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#1 of 5 Old 07-08-2013, 09:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just got a positive pregnancy test.

 

Oldbies may recognize my username.  My youngest (twins) are 10, my oldest is 11 1/2.  I graduated in June from my massage therapy program, and signed a lease last week on a perfect office to set up my practice.  To say I am stunned would be an understatement.

 

I'm okay and can make it work.  Though I have had a few miscarriages so it's hard for me to get too attached to the idea just yet.  Still...wow.

 

So this time around, assuming everything stays put, I'll be amongst the older moms (in my circle I was one of the youngest, with the first 3).  I'll be a few months shy of my 40th birthday when this baby comes.

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That is so wonderful!!!!! Many congrats and I think older moms rock!!! 40 is the new 30 right?

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Oh wow!  CONGRATULATIONS!  Wishing you a happy & healthy pregnancy!

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  Congratulations! And good luck, from one "older mum" to another. Sheepish.gif I'm 41, I have two DD's, the eldest is 15 and the younger is 3, and I'm 12 weeks pregnant with #3. (EDD is January 24th, so I'm in the January DDC.) I've always had seriously irregular periods, and it was amazing that I had a child at all. So suddenly having another 2 in fairly quick succession has been a huge & wonderful surprise. 

  The downside of course is that right through my last pregnancy my MIL was harping on about risks of carrying a child "later in life" (I was 37 when she was born) and she's already started on this one. *sigh* Add to that I have disabilities and deal with people making judgmental remarks about that too, and I am really feeling in need of some sisterly support right now. I have been hoping to find some mamas in similar positions to share this experience with. 

  I wish you the best of pregnancy and birth experiences and hope to be able to see this through with all of you. grouphug.gif

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I hear you Tigerchild. I was the first of all our friends to have a baby at 24. I have always been the youngest mom. I will be having this baby at 37. Besides being worried about mc and other things older moms are pressured into worrying about, I cannot believe I will have a kid in high school and a baby. I have been moving forward well at work, which is already very flexible about parenting, and just can't imagine working with a baby, but don't see how we'll afford that. We were just getting pretty stable financially. This is my husband's first and he is very excited. He really wanted this and I was on the fence for awhile and then I hit the now or never place. I saw a horoscope that said "Sometimes you have to go back before you can go forward." and it sank it that I wanted this too. It is going to be crazy to be at parent meetings with a kid in college and a kid in kindergarten!
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