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Welcome to the Wise Mothers Club! I had my first when I was 21, and my second 17 years later... Good luck and welcome.
Thank you.

I'm curious about the large gap between your births, 17 years is a long time. I shall have 14 years from my last birth to this one. In what way do you think it affected you, physically, emotionally? Were the pregnancies very different? Were your attitudes the same 17 years ago as they are now?

How wonderful to be thought of as a "Wise Mother".
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Welcome! You give me hope.

I am 42 and hop to resume TTC after things settle down with my troubled teenaged son.

I know that my time is running out, if it has not already; the decision to take a break was not my own, but the stress appears to have temporarily suppressed ovulation.

It is so exciting to hear about your pleasant surprise and your preparations for the new little blessing. Please, please hop over to the TTC Over 40 thread so that we can spoil you a bit.

Thank you for your welcome. Sorry to hear about your stress, I'm sure it does affect the ability to conceive. I didn't realize there was a board for TTC over 40. If I'm honest I was in the camp TnotTC, so you might all hate me over there . Mother nature is a curious thing - we don't always get what we hope for or what we expect.
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would love to have you jump over to the ttc over 40 thread. It is under fertility then trying to conceive.

Many who frequent that thread would love to hear your encouraging story.

Happy Pregnancy and Birthing!

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and congratulations on your pregnancy

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congratulations on your pregnancy! My mom did not hit menopause until nearly fifty, and I know the possibility exists that I will have extended fertility. I am excited for you. I hope you do not have more instances where you are embarassed about being pregnant. Every baby is a miracle!
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Thank you.

I'm curious about the large gap between your births, 17 years is a long time. I shall have 14 years from my last birth to this one. In what way do you think it affected you, physically, emotionally? Were the pregnancies very different? Were your attitudes the same 17 years ago as they are now?

How wonderful to be thought of as a "Wise Mother".
Yeah- 17 years was a lifetime... I was single the first time and it took me a long time to find the right daddy. As for the birth experience, amazingly similar... I had a rough c-sect with Nate and then with lots of work, a doula and midwife- a rough c-sect with Joey. Both late, both over 10 lbs, failure to dialate. I successfully VBA2C with Zach with is another amazing story. Boy- getting someone to take on my birth plan "at my age" was rough and then after the birth they admitted they didn't really think I could do it. Ha! I would easily birth again "at my age" except for finances. And I am emotionally a much better mom at this age. I think about how much I resented the lack of sleep and time to myself the first time. No problem now. I also can see how fast they grow up and really savor every moment with them. I am in no hurry to have them grown.

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My dh would cry if he saw me reading this thread!

Congratulations!!
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Congratulations and welcome!!

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Yeah - Scotland was a bit of an adjustment at first! But I've been here for 12 years now, so it just feels like home now...

Have you been in Texas the whole time you've been in the States? Now that would be a REAL adjustment...UK to the Continent to Texas! I can't quite imagine (I was actually born in Texas, but never really lived there - we moved around a lot when I was a child, so I'm used to living all over).
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Have you been in Texas the whole time you've been in the States? Now that would be a REAL adjustment...UK to the Continent to Texas! I can't quite imagine ...
Yep, been in TX the whole time. Before we moved here we were living in NL and a good friend of mine, an American from NY State, laughed like a drain when I told her where we were going. Of course, I didn't get it - I do now... but in lots of ways I like TX. It's like everywhere... there's good and bad things about it.
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Yeah- 17 years was a lifetime... I was single the first time and it took me a long time to find the right daddy. As for the birth experience, amazingly similar... I had a rough c-sect with Nate and then with lots of work, a doula and midwife- a rough c-sect with Joey. Both late, both over 10 lbs, failure to dialate. I successfully VBA2C with Zach with is another amazing story. Boy- getting someone to take on my birth plan "at my age" was rough and then after the birth they admitted they didn't really think I could do it. Ha! I would easily birth again "at my age" except for finances. And I am emotionally a much better mom at this age. I think about how much I resented the lack of sleep and time to myself the first time. No problem now. I also can see how fast they grow up and really savor every moment with them. I am in no hurry to have them grown.
I think that took a lot of courage to have that final VBA2C. I agree about the being more "grown up". My first three were so close together and rushed I barely had time to enjoy it, I was always longing for the "next stage"....
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Congratulations!!
Sorry...? Why would he cry?
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Hey "wise mama" Welcome to MDC! I think that's so cool that you're expecting another little one. I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy!

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Welcome to MDC!

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they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
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Welcome to the community! Glad that you're here! :

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Welcome! I will be 42later this year and looking to TTC baby #3.

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jj1959- You give me hope. I'm 40 and single (with one child). My brain doesn't want to accept that I won't be able to give my son a sibling. Who knows what the future holds.

This is a great introduction thread!
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