Baby Number Three?
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|Tue, 12-08-2009 - 8:24pm|
Hello ladies! I am so excited to have discovered your forum for those of us in the "40 and pregnant" category.
A little bit about myself:
I am a 40-year old mom to 2 beautiful blessings. Mary Catherine turned 5 in August (in vitro baby) and Benjamin turned 3 in November (bonus baby!). My husband and I have been married for 16 years and have had a long struggle with infertility.
YESTERDAY, after realizing that my period was long over due, I took a hpt and it turned positive immediately...and it was one of those $1 Dollar General cheapies! LOL Incidentally, TODAY marks the one-year anniversary of our most recent loss. God surely works in mysterious ways!
In fact, we have been actively trying to conceive since last January. Two weeks ago, I resigned myself that after almost a year of trying (and turning 40 over the summer) it was just not going to happen again and that I should be content with our two. I even began packing up baby clothes for donation...just couldn't quite part with the stuff and decided to wait until the new year.
While I don't know what the outcome of this pregnancy will be, I am remaining cautiously optimistic! The fact that I conceived at 40 with a husband who has moderately-severe male-factor infertility seems incredulous to me!!!
Since last January, my cycles have been sporadic ranging from 30 days to 36; averaging 32. So, that being said, I'm not quite sure of a due date! I played around with some due date calculators and depending on cycle length could be due anywhere from 08/04/10 (my daughter's birthday) to 08/11/10. I'm vying for 08/09/10!!!
I know that I'm going to need to see my OB sooner rather than later, but I told myself a year ago that if I should get pregnant again, I was going to hold off on going in extra early for bloodwork and u/s. The numbers always freak me out and I over analyze it all! Since I've never had a progesterone problem, I spoke to the pharmacist last night and have started on a quality prenatal with a DHA supplement (they didn't even have that when I was pregnant with Ben!!!) Unfortunately, I know they're going to want to do early u/s to date the pregnancy but since I could be anywhere from 4w6d (36 day cycle) to 6w0d (28 day cycle), I want to give the pregnancy a few more days before allowing them to poke, prod, and stress me out! LOL
Looking forward to chatting with you ladies. I enjoyed lurking around today and reading your posts...I could relate to so many of you!
Keeping warm in the frigid Midwest,