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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 10:49 AM   31
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Hi Ladies

Lovely to hear stories from other larger families - I have not told anyone we are ttc due to worrying about negativity

And its only number 5; not like 16 or something

My age makes me a target for ppl looking at me badly - going to be 40 this year too. (I am a young 40 -honest!! Always get mistaken for my DD (18yo) sister when we are out; although of course, it could just be they think I am a MUCH older sister )

I have 1 DD, 3 DS's and admit would love another little girly this time too (but will be delighted with just a healthy bubba) - I increased my calcium, vitamin D intake and dropped my caffeine intake, but to be honest my DH drinks copious amounts of coffee every day so I reckon we'll have another boy lmao. And worried too much about missing the egg altogether to limit our BD-ing to alleged girl times haha (totally hopeless swayer here haha)

Anyway hope no-one minds me popping in, will come back later to do the quiz; if that's okay??

xxx
Welcome to the large happy family group LOL Glad to have you a board!! You are good to do the questions when you get a chance!! it is just for fun!!



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 12:30 PM   32
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Hi Ladies

Lovely to hear stories from other larger families - I have not told anyone we are ttc due to worrying about negativity

And its only number 5; not like 16 or something

My age makes me a target for ppl looking at me badly - going to be 40 this year too. (I am a young 40 -honest!! Always get mistaken for my DD (18yo) sister when we are out; although of course, it could just be they think I am a MUCH older sister )

I have 1 DD, 3 DS's and admit would love another little girly this time too (but will be delighted with just a healthy bubba) - I increased my calcium, vitamin D intake and dropped my caffeine intake, but to be honest my DH drinks copious amounts of coffee every day so I reckon we'll have another boy lmao. And worried too much about missing the egg altogether to limit our BD-ing to alleged girl times haha (totally hopeless swayer here haha)

Anyway hope no-one minds me popping in, will come back later to do the quiz; if that's okay??

xxx
Welcome hun. Hope you get your bfp soon. Xxx



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 14:24 PM   33
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Hi Ladies

Lovely to hear stories from other larger families - I have not told anyone we are ttc due to worrying about negativity

And its only number 5; not like 16 or something

My age makes me a target for ppl looking at me badly - going to be 40 this year too. (I am a young 40 -honest!! Always get mistaken for my DD (18yo) sister when we are out; although of course, it could just be they think I am a MUCH older sister )

I have 1 DD, 3 DS's and admit would love another little girly this time too (but will be delighted with just a healthy bubba) - I increased my calcium, vitamin D intake and dropped my caffeine intake, but to be honest my DH drinks copious amounts of coffee every day so I reckon we'll have another boy lmao. And worried too much about missing the egg altogether to limit our BD-ing to alleged girl times haha (totally hopeless swayer here haha)

Anyway hope no-one minds me popping in, will come back later to do the quiz; if that's okay??

xxx
Hi, I am also an older mummy, I am 36 this year. My hubby is 10 years older than me, we were going to wait 5 years before ttc again then one day I said oh shit, we had better not leave it too long, I will be 40 which is fine but he will be 50! That made us think even more now is the right time for us.
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 20:58 PM   34
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Welcome wannabubba! I will be 40 this year too. DH just turned 51.

We don't tell anyone we're TTC either. No reason to hear the negativity when you're trying. And it's much easier to tell them to kiss your foot when you're already pregnant or holding your baby, at least for me anyway.

I'm hoping to get time to do the quiz soon. Work has been crazy this past couple weeks.

We have a DD 31, DD 29, DS 20, DD 17, DS 14, DD 10, DS 10, DS 4, just the last 5 still at home.

We get to start trying as soon as AF comes and goes. I've been taking prenatals, fish oil, coQ10, and calcium for the past 3 months. DH has been taking his usual vitamins, fish oil and coQ10.

Coffee/caffeine sways for boys??

So happy to have all of you to talk to this time around! It can be so hard to find others who understand or feel the same way we do. Wishing all of us a really soon!



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2013, 03:47 AM   35
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Welcome wannabubba! I will be 40 this year too. DH just turned 51.

We don't tell anyone we're TTC either. No reason to hear the negativity when you're trying. And it's much easier to tell them to kiss your foot when you're already pregnant or holding your baby, at least for me anyway.

I'm hoping to get time to do the quiz soon. Work has been crazy this past couple weeks.

We have a DD 31, DD 29, DS 20, DD 17, DS 14, DD 10, DS 10, DS 4, just the last 5 still at home.

We get to start trying as soon as AF comes and goes. I've been taking prenatals, fish oil, coQ10, and calcium for the past 3 months. DH has been taking his usual vitamins, fish oil and coQ10.

Coffee/caffeine sways for boys??

So happy to have all of you to talk to this time around! It can be so hard to find others who understand or feel the same way we do. Wishing all of us a really soon!
Hi, going off subject here but do you get people comment about the age gap? We sometimes do but more so now we are ttc, as people like to point out how old hubby is!! Which really annoys me and for this reason I wish id not told people we are ttc.
I have not heard the coffee thing before, I drink coffee but hubby does not drink any hot drinks.
I am so happy we are all in the same boat as well! It's so nice to talk to others without being judged x



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Old Apr 17th, 2013, 04:14 AM   36
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Hi ladies -thanks for all the nice friendly welcomes xxx

Well from what I have read -caffeine (along with lots of other things) changes the PH in the semen department (CM too, I gave up coffee and started drinking decaf tea) which although does not lead to better conditions for male swimmers; doesn't help the female swimmers - I have a naturally higher than normal PH in my lady bits too so tried telling DH that his drinking 10 cups of coffee a day was not going to help get us our girl lol -to be honest I did look into douches and other girl sway stuff, but decided that a healthy bubba was much more important so like I said , terrible swayer haha

I as of today am symptomless lol -think maybe lots of my symptoms were psychosomatic (wishful thinking in overdrive haha)

Oh well, just wish I hadn't mentioned every possible sign n symptom to my poor hubby who has his hopes up now

As for the age gap thing - I don't think 10/11 years is a huge gap, especially when the man is older. My sis is in a relationship with a man 10year her junior, and mentally and physically they get on perfectly but if they were to decide to try to conceive any more babies then her fertility would be more of an issue than an older mans would be. Once we are adults, then age really is only a number -I have friends my age who act like pensioners (but thinking back they always did act older than their years lmao) and others who still think they are in their teens lol - I feel young at heart, and cannot imagine feeling much different in 10 years or 20 lol
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Old Apr 17th, 2013, 04:38 AM   37
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Welcome wannabubba! I will be 40 this year too. DH just turned 51.

We don't tell anyone we're TTC either. No reason to hear the negativity when you're trying. And it's much easier to tell them to kiss your foot when you're already pregnant or holding your baby, at least for me anyway.

I'm hoping to get time to do the quiz soon. Work has been crazy this past couple weeks.

We have a DD 31, DD 29, DS 20, DD 17, DS 14, DD 10, DS 10, DS 4, just the last 5 still at home.

We get to start trying as soon as AF comes and goes. I've been taking prenatals, fish oil, coQ10, and calcium for the past 3 months. DH has been taking his usual vitamins, fish oil and coQ10.

Coffee/caffeine sways for boys??

So happy to have all of you to talk to this time around! It can be so hard to find others who understand or feel the same way we do. Wishing all of us a really soon!
Hi, going off subject here but do you get people comment about the age gap? We sometimes do but more so now we are ttc, as people like to point out how old hubby is!! Which really annoys me and for this reason I wish id not told people we are ttc.
I have not heard the coffee thing before, I drink coffee but hubby does not drink any hot drinks.
I am so happy we are all in the same boat as well! It's so nice to talk to others without being judged x
Hi there I drink loads of coffee but OH doesn't, Although he does like his diet coke so maybe the caffeine in that will give me another boy. Lol. But I honestly am not bothered by either gender as after having 3 girls in a row and then finally having a little boy I am happy to have either a girl or boy.

Good luck to all of us. Hope we will all be in the bfp announcements section soon. xxxx



 
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[QUOTE=allforthegirl;26740431]

1. Where all your PG the same? If not explain.
All bump with first preg, with DD; then HUGE all around weight gain with all my boys. Severe symphis pubis dysfunction with number 4 (hoping to not be as bad this time)

2. What were you cravings like, any crazy ones?

No crazy ones, chocolate, especially millionaires shortbread with the boys (hence the massive weight gain probably lol)

3. With which one were you the most horny? (that's right I asked )

At the beginning with them all, really horny -must be that increase in blood supply

4. With any did you gain too much weight?

DS3 -Last pregnancy -spd = lots of immobility, I was on crutches since week 16 and got very large lol -put on 4 stone

5. Did you have any complications with any of yours, during PG?

Apart from mild MS and horrid SPD; except with #2 I had a high risk blood test for Down Syndrome and had an amniocentesis (think it was 1:26, which considering I was only 24 was worrying)

6. What was the longest you were in labour, and shortest?
#1 Labour - 20+hrs (horrid experience -horrible bullying midwife and me absolutely terrified and hallucinating from pethidine lol)
#2 -8hrs -good
#3 -2hrs -perfect 'popped out' lol -every labour should be like this
#4 -Induced 2 hrs - 'almost' put me off EVER doing it again!!

7. Did you have a natural birth? Or did you epidural it?
pethidine and Entenox with #1; then Entenox only last 3

8. Any complications with delivery?
#4 baby heart rate decelerated , meconium present; Room full of 10 staff, paeds, nurses resus team - scary!! Someone screaming 'get a theatre ready!!Page the theatre staff' ended up in lithotomy position legs in stirrups with non medicated forceps delivery Not good with spd, could not walk for about 12 hrs afterwards (with the ward midwifes saying 'you have ONLY had a baby!! Despite arriving earlier in the day on crutches )

9. Were your OH's very supportive? Or did you have extra support?

DH only -very supportive

10. The true reason you want another? (be honest even it sounds a bit selfish

I want my DS3 (#4 baby) to have a close sibling (I originally planned to have #4 and #5 back to back pregnancies but after the spd and horrible delivery it didn't work out that way lol DH still cannot believe I am willing to go thru it again lol -will probably totally panic when it does happen )-I worry that when my other three all leave home; DS3 will be alone. My eldest has already left for college and DS1 is 16 this year, so another couple of years and he will be away too. By which time DS2 will be in his teens and wont want to be bothered too much with a 5year old sibling lol. I also love the idea of being pregnant once more, the excitement of finding out, going for scans and feeling the baby kick and hiccup and hearing the heartbeat and watching him move on sonogram and the newborn stage, the breastfeeding the closeness and that baby smell


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I love reading everyones questions! A great way to know each other a little bit more.

As for the age thing. With my first marriage, my DH was 9 years my senior. He thought I was in my thirties or closer to it, a first for me since most people think I am in my mid twenties LOL, and I thought him to be only in mid/late twenties. So I agree age really doesn't really mean anything when Love or attraction is concerned. Even though we didn't workout as a married couple, we were best of friends in the end before he passed. Plus we made three beautiful boys!!

So my temps went up this morning, just a bit but they did go up. Don't think that DH was lazy enough with pulling out for us to catch the egg by chance. But that doesn't matter. This is my last cycle before we are able to conceive again. I don't feel any different, but I know the MTX is one nasty drug. We really do what a healthy little monkey!! My Dr seemed very strict with us waiting the full three cycles after went to 0. Have any of you had any losses with all these PG? This was my first.



 
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It is lovely to know abit more about all you ladies. Us big families have to stick together. Xxxx



 
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