Surprise! Unexpectedly pregnant at 40

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Registered: 03-24-2008
Surprise! Unexpectedly pregnant at 40
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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 3:52pm

I just turned 40 in May and got a surprise birthday present!

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 4:37pm
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I know it can be a bit overwhelming, but somehow you just make it work. At least your oldest is at a more manageable age, that will help. For vacations, you can get pretty creative, especially when they are young. You can always get a cot for the room or bring along an air mattress.

What type of career do you have? It can be a juggling act, but I also enjoy working :)

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Registered: 03-24-2008
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 10:05pm

Thanks for the encouraging words.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 10:01am
The work out will be tough to get in :( I work as a moderator now, so it's more manageable than when I worked full-time in an office. I think you tend to be more relaxed with your third also. I'm sure you'll do great with the adjustment, and you'll get your hobbies back in a couple of years.

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 9:33pm

I think it is a good sign that are bodies are healthy if we can still have babies at 40 and beyond.

Lilypie Maternity tickers
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Registered: 03-24-2008
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 1:04pm

I am right there with you!

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Registered: 07-03-2011
Sun, 07-10-2011 - 2:30pm
I will be 43 in Aug and just found out that I am pregnant. I have 2 boys and 3 girls from ages 22 to 8. I am a full time cosmetology student and this was not at all a planned pregnancy. If you want to talk about fertile I am the poster child.When I was planning my family I really only saw 2 in my future but I guess the big man upstairs has other plans. Just remember he doesn't give us things that we cant handle.