Several on the 35+ TTC 1st Child board have expressed an interest in a "graduates" thread for those who've gotten their BFP or had their first little one!!!
I'm starting this thread to try to create a place for all of us 35 and up who are pregnant with their first, regardless of trimester, or have had their first. I think there is a lot of benefit to being able to discuss things with others at all stages of pregnancy and with the first child, as we can all share experiences and learn from each other!
We've had several recent BFP's on the 35+ TTC thread, so I hope you'll all join over here as well!
Lucy, can't wait to hear how everything goes with your scan!! This is your 20 week one, right? Such a big day! Do you guys plan to find out the gender?
Hi Carole! YAY! So glad you came over! I can't wait for your first scan as well and to know if there are one or two!!
As for me we're still doing fine, far as we know. We go back to the OB in a week, but our next scan is not till 35 weeks. (Eeeeeek!! That will be getting really close!)
A friend of ours who was about 8 weeks ahead of us in pregnancy just had her baby yesterday, about 2 weeks early. I think it has freaked hubby out a little, even though I warned him all along that the due date is just an estimate LOL. Now he's running around all over the place trying to get stuff done on his week off.
My goal is to be completely ready for baby's arrival by Feb 1, so that we have a 6 week "cushion" before our due date in which to just rest, relax, and for me to get meals into the freezer LOL! We'll see how I do!
Oh wow Lucy!!! Congrats on being team pink!!! It just seems like yesterday when you announced your BFP! We can't wait to see scan pictures!!!
Hi rottpaw and Carole!!! This is so exciting to be part of a pregnancy thread! I really hope I get to stay.
It's been a rocky journey for me so far. When I got my BFP on December 12th I was over the moon with joy and then fear quickly sunk in. I had light brown spotting for three-four days a few days after which I am now confident was implantation bleeding. However, after suffering a mc seeing that is sooo scary. Then on Sunday when I was exactly 6 wks right before bed there was a little bit of watery pink when I wiped. I immediately went hysterical and stayed up all night crying expecting to miscarry. It quickly turned to brown and disappeared within 48 hrs. Knock on wood, it hasn't come back yet. I had some cramping and stretching pains that day and into the week so I am sure it was just my uterus growing. It's hard to stay positive but I am doing my best. I have to believe this is my forever baby and I hope I NEVER have to see anymore spotting ever again!!!!
About a week before my BFP I suffered from some pretty bad nausea and it stayed for about 5 days after. Then went away for awhile until Tuesday! It's back now full force. It comes in waves and definitely could be way worse so we'll see. Since the beginning I have suffered from dizziness which is so not fun. Makes it really hard to concentrate at work. Then the usual sore/tender breasts.
I can NOT eat salad or veggies at the moment. Chicken makes me gag. I really only desire carbs and junk food Not a good thing. I discovered raw carrots go down easily so I'll try to stuff my face with that! lol
My EDD is August 21st and I have my first doctor's appt. on the 13th of January. They won't do any early scans here in Quebec, but I'll go in for the genetic screening around 10 weeks. I am definitely in favour of finding out the gender so no team yellow for me!
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