one baby on the way. I'll be 44 when s/he is born in June.

Miracle and Wonder - Candida - 45 I had a miscarriage in February of 1983 (at 19) and I have two living babies, Isobel (who will be one at the end of the month) and Ianto (who was born 21 December). Ianto also had a twin, annalisa, who passed away at the beginning of this month.

contactmaya - Maya - 42 I have a 10 month old and a 3 1/2 year old. Both boys.

SuzymomofLaura Suzy - 42 - mother of two: my sweet Laura, now 4,5 yrs old already, and Lucie, our 20 month old (and not yet STTN at all), gluten/lactose intolerant VBAC miracle. And there's DH, aged 50, plus one cat, 11 months old, in our household. We BF, co-sleep and I recently summoned up the courage to pull out my CD stash again

Hollysmom - Kristine - 40 - (41 in May) and I am Mom to 3 girls, 6, 2.5and 1

suziek - Suzie - I'm expecting my 5th baby. I'm 42, and counting

sewchris2642 - Chris - I was 45.5 when our son was born. I'm now 56.5 and he just turned 11.

tropicaldutchtulip - 39 - I have 33 month old identical twin girls and we are starting to cycle with our surrogate in about 10 days! Hoping to have our Christmas miracle!

CatsCradle - 45 - 2.5 yo

Purplegirl - Lisa

MGBoutique - Lisa - 43.5 - I have a 14 year old dd with autism, a 7 year old dd, and a 16 month old ds.



Let me know if there's any corrections or updates that you'd like-BOLD changes in red please
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This looks like a fun group. Are you accepting newbies?

I am Kristine 40 (41 in May) and I am Mom to 3 girls, 6, 2.5 and 1. I always joke that I am Annette Benning because I started having children in my mid thirties and managed to have 3
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An introduction: I'm Suzie, I'm expecting my 5th baby. I'm 42, and counting

And now a question: Does anyone have any great tips for boosting ones energy in the first trimester? I need help, and fast.

I'm 8 weeks pregnant with and my energy level drops to near nothing everyday from about 2 until the kids are in bed. I can't stand it! I never liked napping much, but I really couldn't do it now even if I wanted to. DH travels and works long hours and my mother is on her annual, well-earned vacation in the sun.

I like to be busy with my kids. I like to cook delicious meals. I like to have a well-ordered, cheerful home. I feel happiest when I'm busy and getting a lot done, and not so great when things start to slide. But I feel so sleepy every day.

I wish I could manage a short mid-day spin on my stationary bike but I can't quite break away from the kids during dbs' nap to do that--something always comes up.

For the record, I've posted a similar question in the mom's of many thread.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

What are your best "surviving and enjoying the first trimester" tips?
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i must share how geeky my family is: The Tiny Techie

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Janis is proud to be 42 with DH & 3 DD's: 9, 5, 2 months

i have a blog about my newest baby's birth - traumatic sense of loss for me. i've just realized that if i'm alone at all (i mean without adults - my kids are with me always), i start to feel more depressed again. even if it's just a shower. i haven't written anything in my blog in over a month because i don't want to think about it - but i think i need to start writing again.

--janis
post #5 of 152
Suzie - i think you should experiment with taking a nap at 2 - it might boost your energy!
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DD is now 7.5 months and I'm still having a great time. I guess she would be classified as an easy baby (though she thinks the computer is called, "No no no" She looks at it when I say that now :
She's crawling and pulling up and cruising. I'm very busy.
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:

Be back with more of an intro when I am not falling asleep.
post #8 of 152
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Kristine and Suzie


Janis I updated your info and I'm on my way to read your blog...
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Janis just wanted to say you have a beautiful family :
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I've been lurking lately and not posting. I am happy to join a 40ish tribe as I have turned 48 and feel more 50ish! My body finally gave up making milk last month. Too many conflicting hormones with menopause. I can't believe we made it 3.5 years with DD. Naps are great!!
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I've been lurking lately and not posting. I am happy to join a 40ish tribe as I have turned 48 and feel more 50ish! My body finally gave up making milk last month. Too many conflicting hormones with menopause. I can't believe we made it 3.5 years with DD. Naps are great!!
mbbinsc, I changed your info to update on the front page. Check to see if it's accurate. Thanks, Kate
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Thanks for the update, though I'd rather be 47. I am no longer nursing. No more milk. I love reading this thread as it makes me feel normal.
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Originally Posted by suziek View Post

What are your best "surviving and enjoying the first trimester" tips?
the thing that helped me during pregnancy, and actually every day, with energy is my pregnancy tea an old friend recommended. i was hesitant to do it as i didnt really like the taste of it. however, i added some raw sugar to it and gradually stopped doing that and now i drink it every day.

if you are interested, ill post the recipe. if not, no worries. I can definitely tell a difference in days when i have drank the tea, and when i have not. and my iron levels were through the roof during my pregnancy while drinking it. for all 3 prior pregnancies, i was anemic.

my update:
PW: 40, mom to 4 boys: 18, 11, 3 and 4 months (almost 5...G-d, where did the time go?). ill be 41 next month. oh well....im on the young side of this tribe, right? lol! i never get to feel "young in age" anywhere around young children and moms right now, but its all good. i often forget my age! lol!
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Do I belong here? I was 45.5 when our son was born. I'm now 56.5 and he just turned 11.
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Do I belong here? I was 45.5 when our son was born. I'm now 56.5 and he just turned 11.
Chris Of course you belong here, mama We love new members. I'll add you to the front page as soon as I post this ok. :

If you don't mind me asking, I hope ...but did you have a natural preg at 45.5? I really want more kiddos myself and I just turned 44. I had two m/c's and am feeling a little depressed, but try to keep up the hope. We'll be TTC again in Apr. or May.
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I would also be 45+ if I were to try for another.

I'm Heather, 44, mother of Terran-Sage Revolution who is one.
post #17 of 152
welcome to all the new mama's

My ds just turned 16 my lo is a year now :

No advice on boosting the energy.The first tri was also really hard on me with my last one.

Still no af 13 mo pp. I am waiting for af before I consider ttc again. Probably not though. Even though I have a dh I am raising this lo almost 100% alone. Dh works a lot and plays a lot. Which is fine with me.
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Ohhhh and thanks for starting the new thread lovbeingamommy
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Originally Posted by lovbeingamommy View Post
Chris Of course you belong here, mama We love new members. I'll add you to the front page as soon as I post this ok. :

If you don't mind me asking, I hope ...but did you have a natural preg at 45.5? I really want more kiddos myself and I just turned 44. I had two m/c's and am feeling a little depressed, but try to keep up the hope. We'll be TTC again in Apr. or May.
Yes, I did. Getting pregnant has never been a problem. We say that God allowed us to plan the girls and He planned Dylan. My OB/GYN said that I was a very boring patient. No questions, no worrys, no complaints, no tests. Joy and Erica say that it was no fair--I made being pregnant look easy. They both had morning sickness. Joy with all three of hers. I never did. The only thing was that my labor stalled and had to be jump started with induction.
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I should update...

Dd is 4y3m. She's scary smart and very high energy. It's a wild ride. New baby coming in early April.


I also think a good way to deal with first tri fatigue is to give in to the nap. Even half an hour can make a world of difference.
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