Mixed emotions

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Registered: 01-27-2011
Mixed emotions
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 9:26pm

My name is Andrea, I am 40 and just found out that I am pregnant for my 4th child. It was a huge shock. I did not want to believe it was true...took 4 tests and a trip to the dr just to convience me. I am 6 weeks and still having a lot of mixed emotions about it. I have not told anyone this, my fiance, his family, my kids are all excited. I know I am pregnant, have physical symptoms, but mentally I keep having to convience myself that I am. My youngest is 4 and he was a suprise too. I thought he would definetly be the caboose. I want to be excited, but am having a tough time. I joined this message board in hopes of finding some support and someone to talk to that is not here all the time. Thanks for listening.

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Registered: 02-08-2009
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 10:03am


I'm sorry you're having a tough time with mixed feelings. Even though my DD (born when I was 41) was planned, I still had some feelings of, what was I thinking, initially. I have a DS who is 21, and was a single mom for 15 years, so I felt like I was giving up all the freedom I never had. Now, she's 2, and I wouldn't trade a moment, and here I am doing it again at 43 ;)


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 3:37pm

Hi Andrea, welcome to the board!

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Registered: 05-07-2008
Tue, 02-01-2011 - 10:53pm
I know it's a shock, but I hope you feel better about it soon. I had a baby at 40 and another at 42 and they both are perfectly healthy. Now I am pregnant again at 44. I hope you can look forward to your little one.
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