42 yo pg!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2004
42 yo pg!
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!


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

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


iVillage Member
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!