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Fantastic, fabulous 40+ Mums-to-be! Part 4

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rosiedays Wed 01-May-13 09:30:08

as i filled the last post on old thread it seemed only polite to start the new one. hope i've done it right confused

To those who have just found this thread, Welcome and congratulations on you BFP. please feel free to join this amazing supportive group of 40+ mums to be. A very nonjudgmental and friendly place to hang out and share your pregnancy.

Blundermum 40, DC2 due early May?
Lotsofcheese, 40/41, DC2 (girl) due May (DS 4y)
Onemoreforgoodmeasure, 40, DC1 due 06/06
cyclecamper, 42, DC1 due 14/06
Newchoos, 40, DC2, due early July
Blueeyes1970,42, DC1 due on 8th July
BadMissM, 45, DC2, due 22/7
Rosiedays, 43 DD3 due 23rd July(ish)
ScubaSarah, nrly 40, DC1?, due July 22-Aug 1
Iclaudius,45, due 29/07
LottieH, 44, DC5, due mid August
Sparklysapphire, 44, DC2, due 28/8
BuzzBee, 40, DC2, due Sept
Notsoold, 41,DC3 due end of October
Animol, 42, DC5 due 13th

cyclecamper Wed 01-May-13 10:10:26

Brill, thanks Rosie. I was thinking of starting a new thread but realised that I just don't have the focus!

rosiedays Wed 01-May-13 10:29:13

you focus on keeping your legs crossed cycle!! lol

eagleray Wed 01-May-13 10:59:15

Quick hello to you all

Huge congratulations to Lotsofcheese - so, so pleased you got through this pregnancy ok and you have your gorgeous little girl safely with you. You may get off the rollercoaster now smile

Thinking of you Cyclecamper hope all is well with you

Lovely to see so many newcomers since I was pregnant (DD is 13 weeks old now). This thread was a great source of support, friendship and useful information during those long days, weeks and months

cyclecamper Wed 01-May-13 11:30:35

Hi eagle and thank you.

I've just seen the consultant and he says that once the waters go, labour is likely to start in 7 days and if it doesn't they will induce me. So it seems as though I'm here for the duration, and I really did catch a bus to the hospital! (Saves on calling taxis or relatives in the middle of the night!) It also saves me several lots of bus fares as I won't go for a blood test tomorrow, the antenatal class today or the midwife next week! I've only done one of the 4 antenatal classes. Do you think I could get a midwife to give me a crash course? grin

rosiedays Wed 01-May-13 11:42:38

OMG cycle grin this time next week you'll be a mummy!!! you've had a really short time to get your head round everything from suprise BFP to birth in 5 months!!! do you know if it's a boy or girl yet?
at least you can spend the next few days with your feet up being looked after. thanks

cyclecamper Wed 01-May-13 11:55:20

still don't know. Still don't really have much idea about names, although I vetoed the Vladimir and Illych suggestions! I did say 'hurrah, no more laundry' when the consultant suggested it would be best if I stayed in! And they have enough loos here grin. Sharing a bathroom/loo with 4 others, including one who can spend nearly 2 hours showering can be interesting when you are 33 weeks pregnant!

Mind you thank goodness for the netbook and smartphone so I don't get bored stiff because I'm really too spaced out to read!

BadMissM Wed 01-May-13 12:05:52

So, cycle you have no idea about names either...DH still insisting this one is going to be called Beowulf.... (oh no he's not!). I favour Caspian.

Have fun, have a good rest, lucky you to still be connected to everything!

I'd ask a MW for a crash course in ante-natal, being as you are there!!!

blueblackdye Wed 01-May-13 12:16:54

Cycle, I had water leaks on a Wed evening and DS, baby #1 was in my arms by Friday 5pm, I had antibiotics on Thu and admitted in clinic on the same day and contractions started at 7am on Fri. Ask for the crash course now ! And if I may, if the ward is not to noisy, try to sleep as much as you can smile

Lotsofcheese, congrats ! Very very very happy for you. We hope you join us on the grads thread.

Wave to all, BadMiss and all new mums to be. I can't keep up with you all but follow your adventures every day !

lotsofcheese Wed 01-May-13 12:29:32

Lack of waters seems to be a theme here! That's why DD had to come out - she was 1hour off being 36 weeks.

I've never had an antenatal class, birth plan or contraction in my life! 2 emergency sections without labour.

She's just woken up - time for another attempt on the boob.....

cyclecamper Wed 01-May-13 12:47:22

Congratulations Cheese flowers. I hope she sorts out the feeding soon!

scarecrow22 Wed 01-May-13 13:32:00

marking place so can return & catch up later x

Tamof4 Wed 01-May-13 14:36:13

Hello. It's my first time on mumsnet. To my great shock, I took a pregnancy test yesterday and it was positive! I am 40 this year and thought I had finished my child rearing yrs. I have four children, 12yrs, 8yrs and 6 yr old twins.
Hopefully someone can reassure me that I'm not too old to be doing this?!

rosiedays Wed 01-May-13 15:07:19

Hi tamof4 welcome brew and congratulations thanks
as you can see from the stats list there are quite a few of us here, a surprising number with shock BFP (big fat positives!!) we really should know how NOT to get duffed up at our age but it seems we don't!! lots of grads pop back in to let us know all will all be ok too.

scarecrow22 Wed 01-May-13 16:29:00

cycle - glad you being looked after. Do you play words with friends? if so will pm you my "name"...which you may or may.or have guessed is not Scarecrow in RL hmm

Rosie, doing a great job rallying the thread smile

Tamof3, I only started having DCs in 40s. Have two - DD 2y 4 m and DS 3wks - and wondering if I can pay consultant to not snip DH properly so I can have another grin

Tamof4 Wed 01-May-13 17:01:57

Thanks for the welcome. Oh rosiedays how true, we know how babies are made but obviously just kind of forgot the memo!
And good for you scarecrow22, just keep going ;-)
I thought i'd got my life back on track esp after the twins. My husband is very supportive though, and if (crossed fingers) it's a single baby, then it should be a breeze!!
Anyway I'm working out that I'll be due in dec so it is early days. Will just take it as it unfolds

sparklysapphire Wed 01-May-13 17:56:22

Thanks for the new thread Rosie. I hope your boiler's fixed now. Our shower was on the blink for months with about a minute of hot water to start then alternating between hot & cold every 30 seconds. DH hoped it'd improve when the weather warmed up a bit, but it didn't so he replaced it. It's so nice to be able to have a proper hot shower. Thanks for the top tip about anti-D, which I also need, and whooping cough jabs, though the latter hasn't yet been mentioned. I hope your arms are less sore today.

It's been a "short" pregnancy for you cycle, finding out late, & now looking like LO is coming early. I hope the ward's not too noisy & you can get some rest.

Welcome tamof4, of course you're not too old smile, everyone is very supportive on here, so I hope you'll stay.

Hi to everyone. It's tea time for me, DH has taken DD to her swimming class, and I should not be MNing, as I'm off to work shortly. Last night of this run, so looking forward to days off.

BadMissM Wed 01-May-13 18:19:13

Tamof4 You'd think we'd be old enough to know better, wouldn't you!

Scarecrow Dh has the idea in his head now that if we move quickly we 'might fit another one in'!!!!

Lotsofcheese Glad that everything's OK!

Waves to BBD

Sparkly Enjoy your shower!!!

I supposedly finally have an appointment with the consultant on the 15th. Here's hoping that LO doesn't arrive before I have the Birth Plan!

Animol Wed 01-May-13 21:25:47

Thinking of you cycle hope you're OK

Welcome Tamof4 - hope you're not too old cos if you are I definitely am! My DCs are about the same age as yours 13 to 6 - it feels like quite a shock to the system even though it was planned!

I had my 12 week scan yesterday and we told the DCs this morning - they were over the moon and had some brilliant ideas for names: my favourite so far was 'Darth Solomon Yoda' - We've told them we'll listen to all suggestions but me and DH will decide and not tell them first!
Told DPs and PiLs and they were amazed but happy too - I think!

Thanks for the new thread rosie

SorryMyLollipop Wed 01-May-13 21:38:10

Hello! Just want to introduce myself, I was 40 last month and this is my first pregnancy (although I am already a mummy as I do have 2 adopted DDs) and it was/is a total shock after 10 yrs of TTC with my STBXH, (who I kicked out a year ago) BF has been great so far. Looking forward to getting to know you all smile

cyclecamper Wed 01-May-13 21:38:50

Animol I love Darth Solomon Yoda! I shall suggest it to my husband!
Sparklysapphire I haven't played wwf, but I'll look into it. smile

Very quiet on the ward so far tonight, I have the bay to myself. They have just announced that they are going to go ahead with closing this unit (St Helier) and Epsom, which is outrageous with no data backing it up. It's absolutely criminal and puts mothers and babies at risk - especially as you would have to be more cautious about going in with any problem if you have to go further (in my case 2 buses that could take an hour), it's criminal vandalism. This unit is clean, well run, well organised and laid out and the food is great! The 2 hospitals that would pick up the 3700 mothers a year from here and however many from Epsom are on sites with no room to expand. Ooh sorry blush. Rant over.

Animol Thu 02-May-13 09:22:09

Hi cycle there doesn't always seem to be a lot of common sense behind these decisions - hope they don't close it before you've had LO. All the best for the next few days.

rosiedays Thu 02-May-13 09:29:46

hi sorry my lollipop welcome to the club and congratulations.
sparkely i chuckeled at your DH thinking the weather would make the shower work better!!!!! i remember believing the washing machine fairy would come and fix my washing machine (I was broke at the time)
animol glad scan went well and you got such a great responce from your family grin
Names are so difficult, I love my Dd1's name, i made it up. i let xh choose dd2 and never liked it or thought it suited her. This one needs a Muslim name that will work here and in middle east and i'm struggeling. thankfully it's a girl as i just couldn't see myself calling 'mohammed it's tea time' LOL. Top choice's at the moment... Summer (until my DM said it souneded like someone from an Ausie soap shock ) or Amira. (Dm said this sounded like someone off eastenders.... something tells me she is watching to much TV!!!

cycle hope you had a good night.
scarecrow i'm Board! hence being on lap top all day.

I'm off to Home town tonight to spend the weekend painting and sorting the house out and hopefully get it re-rented next week, it's my only sorce of income at the moment so really cant afford not to have it empty.
I've decided not to attend the funeral, sad but self preservation is more inportant to me right now. I just can't deal with the people that will be going. I havn't told my daughter yet but i think she will understand (and maybe be quite glad as she won't have to worry about anyone upseting ME!)

Hope everyone has a lovley long weekend..... enjoy the sunshine. smile

Tamof4 Thu 02-May-13 09:31:46

Cyclecamper, our brilliant local maternity was closed, without warning, just before Christmas. Already this is bothering me about this pregnancy as I will have to travel 50 miles to the nearest hosp for appointments.
I had all my kids at said hosp but the mat unit was the only place one could go for advice, reasurrance etc

cyclecamper Thu 02-May-13 10:05:45

Hi Tamof4 and SorryMyLollipop and welcome.

50 miles? That's insane. I couldn't do it - I couldn't afford public transport fares and I don't have anyone I could get to drive me that far. I've been here 3 times in a week - 5 buses altogether - which is do-able, but there are limits and 50 miles is dangerous.

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