From the introductions, I think I remember there are at least a few of us here in our late 30s/40s? I'm suspecting that pregnancy will be a different party here at 38 than it was for me last time at 32, and would love to have some other older-ish mamas to commiserate with.
Right, April, that's it! I feel SO much more prepared, wise, and patient than I did for my first pregnancy! I feel so confident and I know just what to expect and do, but I know it will be a joyous adventure full of surprises anyway! Our society doesn't look at "advance maternal age" as a positive, but I think that's just phooey!
Mama2Cesca, sounds like you have http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperemesis_gravidarum. :( Sorry!
My BFF had serious hyperemesis through her entire pregnancy, poor dear. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Someone mentioned Zumba ... I started going to WERQ classes a few weeks ago (before knowing I was PG) and asked the instructor this morning if she's okay with me continuing to do the low-impact version & she said, "HELL yes, mama, inspire us all". :P
Those who have other kids ... do they know yet? Our DD1 was 5 when we had the previous miscarriage and it crushed her then. I'm afraid to tell them before at least 8wks or so. But I'm having so much bloating/nausea/etc. at night that they're getting worried about me being sick.
I'll be 40 when this little one makes it's appearance. I've been "AMA" for all of my pregnancies. We don't do any additional testing. Our midwives just chuckled when I met them for my first. I was 35 and had heard about AMA and was worried it would mean they wouldn't take me. They said that was a silly label and that they had a lot of mamas who were much older. This time I'm probably approaching the much older category, but I don't forsee them having any issue with that. I'm kind of excited to contact them. It seems silly to do it this early, but I really do like our midwives.
I'm on the older side of this group - will be 40 on due date of August 26th.
This is my first. By the grace of genetics I'm in good shape but I'm finding that little by little I'm starting to have to work at it to stay that way!
So far in this pregnancy (all of a few days) I am a magnet for junk food (salt, fat, repeat...) and all my fruits/veggies are shriveling up. Hopefully it doesn't take the same toll on me.
Well, hello there! I will be 36 next month and recently found out I'm expecting my first. I am excited and this was very much wanted, but I feel like I can't be sure this is real and afraid it's all going to disappear. It is really early, since I just found out on Wednesday from a blood test. Hopefully we will all stay in this group through August!
I just found out today. My husband and I have been trying for a great many years (more or less our entire 11 year marriage). I have a very awesome boy who is 13 and very much wants a sibling.
We've had a bunch of losses but I'm starting this one out with an OB/GYN just until 2nd trimester to make sure everything is okay. I ended up doing clomid which seemed to fix a ton of hormonal issues and now I'm taking progesterone. Also taking cramp bark to help calm down my uterus.
I feel SO positive about it this time (that's why I'm already here! ;) ). I just am continuing to visualize a happy, healthy pregnancy and a wonderful home birth followed by an amazing little babe. SO excited!!!
I had a SUPER faint positive Saturday and my son knows and is excited. We still said "maybe" but now it's official. SO EXCITED..
When I woke my husband up to tell him this morning he said, "is it a boy or a girl?" I told him this later when he woke up for his day and he denied it. "I did not say that." LOL!
Did I mention I was excited?