40 and pregnant with 3rd child

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40 and pregnant with 3rd child
Sat, 08-04-2012 - 3:15am

Hey, Im Renee. Just found out im pregnant with my 3rd baby. I have a 16 yr old and an 11 yr old. Im overweight and I have PCOS which this pregnancy is a complete shock. Just here to read posts and see if I can get advice during the next 6.5 months.

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Registered: 11-01-2011
Sat, 08-04-2012 - 11:58pm

Hi Renee :smileyhappy:  Welcome and Grats to you!  I just had my triplets 2 months ago and found out I was pregnant just after I turned 41.  Totally a surprise pregnancy and OMG did we freak out when we found out it was three! 

Why only 6.5 months?  Are you 3 months along now? 

Best of luck and feel free to jump on in and share your journey with the rest of the ladies. 


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Registered: 02-21-2010
Thu, 08-23-2012 - 2:52pm

Just popped in to read how everyone was doing and your post jumped out at me.

Last June 6/11 I had my DS also our 3rd child, I had just turned 40 and was also overweight. With my Dr.'s help I limited my weight gain to about 18 lbs. during the pregnancy, I have now dropped all that plus about 20 more. At the time I had 2 DD's the oldest at 14 and the other 10. I remember everyone thought I was crazy and I would get the strangest looks..it wasn't a planned pregnancy but I didn't think being pregnant at 40 would have people staring at me like I had 3 heads. Most comments were "wow, you are really starting over", or "You know he will never really know his sisters.".

I'm here to tell you that this has been one one of the best years for our family. I am so much less stressed and anxious about every little thing. My older DD's are a huge help....I don't know how I ever managed to take a shower or cook dinner when they were babies. I feel like I enjoy every day and each new experience more than I ever did at 26. Things are hectic and we are always on the go but I would not trade our little oops for anything. Your 16 year old should be a huge help if they are already driving..as they can go pick up all those little things that we always seem to need.

Not sure if your 16 year old is a DD but the only downside so far is the looks we get from total strangers who think that my DD is the mother when she carries him in a restaurant or the mall.  Makes me sad that somehow that is the 1st thing people think and it is the norm for a teen to have a baby but not a 40 something.

I hope your pregnancy is as uneventful as mine and good luck!!


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Registered: 11-01-2011
Re: 40 and pregnant with 3rd child
Thu, 09-06-2012 - 9:36pm

Grats on the great news.

"Darling or Dear" husband, son or daughter.  :smileyhappy: 


..and you're not alone..  you have us.


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Registered: 07-05-2005
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 12:08pm
Hi Renee,

Congratulations on expecting your big surprise and welcome to the Pregnant After 40 topic! The ladies here are fantastic and I hope that you'll find friendship and support here during your pregnancy journey. Welcome!!

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