Unexpectedly Expecting at 38!

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Registered: 10-24-2012
Unexpectedly Expecting at 38!
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 10:47am

Hello All -

Just wanted to introduce myself - I'm Holly from Texas. Recently found out I am expecting my 3rd, completely unplanned, baby at age 38. My husband and I have two beautiful kids ages 9 and 6...and we thought our family was complete. My husband had a vascetomy 5 years ago, but apparently we are the 1 in 4,000 statistic of the procedures that reverse. What a shock!

I'm 7 weeks along and due on my own 39th birthday, June 10th! After some initial sadness about this pregnancy (there will be a 7 year age difference between my current youngest and this kiddo, and I'll be 57!!! when he/she goes off to college), we are now getting excited. I guess this one is my miracle baby!

Best wishes to all of you on your pregnancies. I'm happy to be here!

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 12:06pm

Hi Holly,

Congratulations on expecting your big surprise and welcome to the June 2013 Expecting Club!  I hope that you find friendship and support here during your pregnancy journey.  Wishing you a very happy and healthy nine months!

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Registered: 05-18-2010
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 1:48pm

Wow that is quite the surprise but a good surprise. Hey you'll have built in helpers this time around. Congrats!


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Registered: 10-16-2008
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 3:27pm

Congratulations and welcome! Have you told your kids yet?



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Registered: 01-06-2004
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 11:00pm
Congratulations!! Wow,that is so cool - definitely a miracle baby! I am also 38, and it hit me today that I will be 59 when this baby is 20?!? Crazy! And mine was a total surprise, too -- but you win the surprise award, for sure :)!
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Registered: 05-22-2001
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 11:09pm

Hi, Holly! Congratulations and welcome! I'm sure that was quite the surprise. I too am an "older" Mom as I am 36 and will almost be 37 when this LO is born. 

Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months! I look forward to getting to know you better along our journey's.