Seriously considering TTC again

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Seriously considering TTC again
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Thu, 06-17-2010 - 2:29am

Josie is 4 months old today. Mike and I are really considering trying for another baby. We love this little girl so much and she is so incredibly perfect... we want her to have a full, close sibling. At the same time, I am more worried than ever about all the high risks. Josie is so perfect I'm afraid to push our luck.

We have until November... if I concieve after November, I'd give birth when I'm 44 and I dont think I'm too keen on that.

Still thinking....



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Paula = 43; Mike = 38; Tubal reversal 12/4/08, one tube reparied; Healthy baby girl born 2/16/10; PG again, EDD 3/18/11!


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Registered: 10-20-2009
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:58am

I say go for it!

Susan L.



Robert Edward Xavier Lin - Born July 31, 2010 at 5:56AM, 6 pounds 4 ounces and 19 inches long. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU but he's doing great now!
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Registered: 07-01-2008
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 2:09pm

Hi Paula,


I don't blame you one bit for wanting another!


They say that your extra fertile in the months following a birth.


Best of luck in whatever you choose!


sue in nh

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Registered: 06-15-2010
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 3:57pm
I know what you mean! I'm 43 and ttc, my daughter is 11 months old and we started ttc when she was 5 months old. I've given myself the same 'cut off' point- I need to conceive this month in order to give birth before I turn 44- it's like a psychological barrier! Unfortunately I've had 2 chemical pregnancies in a row and am really feeling the pressure. Good luck xx
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Registered: 02-20-2007
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 7:43pm

Best of luck to you, but why have a time limit. My neighbor thought she was going through menopause, but actually was pregnant at 46. Her daught is a senior at Princeton.

You just never know!

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Registered: 01-05-1999
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 8:39pm

I have the mental limit of 44.. but also I just really want a really close sibling for Josie. I also have other things I want to do while I'm still young enough. Mike and I have given up two years of biking events so far.. and if I get pg we will have to give up another... we are eager to get back to it.. As it is, we plan to take Josie with us on the ride next year... she will be 16 months old.

Overall, though, it is just a mental limit and the fact that I want Josie to have a very close sibling.. especially while we are still in baby mode. :)



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Paula = 43; Mike = 38; Tubal reversal 12/4/08, one tube reparied; Healthy baby girl born 2/16/10; PG again, EDD 3/18/11!


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Registered: 11-01-2008
Fri, 06-18-2010 - 11:17am
Go for it! Tallulah just turned three months and we are going to start trying again in a couple of months. (I will be 42 in August) You're so young in all that you do, so don't worry about your age - it really is just a number in your case!!
Go for it!
Georgie
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Registered: 12-06-2008
Fri, 06-18-2010 - 11:43am

Hey Paula!


So you're ready to jump back in the saddle!

Laurie


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Registered: 03-16-2005
Fri, 06-18-2010 - 4:31pm

I believe that Robbie Burns has a famous quote that perfectly addresses this situation:

"The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley."

Good luck!

Libby

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Registered: 04-02-2005
Fri, 06-18-2010 - 8:34pm

I say do it too!


Congrats on the birth of your beautiful babe

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Registered: 02-20-2007
Sat, 06-19-2010 - 7:31am
Josey is absolutely adorable...you might not want to limit yourself at all...you and mike make the world a prettier place!

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