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post #41 of 94
hi ladies...i've been here just over 3 weeks and have just under 3 weeks to go. so, i'm halfway through my stay here!

i'm hoping to make it to 37 wks when i will most likely be induced. nice to meet you all!!!

oh, i'll still be 35 when amelia gets here. my bday isn't until december!
post #42 of 94
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i'm interested to hear the reasons why you decided to have a U/S this time, and why at 22 weeks.
I have always had a u/s and I'm not opposed to them, although I respect the fact that some people are. I don't know why at 22 weeks... I think that's when my last midwife suggested... between 22 and 24 weeks. And I just like confirmation that everything's going well. No 'research' here... just mine and dh's feelings on it.
post #43 of 94
I'm in. I'm 39 and pregnant with my second child, due in March. DH will be 50, I will be 40 and DD will 7 when we have a newborn. It just worked out that way for us. The women in my family ALL (from my grandmother, to my mother to my 2 sisters) had children late in life.
post #44 of 94
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i certainly don't feel old
I totally with you on that one!

Being pregnant is the first time in my life that I've ever been treated as an older person. :

Yet I feel young, happy and healthy. I am so ready to have this baby and I have enough energy and enthusiasm to boot! This feels like the perfect time to have a baby!
post #45 of 94
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welcome, ellien! glad you're here
post #46 of 94
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:Welcome to the new thread
for pregnant women 35 and older!
:

Our pregnant members are listed alphabetically with username, age at conception/age at delivery, partner's age, EDD, sex of baby, in this order and separated by commas.

If you'd like to be added to our list, and when you have updates, please post your request in bold.


PREGNANT MEMBERS
AbigailGrace 40/41, 49, mid-march 2010, surprise!
boobs4milk 35/__, 43, 10/22/09, girl!
bubbagirl 36/37, 31, 3/11/2010, surprise!
cbhowell 40/41, 41, 9/26/09, girl!
darcytrue 40/41, 45, C/S 9/22/09, surprise!
Dmitrizmom 36, 9/16/09, surprise!
Ellein C 39/40, 50, due in March 2010, surprise!
Ella-6 40/41, 42, EDD Jan 01, 2010, boy!
ElliesMomma 40/41, 59, 9/16-ish/09, boy!
gypsyhips26 34/35, 38, 12/30/09, boy!
Kidzaplenty, 39/_, 43, early january 2010, surprise!
Peace+Hope 35/36, 35, mid-april 2010, surprise!
Perdita in Ontario 37/37, 39, EDD Feb 11, surprise so far!
pookietooth 43/44, 44, 10/22/09, boy!
samstress 37/38, 36, 4/25/10, surprise!
Sorin 36/36, 39, 4/20/09,too early to tell!
sunshadow 35/36, 38, 1/1410, boy!
thewaggonerfamily 40/41, 40, 11/3/09, boy!
zannster 36/37, 35, 3/28/10, surprise for now!
ZoraP 40/41, 41, 10/9/2009, girl!


:OFFICIAL LURKERS:
kraftykathy 40, dreaming of adding 1 more to her 3

:BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS:
jillmama: little boy Finnian on 8/13/09

:UNCONFIRMED GRADUATES:
(for in case we need it)

*** Women who discontinue posting will be moved to the "Unconfirmed Graduates" category 30 days after their due time. Please keep us posted, and ask to be removed if you don't want to participate so we can keep our group manageable - thank you!
Um, I think you got the wrong username for the graduate. I have not yet had my baby. Due in January, so not for awhile yet. Here is the correct info for me:
jillmamma 36/36, 36, 1/30/10, surprise for now (u/s scheduled for 9/16)!

As far as why I am having one at 36, well, this one was a surprise! I have 2 already (boy 6.5 and girl 4) and we were undecided about going for #3 (well, DH was, I would love to keep having as many as God wants us to have) so as a compromise we have been charting and using condoms when we think I am fertile. In May, I thought I was 6 days away from ovulation (and therefore "safe"), but my body decided to ovulated 2 days early, so we DTD actually 4 days instead of 6 days before ovulation. I guess God decided for us. We were married 6.5 years (and both 29 years old, got married at 23) when we had our first due to wanting a house first and to have the possibility of me being able to stay home and just live off DH's salary.

As far as tests go, I did all the standard bloodwork at the first visit where they check for STDs, blood type, iron levels, etc., and have declined all the testing for genetic defects. Instead, I am opting to see how things go at the 20 week u/s, and if anything looks "off", we may go for further testing at that point. I also plan to take the GTT, and NSTs if I go over my EDD. Given my history though, I doubt I will go over 40 weeks as my first was born at 37 and my second at 39 weeks. This is my first time seeing midwives instead of an OB; they are CNMs who work in a practice with OBs (they deliver at a hospital). DH is freaked out at the idea of a homebirth with a midwife, so I figured this would be a better compromise for us. My other two I delivered in a hospital with no epidural/drugs after going into labor on my own, so I know it can be done.

Those of you with kids already, how are the older siblings reacting to the pregnancy? Mine are both pretty excited. DS (who will be 7 when the baby comes) insists it is a boy, and DD (4) insists it is a girl. One of them is right! DD is too cute, coming up and kissing my belly, saying she is giving the baby a hug, showing her books to the baby, and asking me if when the girl baby comes out and grows bigger if she can play ponies with her. DS says he will teach the baby to make train layouts. I think they will be great with the new baby, but there will probably be some adjustment to having less of mom time.
post #47 of 94
Thread Starter 
jillmama, woah, i'll say! sorry about the mistake - all better now. i'm glad you showed up in the new thread

congrats on your oops! for a long time, it's the only way i thought we'd ever end up with kids, since we were so unsure whether to have them at all.

your kids sound so sweet. i can remember when my mom got pregnant. i was the "baby" at 8 yrs old...... sooooo excited. i tried to convince my mom that the baby should sleep in MY room - ha.
post #48 of 94
Masel, 38/38, 40, EDD Oct 1, surprise
post #49 of 94
Hi mamas ~ I'm in. 21 weeks pregnant, a sweet darling little boy, 7th child. Will be birthing UC again if all goes well.

AND, I think I officially win the award for oldest mother.....I am 44 & will be 44 at the birth. Pookietooth - I think I just kicked your ass too since I see you are not yet 44.

Is there a tiara or something for this??
post #50 of 94
Sure! Tiara is in the mail.

Congratulations! BTW.
post #51 of 94
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Is there a tiara or something for this??
there certainly should be. congrats mama!
post #52 of 94
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by samstress View Post
there certainly should be. congrats mama!

ooooooh, oldest member! let's vote on what one smiley we shall bestow upon this honorable place.

sadly, there is no tiara, BUT there are some fun ones. mama of the forest, you get two votes additional entries will also be accepted.

here's the list i came up w/:

: : : :
post #53 of 94
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Originally Posted by mama in the forest View Post
Hi mamas ~ I'm in. 21 weeks pregnant, a sweet darling little boy, 7th child. Will be birthing UC again if all goes well.

AND, I think I officially win the award for oldest mother.....I am 44 & will be 44 at the birth. Pookietooth - I think I just kicked your ass too since I see you are not yet 44.

Is there a tiara or something for this??
Well, you deserve a tiara for your age but we are tied on how many kids we have... Actually, my oldest is out of the house so I will only have 6 at home when this little one is born... (ooooh, then I can still adopt like I want!!)
post #54 of 94
Hi! I am Suzanne, and I'd love to be added to the list...I'm 39, but I'll be 40 on labor day! My dp is 39, and he'll be either 39 or 40 at the birth (due close to his birthday). I have 4 other kids from my previous marriage. They are 19, 15, 11, and 6. I'm planning another homebirth with a midwife, as my last 3 have been. I'm unsure about the whole "advanced maternal age" testing, as this will be the first time. I was last pg 7 years ago. At what point is one a 'grand multipara'? This is #5 for me, and I think likely my last since I really loathe pregnancy. (If only there was an easier way to get babies!)

I'm due April 2ish 2010....

~Suzanne
post #55 of 94
Mine should read:
pookietooth 43/43, 44, 10/22/09, boy!
I will still be 43 when this one is born.
We are hoping for a homebirth, but as I was diagnosed with a complete previa at 20 weeks, must wait and see how it goes.
post #56 of 94
Thread Starter 
updated to here

how are you guys doing? i just made my first midwife appointment today - it will be at 12 weeks can't wait!
post #57 of 94
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Originally Posted by chichimamma View Post
Hi! I am Suzanne, and I'd love to be added to the list...I'm 39, but I'll be 40 on labor day! My dp is 39, and he'll be either 39 or 40 at the birth (due close to his birthday). I have 4 other kids from my previous marriage. They are 19, 15, 11, and 6. I'm planning another homebirth with a midwife, as my last 3 have been. I'm unsure about the whole "advanced maternal age" testing, as this will be the first time. I was last pg 7 years ago. At what point is one a 'grand multipara'? This is #5 for me, and I think likely my last since I really loathe pregnancy. (If only there was an easier way to get babies!)

I'm due April 2ish 2010....

~Suzanne
Welcome! You are sorta like me! My kids from my previous marriage are 22, 13, 11 and 9 and now we added a 4, 2 and March baby! So I started over twice! You will have fun with this one!!
post #58 of 94
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updated to here

how are you guys doing? i just made my first midwife appointment today - it will be at 12 weeks can't wait!
I am great! No more m/s here! It's easier to eat food, though it's still hard to find something that sounds good. Strawberry shortcake is what I'm wanting right now and nope! We don't have the stuff! But atleast I'm not living on bread anymore... I can eat salads and real food again.

And man, does my coffee taste good these days!

Still tired but not as much. Haven't been taking my naps and can make it through the day now. :yawning:

My 2 yo is obsessed with this baby. It's so cute. He's started carrying around his sister's old doll and making sure she sleeps with him during naps and at night. He always wants me to pull up pictures of babies on the computer and talk about them. And keeps trying to name the baby "puppah doge"... southern for puppy dog.

Btw, if you need me to, I can take over the thread while you're gone in September.
post #59 of 94
Abigailgrace ~ my oldest is out of the house too. She's had her own apartment for the last two years. I was so sad when she moved out, but now that some time has passed I feel pretty good about it. And there are benefits.

Something funny...it's funny but it feels so strange to have such an old, adult daughter, and know that I am pregnant with a tiny newborn. I love it, but it's strange. When I was at my second level ultrasound the peri thought we were sisters. I could have married him.

Jenny, thanks for the congrats! You too!! Let's see, your oldest was born in 90 - still a little too young to be out of the house?

Has everyone around here been reading all the articles lately about older moms & increased longevity? Birthing after 40, and especially at 44-45 & beyond increases our longevity by quite a bit! yay!! :Bring on 100!

http://community.seattletimes.nwsour...1&slug=2559851

http://biomed.gerontologyjournals.or...full/57/5/B202

http://www.jonbarron.org/blog/2009/0..._life_tie.html

http://www.nationalpost.com/life/hea...tml?id=1597156
post #60 of 94
Thread Starter 
yay for slow tickers - i don't know how many kids we'll have - who knows, this could be twins and we'd be done - but i think that's great news.

btw, my midwives are not at all concerned about my age (about to be 36). they don't have any different recommendations for testing for me than they would for another client.

and i'm getting to the point that i may not want a u/s at all. we'll see. my main worry is some kind of genetic abnormality, like DS. anybody know about symptoms that might present during pregnancy for that? i've seen some stories about larger than normal belly measurements, but don't think that always happens.

anyway, she specifically addressed placenta previa saying, if you have it, when you start to dilate, you will have bleeding, and we'll know we need to transfer. so knowing ahead won't matter.

if anyone has further advice or opinions on u/s, please share
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