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pregnant and over 35 - october

post #1 of 103
Thread Starter 

welcome to the 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 '10,
Andante 43/44, 38, mid-may '10,
bubbagirl 36/37, 31, 3/11/10,
Buzzer Beater 45/45, 46, 6/7/10,
chichimamma 39/40, 39, 4/2ish/10,
CorasMama 34/35, __, 7/1/10,
Effervescentmind 35/36, 39, 3/26/10,
Ellein C 39/40, 50, march '10,
Ella-6 40/41, 42, 1/1/10,
enigo 39/40, 41, 5/16/10,
gon2be 40/41, 44, december '09,
gypsyhips26 34/35, 38, 12/30/09,
hillybillymom 40/__, __, ______,
HoneybeeWaterfall 39/39, 47, 5/3/10,
jillmamma 36/36, 36, 1/30/10,
Kidzaplenty 39/__, 43, early januray '10,
livelovelaugh 36/37, 35, 7/2/10,
mama in the forest 44/44, __, 1/5/10,
Mamatoto2 35/35, __, march '10,
me&3 39/40, 44, late may '10,
moonInLion 41/42, 37, late march '10,
Peace+Hope 35/36, 35, mid-april '10,
Perdita in Ontario 37/37, 39, 2/11/10,
pookietooth 43/43, 44, 10/22/09,
Pumpkincat 37/__, __, 6/3/10,
quiverfull 40/40, 45, 2/10/10,
sajuse 38/38, 40, 3/28/10,
Sonnet 39/40, 33, 6/1/10,
Sorin 36/36, 39, 4/20/10,
SunRise 42/43, 48, 2/21/10,
sunshadow 35/36, 38, 1/14/10,
SusanMy 38/39, 46, 5/14/10,
thewaggonerfamily 40/41, 40, 11/3/09,
zannster 36/37, 35, 3/28/10,
zonapellucida 39/40, 43, late february '10,
ZoraP 40/41, 41, 10/9/09,

OFFICIAL LURKERS
kraftykathy 40, dreaming of adding 1 more to her 3
umsami 41, waiting to know

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
mamatoabunch finnian born 8/13/09
ElliesMomma shawn born 9/8/09
boobs4milk amelia rae born 9/17/09
onelittleone griffin jude born 9/17/09
cbhowell calliope wren born 9/18/09
mamamia10 little boy born 9/18/09
darcytrue little girl born 9/23/09
Dmitrizmom vivienne claire marie born 9/25/09
Masel catherine rose born 9/26/09


? UNCONFIRMED GRADUATES ?

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!
post #2 of 103
Thread Starter 
it's a new month! how did it get to be october already?

wondering where cbhowell and onelittleone are. are you still waiting for your little girl and boy to arrive or are you so busy with your wee ones that you haven't time to post? hope to hear from you soon.

boobs4milk, Masel, pookietooth and ZoraP -- your due dates are fast approaching (alreday here for you Masel). how are you all feeling? looking forward to some updates.

dd is insisting we go for a walk, so i'll post more later. i had my second dr's appt today and it left me...well it left me with a bunch of different feelings (way too many to post right now). hope everyone's october is off to a wonderful start!
post #3 of 103
popping over to sub and say - man, I'm exhausted.... Only 6 weeks tomorrow, and I feel like it's hit me like a ton of bricks this past week - - but maybe it's that cold that's crept up on me. Ugh.

Happy October!
post #4 of 103
QUOTE by >>>PEACE+HOPE:

questions for you all:
with home midwives/no US technology, anyone know when twins might be detected? i'm guessing fundal height would be ahead, and they'd start searching for 2 heartbeats.

another one: was reading (in a book, conception to birth) that at 12 weeks, you can pick up fetal heartrate often with a stethoscope??? but my MW said the fetoscope won't work til usually 20 weeks.... i don't even know what a fetoscope is . anyway, anybody have insight on this?


I have heard quite a bit about twins... meaning everything has been conflicting! haha! Yes, fundal height and no on fundal height, etc. Are you using a midwife but don't want to get an ultrasound? Or you just don't have access to one? I'm getting one but have to find one on my own.

And I don't have insight to all the 'scopes' but I have been reading several mamas saying their midwife or OB couldn't always find the heartbeat at 12 weeks... that's all I know...

AND HAPPY OCTOBER BACKATCHA!!!!!!!
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post #6 of 103
yay, samstress - thank you! please do let us know what your appointment brought up... sounds heavy.

and happy october! i am SOOO relaxed in cool weather. my absolute favorite time of year is fall. have i told you all that i planned TTC so that i could be pregant in cool months and deliver in spring? what can i say, it worked, and i'm very happy about that.

abigailgrace, thanks for clarifying the twin thing...NOT, heehee . can't wait to see if anyone else has info on this topic. i AM avoiding U/S unless some indication of medical necessity becomes apparent. my husband still thinks he may want on near the birth, but we're going to continue to talk to our midwives about it.
post #7 of 103
Here's my update -- can't believe it's actually October, and only one week from my EDD! Feeling fine, other than large, heavy, and slow. My prenatal appointments are all textbook; no issues, no problems. In fact, this pg has gone better than my first two did, in terms of my own health. I became anemic toward the end of both the others, but this time I'm still in good shape. Not sure what the difference is, but I'm not complaining.

We're all looking forward to meeting our new little one when she decides to make her appearance. I'm feeling much more patient about that than I did the first two times, too. I buess age does help mellow us out some. Or maybe it's just that I'm so distracted by the activities I have with an active family that I don't dwell on it this time.
post #8 of 103
boobsformilk has delivered Amelia

I will be 40 when I deliver.... Not much happening except I am so very tired and facing homeschooling again. I have so much to consider that I want to nap just thinking about it.

I did find a great midwife that will a) leave me alone while I labor and birth unless I need her or b) won't be surprised if I call her after I birth to help wiht all that after birth stuff that I know DH won't do happy me!
post #9 of 103
almost 15 weeks now, time flies!
waiting for those movements to manifest themselves.
still not eating much, and not gaining weight either, but definitely showing
(I am thin to start with).
next m/w appointment in 10 days, I'll be 16+ weeks then.
other than that nothing special, just checking in.....
post #10 of 103
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Originally Posted by zonapellucida View Post
boobsformilk has delivered Amelia

I will be 40 when I deliver.... Not much happening except I am so very tired and facing homeschooling again. I have so much to consider that I want to nap just thinking about it.

I did find a great midwife that will a) leave me alone while I labor and birth unless I need her or b) won't be surprised if I call her after I birth to help wiht all that after birth stuff that I know DH won't do happy me!
I love the name Amelia!

And I am 40 and very tired as well! And trying to homeschool, too!

Can't wait until I start nesting... maybe I'll clean house, then!

(So glad to see you "Z"! I misunderstood your goodbye in the March DDC)
post #11 of 103
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by me&3 View Post
popping over to sub and say - man, I'm exhausted.... Only 6 weeks tomorrow, and I feel like it's hit me like a ton of bricks this past week - - but maybe it's that cold that's crept up on me. Ugh.
hope you're feeling better soon.

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Originally Posted by Peace+Hope View Post
yay, samstress - thank you! please do let us know what your appointment brought up... sounds heavy.

and happy october! i am SOOO relaxed in cool weather. my absolute favorite time of year is fall. have i told you all that i planned TTC so that i could be pregant in cool months and deliver in spring? what can i say, it worked, and i'm very happy about that.
no problem. i was thinking you might want to start the thread again, but when i got home from work on thursday and noticed there wasn't a new one, i just went ahead and started it.

i will definitely share the details of my appointment when i get a chance. it's going to be quite a vent and i just don't have the time (or energy) right now. my in-laws are coming into town today and i feel like i should be getting ready for that.

i too am due in april and while i didn't necessarily plan it that way, i'm so glad it worked out that way. my dd was born in april as well and it was perfect. not pregnant during the really hot months which would be a total drag here in southern california.

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Originally Posted by ZoraP View Post
Here's my update -- can't believe it's actually October, and only one week from my EDD! Feeling fine, other than large, heavy, and slow. My prenatal appointments are all textbook; no issues, no problems. In fact, this pg has gone better than my first two did, in terms of my own health. I became anemic toward the end of both the others, but this time I'm still in good shape. Not sure what the difference is, but I'm not complaining.

We're all looking forward to meeting our new little one when she decides to make her appearance. I'm feeling much more patient about that than I did the first two times, too. I buess age does help mellow us out some. Or maybe it's just that I'm so distracted by the activities I have with an active family that I don't dwell on it this time.
glad you're feeling good. can't wait to here the good news!

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Originally Posted by zonapellucida View Post
boobsformilk has delivered Amelia
CONGRATS to boobs4milk (wherever you are).

i decided to go poking around to see if any of our other members had their little ones. turns out cbhowell, Masel and onelittleone all did. their birth announcements are listed above.

i know the original post says that those who discontinue posting will be moved to "unconfirmed graduates" 30 days after their due date (perhaps i'll remove that), but i thought it would be nice to see some birth announcements instead. hope that's ok. ???

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Originally Posted by AbigailGrace View Post
I love the name Amelia!
me too! we gave our daughter the middle name amelia. the other night dh and i were talking about names and he said, "i wish we hadn't wasted amelia as a middle name because i really like it". i told him there's no reason we couldn't use it. i said we could say we named her after her big sister. what do y'all think?
post #12 of 103
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Originally Posted by samstress View Post
me too! we gave our daughter the middle name amelia. the other night dh and i were talking about names and he said, "i wish we hadn't wasted amelia as a middle name because i really like it". i told him there's no reason we couldn't use it. i said we could say we named her after her big sister. what do y'all think?
Why not? I don't know if I could do it because there are so many other great names out there to choose from but I also think it would be cute!

HOW ABOUT ULTRASOUNDS? Anyone find out lately what they are having? I won't find out for another 3 weeks or so. Have to get on the phone, actually, and see where I can get in. I don't have the name of the place I used last time. Gosh, 3 weeks until I know... I'm really trying to stop thinking 'girl' so I'm not disappointed. I sure do love my boys but I REALLY want a girl as my dd is 13! I have started looking at little girl things and I know better! haha!

I am getting baby fever mamas! After being in shock and denial for all this time, it feels good to finally be ready to accept a little one into my arms! I still can hardly believe it because he's not moving a whole lot but baby lust is here!!!!
post #13 of 103
I have an Amelia Margaret -- I too love the name. I think Amelia is still in the hospital and so Jen is rather busy.

I am not going to find out the gender--at least I don't plan to. My gut is saying girl only because of the heart rate. DAMN those old wives tales!

As for my DD club... wasn't comfortable there so I left, LOL. And I am fairly certain this will be a Feb baby. (Watch me proven WRONG--it will probably be a ten monther at ten lbs )
post #14 of 103
Abigail & Zona ~ I wasn't sure if I would find out....I did not find out with my other 6 & I did LOVE the surprise when I birthed them.

With this last, seventh baby of mine, I ended up deciding to give myself a treat and find out. I thought FOR SURE I was having a girl. All signs pointed to it - my tremendous sickness, the heart rate, my instincts....all pointed to a last sweet final girl. I was seriously positive I was having a girl.

So, at the ultrasound, I was absolutely floored when the doc told me ....see, look there is his penis & testicles. I literally was speechless!

I had to rethink everything I had been thinking & planning.

Now it is a strange thing indeed to know I have a little son in there....knowing in advance is new for me & although it was a thrill to find out, it's just very odd. One thing that is nice is I can think about names. It always takes me a month or more to find the right name, so perhaps this time around I will find one quicker.
post #15 of 103
Can I be added?
I'm 39, will be 40 when baby is born. (By the skin of my teeth!) DH is 41.
I am due May 16th and I have no idea yet if it's a boy or a girl, although, I feel "boy"
post #16 of 103
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AbigailGrace View Post
Why not? I don't know if I could do it because there are so many other great names out there to choose from but I also think it would be cute!
true, there are so many others to choose from. i'm guessing we probably won't go with amelia. we tend to be partial to monosyllabic first names (we've all got 'em). perhaps we'll use amelia again as a middle name (if it's a girl). something the sisters could share. way too early to say.

we definitely will not be finding out the sex. we didn't with our first and we just love surprises. my gut told me "girl" with our first (and it was right). really can't get a read on this one yet.

enigo! i do believe we were in the ttc #2 (or more) in our 30s thread together. thrilled to see you're joining us here!
post #17 of 103
We will not find out the gender this time around. We did for the first two, but this time I convinced DH to not do it (otherwise I would refuse the 18 week ultrasound, I said!).
We have one of each, so it really does not matter from a practical point of view, either.
It will be so exciting to find out once baby slips out!
DH objects that this way we have to agree on two names, one for each kind. My response....I have chosen a name that works for either...just have to get him on board!
post #18 of 103
Hi all
Welcome enigo!! There sure is a lot of 40 something's having babies-a good sign I think for those who are TTC.
Definitely not having an ultrasound unless something seems drastically wrong. I haven't had one since I was pregnant with my oldest, in 97/98. Would be too weird now I think. I love the surprise and I wouldn't want to alter that moment when I find out by holding my new baby if it is my son or daughter who has been poking me all those months.
I'm 30 weeks now and baby seems to have flipped head down. I see the doc Monday and hopefully she will have my blood tests back. I am really curious get my Vit D and ferritin results back. Then I will only go in to see her if I have some concern before the birth, or for a newborn check up after the birth.
Still no word from the adjuster about our van. My dh is deployed (of course!), so if it's going to be written off, I will have to find a way to buy and get a new vehicle here while driving a rental with three kids in the back. The nearest Toyota dealership is 1 1/2 hours away, so I will have to ask a friend to go with me and drive back either the rental or the new van. Logistics!!
Good luck ZoraP and congrats to the three new babies and their mamas!!
post #19 of 103
OOPs age at conception was 39--don't you just love changing my stats?

Darn it Greenlee!!!! Now maybe I will find out...... I am one who waits weeks to name my kids. They are stuck with it the rest of their life, it has to fit and NOTHING is striking me as "perfect" right now. And I have used all my family names that I find acceptable. Names I did love are being used all over the board and I can't use a name I am seeing often. SOOOOO I guess I am stuck in name purgatory again.

Abigail, I think I have decided to take the hs leap again. I just need to get some sleep first. I was up all last night scrubbing soap scub out of the three bathrooms. They sparkle. I finished and celebrated by eating the rest of the tapioca I made and finally "went to bed" at about 6. Lachlann decided to start hair pulling soon after. I was not a very happy waking mommy today. Probably because I was not waking, I was just getting up after cleaning ferverishly. Now I am sore EVERYWHERE!!!!! Who needs exercise!


welcome enigo! so good to see you

I am not feeling any baby movement yet and am anxiously looking forward to it since I lent out my doppler to a very irreponsible teen and she broke it. God forbid she offer to even pay for half of it. She also has ALL my maternity, breast feeding including pumps (2) and new baby stuff. She has convienently moved so I have no idea where the thief is. Working on letting go ...... I just wish I could get the cradle my grandmother gave me back. If I could find her I would have the police escort me just to get that. The rest is replaceable. Vent over
post #20 of 103
I'm still around. We did find out at our 20 week ultrasound. It's a girl! My 4 year old DD is thrilled, and DS is excited too. Not sure what we will name her yet. I am at 23 weeks now and feeling more movement, especially after I eat or drink something.
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