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post #161 of 323

I'd like to jump in and say wave.gif Hi.

 

 

* Name: Laura
* EDD: 4/27/2011

* Age: 42, 
* Location: Denver, CO
* What number child is this for you: This will be our 2nd.
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): My hubby (38) and my son (3).

 

I had a 5 hour home birth with my son at age 38 and actually will be having this new boy at a birth center with midwives.

post #162 of 323
Hi Laura! You and I are neighbors (well, in a general sense-- I'm in Denver too) and my son was born at the birth center. smile.gif
post #163 of 323
Thread Starter 

welcome laura!

post #164 of 323

hey all,

 

just checking in. not much to report. all is well. 23 weeks tomorrow, and counting down to the 3rd tri.

 

feeling pretty sleepy on this lazy warm saturday. :) its really nice that my children are older and more independent, so i can rest mostly whenever i want.sleeping.gif

 

i'm trying to enjoy each moment of having this babe inside. i know it will be our last pregnancy, last child. its amazing and bittersweet.

 

xo

post #165 of 323

Resting whenever you want sounds awesome! My oldest got sick last night, the poor thing, and today I hit 6 weeks and all-day-nausea started right on schedule. Oh well, I keep telling myself "nausea is a good thing... nausea is a good thing"  sick.gif.

post #166 of 323

Hi there!

 

I just found out earlier this week that I'm pregnant; it came as an enormous shock and surprise. I had some bleeding at the beginning which I mistook for my period, so when the pregnancy was confirmed, I was concerned. I had an u/s yesterday and was quite happy to see a weeeee baby with a strongly beating heart. I believe I'm about 6.5 weeks along and due at the end of Sept 2011. I will be working with the homebirth midwife I had in my last pregnancy, who I love dearly. Anyway, happy to be here! Like others, I didn't think I would be doing this again at my age; I had just made up my mind definitively in the past year that I was DONE. Hmmmm. ;)

 

Name: Heather
* EDD: 9/27/2011

* Age: 36
* Location: Colorado
* What number child is this for you: This will be our 3rd
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): Husband (43), son (5) and daughter (3)

post #167 of 323

Hi Heather, welcome aboard! wave.gif  I'm due October 1, but this is my third and my second was two weeks early so I'm straddling September and October due date clubs.  Funny how babies seem to want nothing to do with planning, huh?! Congratulations, and a happy, healthy and uneventful nine months to you!

post #168 of 323
Thread Starter 

welcome heather!

post #169 of 323

Hello, my name is Susanne, I will be 43 when this baby is born. This will be my 5th child due Aug 5, 2011. This will be my DH 1st child and he will be 43 as well. My 4 boys will be 16,18,20 and 23 when this baby arrives.  Oddly enough, my bday is aug 2 and dh is aug 4th. SOOO we should be 43 if baby comes on or after due date.  We recently had the neucal scan screening and the results came back with a low ratio for downs or trisomy. We are not doing anymore testing except the normal stuff.

 

I AM having a natural birth in a hospital, since no midwife is available to us where we live. I am a cbe and a breasfeeding counselor.  I am already stressing over how I want our birth to go in the hospital, however I am not afraid to tell folks to GTFOuhoh3.gif if I have to... Being pregnant in my 40's is so much different than in my 20's.   I feel more empowered now than I did then. I had all my boys naturally as well. (the third was a failed try at epi, my epidural nerve was bruised)

 

Smiles

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post #170 of 323

20 week anatomy scan today and all is well.  Everything looked great to my untrained eye.

 

We are having a BOY which is super exciting!  There are mostly little girls in the family 7 nieces and only 1 nephew so it will be nice to add some testosterone to the gene pool.

 

Feeling great and praying that the rest of this pregnancy goes as smoothly as the first half. 

post #171 of 323

I'm 41 now, I will be 42 at delivery, my dh will be 37, our edd is nov. 19th 2011. I just got my bfp today so no idea what we are having yet. This will be baby number five for us. We thought we were done, surprise! :-) 

 

McLisa, we were in the same ddc with your fourth and you said that was your last, lol! I don't beleive you, you are going to have number 7 before you turn 40!!

post #172 of 323
Thread Starter 

welcome susanne and Anglyn.

 

congrats becky - i changed your stork from yellow to blue.

 

i'm 33 weeks today and am doing well.  am getting anxious, but also feel like there's still so much to do.  trying not to stress too much.  hope everyone is well.  would love to hear some updates.

post #173 of 323

Hello!  I'd like to introduce myself to the group.  orngbiggrin.gif  I just found out last night that I'm pregnant for sure- even though I've suspected it for a few weeks (and in spite of the BFN I got on Saturday)!

 

* Name: Dyanna
* EDD: 11/21/11 (hey 11/11, that's kind of neat!)

* Age: 35
* Location: Brooklyn, NY

* What number child is this for you: First!
* Family (partner, other children, and/or furbabies): husband (33), kitty (almost 11), a bunch of fish (of varying ages!)

 

I've been on a few pregnancy boards today and I'm noticing that I'm using a lot of exclamation points, LOL.  Anyway, I'm totally excited but of course very nervous as well!  I don't have many friends with babies- and I'm really not close enough to the couples who do have kids to ask them about about their OB/midwife, birth experience, etc.  I know I have a few weeks before I'd be scheduled for my first appt, but I do need to quickly figure out where I'm going to give birth and what professionals are going to assist me...

 

post #174 of 323

Hello everyone- I am yet another of the aged from the OCT DDC...lol

 

This will be my 3rd babe- had my first at the tender age of 37;)

We have a boy and a girl so we have decided to let this one surprise us at birth!


age at delivery : 42, dh 36

 

EDD: October 25, 2011

 

 

post #175 of 323
Thread Starter 

welcome ladies and congrats!  you've been added to the roster.
 

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Originally Posted by Gemini13 View Post

 

I don't have many friends with babies- and I'm really not close enough to the couples who do have kids to ask them about about their OB/midwife, birth experience, etc.  I know I have a few weeks before I'd be scheduled for my first appt, but I do need to quickly figure out where I'm going to give birth and what professionals are going to assist me...

 

 

perhaps you could ask for recommendations in the finding your tribe forum if you don't have anyone in real life you can ask.  there's a mom in my ddc (due in may) who also lives in brooklyn and just so happens to be a midwife.  let me know if you'd like to connect with her.
 

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Originally Posted by saoirse2007 View Post

We have a boy and a girl so we have decided to let this one surprise us at birth!

 

we were surprise with dd and will be with this one as well.  it's so much fun!
 

 

post #176 of 323

I would love to be added.  Once you get over 35 it feels like everything becomes riskier and more urgent. So glad to have a resource!   

 

Rachelette, Age at Delivery will be 40 (my birthday is 11/6, so this will be a 40th birthday to remember!), DH will be 48, Estimated DD 11/10/11 Sex unknown. This will be our first child.

 

post #177 of 323
Thread Starter 

consider yourself added rachelette.  welcome (and congrats!)

 

yes, it does seem like everything is riskier, but try to enjoy it.

post #178 of 323

Hi all,

I'm 43, will be 43 when this LO gets here.

EDD 7/26/2011

DH is 51

This will be our second, my third. Found out today that he is a boy :)

 

post #179 of 323
Thread Starter 

welcome sundaya and congrats! 

 

a boy?  how wonderful.  what are your other two?

post #180 of 323

Thanks!

My first DS is 22. Our DD is 2. This will be my second after-40 babe. We're very excited. A lot of people like to point out to us AMA ladies that things are so much riskier. For the most part, I just don't buy it. My individual risks are the only ones that count for me, and I'm extremely healthy. While pregnant with my DD, the perinatologist (for the 20 week ultrasound) pointed out that my risk of having a baby with a chromosomal issue was less than the risk of getting pregnant while on birth control :)

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