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Old Feb 27th, 2012, 09:20 AM   1
DHime
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30 Something and Expecting


I wanted to open this thread for the 30 something expecting Moms.
It can be very hard to find a place after getting your BFP.
I hope this thread will give us all a home.



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2012, 09:29 AM   2
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Hi!

I'm 33 years old and pregnant with my first. I will be 34 by the time baby is born.
I'm feeling a bit old sometimes, but I'm really happy to finally become a mommy. I've wanted that for a long time but was never in a good position to do so.



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2012, 10:03 AM   3
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I found you! Good idea.

(The link you sent didn't bring me here, though, I had to dig.)



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2012, 13:09 PM   4
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Found it!

Hi Marie

Don't feel old. We're part of a growing demographic. Where I live it's actually quite common to be beyond thirty and expecting. It's a relatively affluent part of the UK and people have put careers before kids and are now catching up with starting families.

I'm 35 and am expecting my first. I don't feel old though. I've just been 'gaining experience in other industries'. Being a mother is hard no matter what your age, but at least being past thirty I'm not experiencing the drama the teens are having to go through (especially the drama around the immature child-that-thinks-he's-a-man that got them pregnant) and life generally is more settled and secure. I feel very ready now.



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2012, 17:18 PM   5
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Hi Marie!
Welcome ladies!

Don't feel weird about your age at all. I am totally unprepared and I did it on purpose. lol
I am scared but I can approach it with less fear since I am older.

Bunda & Nellie - Can you believe you are already at orange? Are you showing yet?
This prego thing goes by so fast...



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2012, 17:28 PM   6
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30 is only 20 + 10 anyway. Who's counting?
Besides, 30 is not as old as it used to be.... (If I say it enough it will feel true)
Many of us in our 30's are healthier than our younger counterparts.

Oh yeah - still sick. Can't breathe thru my nose. wahhhh I want nyquil!
My boss said to drink some whiskey and some asprin. I just laughed. I really wanted to kill him tho



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2012, 22:09 PM   7
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lol, I hope you feel better DHime. I was at a wedding this weekend with half of DH's family recovering from or fighting through the flu. The thought of getting sick terrified me (how do you survive without NyQuil?!) So I waved from afar or walked around with food, preventing hugging.

And yes, it really is starting to go by fast! I do have a small bump now, so that if I'm not wearing loose clothes, its pretty obvious. Are you starting to pop out yet?



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2012, 00:11 AM   8
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Hi girls I found you

it's funny that you think it's going so fast, it seems to be dragging for me lol, maybe after I've had a midwife appt and a scan things will pick up a bit I dint want to wish it away or anything but I just want to know that everything is progressing as it should & all I know at the moment is that I feel lol!

Ah well glad to have found you here, will be nice to have a place to chat
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Old Feb 28th, 2012, 10:28 AM   9
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Still stuffy today. I have been plain miserable without cold meds. wahhh.
The only advice I can offer is avoid sick people. Don't worry about apearing rude. just run!
Yep. I am totally showing even after only gaining 3.5 lbs. I am trying to hide it but it is getting obvious. Gonna take a pic soon so put on here as my new avatar.
I still want maternity pants but can't find any that I like yet. It's all dresses for now.
No constipation here, IN FACT, I have the opposite problem. Oh and the cramping from it is way worse that pre prego tummy issues. Maybe cause organs have moved... At least this means I shouldn't have hemeriod problems. lol

Lisa - Glad you found us! Is it morning sickness? If so, hang in there a bit longer. In whole foods stores, they have MS lolly pops that help alot. I found that ice pops helped me allot.



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2012, 12:20 PM   10
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It's more evening sickness Dhime lol, but it's copeable... just!

I had an appt today with the surgeon who did my surgery in January & I was soooo looking forward to telling him that he'd worked a miracle & we were pg... but, before I had chance he basically said that when he was operating to remove the cyst he had found that I had severe endometriosis, so bad that it had stuck my ovaries to my pelvic wall & that although they had initially thought it was my OH issues causing our problem, that he thought even without that I would have real trouble conceiving naturally...

At that point I said... but I'm 8 weeks today but he just looked shocked & kept saying "but I don't think that's possible" I had to get my scan out to show him.

He was really pleased for us in the end but had to get another consultant in to check that they had the right patient as he said it was less than a 0.5% chance that this could happen given both of our problems!!

However, after leaving the office and going back to work, I told my workmates what had happened & they asked if it would cause any problems with the pregnancy, I hadn't even asked that & now I'm googling & it seems to just be a minefield of different information

Basically it looks at though there is an increased chance of miscarriage, high blood pressure, pre eclampsia and pre term birth! It's just very weird as I have had very light, very regular periods and no period pain ever, whereas a friend of mine in work has endo & has really bad problems every month!

Ah well nothing I can do about it now, what will be will be, I just pray my little flump hangs on.

Wish me luck girls



 
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