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post #21 of 54

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Originally Posted by Johanna View Post
 

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).

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?

Johanna - welcome!  11 years... wow.  You go super trooper!  That is really funny about your DH... could totally see that happening.  How far along are you, do you know? 

post #22 of 54
4 weeks? EDD 8/26.

We still felt like someone was missing. I'm ok with the time that's passed, though. So much is dear near perfect relationship wise. And I'm so much emotionally stronger. orngbiggrin.gif
post #23 of 54

I'm 42. This is my 5th pregnancy, and the last one was just last year (before that it had been 10 years!). I had no complications, other than a bit of extra amniotic fluid in the last 9 weeks. 
 

post #24 of 54

I turned 35 on the 17th.  This is my second pregnancy. I kept very active with my first, lots of walking, hiking and eating right but towards the end the weight packed on and my feet got swollen and my back ached and I just got complacent.  I hope that doesn't happen this time around.  Kinda nervous going through the heat wave of summer nine months pregnant!

post #25 of 54

HI all and congrats!

I'm 38 this is second pregnancy and I can't wait to tell our daughter when it's time.  Due August 2.

 

Pudlenka: We are not tellinog our daughter until 12 weeks.  I am sorry you went through that.  I just thought that while adults can handle potential loss, and kids certainly can, I think the wait will feel SO LONG anyway, why not tell her when I'm more certain and it's a tad closer.  My daughter is 4.5 and will be thrilled so it's also I do'nt want her telling everyone else until 12 weeks :)

post #26 of 54
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Originally Posted by Teamistress View Post

Looks like I win for oldest mom to be here wink1.gif I'm still in too much shock to be scared yet lol.

 

I thought for sure, I'd get that prize! Congrats on winning ;)

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Originally Posted by innacircle View Post
 

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.

 

My birthday is August 26th also! I'll be 42. Happy early birthday!

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Originally Posted by Johanna View Post
 

Hello, everyone!  

 

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?

Yayy!! Super congrats! Positive vibes going out to you!

 

I'm 42, will be 43 around my due date. I'm kind of surprised, but not really. 'They' say that it's harder to get pregnant at my age. Not for me. This is number 8. My kids are 23, 22, 17, almost 8, 6, almost 4, almost 2. My husband is a little ... traumatized right now :) Just got a faint positive last night. 

post #27 of 54
Hello! I'm 35 and will be 36 when the baby is born. I was 34 when DD was born and don't feel much different. Fortunately i had a very easy pregnancy and am feeling on track for another! I still have a hard time thinking of myself as an "advanced maternal age" though! It's weird to me that I'm in my mid-thirties because I still feel a bit like a kid! Well at least 29 anyway! But if this one is another girl we will probably try our luck for a boy and go for #3 after a few years, so it all may be a completely different story by then! We'll see!
post #28 of 54
38. First child. I'll be 39 a little before my baby's due date.
post #29 of 54

I'm 39, will be 40 when baby is born. This will be my first! Kind of still can't believe it's happening. :)

post #30 of 54

I'm 35, will be a few days shy of 36 when baby arrives.  DH is 20 yrs my senior, FWIW!  Thank goodness my birth center doesn't have an age limit. LOL

post #31 of 54
I'm 35 and so is hubby. We are pg with # 6.
post #32 of 54
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Originally Posted by pudlenka View Post

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.

Wow, we match! I am also 38 and I have an 8yo and 6yo. I am with you in things being different this time around. This pregnancy is making me feel old!!
post #33 of 54

I'm turning 38 in two weeks (Sept 4 EDD) and I feel like I have a completely different body than I did before.  My four older children are 11-19 years old, and this LO will be 12 years younger than our youngest.  I don't have any weight issues but I feel like my hormones, energy, ability to heal, and generally my related emotions and psychological states are a million miles from back then. I feel disoriented and exquisitely happy at once.

post #34 of 54

 I turned 38 in December and do not feel much difference between my first pregnancy 4 years ago. It is nice to have more 'advanced maternal aged' moms here to share experiences with!! 

 

I do find that I am quite anxious about the higher miscarriage risks now that I am in my late 30s. Does anyone else find that harder to deal with too? None the less we did tell our 3 year old about this baby at Christmas as we were telling our families. Not sure it is wisdom to tell them that early but fingers crossed things will keep going well.

post #35 of 54

I'm 35, will be 36 when I deliver.  This is my first time being pregnant in my thirties, which has me a wee bit freaked out.  I don't know if it is because it has taken so long to get pregnant, I'm in my 30's now, or that it was a complete shock when the second line showed up or what it is that has this pregnancy making me crazy worried but it's already totally different.  I feel like I felt during my first pregnancy as far as nausea and symptoms go, but I've got fewer food aversions, it seems.  I can eat meat if it's prepared for me and I don't have to smell the process, but can't eat if I have to deal with the making of the meal.  This time I've had four ultrasounds already because I'm nervous something is going to go wrong and I have another scheduled in two weeks from Friday.  I'm hoping that one will help me chill out and start enjoying everything that's going on...and I'm ready to start feeling the baby move.  I think once that all happens I will take it all in. :)

post #36 of 54
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Originally Posted by littlest birds View Post
 

I feel disoriented and exquisitely happy at once.

This is so beautiful.

 

I am 36. Sons are 8 and 5. Dh and I had been trying off and on for the past 2 years--mostly off, though. And as I skipped past age 35--that dreaded AMA marker--I had a few flutters of panic and regret that we had not worked harder at it before that time. But honestly, I feel great! Holding on to fear and worry just doesn't really fit.

 

I also feel very confident about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. It's not that I have it figured out, it's that I realize that my core and my ability to adapt are both really strong and resilient. I'm at a great place with being a mother, and I love being able to live in this little moment--this little pregnant-today moment--with grace and acceptance knowing that in the big picture, all will be well.

post #37 of 54
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Anybody doing the bloodwork genetics screens? I had a draw for Panorama today.
post #38 of 54
Doing the maternit21 on Feb 5th. Admittedly just so I can find out gender early wink1.gif
post #39 of 54
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Originally Posted by Johanna View Post

Doing the maternit21 on Feb 5th. Admittedly just so I can find out gender early wink1.gif


Johanna, how far along will you be at that test date?

post #40 of 54
11 weeks
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