Another over-40 mama here! I will be 42 when this little boy makes his appearance earth-side. I was 36 with my first, and 38 with my second. If it was up to me, I would keep on having babies until the egg farm shuts down, but I have to admit, the increase of genetic issues has me kind of creeped out. I don't know if I can handle the stress again. My religion forbids artificial birth control, but allows natural family planning for grave reasons, and I do believe the higher odds of a child with chromosomal abnormalities probably qualifies as grave reason... I'm just not sure if I could actually actively decide to not get pregnant anymore. It's such a dilemma! I feel kind of gipped (sp?) because I don't feel 41. I don't feel any older than with my first, energy-level-wise, or with regards to general physical condition. Ah well, it is what it is!
Anyway, I would definitely join an over-40 tribe, I love talking to other expectant moms my age. Most preggo women I run into (online or real life) are in their late twenties.
I totally agree with you saying "if it was up to you, you would keep having babies until the egg farm shuts down". My question is.... if it's not up to you (and dh I assume) then who is it up to? I'm of the mindset that if it's supposed to happen, it will. Just welcomed ds last week (I'm 42 now) and already want another one!!! (he makes baby #5). Is that crazy???