I wanted to introduce myself and congratulate all of you you.
Hello, Mindy, and welcome! Congratulations on your pregnancy! How exciting to be fulfilling a dream you've always had. The early weeks of pregnancy are scary for anyone (I think) regardless of age and regardless of whether it was planned. There are just so many questions, concerns, and so much uncertainty. It actually sounds to me like you're dealing with it quite well. : ) You're fortunate to have a supportive partner, too. I'm so sorry to hear that he loss a child in a car accident. How devastating. I know you said you'd be looking for a doc in Atlanta, but have you seen an OB yet locally? It's never too soon to start taking care of yourself and the little one growing inside you. Even if you'll be here for only a few more months, maybe this is something you can look into. They typically like to do a dating ultrasound in the first trimester so since you're already 9 1/2 weeks, maybe you can get into see a doc soon if you haven't already. I'm not trying to force anything on you, I just want you and baby to be as healthy as can be.
I'm so glad you found this site. You'll definitely find tons of support here, so feel free to post away with questions, concerns, updates, and random thoughts. We love to see it all! Congrats again and best wishes to you.
Thank you Joan for the
Oh, not at all as far as the doctor suggestion. I thought you were being thoughtful!
I am so very excited for you. What a wonderful blessing to receive.
Please lean on us for support...we are all here for you.
And who knows...maybe your boyfriend NEEDS you to lean on him for support. Often times, when one has needed to lean on others to deal with crisis, the opportunity is very much appreciated to return the deed. Plus, if he is experiencing his own anxiety of the situation you two can support each other.
Wishing you all the best and looking forward to getting to know you better,Valerie
Congratulations on your pg!
Carol, mom to 7
So very nice to meet you and congratulation on your pregnancy!!
I can't tell you how much your thoughts on my leaning on my boyfriend ring true!
>>It feel like I am afraid to get too excited, it has been a dream I have had to have a child and I'm scared to hold on to it yet. Does that make sense?<<
Mindy,This makes complete sense to me. I'm also 42, expecting my first child, and will be 43 by my due date. I'm also single. And unemployed. Yet I am more than enthusiastic about this pregnancy. For the first two weeks I knew I was pregnant, I was told it could be an ectopic pregnancy, so I definitely tried not to get too emotionally attached to the idea then. Once it was confirmed as viable, I was done for, but I still have moments of fear, especially after reading about others who have experienced tragic losses, when I wonder if this will really happen. There are so many things that can go wrong at any age, and I have some trying circumstances going on in my life right now, but I'm working to stay positive and try to focus on the feeling of calm I've experienced through much of this. I believe the flashes of fear are a natural reaction, but we're much better off if we don't dwell on them.
Congratulations on your pregnancy, and hang in there. There will be ups and downs in the road but it's highly possible to get through them and deliver a healthy baby in the end.
All the best Mindy. I surprisingly ended up pregnant at 41 after trying for