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Pregnant with No. 5 - Just completely shocked and a bit panicky....

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pinkytheshrinky Tue 30-Aug-11 07:16:54

This morning I POAS and got a BFP - not sure how far along I am as really cannot remember the last time I had a period but have been feeling crook for weeks - Not sure what I am feeling at all - DH and me are very very pleased as we would have had another anyway and had to be sooner rather than later as I am 41... but still was hoping to move etc.

Now I am really worried that could be quite far along and have missed the opportunity to have nuchal scans etc. Does anyone know if you have missed deadlines for these on the NHS if they can be done in a different way at a later date?

OMG I feel like a knocked-up teenager. I spent half an hour this morning apologising to my (delighted) DH.....

deo357 Tue 30-Aug-11 07:31:30

Embrace it! What a lovely surprise. These things happen 4 a reason & if dh happy it's a bonus !!!

deo357 Tue 30-Aug-11 07:32:24

Embrace it! What a lovely surprise. These things happen 4 a reason & if dh happy it's a bonus !!!

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 30-Aug-11 07:36:40

Congratulations smile

I didn't find out until about 18 weeks in with my last one (number 3) as I had the mirena coil and so my periods had stopped 6 months previously, so I understand some of what you feel. Can't remember/help on scan dates, sorry, Someone who can will be along (probably before I manage to post this!)

MmeLindor. Tue 30-Aug-11 07:42:54

Oh, congratulations. Lucky you.

Does this put paid to the puppy plan? grin

pinkytheshrinky Tue 30-Aug-11 07:54:16

No picked the puppy up last night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She is gorgeous x

pinkytheshrinky Tue 30-Aug-11 07:55:54

I jokingly said to Dh as we got her into the house last night - oh well we can wait a bit for a baby then (hollow laugh)

goodnightmoon Tue 30-Aug-11 07:56:54

congratulations. If you want "yes/no" results on Downs and other genetic disorders you can have an amnio between 16 to 19 weeks. I'd imagine you'd know if you were that far along since baby would likely be kicking! You can find out about all the available tests by googling, or try the Fetal Medicine Centre web site.

MmeLindor. Tue 30-Aug-11 07:58:28

oooh, lovely. Puppy and a baby. You are going to have a fun time of it.

At least by the time the baby arrives, you won't be getting up to go out with the puppy. Do you have a puppy pic? Sorry, shouldn't derail your pregnancy announcement.

pinkytheshrinky Tue 30-Aug-11 08:02:11

No no MmeLindor - puppy is important too - no pics as yet but she is a little black fluffy jack russell crossed with a poodle - looks like a poo but definitely jr in attitude. My children are completely completely delighted with her and she is very relaxed so it is a good distraction whilst Dh and I panic quietly about house moving/bigger cars/ etc etc

OMG I AM UP THE DUFF - and have a puppy

MmeLindor. Tue 30-Aug-11 08:03:42

You are moving into mini-bus territory grin

Cuuuute. We saw JR/something else mix puppies recently, they were totally adorable. I wanted to take one.

OverthehillsandfarawayNL Tue 30-Aug-11 08:04:39

You can have the baby in with you for at least 6 months - we managed a year with number 3 when we were waiting to move house. So that gives you over a year to move. A new car may be more urgent! Congratulations smile

Gincognito Tue 30-Aug-11 08:08:43

Congratulations!

Re the puppy - it's a lot like having a new baby, only one that can move around straight away. Exhausting at first but the good news is that the really tiring up-at-5-am-clearing-up-puppy-sick stage doesn't last long at all. By the time the baby arrives you will have a young dog, much easier to manage.

Focus on the house training. The quicker you nail that, the less time you will spend cleaning up!

pinkytheshrinky Tue 30-Aug-11 08:10:49

Well we helpfully have 2 boys and two girls - the littlest is just a year and in a few months he will move his brother. We do have a seven seater but were planning on getting a 9 seat landrover... but it was all just talk and now we have to make it happen - crikey

And thanks everyone for the congrats - I just want to know that everything is going to be OK with the baby and then I can enjoy - but honestly I do feel so incredibly blessed

louby86 Tue 30-Aug-11 08:13:45

Congratulations grin

They can't do the nuchal test combined with the blood test past 14 weeks, after that you get offered a blood test on it's own which is about 10% less effective than the two combined (so my MW told me after getting sent home from my first scan because baby was too wriggly to measure!). If you want a definite answer though you can always ask for the amniocentesis test for reassurance.

Congratulations again!!!

pinkytheshrinky Tue 30-Aug-11 08:29:34

I cannot imagine that I can be more than 14 weeks.. even for me that would be really crap. I actually think I have been too busy to notice and kept thinking to myself 'oh my period is due soon....'

I am scared to hell about having an amnio - all our results before have been so low after testing we have never had one but my age is not on my side is it.

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 30-Aug-11 11:55:50

Good luck with it all.

My "you are 19 weeks" surprise turned 5 last week and is currently covering herself in one of my old lipsticks hmm

randomimposter Tue 30-Aug-11 12:01:58

Congratulations. Am envy, but very happy for you! Good luck.

pinkytheshrinky Tue 30-Aug-11 13:54:30

Jollster - thank you, I know how lucky I am I really do, especially at my age...

Well the good news is I have called the GP, she has faxed through a scan request due to the dates thing My district Midwife who delivered the last two at home is on her way round for a 'feel' to see how far along she thinks I am and then she will lobby the hospital to get a date asap - failing that i will go private (ironically at the same hospital with the same consultant)

MmeLindor. Tue 30-Aug-11 14:01:08

I am going to put my money (or some Swiss choc) on you being ... 11 + 3

Who else?

pinkytheshrinky Tue 30-Aug-11 14:03:20

Flipping heck, that's specific...

Midwife just came and said about 11 weeks........ not much more than that!

MmeLindor. Tue 30-Aug-11 14:05:39

Ha.

Maybe I should put some money on the lottery this weekend.

pinkytheshrinky Thu 01-Sep-11 10:31:03

Well MmeLindor - the bet is on - I am having a scan today at 4pm! After meeting a bloody brick wall with the booking people even though they had two urgent requests form GP and Midwife delivered Tuesday - I called the nice lady who is a fetal medicine specialist and she fitted me in today (she is a massive star) and thankfully on the NHS. Really aware that I do have amazing care here.

Please everyone wish me luck as I am as nervous as hell and DH cannot come with me as he is doing some important work thing.... Just praying everything is ok as had a small bleed when I was away (and before it dawned on me I was up le duff)

Just praying everything is ok with the little one.

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