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littleredmonkey Tue 06-Mar-12 13:13:44

I am 43 and expecting my first and these next several months are going to be a challenge so hoping to meet others in the same situation.
I can believe I have a baby growing in my dusty cobweb ridden womb. It has taken me 3 weeks to get my head around the whole thing and it is still worried about the future and being able to cope. My partner is fab and great helping me with the ups and downs of baby hormones. Nothing beats hot sweats, night panics and freeze in the middle of tescos wondering our we doing the right thing. I feel better this week and got my head around things .
Any ladies who also need support or just to have a good moan every now and again. xx
Ps thinking about having a toilet built next to my bed to save time going to the loo quite a bit in the evenings!!

Shortbutsosweet Tue 06-Mar-12 13:50:28

Hi there,
I am 41 and expecting my first baby who is due in May.

HorseyGirl1 Tue 06-Mar-12 14:23:33

Hi Little Red and Shortbutsosweet
I've already met you Little Red! on here and looking forward to getting know you Shortbut. I'm 40 and expecting a little boy around 7th June. Excited but scared in equal measure! Agree with toilet idea - was up 3 yep 3 times last night!

littleredmonkey Tue 06-Mar-12 14:27:14

Not long to go , you must be excited!!!
How did ya feel when you found out you were expecting ?

littleredmonkey Tue 06-Mar-12 14:40:41

Hey Horseygirl brill to hear from ya. Wow little boy how exciting for ya.
Just update ya on situation from last we spoke. I had a lot of pain in my right side 2 weeks ago and was admitted into hospital ( lincoln hospital ace nurses). They kept me for 3 days, after lots of blood tests and unsure about my appendix they let me go home. I had an infection but all ok now. Got my 1st midwifes appointment this Friday and scan date through 5th April .
Ps beat ya on the loo runs last night best yet 4 times. cat is getting confused thinking its breakfast time !!! silly boy xx

HorseyGirl1 Tue 06-Mar-12 18:24:27

Glad you are OK - that was a bit scary. Good to get the midwife appt so soon also. It's really exciting about getting your first scan too - YAY! That's not really all that far away. Do you have any morning sickness or weird cravings yet? Chocolate milk has been a recurring theme throughout this pregnancy for me. What about you Shortbutsosweet? We're pretty close together. How have you been? I've also just realised that shortening your name to Shortbut probably isn't the most tactful- doh! Preggo brain strikes again! There are some other ladies on here who are 40+ on here so I know we aren't alone. xx

ValiumQueen Tue 06-Mar-12 20:28:42

43 next month, DD1 age 5 and DD2 who is nearly two. 5+1 so early days. Told my parents yesterday and they were pretty horrified as I am so old! Grr!

Glad there is an old biddies thread smile

Boggler Tue 06-Mar-12 20:35:44

I'm weeks away from my 44th birthday and due in August. To say being pregnant came as a shock is an understatement I think it took dh & I a few weeks to get used to it. For me the strangest thing is the fact that all my friends stopped reproducing a good few years back so I'm pretty much going it alone this time round. As well as that I'm currently going through the high risk NT scan thing, and am waiting to have an amnio next week. So don't feel in a position to feel totally happy just yet.

10000fireflies Tue 06-Mar-12 21:07:10

Can I join the old biddies thread too please?grin I think we've met on another thread recently LRM, and horsey - am on the same June bus as you.

Am 42, first baby due 16th June.

Congrats to all up-duffed oldies!

Midgetm Tue 06-Mar-12 21:36:10

Hello there my fellow seniors. 7wks, 40, already have 1DD. Can't help but think if successful this could be harder the second time around....

Tennerlady Tue 06-Mar-12 21:55:47

Hi all. I'm in same boat I'm getting use to idea now I'm 41 and 7wks this is my 4th baby eldest is 14 13 7 all boys so fingers crossed this little surprise is girl is anyone having really bad itching all over feel like I could tear my skin off x

HorseyGirl1 Wed 07-Mar-12 03:18:47

Ha ha! Fellow seniors - love it! xx

Alligatorpie Wed 07-Mar-12 03:53:46

I am forty and this baby is due in June. I also have a six year old. I am finding this pregnancy is harder, but I was more it when pg with my dd. Good luck to all of you!

Alligatorpie Wed 07-Mar-12 03:54:20

I mean more fit when pg last time.

Shortbutsosweet Wed 07-Mar-12 08:47:44

Not long too go now. Picked out all the big items clothes nappies etc bought.
Can't wait to finally see miracle baby as it has taken years to concieved.

10000fireflies Wed 07-Mar-12 11:44:22

Morning all! Another quickie from me, though typing easier this time as on laptop rather than iPad (so slow to type on!!)

Tenner I think I have caught itching from you!! I would gladly scatch the soles of my feet with a cheese-grater if I could right now!! Ouch. Marginally worried as is symptom of Cholestatis, but thinking positive and hoping it will go away soon.

Boggler hoping your NT tests come back ok. Is a bit of a nail-biting time. Hope you will keep us posted. Am in a similar position to you socially - all our friends sprogged 10 years or so back, though we have a couple of friends in NL who are a bit younger and have had LOs recently.

Shortbutsosweet shall we call you sosweet for short instead of Shortbut?? smile Well done for being so organised. So far I have only bought a Moses basket. Didn't want to tempt fate really, as like some of you, took so long to get to this stage. I've stored it next to my zimmer frame. grin

Hope you're all having a good day despite the rain. Is p*&^%$g down here. I have to get on and do stuff as going away for a few days tomorrow, so may be quiet for a few days.

HorseyGirl1 Wed 07-Mar-12 11:59:44

Morning fellow seniors - hope you are all doing OK today. Not doing too much today, just a bit of tidying up and knitting. But will maybe do some cooking later on - got a nice recipe for a Macoroni Cheese with mushrooms and broccoli in the Times at the weekend so looking forward to trying it out at some point. Not very organised on the things bought front just yet and have been afraid to buy things... But plan to start getting some things this month. I got a pack of bodysuits, a fleece blanket and some muslins in Asda last night for a start but want to start in earnest over next few week. Don't have a notion what to get at all... xx

littleredmonkey Wed 07-Mar-12 14:35:22

Afternoon fellow seniors,
I hope you all have had a good day. I have been a domestic godess to today and done a spot of cleaning amazing what sunlight through the windows shows up.

Horsey girl in answer to your question I have had no sickness what so ever, which has made me want lots of food. I lost 5 stone last year and went from size 22 to size 12/14. My GP said I sould eat more carbs YEH !!! toast and cake s and biscuits brillant. I have been off work the last 2 weeks and have been out for lunch and of course had to have after ( its rude not to) let me know how the mac cheese turns out sound lovely. Shame we cant tag on pictures you coylkd show off your creation

10000fireflies - Groove to hear from you chuck !! Hope you enjoy your trip away. I have got tickets to go to WB studio to see the sets of Harry Potter. So excited, wait till I get in the gift shop. I will use the baby as an excuse to buy stuff

valium queen - I have not told my mum and dad yet, dreading it to be honest. They will probably think the same as you too old. Ah well grandma and grandpa are going to be thrilled to have a toddler screaming at them when they are 75

well ladies off to make fish and veg for tea, well open the packet of fish stick on tray and cut up veg and boil. Cooking is not my stong point. And as I am such a good girl I may get a mcdonald chocolate milkshake and apple pie ( horsey girl yes I am having choco milk cravings oh and crisps


littleredmonkey Wed 07-Mar-12 14:38:02

Just read through my thread and noticed quite a few spelling and grammar issues. Never mind eh !! Will edit next thread for quality

HorseyGirl1 Wed 07-Mar-12 17:36:04

Little Red - Choco milk is practically drinking a glass of milk which can only be good for our Bumpys. Non? You might find that the dread morning sickness still comes but you might also be lucky. I didn't get it either, bit of nausea only but that generally settled after about 12 weeks so.
10000fireflies - recognise your name - didn't realise you were a Fellow Senior also!
Lovely to see more of us Seniors on here too xx

Midgetm Wed 07-Mar-12 17:50:32

Had a scan today and all is well for this early stage. Me and the very young specialist nurse had a little laugh about how old I was. Which was nice. 40, 1DD, 6+5

Tennerlady Wed 07-Mar-12 19:06:31

Hi lady's got to agree with you all regarding choc milk and crisps ha ha had horrible day today in work feel wiped out now just finished doing tea for madhouse and sitting down have got pile of ironing to do but not got energy or will power to tackle it feel slightly stressed so going to take myself up to bed to try relax ha I wish proberbly get hassle there too xx

1000firefles so sorry I've made you scratch but I've never had this with any of my others it can't be the thing ur thinking of as I'm too early only 7wks think you can only get that later on in pregnacy well I hope soo xxxxx

Tennerlady Wed 07-Mar-12 19:08:40

Midgetm on ur scan does that tie in with your LMS or does it put u behind ? Thank god everything looks ok for you sending big hugs

littleredmonkey Wed 07-Mar-12 19:12:31

Hi Midgetm welcome to the dusty womb gang. Especially funny when you tell younger people you are expecting, they have a look of disgust thinking wow you still have sex after your 40 gross !!! .

Midgetm Wed 07-Mar-12 19:22:09

Tennerlady ties in pretty accurately with my LMP (which is sketchy but I could remember the one before that). Have a very dodgy histiry so good news taken with a dash of realism.

littleredmonkay I suppose it is kind a gross when you think about it. But we will take what we can get for as long as we can get it.

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