42 yo pg!

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Registered: 06-06-2004
42 yo pg!
2
Wed, 08-04-2004 - 12:28am
Hello Everyone,

I didn't think it would happen so quickly - I am pregnant. Either that, or I have a weird flu with it's only symptoms fatigue, morning sickness (in the pm today), sore, enlarged bbs, headache.

Yesterday at cd=27, dpo=12 I got a very faint pink line on a saveontests.com stick with fmu.

I just turned 42 in July! This was the second month TTC #2. DD (3 yo) took two months of trying as well.

I have 1 ovary since 1991. Mine was removed due to a dermoid (large benign) cyst.

My periods were always irregular, 28-34 days. Sometimes a 41 day, sometimes a 24.

Recently, I had experienced a huge iregularity that made me worry. My cycle lengths were since Jan 2004: 24, 25, 28, 39. I had also been very, very stressed all those months due to family stuff.

Last month (first month TTC) I was cd=32. This month, I had my hormones checked out on cd=3 (July 9th) and received FSH=5.5 estradiol <32. Before the blood work, the RE felt certain that I was an IVF candidate and that I was indeed perimenopausal. He urged me to get an HSG right away. I was going to wait until after trying for about 6 months.

This month, I started drinking green tea, V8, grapefruit juice, 1 oz of wheat grass juice about every other day & lots of OJ fortified with calcium. Plus, I ate about 2/3 cup of wheat germ with rice milk almost daily to get folic acid and vitamin A. Also, I started eating more spinach salads. I took a tablet a day of nettle and milk thistle vitamins for about 4 days around ovulation time since that is when I bought it.

I also read the book Inconceivable and it made me feel more relaxed this month versus how tense I felt last month.

For the last few months, I have eliminated all diary, processed foods with sugar, white flour (except for my b-day cake), and white rice. I also stayed away from people and situations that aggravated me since I get rattled easily.

I want to thank you ladies for all the information you provided. It is terrific how you all support and comfort one another. These boards are very necessary and I am thankful to have discovered them two months ago.

Wishing you all tons and tons of baby dust and hugs!

Barbara

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Registered: 05-28-2003
In reply to: bopsiegirl
Wed, 08-04-2004 - 9:17am

Barbara congrats sure sounds like you are pg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathie

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Registered: 11-30-2003
In reply to: bopsiegirl
Wed, 08-04-2004 - 5:03pm
Barbara: Hooray! Congrats to you!! Wishing you a happy & healthy 9 months and all the years that follow. Keep us posted on your progress and thanks for posting the things you did while ttc...it's really helpful to know.

Take good care!

Margie