View Full Version : over 35 Mommy-to-be
07-21-2008, 09:50 PM
Hi, I just wondered if there any other mommy's to be who are over 35, like I am. This will be my first baby, and I'd love to talk to other's who are around my age. My due date is Dec. 28, '08.
07-24-2008, 01:23 PM
I'm 35 (does that count as over 35?). Also my first baby. According to my OB I'm due Jan 1, but my caluclation I am due Dec 31, so I'm cheating to be in your birth club.
I'm also an "advanced for maternal age" mother to be.
1st Time Mom - Again
07-24-2008, 03:50 PM
I already had my baby (he was born March first) but I'm 41, so do I count?
07-24-2008, 04:16 PM
Hello ladies, thanks for responding to my post. Here is a little more about me: Hubby and I have been trying for a family for many years already(12 actually), and finally are pregnant after IVF#7. It's been a long hard struggle to get to where we are, and are excited to finally be pregnant. I'm at 17wks5days and getting bigger everyday. I'm feeling pretty good right now, except for some occasional heartburn. In the beginning, I was pretty nauseus - until about week 12. How's everybody else feeling at this point?
07-25-2008, 12:33 AM
after so much work and pain to get to this point - you must be excited!
I was really worried about losing the baby - older moms have higher miscarriage rates. But we are out of the danger zone - not that MC is not possible, but the odds are pretty small now - so I am trying to relax about it.
I feel pretty good. I have had a really easy pregnancy. Some heartburn, some constipation. I had some bad fatigue in 1st trimester but it is much better now. Now I am just lazy!
07-25-2008, 09:57 AM
Mybody- You are so lucky not to have had hardly any morning sickness. I am glad it is finally a thing of the past for me. Have you continued to work during the pregnancy? If so, what kind of work do you?
I have decided not to return to work once the pg test came back positive. My job required me to be on my feet a lot, and I wanted to give this pregnancy the best chance of success possible. I'm getting kind of bored sitting at home, but now that I am in the second tri. I have started to do things like plan for the baby's room and make sure we have everything in order when he/she arrives. Will you be finding out if it's a boy or girl? I have my next u/s in a couple of weeks and we are both anxious to know what it is.
By the way, where are you from? I live in Sask, Canada. My husband is a farmer(go figure........!!), but I love the country life and I look forward to raising a family the same way I was raised. I wouldn't live in the city for anything in the world.
07-30-2008, 01:06 AM
Very happy to have had no morning sickness - my mother did not either, so I think that was my genetic gift from her. I'm normally a puker - I get car sick, boat sick, elevator sick - so I was very happily surprised that I felt so good.
Yes, I have been working through the pregnancy - I have not missed any work other than for doctor's appointments. I'm having a really easy time! I work as a contracts manager for a pharmaceutical company, so I sit on the computer all day. I can't imagine working on my feet all day. I just feel so tired sometimes - though much better now that I'm in the second trimester!
Very envious that you can not work and stay home with your baby when s/he comes.
I very much want to know the sex - we have ultra sound soon (week 19?). I kind of want a girl, but I will be happy with whatever - I just want to know! I have not done anything about the nursery or shopping - I think I need to know the gender before I can do anything. Or I am just busy and not dealing with it!
I live in San Diego - I'm a total city girl. I've always loved the fast paced lifestyle, but pregnancy is already changing me and my view, and I want to move to a slower paced place.
It's kind of scary, being "older" and pregnant. It's nice to connect with someone in the same spot as I am!
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