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post #181 of 323

Hi all!  I'd love to be here even though I still sometime have a hard time believing I'm even 30!

 

I'm Katherine and I'll be 37 when this one is born.  It's our second surprise!  We had a surprise last month, and a very early miscarriage followed by a "how the heck did that happen?" surprise again!  This one will be #3 and I'm pretty sure our last (even though I said that last time).  DH will be 43 when babe comes along.

 

So I sometime feel weird on MDC, I'm a T1 diabetic, have had 2 c/s (unless a miracle occurs this one will be too), have had two LGA babes (#2 was 10.5 lbs) and now we can add AMA to the pot... 

post #182 of 323

You sound like a great addition to our tribe, Katherine! orngbiggrin.gif Welcome, and congratulations!

I had my first actual prenatal yesterday, at 13w3d, and I got to hear the heartbeat!! Strong, regular, and 152 beats per minute. What an awesome sound! Everything else was great too, blood pressure as low as ever, urine free of protein and glucose, no weight gain yet but no loss either, yay, and my nausea seems to finally be dissipating a bit. For on a old chick I am not doing too badly. orngtongue.gif

I hope everyone else is doing well too! Check in if you have time, I'd love to hear some updates!

post #183 of 323

I can't believe I'm in the home stretch. I'm 46 years old and I'm scheduled to have a c-section on the April 8th. I'm very excited and can't wait to see my little guy's face. I'm also terrified that everyone who comes to visit will think I'm a slob because I've been on bedrest since December and the house is a wreck. I've managed to keep the bathrooms and kitchen decent, the rest of the house, not so much. My perinatologist was telling me on Monday that she can't believe this pregnancy flew by so easily. I was like, "easy for YOU to say." Everyone says that it seems to have gone quickly. I don't think so. I feel like I've been pregnant forever. 

post #184 of 323

Roslyn, you've been on my mind, I'm glad to see you post! I doubt anyone will care what your house looks like, as long as you and baby are doing well! Taking care of yourself is way more important than keeping the floors crumb-free at the moment. Glad the end is in sight for you, only 8 more days! You must be getting excited to meet the little womb tenant! 

post #185 of 323
Thread Starter 

welcome katherine (and congrats).  when are you due?

 

glad to see you post also roslyn.  april 8th, huh?  how wonderful (that just happens to be my dd's birthday).

 

i've got a little over four weeks to go (but i keep thinking i'll be early).  feeling nervous and anxious.  feel like i've got tons to do still, but also quite eager to meet this little boy or girl.

 

would love to hear how everyone's doing.

post #186 of 323

10 wks 2days...

 

felt pretty good today -cleaned bathroom, swept floors and stairs, dishes, laundry...and did not have to lay down once....

almost like I am not even pg

post #187 of 323

23 weeks today and still going strong.  Working full time..getting a little tired between 3-4 every day but nothing too terrible.  Weight gain seems to be right on track.  Next appt 4/5.


Joined the swim center so I can get a little more exercise.  I have to admit that this has been my biggest downfall.  Not exercising greensad.gif

 

Still trying to figure out a name.  DH has nicknamed him Awesome which I think is cute because he really wasn't into a nickname at all.  "We'll call it baby until we know what it is then we will call him/her by their name"  DH is really excited to become a dad.

 

I get a little anxious every once in a while.  Went through a string of really awful early death stories (unintentional...all 3 of them didn't know I was pregnant).  It made me really anxious for about a week.  I believe in a higher power and have to trust and believe in His plan for me and our family. 

 

We still do not have our kitchen re-model done which it totally stressing me out. It's been going since June.  Our cabinet maker is totally hanging us up. Everything we own is in our two spare rooms...one of which will be the baby's.  It needs to be painted, have hard wood laid down and decorated.  Tick tock the clock is ticking.  It's really out of my control so I try not to worry about it too much.


How is everyone else?

post #188 of 323
Hi there,

So I clearly did not keep up with this thread. Sadly, I'm not due in June anymore, but my info can be edited to read 'due with #2 mid-Nov/11'. Glad to have a new date to replace the old one with smile.gif I have lots of reading to catch up on!

Karen
post #189 of 323
Thread Starter 

so sorry about your loss karen, but thrilled to be able to move you just a wee bit down the list. 

 

welcome back!

post #190 of 323

Can I join?? I'll be 37 at delivery, DH age 34. I'm due July 24th, 2011

post #191 of 323

I am 42, 43 when I'm due. DH is 44. EDD is 12/5/11.

 

Our last one ended in November in a miscarriage, actually I am still listed here are being due in June. I am cautiously optimistic this time around and trying not to read anything about risks at this age. lol

post #192 of 323

Hi!  My name is Michelle.  I am due April 8th (this Friday) which also happens to be my birthday.  I will be 41.  My husband just turned 43 at the end of March.  We have 8 children ranging in age from 18 months to 20 y/o.  Four of my seven pregnancies went to 42 weeks, resulting in an induction.  I am trying everything possible to avoid that this time :)  Our twins were induce at 38 weeks d/t reduced fluid level.

 

 

 

 

 

post #193 of 323

Hi all you mamas!  I've been posting on some of the other boards since the beginning of this pregnancy and thought I'd like to join this group!  I'm about 24+ weeks and things are going fine.  This will be baby #5 (pregnancy #6) and due end of July.  I'll be 42 when this little lovebug arrives.  DH will be (I think?) 49 in the fall.  So we're no spring chickens for sure!  So many people we've told about this addition ask us "was it planned?".  Why are people rude like that?  It's really none of their business.  We're having a baby!  That's the important point! 

 

Hope to follow along with the posts from this point on.  Glad to get to know you... would esp. like to hear from the Canadian mamas.  (pm me). 

post #194 of 323

matyja...I am living in Ontario and will be 42 when this baby arrives too ;)

post #195 of 323

Hi everyone may I join you?

 

Im 38. I will be 39 when this baby is due in Mid November. I have a 3 year old son and my DS is 34.

 

I had a M/C in December and My RE has expressed concern for this pregnancy due to slow hcg doubling times. Im actually going in today for an US. I firmly believe that I will hold this precious baby in my arms in another 7 months. I love to have a place where us AMA mamas can hang!

post #196 of 323

My age at delivery: 38

My partner's age at delivery: 38

EDD: 09/05/2011

Sex: BOY!

 

This is our first and I am SO ready for this! I have wanted to be a mom for a long time...

 

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post #197 of 323



 

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Hi everyone may I join you?

 

Im 38. I will be 39 when this baby is due in Mid November. I have a 3 year old son and my DS is 34.

 

I had a M/C in December and My RE has expressed concern for this pregnancy due to slow hcg doubling times. Im actually going in today for an US. I firmly believe that I will hold this precious baby in my arms in another 7 months. I love to have a place where us AMA mamas can hang!


I guess I should have waited until after my US befpore posting. This baby is not meant to be either. This will be my second miscarriage in 4 months. Good luck to you ladies
 

 

post #198 of 323
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Can I join?? I'll be 37 at delivery, DH age 34. I'm due July 24th, 2011

of course you can.  congrats and welcome!
 

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I am 42, 43 when I'm due. DH is 44. EDD is 12/5/11.

 

Our last one ended in November in a miscarriage, actually I am still listed here are being due in June. I am cautiously optimistic this time around and trying not to read anything about risks at this age. lol

sorry about your loss, but so glad that you're back with us.

 

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Hi!  My name is Michelle.  I am due April 8th (this Friday) which also happens to be my birthday.  I will be 41.  My husband just turned 43 at the end of March.  We have 8 children ranging in age from 18 months to 20 y/o.  Four of my seven pregnancies went to 42 weeks, resulting in an induction.  I am trying everything possible to avoid that this time :)  Our twins were induce at 38 weeks d/t reduced fluid level.

 

 

welcome michelle.  so, any news?  if not, here's hoping you can avoid another induction.

 

our dd's birthday is also april 8th (just turned 4).
 

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Originally Posted by matyja View Post

Hi all you mamas!  I've been posting on some of the other boards since the beginning of this pregnancy and thought I'd like to join this group!  I'm about 24+ weeks and things are going fine.  This will be baby #5 (pregnancy #6) and due end of July.  I'll be 42 when this little lovebug arrives.  DH will be (I think?) 49 in the fall.  So we're no spring chickens for sure!  So many people we've told about this addition ask us "was it planned?".  Why are people rude like that?  It's really none of their business.  We're having a baby!  That's the important point! 

 

Hope to follow along with the posts from this point on.  Glad to get to know you... would esp. like to hear from the Canadian mamas.  (pm me). 

i think many of us here have heard insensitive comments from people (i know i certainly have).  a simple "congratulations" would suffice, but people, for some reason, feel the need to point out our age (as if we're not very much aware of it).  all one needs to do is scroll the list of "birth announcements" in this thread's original post to see how many women are having beautiful, healthy babies at an "advanced maternal age".
 

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Originally Posted by Mommel View Post

My age at delivery: 38

My partner's age at delivery: 38

EDD: 09/05/2011

Sex: BOY!

 

This is our first and I am SO ready for this! I have wanted to be a mom for a long time...

 

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welcome and congrats (on your first).  how wonderful for you -- you must be thrilled.
 

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I guess I should have waited until after my US befpore posting. This baby is not meant to be either. This will be my second miscarriage in 4 months. Good luck to you ladies
 

hug.gif so sorry mama.  sadly, many of us here have been where you are.  we lost one in november '09.  we waited several months before even trying again (honestly, because i couldn't bear the thought of going through another loss again).  got pregnant in august '10, and so far, there have been no problems/complications.  i've got 3 weeks to go and will turn 39 next week.

 

please take care and be kind to yourself. hug.gif
 

 

post #199 of 323

(cross posted in May & June DDCs)

 

 

My OB today is recommending weekly NSTs. shrug.gif

 

From the little research I've done, I've found the following:

 

"A NST may be performed if:

  • You sense that the baby is not moving as frequently as usual
  • You are overdue
  • There is any reason to suspect that the placenta is not functioning adequately

 

"If your baby's heart beats faster (at least 15 beats per minute over his resting rate) while he's moving for at least 15 seconds on two separate occasions during a 20-minute span, the result is normal, or "reactive." A normal result means that your baby is probably doing fine for now. Your practitioner may want to repeat the test every week (or more often) until your baby's born.

"If your baby's heart doesn't beat faster while he's moving or your baby doesn't move after about 90 minutes, the result is "nonreactive." A nonreactive result doesn't necessarily mean something is wrong. It just means that the test didn't provide enough information and you may need to take it again in an hour or take other tests such as a biophysical profile or contraction stress test.

"However, a nonreactive result could indicate that your baby isn't getting enough oxygen or that there are problems with the placenta."

 

And then, the path can lead to [as I suspected...]:

 

"If your practitioner thinks that your baby's no longer doing well in the womb, she'll probably decide to induce labor."

 

Aside from the exposure to ultrasound, which I do not want (as DH put it: you don't even want to be monitored during labor, why would you want this now??), I have none of the "risk factors" indicated. But since I am over 40, the OB recommends. My gut feeling is: NONSENSE.

 

Anyone else faced with this decision? What did you decide, and why?

 

 

post #200 of 323
Thread Starter 

my OB recommended twice-a-week NSTs because of an increased amount of amniotic fluid.  i started last tuesday and am going tuesday and friday until baby arrives.  they tell me everything is great when i go. 

 

my gut also tells me it's nonsense and it's getting frustrating because every time i go for an appt, they tell me something else that's "wrong" with me.  i think i've heard it so much that i'm starting to believe it.  i tend to avoid ultrasounds during pregnancy (or any other type of monitoring), but i think i'm just starting to worry about baby (even though s/he is moving all the time and there is no indication that there is a problem).  i guess i agreed to the NSTs just to set my mind at ease. 

 

sorry you're having to deal with this.

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