New, 41 and unexpectedly pregnant with #4
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|Thu, 12-15-2011 - 7:04am|
I'm Brie, mom to Libby/19, Will/15, and Jake/11. Found out last week that we're going to have a baby in August. Was totally thrown for a loop with this news. I keep track of my cycle with an app on my berry, and last week I was having normal AF symptoms, but then I was having like a reverse period -- you know, the kind of bleeding that's really implantation. Took 2 days for me to look at my berry and check when I should be having AF, and discovered that I was 10 days late. Took a HPT and then just sat there for a minute dazed. I'm sure I looked very comical. Never a camera crew around when I need one. LOL
I've had two MCs and a very difficult pregnancy with Jake (had emergency abdominal surgery at about 8 weeks with him). With both the 2nd MC and Jake I had low progesterone, so, called the doc right after I found out I was pregnant and had my first ob visit the next day. First U/S (everything looks good, measured right at what I should) and bloodwork, and doc put me on progesterone as a precaution. Bloodwork came back great for HCG, but my progesterone was 16.7 so I'm on progesterone until February. I'm not throwing up, but I have nausea 24/7. Work is insane this time of year, so I'm exhausted, not sleeping well, feeling icky, and the nurse offered to put me on an anti-emetic when she called with the test results on Tuesday -- started that yesterday and already feel better. I'm also taking my prenatal at night with a big glass of OJ or grapefruit juice and hoping that will help some, too.
We just moved to TX this summer, and I was able to bring my job with me from NC, so that's a huge blessing. With all this OT I cannot imagine having to be out and about and among people for 10+ hours a day. Not having to be dressed is also a nice bonus. ;)
Everyone is thrilled that they're getting a new brother/sister. It was iffy for the boys at first, but Libby was on board immediately. My husband was shocked, but excited. We're both nervous given my history and my age, but trying to remain positive. And we've told about everyone. I'm not a good secret keeper. I also don't believe in waiting until it's safe. I don't feel there is a safe in pregnancy, not really.
Anyhoo, that's me. Looking forward to getting to know everyone!