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|(dh is maternal fetal medicine dr).|
Hi everyone - so happy to find this thread. I'm 40, 7 weeks along with my 4th, and am still in a state of half-shock about it, though I've known for a few weeks now. It's such a fluke that we conceived - with our youngest, who is 5, it took us nearly a year, and this one was absolutely unexpected (and a warning for me not to rely on fertility-observation in the future...) I'm still reeling from the surprise of it all. My dh is thrilled, but I'm a bit less-than.
In the bigger picture, I know an addition to the family will be wonderful - it will be a very, very well-loved little one. In the smaller, more nagging, worrisome picture, I just don't know how I will balance work and baby and an already too-demanding life. We accumulated a gruesome amount of debt when I stayed at home with the other kids (credit cards subsidized my SAHM-ness) and I just started work in the fall, once my youngest started school, to try to turn the corner a bit, financially. This news comes as such a challenge to an already maxed out situation. I'm trying not to let this stress dominate too much, but it really has.
I hate to have my introduction to this thread be with so much whining, but the anxiety is really quite something, despite my best efforts. Any help from other mamas to help redirect this fretful brain of mine would be much appreciated!
My Fetal Nuchal Translucency Scan is today, so I'm very nervous and sleepless. Send good thoughts, I want a clear negative!
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