Amy from Northeast PA
SAHM to Ian (3) Married to John 7 yrs
Using my previous midwife & doula & will be attempting a VBAC in a hospital (Morristown)
I had DS thru IVF but this one just happened. My period was 2 wks late so I decided to pee on stick. When I saw the + sign, I was like Duh! of course I pregnant, peeing constantly, tired, feeling weird, craving sauteed kale, etc. Unfortunately a mere 3 hrs after the plus sign, I was informed that a close friend (a husband & Dad DHs age died). Talk about having your mind blown.
My concerns are being 41 at EDD (b'day in just a few weeks), being 50 lbs overweight (despite the fact that I eat a healthy diet), still dealing with a herniated lumbar disk, having a VBAC & having our house on the market so we can move closer to my husband's work in Bucks County. The thought of having to move while pregnant & potentially switching midwives & finding a pro-VBAC hospital seems daunting...but we're not there just yet. I've also been so freakin cranky lately, I can hardly stand myself. DH has been working crazy hours & I am just plain exhausted...plus DS is a busy 3 yr old who isn't quite potty trained yet. It'll all work out right? I want to feel happy about this but am not 100% there yet. It feels crazy to be a 41 year old wife & Mom who really wanted a 2nd child & is now overwhelmed & somewhat scared.
Glad to see so many Mamas here.