Hello to everyone,
I am mymaya, and I just turned 40 exactly 1 month ago. I have a 10 year old son and a 7 year old daughter. On my birthday I "let go" of my desire and plans to have another child, which I have been mentally consumed with for the last two years (and unsuccessfully "not preventing"). 4 days ago I got a BFP, followed by two more. They are very visible, but I would call them a little faint. Since this has been a holiday weekend, my doctor's office has been closed and will re-open tomorrow, I have not gotten a blood test yet. I am very nervous about a miscarriage (had a chemical pregnancy back in July). I am seeing my midwife on Wednesday. She said to "consider myself pregnant" right now, since the home tests are as accurate as a blood test at this point. I am tired (need a nap every day), a bit nauseaus and breasts are tender. and no AF yet........ this is my third pregnancy, yet every time I am terrified to call myself pregnant out of fear to lose it.
So ladies, could you remind me why a beta is important? (is it?) I don't have any known issues with progesterone, though I am.....old...:)
any other pregnant ladies 40 or older around here?
I am trying to stay "zen" and tell myself that whatever outcome, it will be ok. If this bean wasn't meant to stick- then it's for a reason. But when I think about the fact that I am only 4 weeks and 3 days pregnant, and already the days are so long and I am "holding my breath", I just don't know how to relax and not think about it.
It will be ok, right?
Thanks so much for the support. by the way, my EDD is September 8th, 2012.