Shocked!

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Shocked!
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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 9:24pm

Well, I found out recently that I am pregnant at age 40.

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In reply to: jan729
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 10:18am

Congratulations!

I was also a bit shocked - I think I really knew quite a while but was in denial. I did a positive pregnancy test at the request of my OB and 3 days later had an ultrasound and found out I was already almost 11 weeks. That was shocking! I basically missed the whole first trimester!

Now that it has sunk in (I am 15 weeks) I am thrilled and also happy to be in 2nd tri already! My youngest will be almost 7 when this one comes - we are also having a boy.

What do your kids think about it all?

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In reply to: jan729
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 5:44pm
Congratulations! That would be a shock, but I'm sure the rest of the pregnancy will just fly by :) How odd that you were still getting your period, I wouldn't think I would be pregnant either if I was still having mine. Wow!

How exciting for you though, I'm sure you'll have a blast with your little boy!

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Mon, 08-29-2011 - 11:31am

WOW...just WOW!!! That's incredible! Congrats on your little boy though! :)

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 7:09pm

Congratulations!!! I had my second son right before my 40th birthday and today at 44!!! found out I am pregnant again. Oh my. The hardest part for me when I had my son near your age ( I wish I were forty today ) was simply the energy involved in getting up all night and the fact that both my boys were cat nappers and didn't sleep through the night until about 8-9 months. My firstborn son was 7 when his brother arrived. I had not planned to have children so late in life but finished a masters degree and loved my career. I was 32 when my first was born and I thought I would not make it that first couple of months!! I was used to having the excitement of a career and the very nice life my husband and I lived. We both were successful at our careers and loved to eat out, travel, sleep late and be spontaneous. He is 12 now and so tall and just interested in girls. The time has flown by. having a 7 year age difference between boys has been tough. Lots of sibling rivalry and lots of just plain old brother's picking on eachother. My eldest puts up with a lot but when he has had enough from his 5 year old brother.....he puts him in a judo hold or gives him what I call "a correction" which winds up with tears and slammed doors. The age difference is too much at this time for them to have many common interests but they do fiercely love eachother. We all do what we have to do and this will be a joy in your life. Gosh...40 seems like a much more sane age to have a baby than 44!! I know I am very blessed and not everyone can afford this or would even want this but I had a 24/7 "baby nurse" for the first 2 weeks to heal from a C-Section and help get him in a day/night pattern. She was incredible and went everywhere we went. At night I would go to bed after his last feding and she would take over all night. I would be up by 6 and feel more rested for the day. This is a very common Southern practice to have a "Baby Nurse" but a life saver for me. You will be great and just like anything you have done before...you will do this again and all of a sudden be looking at a 5 year old and wonder where all the time went!!! Good Luck to you!!

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 12:00pm
Hi bellanola! Just wanted to welcome you to the board and congratulate you on your pregnancy :) Having a baby nurse is a great idea, I hope that some women can do that.

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Registered: 09-06-2011
In reply to: jan729
Tue, 09-06-2011 - 8:29pm