I'm 38 and will be 39 when I have this baby. I remember being tired when I was pregnant with my son 4 years ago, but this time around it's overwhelming. I spent the entire day yesterday napping and lying on the couch. I had a spurt of 30 minutes where I cleaned the kitchen and got a load of laundry done. Even after 2 naps, I was still asleep for the night at 8pm.
My work days are getting so hard! I can barely make it through. I'm looking forward to Winter Break soooo badly! I have fantasies of spending 2 weeks lying around indulging in my cravings!
I'm 35, but when the baby is born I will be 36. I agree, this pregnancy is sooo much more exhausting compared to my other pregnancies. My youngest is only 3 yrs old, so I cannot figure out why 3 yrs has made such a difference. HOWEVER, in the past three yrs, I've noticed that my body has been going downhill, fast. Like, I have basically exhibited peri-menopausal symptoms. This pregnancy is also different for me in other ways. I started another thread just the other day about the difference btwn this pregnancy and past pregnancies. My symptoms this time are very different from my previous two pregnancies. Oh, and I don't feel like a hip looking pregnant mama at all, esp since I have a lot more white hair this time and also b/c I'm about 10 lbs heavier than I was when I was pre-pg with my 1st pregnancy. I guess I just feel frumpy.
I am 37, soon to be 38. I was 35, almost 36 when I had my first.
I think my symptoms are similar, possibly milder than last time. I am quite tired, and less able to nap at will, but I think my body is just used to operating on messed up sleep after 2 years of co-sleeping/night nursing. We are nightweaning now, so hopefully sleep will get better!
Yikes, am I the oldest? This surprise baby was my 40th b-day present
Not exactly what I asked for LOL
Never thought I'd be having another when I was 40, that's for sure!
I'm definitely more tired this time around too and attribute that to my age.
Of course, I got rid of EVERYTHING baby related in the last year or 2 so we're starting over. Good thing is that I know I need a lot less than we had in the past and I still have a few friends that have some things we can use.
Luckily I have a lot of my mei tais and pouches left because I give babywearing presentations-thank goodness-they have gone way up in price since I bought 3-4 yrs ago. Have seen some of the crazy prices on carriers-$200 for a silk sling and I even saw a wrap for $1000!!!
I'll be 38 when this little one is born - can that be true? I hear you all on the sleepiness! Luckily my 2 yo naps well and I can nap w/ her. I still sleep very well at night as well. I guess we all need the rest - this placenta building is hard work!
A few more weeks and we're past trimester 1 - whew! It'll be a relief!!!
i will be having our third just shy of turning 35 in july.
i don't know, i suppose the obvious difference is my lack of perenial tone and a lot more discomfort in the nether regions. other than that i think i am actually handling this pregnancy a lot better than my first two which reduced me to tears on occasions. i think i must have aquired a little more suck-it-up-edness mothering my girls.
I just turned 37 in october and this is my first so this is completely new too me and a HUGE suprise. But DH and I are happy. I try to relax as much as i can but not used too goin to bed at 9 pm and falling asleep right away.
I'm 35 and I'm pregnant with #6. I am actually not any more tired than with any of the others. I am tired, make no mistake, but for me it is par of course for the first trimester. My ms has been pretty mild and overall I'm feeling okay!
I am 41 and will be 42 before this baby is born. I had my other two when I was 35 and 36 respectively.
So far the only thing harder about this pregnancy was actually getting (and staying) PG. I have had 2 early losses this year, likely due to chromosonal abnormalities but this baby had a vigorous heart beat of 162 bpm yesterday at 7w2d so I am cautiously optimistic.
So far I feel about the same as with my DD and DS. A bit tired and a bit "off".
VeganMama I am with you, being cautiously optimistic after 2 miscarriages this year. I will be 38 in a few weeks and my first was at age 36. I feel tired with a little ms but not as much as my first when I had twins at the beginning. (one was reabsorbed after 8 weeks).
Hoping for the best!!
I'll be turning 35 a couple of weeks after the hosebeast is born. I'm sure tired, but its not nearly as exhausting as teaching high school (which thankfully I am not doing right now). My worst symptom seems to be that I am cold all the bloody time...so tired of being cold...and no coffee to comfort me!
I don't know if this is normal or not as this is my first.
So glad to see so many of us. I'll just still be 38 when the bean is born -- by a few weeks. I had DD a month after turning 36. I feel very, very old. Although I know plenty of women who had babies at an older age (and I wasn't born until my mom was 41) I wasn't walking in their shoes. It's different from this end.