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Nottalotta Tue 12-Jul-16 17:04:54

I was on an old birds ttc and ante natal thread when I was pregnant with Ds. I'm pregnant again, aged 38, and wondered if there were any others interested in joining together on an older mums thread?

Not that I feel particular aged or anything, but some of the threads gets very busy and it's nice to have a smaller group.

Toocold Tue 12-Jul-16 17:07:18

I'd like to join, I'm 39 and pregnant with my third. How far gone are you?

Nottalotta Tue 12-Jul-16 17:14:51

Yey well that's two! Not sure re how far on, early days yet and somewhat unplanned. Ds is not 1 yet...... Been feeling rotten for about 4 weeks though. Seeing Mw at the end of the month. When are you due?

Toocold Tue 12-Jul-16 17:27:16

Wow, you'll have your hands full! I'm due Dec 1st so pretty much 20 weeks now and have an 11 year old and eight year old, I must be mad as they are at such an easy age! How are you feeling?

FuzzyOwl Tue 12-Jul-16 17:30:23

I'm 37 and pregnant with my second. smile

Nottalotta Tue 12-Jul-16 17:58:41

I'm feeling awful twocold absolutely exhausted and constant nausea. Was like it til about 16 weeks last time, and it's harder to deal with now with a very busy (and nap avoiding) baby!

Welcome fuzzy how old is dc1?

ThinkPinkStink Tue 12-Jul-16 18:14:41


I'm only 36, but I'll be 37 a few days after I'm due to I push this little beasty out (she's my first) and I FEEL at least 80 by the end of the day.

I'm due 7 October (so nearly 28 weeks 'gone') - so far pregnancy has been an interesting scientific experiment:

* Trimester 1 - awful, literally the worst

* Trimester 2 - pretty spiffy, started to feel like myself again - amazing bloating though, I went up two dress sizes from when I got up (looking and feeling quite normal) to when I rolled into bed (in the one comfortable position I had left)

* Trimester 3 - feeling pretty good - but starting to feel quite physically tired and achy especially in the hips (by which I mean bum and vagina)

Nottalotta Tue 12-Jul-16 18:23:40

Hi think yep I'm having the first trimester from he'll again, only no rest with ds. tells you how quick you can feel rotten do they?

Toocold Tue 12-Jul-16 18:35:37

Nope, and it's so much harder with a baby or toddler to look after at the same time, thankfully mine are pretty self sufficient now, and I think the first time is scary as it's the unknown. I promise you will all feel brighter by half way... I hope! I'm aching more, is that age?!

Nottalotta Tue 12-Jul-16 19:11:12

Might be, ds is at the not quite walking stage. He wants me to hold his hand and walk him all bloody day. It's giving me really bad sciatica! I had hip pain really early on last time too so hoping he gets the hang of walking soon.

FuzzyOwl Tue 12-Jul-16 19:13:47

Thank you. DD is 13 months old and I am 24 weeks pregnant.

Sciatica, buttock pain and bump pain has really kicked in now.

happylass Tue 12-Jul-16 20:07:47

Hi ladies. I'm 38 and after 4 years TTC and 7 shots at IVF I'm finally pregnant with my first. Currently 16 weeks and still in denial but feeling absolutely shattered.

Toocold Tue 12-Jul-16 22:44:13

Ahh Happy that's lovely! Congratulations and to everyone else too!

Nottalotta Wed 13-Jul-16 09:52:13

Aw fabulous news Happy!! Congratulations. Xxx

Feeling rotten. Ugh. Can't wait for this to pass.

FuzzyOwl Wed 13-Jul-16 10:16:08

So pleased for you happy and for all of us.

I am really looking forward to this little one's arrival as this pregnancy is proving to be quite painful but I did have a symptom free first trimester, so I suppose it is only fair.

Hope all of you are doing ok today.

user1468401894 Wed 13-Jul-16 10:47:00

Hi, I'd like to join the club too. I'll be 45 a few weeks after my due date, which is next Feb/March. My first pregnancy.

Never thought I could be someone's mom my whole life, and was quite sure I would be ok with a childless life. Time changes, people change. And I changed my mind too. My husband and I do want to have a baby now. After trying (and failed) for 1+ year, I finally got a confirmation yesteday that I'm pregnant for real (for 6 weeks). Mixed feelings. Knowing there will be many uncertainties in the coming months, I stay positive and wish for the best.

Wish all of us well!

ThinkPinkStink Wed 13-Jul-16 14:24:23

I'm 38 and after 4 years TTC and 7 shots at IVF I'm finally pregnant with my first. Currently 16 weeks and still in denial but feeling absolutely shattered.

MANY congratulations! Even if you're super-mega-ready for it, when it actually happens it's a real body-blow eh?

Notta I'm sorry to hear you're having a dastardly first-trimester - I hope you follow the standard route of suddenly feeling better at 13 weeks.

user congrats to you too!

If it's this scary for people in their mid 30s + I can only imagine how scary it is for people in their late teens and twenties (or maybe their youth buys them more confidence and a gung-ho attitude?) x

Nottalotta Wed 13-Jul-16 18:51:02

I cannot imagine what it's like having a baby in your teens, alk respect to those that do! I can only think you maybe worry less? I don't know. Maybe being young and fit helps.

Thanks think I waited for the second trimester burst of energy in vain last time. I stopped feeling quite so pants at 16 weeks though.

Tabitha78 Wed 13-Jul-16 19:14:30

Hi I'm 38, 11+4 with number 1!

Pixiebutterfly83 Fri 15-Jul-16 21:20:11

What do you class as an older mum to be? I may fit in this thread but not sure lol

Inshock73 Sat 16-Jul-16 07:46:14

Morning! Can i join?

I'm 43, expecting baby no. 2 in September. Baby 1 was born in April 2015 so just 16 months between them eek!!!! smile

Notta Hello smile I remember you from the old birds thread.

Nottalotta Sat 16-Jul-16 08:18:21

Ooh hi inshock I thought we could have a new 'old bird's thread.

Pixie I think we were 35 and over last time, assume you're 33 ish given your name? Do join in in you'd like.

Well I had my first proper vomit this morning. Ds nappies are a struggle atm. Don't think they are any worse than usual but they are a bit more frequent as he's eating loads. Boak.

H still being a tit (not sure if I mentioned that already)

Nottalotta Sat 16-Jul-16 08:19:39

Hi tabitha, sorry missed you. Welcome. Tabitha was on my list for girls name last time. smile

So when is everyone due ish and I'll do a list.

Nottalotta Sat 16-Jul-16 08:40:22

I've compiled a list. I do like a list.

Nottalotta 38 #2 edd Feb 2017 ish
Toocold 39 #2 edd 1st dec
Fuzzyowl 37 #2 edd Nov?
Thinkpink 36 #1 edd 7th Oct
Happylass 38 #1 edd?
User1468 44 #1 edd Feb/March
Tabitha78 38 #1 edd?
Inshock 43 #2 edd Sept.

inshock looks like you'll be the first to pup!

Pixiebutterfly83 Sat 16-Jul-16 10:21:13

Nottalotta, I am yes, Due March 2017 with #4 will just have turned 34 in Feb

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