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post #141 of 152
I think you can substitute dulse powder, if you can find it, for spinach powder, although it might taste a bit like seaweed. If you make your own, make sure to rinse the dulse before drying it and making it into powder, that will make it less strong.
I have a friend who had her tubes tied at 35 because she figured she was done and didn't want to worry about it. I myself would never do that, but then again, I also had to resort to IVF to get pregnant, so I don't think it's really a worry.
post #142 of 152
Hello again to everyone and thanks for the welcome.
Jempd - please don't go anywhere! I love reading about everyone and hope to comment and post more when I can.

Kristin - love the BBQ story. Your daughter may indeed be the next Julia Child!
post #143 of 152
Anyone want to start a new thread for May/June? Or May/June/July?
post #144 of 152
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Originally Posted by SuzymomofLaura View Post
I was asked kinda bluntly if I wanted to have my tubes tied in the process, because they assumed me being over 40, I would surely be done by now. I just gasped at the thought, KWIM?
That's just so rude.
post #145 of 152
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That's just so rude.
I don't think so. It's just one item on the form that they have to check off. Just like check here if you want circumcision if baby is a boy. Or any other question that has to have a decision.
post #146 of 152
"It's just one item on the form that they have to check off. Just like check here if you want circumcision if baby is a boy. Or any other question that has to have a decision."

Yep. And I'm an absolute 100% sure they weren't trying to hurt anybody's feelings, or me in particular, at all, but I was taken aback anyways. But I referred to that episode only because it touched the very spot noordinaryspider was talking about (or so I thought...) The decision to be made before monopause sets in. Sometimes feeling deeply disturbed by the thought that time's running out on you before you have reached that point. Surely hospital staff can't take all that into account (but wouldn't it make a tremendous difference if they could... )
post #147 of 152
Hi everyone! Welcome new mamas! New to this thread, that is!!!!

Heather, thanks for sharing your heart. I know I am keeping the dream alive to TTC another, someday. I will be very sad if I ever decide not to. You have time!!!!

There was a link to the story about the 66 year old woman who is 8 months pregnant on my yahoo page, so of course I watched the news spot. She looks GREAT!!!! She looks better than I did at 8 months! I watched an interview of a woman who had twins (in her very late 40's or early 50's can't remember) and it was very inspiring. :

One of the negative comments about the 66 y.o. woman having a baby was that it was selfish. In my opinion having a baby (and/or adopting one) is about the least selfish thing a person can do!
post #148 of 152
I saw that about the 66 year old. I thought that seemed like it would be hard to be pregnant at that age with everyone treating you like you were too old. It's too bad people think it's selfish. But still, I don't know. My mom died at 71. If this woman dies then, her baby will be only 5 years old. But then, I think if my mom had become a mother again at 66, she probably would have lived a lot longer. I believe she died because her oldest son, my brother, married a controlling, backwards, ignorant woman (she didn't even bother trying to breastfeed any of her kids, among other things), who got into a fight with my mom over the way they were raising their kids (mostly mainstream, except the kids stayed with their other grandma, who also did not like my mom, while my SIL worked, instead of daycare), and banned my mom from calling, visiting, or writing them. She got sick with a rare autoimmune disease soon after that, and died within six months.
Anyhoo, I have been feeling movement for a few weeks now, mostly just flutters. I have also been having what I think are Braxton-Hicks contractions occasionally, but I will talk with my midwife about them tomorrow. I never had them with ds -- in fact, until I started labor, I didn't feel any sort of contractions, and then they were mostly in my rear end rather than where I thought they'd be in my belly.
post #149 of 152
I was thinking about the 66 year old woman, and thinking about how Tony Randall became a father in his 70s, and nobody made a big deal about that or called him selfish -- he did die while the child was still quite young I think (of course the mom was a lot younger, so the child would have at least one living parent for quite a long time, with luck). And that isn't the only example. But again, usually an older father has a much younger woman with whom he has the children, who usually outlives him and goes on to raise their kids. I would bet, though, that if the 66 year old had a 25 year old husband/boyfriend, people would have something negative to say about that, too.
post #150 of 152
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Originally Posted by SuzymomofLaura View Post
"It's just one item on the form that they have to check off. Just like check here if you want circumcision if baby is a boy. Or any other question that has to have a decision."

Yep. And I'm an absolute 100% sure they weren't trying to hurt anybody's feelings, or me in particular, at all, but I was taken aback anyways. But I referred to that episode only because it touched the very spot noordinaryspider was talking about (or so I thought...) The decision to be made before monopause sets in. Sometimes feeling deeply disturbed by the thought that time's running out on you before you have reached that point. Surely hospital staff can't take all that into account (but wouldn't it make a tremendous difference if they could... )
I remember being taken aback right before my first c/s - at being asked. Since then I've learned that even if I'd said 'yes' they couldn't have done it; California has some very specific rules about consent for that procedure. I would have had to give consent at least three days previously, to my OB, and then signed another consent form at the hospital. So the question was just SOP - it's on the form the nurses are filling out.
post #151 of 152
Hi there everyone.
It is so wonderful to read about Moms in their 40s. My second baby is due on my 40th birthday (not that I believe in due dates as my first was 2 weeks late). My DS is 22 months and I feel tired all the time with this pregnancy chasing him around and sitting on the floor and getting up etc. I have been lying down for a rest while he naps but often cannot get to sleep. Do you think that it's true that pregnancy and birth is more difficult the older we are?
post #152 of 152
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New MAY/JUNE thread

Ok, I know I'm late about it...but my laptop is kaput(sp) Never drink anything while using a laptop...in your lap

Anyhow, this thread was getting quite long so the new link is listed below and there's also the Mar./Apr. link in case anyone needs to get caught up. I should be back in action as my DH is buying me a DESKTOP at Costco as I type this on his computer .

I'll update our new members to the front page so check later tonight, ok.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1087199
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