Thanks so much all the dear messages!
ContactMaya, I LOVED HOW YOU WORKED AROUND CAPS ONLY EXCLAMATION POINT
Stealthee and Kristin, I have always loved when the pregnant mamas spend time here, too. Absolutely I will be here--hopefully with a sticky bean sticking. This is my MDC home. And I have to find out what happens with all of you!!
Karalina, how frightening about your ds's concussion. It was frightening just reading it. My heart goes out to you. My sense is keeping saying all of it--going straight through something is always faster than going around it.
Gumblossom, (((hug))) when you dh suggests you wait until November it doesn't sound like he is getting how this is for you. That sounds really hard to hear. I wonder if he knows what the stats are at this age? Not that I'm a fan of the stats, but maybe that will help him understand your dilemma (is he a numbers guy?) and see that you are just making it possible for a little one to come if it really wants to. BD the day before you ovulated is good timing, especially if you had good cervical fluid. I'd call it a chance for sure. Fingers and toes crossed for you! When my dh asked me to wait I was "only" 40-41. We had tried to get pg twice before that, once resulted in ds, and once resulted in my first miscarriage. So I wasn't even worried about the time it would take to get pregnant again (ha!)--more just worried about the age gap widening between ds and a potential sibling, and those thoughts about how old I'd be at high school graduation, etc. It was still quite stressful, but I think that made it a different kind of stress. I hate to say this, but we almost never bd then. I would not use contraception--it was just too sad and disconnecting. It was really an awful time for our marriage :(. Wish I had something better to offer you there. I hope you and your dh find a better solution.
Litmama, (((hug))) sorry AF visited. I love hearing about your readings and thoughts about them and look forward to the next installment.
AFM, my nausea, tender boobs, and cramps are all going up and down. Also have had some serious fatigue. The tender boobs are not as intense as some recent pregnancies that I guessed were chemical pregnancies, so that was worrying me some. I am working on remembering that every pregnancy is different. And then, the really alarming thing was that dh was smelling less of the hormone breath yesterday and this morning. So I took a 2nd HPT this afternoon at 18dpo. My hand was literally shaking when I dipped in the test strip! And huge, huge relief, still 2 lines and most definitely darker than at 16 dpo. Can't find a "huge relief" smiley, so I'll use this fitting one:. Tonight I was thinking about "Am I expecting a baby?" Right now I can't say I am really expecting that to happen--maybe so, maybe not, but I have taken a significant step towards it, and I am very grateful to be pregnant right now. Also, I am not the only 40+ in the Dec due date club! There are 2 or 3 others. I am the oldest though. It is bizarre to me that I am the oldest.