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post #1 of 323
Thread Starter 
 

welcome to the thread
for pregnant women 35 and older!

our pregnant members are listed by due date with
username, name (if given), age at delivery, EDD and sex of baby (if known).

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

PREGNANT MEMBERS
Susanneprincess (susanne) 43, 08/05/11,
egmaranian (erica) 35, 08/06/11,
number3at43 (dawn) 43, 08/19/11,
Ttarail 42, 09/04/11,
Mommel 38, 09/05/11,
FarmerCathy (cathy) 35, 09/16/11,
Gracecody (heather) 36, 09/27/11,
JoyousJenny 36, oct '11
Flor 35, oct '11,
capretta 35, 10/01/11,
beautifulmoon 37, 10/11/11, stork-girl.gif
saoirse2007 42, 10/25/11,
MrsHin2002 39, nov '11,
bubbagirl 38, 11/03/11,
Rachelette 40, 11/10/11,
sorprendida11 44, mid-nov '11
Anglyn 42, 11/19/11,
Gemini13 (dyanna) 35, 11/21/11,
CNM2B (jennifer) 39, 11/27/11,
Awakeman (amy) 39, 12/01/11,
dreamgirl 40, 12/02/11,
sagewinna (kim) 43, 12/05/11,
Eileithyia 35, 12/07/11,
junebugmidwife 36, 12/12/11,
Gloverby (keely) 39, 12/21/11,
lotus1 41, 12/27/11,
NishaG 38, 01/07/12,
Shenjall (laura) 38, 01/14/12,
JuniperMama 36, feb '12,
Nazsmum 38, 04/01/12,
lovinled (jen) 38, 04/04/12,
Marnica 39, 04/14/12,
UnassistedMomma 42, 04/26/12,
jess in hawaii (jess) 41, apr/may '12
wigirlprb 42, 05/06/12,
4evernow 47, may '12
cookie_ 36, may/jun '12,
buterflymomma 36, may/jun '12,
DiannaK (dianna) 39, june '12
halifax40 45, 06/10/12,

candle.gifIN OUR THOUGHTS candle.gif
LeeshaB
ZinniaGarden
Purple Piggie

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
gradstudentmommy - kellan joseph arrived on 09/16/10
JessieBird (jess) - asa oderin thomas arrived on 10/05/10
honeybee (melissa) - camden arrived on 10/10/10
juliebird - benjamin porter arrived on 11/05/10
jensb - sanjay arrived on 11/08/10
stormgirl - calliope fern arrived 01/11/11
tinynyota - saskia rosemary arrived on 11/18/10
batlvr - sadie carroll arrived on 11/23/10
Qbear'smama - jack everett arrived on 12/17/10
teeg1973 -   norah   arrived 12/23/10
lillymonster - elise margaret arrived 01/04/11
justduckyangie (angie) - natalia quinn arrived 01/10/11
myk - katelyn leanna arrived 01/10/11
Hope4six - lucas & david arrived 01/14/11
m0xxie - lily arrived 01/29/11
pregnant@40 - a son arrived 01/29/11
Monkey pants - maximillian louis arrived 02/04/11
finnegansmom (michelle) - henry beckett arrived 02/19/11
DaniTall - micah arrived 02/19/11
kgreenemama (krista) - gemma clare arrived 04/04/11
mclisa - flynn thomas arrived 04/26/11
snguyen - lily anh arrived 04/27/11
WhiteHorse (heather) - sarah arrived 04/27/11
samstress (sam, 39) - jude michael arrived 05/16/11
Mamatoabunch (annabelle) - esca eirnin arrived 06/02/11
Max'sMama - julius michael arrived 06/04/11
BHappy - eliot quinn arrived 06/08/11
Buddhamom - lotus maya arrived 06/11/11
tracymom1 (tracy, 36) - jude lewis arrived 06/16/11
sundaya (43) - little boy arrived july '11
ArcticRose (misty, 38) - samantha jade arrived 07/08/11
greenmama66 - little boy arrived on mama's 45th birthday
HawaiianBlesing (becky, 36) - rafe edward arrived 08/02/11,
mia's mama (37) - ava elise arrived 08/06/11
amycolefarrell (amy) - lennon august arrived 08/28/11
Snugglebugmom (iris, 42) - little boy arrived 10/07/11

 


Edited by samstress - 10/25/11 at 11:30pm
post #2 of 323
Thread Starter 
i've looked all over for a 35 and over pregnancy tribe (one that isn't month specific), but couldn't find one (please direct me to it if i've missed it).

anyway, i was in one last year and found it to be one of my favorite (and most supportive) threads, so i thought i'd start another.

hope to see it grow.
post #3 of 323
hi there! i'm 36, and my husband will be 43 when this kid arrives. our EDD is january 19th, but i'm scheduling a caesarean so it'll probably be first week of january. don't know the sex yet, we'll find out in a few weeks.

i also have a 5 year old who is VERY excited to be a big sister.
post #4 of 323
Yay! I am 37, baby boy is due in December and I would like to join this tribe! My DD is 4 and is also thrilled to be a big sister, she'll be 4 3/4 when the baby comes. We're planning a natural birth in a birthing centre, which is how we had DD.
post #5 of 323
Thread Starter 
hooray! i'm no longer the only member. welcome ladies!

i too have a little girl and am sure she'll be very excited to be a big sister (as soon as we tell her). she will just turn four when the little one arrives.

dd was an emergency c-section. am hoping for a vbac this time around (ideally an hbac).

had a miscarriage last fall, so am a bit nervous, but can't help being very excited!
post #6 of 323
I will be 39 (maybe) with #2 - if she comes on time. If she is 9 days late, I will be 40. I had my first at 36.

DH is younger than me : ) He will be only 36 when DD #2 is born

Due date is 1/10/2011, we are having a girl
My birthday is 1/19

I will be vbac, so it's a little tricky with my age and finding someone confident enough to let me go. I have been told at 40 weeks they will schedule me for a c-section at 42 weeks. Not happy about it, but I don't know if I can find anyone else who would let me go longer. I live in the boonies, so an emergency would be a looong drive to the hospital. If I lived closer, I'd probably HB.
post #7 of 323
Thread Starter 
welcome lillymonster. i'm gonna assume she'll be on time and put you down for 39.

here's hoping you get your vbac. when i was pregnant last year the dr i had said he was supportive of me having a vbac, but i was never 100% convinced. that's why i'm going to go the midwife route this time around.

i notice your first was born 4/9/07 (my first was born 4/8/07).
post #8 of 323
I would like to join!

I am and will be 37 when this one arrives. DH will be 40.
We are expecting a baby girl, due 1/6/11, but if I go with a RCS she will likely come in late December (undecided on VBAC or CS due to medical issues and my own anxieties due to several losses).

I have an almost 4 year old DD who right now is thrilled about being a big sister....I have a feeling she might be a bit surprised once the next one comes along though.

Nice to see other *mature* momma's!

Tracy
post #9 of 323
Hi all,

I am 36 (and will be at baby's birth), dh will be 34. We are very excited to meet our newest little one next year.

This time around has been different. Nausea, fatigue and cramping hit very early this time around. And some new symptoms too...dizziness and near-fainting. Woo-hoo!

We missed the cut-off for the Quad-Screen + Nuchal Translucency test at 12 weeks. Not sure how I feel about that.

Last pregnancy we had an ultrasound and Level 2 us at 19-20 weeks that showed multiple problems -- ultimately ended up with an amniocentesis. Baby was perfect. That was a scary couple of weeks and now I'm both hesitant to be led down that road again and wanting to know (because of increased risk/age) so that I could potentially be prepared.

Anyone else doing testing? I really need to go back to the research on those tests -- risks vs. reward vs. false positive.
post #10 of 323
Thread Starter 
welcome tracy and kim. so excited that our little tribe is growing already.

undecided about testing. i had an amnio with my daughter and it was such a relief to know that everything was fine, but i'm having second thoughts this time around.
post #11 of 323
Hi Everyone!
I'm Angie, I turn 40 in Dec and Dh will be 41
This is by far my most challenging pregnancy...we find out the sex on Wed, so I have fingers crossed it's a very tiring pregnancy because it's a boy and not because I'm old LOL!
post #12 of 323
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Originally Posted by Kim View Post
Hi all,
Anyone else doing testing? I really need to go back to the research on those tests -- risks vs. reward vs. false positive.
I did the quad screen for my first at 36, and then for this one I did n/t us with blood test and the neural tube part of the testing at 20 weeks. Midwife said not to do the sequential testing because that can bring inaccurate results. I did not do amnio because I am very squeamish about it.

I did anatomy scan at 20 weeks and they said she cooperated very well and they saw nothing on the scan.
post #13 of 323

I'd love to join you ladies!

Hello! I am 36, will be 37 when DD is born in late November. My DH is 32. I had my first DS when I was 21 so it's been a few years This has been a pretty easy pregnancy so far. Very little morning sickness, very little weight gain, but I am already on the "fluffy" side. Lots of little aches and pains but nothing severe. I am really enjoying being an older mama and feel super blessed to be having this precious little girl!
post #14 of 323
Hi mamas!

I'm 39 and due with #2 September 15th. I was 36 when I had DD and this pregnancy has been much more challenging. I wish this tribe had been around earlier! I also had a loss this past September so I've been a little anxious this whole pregnancy.

Lillymonster and Samstres-my DD was born 4/19/07!

I always do the level 2 ultrasound but I've never had an amnio. They scare me.

Congratulations to everyone on their pregnancies!
post #15 of 323
Thread Starter 
welcome angie, batlvr and grad!

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Originally Posted by justduckyangie View Post
...I have fingers crossed it's a very tiring pregnancy because it's a boy and not because I'm old LOL!
well, if you're old, you're in very company.

Quote:
Originally Posted by batlvr View Post
I am really enjoying being an older mama and feel super blessed to be having this precious little girl!
that's the spirit!

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Originally Posted by gradstudentmommy View Post
Lillymonster and Samstres-my DD was born 4/19/07!
oh, very cool. my b-day is also april 19th (but just a few years prior to 2007).
post #16 of 323
My husband and I will both be 43 when our first baby (a girl) is due (1/23/2011). After 2 years of trying, and a miscarriage, we are both ecstatic about achieving a natural, unassisted pregnancy.

We did both the first and second trimester screening blood tests, and attempted the nuchal translucency scan at 13.5 weeks, but the baby was measuring a week ahead of schedule at the scan, so the measurement could not be used. The results from the blood tests alone gave us "phenomenal" results, 1:7300 for downs syndrome, and a level 2 ultrasound found nothing of concern so we opted to skip the amnio. We're going back for another ultrasound at week 20, and keeping fingers crossed that all will be well.

Aside from severe morning sickness and exhaustion through the first trimester, the pregnancy has been going well for me, and I don't feel my age has been any impediment. In fact, I forget that we are somewhat exceptional, except for some strange comments from medical personnel like, "Is this your own egg?" or "Did you wake up one day and just decide to have a child?".

Is it so strange that I would want to wait until conditions in my life were optimal before trying to conceive? That I would want to be sure I had a great partner, a solid relationship, and a measure of financial and emotional stability before attempting to bring a new life into the world?
post #17 of 323
Melissa
Age: 36
dh's age: 35
due date: 10/13
This baby is a surprise.
This is our 4th baby, will be our 3rd homebirth.

I have not done any additional testing. To each their own, but I'm very low-interventionist in general, and I don't see any need to do something different now that I'm past the "magic" age of 35. I'm so glad I don't have to deal with all the "advanced maternal age" crap from my wonderful CPM (who birthed her son at age 37ish, I believe).
post #18 of 323
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Originally Posted by honeybee View Post
Melissa
Age: 36
dh's age: 35
due date: 10/13
This baby is a surprise.
This is our 4th baby, will be our 3rd homebirth.

I have not done any additional testing. To each their own, but I'm very low-interventionist in general, and I don't see any need to do something different now that I'm past the "magic" age of 35. I'm so glad I don't have to deal with all the "advanced maternal age" crap from my wonderful CPM (who birthed her son at age 37ish, I believe).
I do believe medical personnel are more relaxed if you have had previous children than if your first is after the age of 35 (or 40). That is what I was told by the tech doing my sonogram anyway. If you have had previous children with no genetic issues than it's easier to deny those services as opposed to women who have never had a child. She told me she was had to do a u/s scan for a woman having her first age the age of 45, they would not have considered her as high of a risk if she had other children. We got into this discussion when she basically asked me if my age was on my only "risk" and I said yes, and she went into a long conversation about it, it was interesting how that practice treated it. I only went there for the sonograms.
post #19 of 323
Yay! Please add me!

Michelle, I'll be 39 when the baby comes. My dh is 40 and will be 40 when the baby comes. This is our last baby.
I'm due Feb 8, 2011.
This is our third baby, my fourth pregnancy. I had a loss at about 13 weeks (a missed MC) in Feb. It took about a year to get pregnant with this one, including the loss. I'm thrilled to be here and can't wait to get to know you all better!
post #20 of 323
I get to join in as well. I thought I would be done having kids by that dreaded age of 35, but I guess not.

mclisa, 36, dh will be 42, due april 25, 2011

This will make #6 for us and our last. I've had all hospital births and plan on that again. Last time I even went into spontaneous labor on my own. Otherwise I was induced anywhere from 41-41w5d gestation.

We've never knows the sex of the baby before and don't plan on it this time. I've never done the quad screen and I've turned down the 1st trimester testing for this pregnancy (blood work and u/s at 11 weeks).
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