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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

rosiedays Thu 09-May-13 08:37:05


RememberingMyPFEs Thu 09-May-13 08:49:06

Rosiedays I am a (lapsed) dive instructor but still fanatical diver (next dive trip planned for November with 3mo DD and hoping to get back into UK waters next summer!

somewherebecomingrain Thu 09-May-13 08:56:45

cycle congrats! What a birth story! Well done and welcome to baby cyclecamper! Have lovely snuggles and I look forward to hearing your updates. Your attitude has been tremendous throughout I have to say, x

rosiedays Thu 09-May-13 09:08:42

remember Me too (IDC Staff) also planning to blow bubbles when DD in 3 months old grin Always happy to chat diving... ( don't want to out you but did you train at Mermaids pattaya??)

eagleray Thu 09-May-13 09:53:40

Congratulations cyclecamper!! Am so pleased for you and you have been so brave throughout

Great to see you back remembering and by some very strange coincidence you find me currently abroad with 3mo DD!! I have lots of advice for anyone foolish/brave enough to try travelling with a tiny baby...

Actually, its not too bad and we have pushed our luck slightly by living out of a hire car, going wherever we fancy without booking accommodation ahead, and also hiking in the mountains!! Baby Eagleray is currently lying one the bed in her summer clothes enjoying an after-storm breeze blowing through the balcony door, listening to a cacophony of chickens and dogs in the streets below. Later, the beach, to try out snorkels, goggles and an inflatable boat just big enough for a little baby...

Big wave to all

Animol Thu 09-May-13 11:03:31

Wow congratulations cycle !!!!!!!!!

Wonderful news - so great that you can have your baby with you - -have lots and lots of fun getting to know each other

rosie what about some sort of combination of Amira and Summer like Sumira or Samira?

blueeyes1970 Thu 09-May-13 11:18:33

Major Congratulations to cyclecamper on the arrival of little cyclecamperboy! Been following the story... also thought of you when out for a long cycle on Monday despite nagging from petrolhead friends to cease and desist.
Waves back to sparkly and BadMissM and all the fab 40+ ers. Welcome to Clara and PopcornGrace!

sparklysapphire Thu 09-May-13 13:55:42

Congratulations cycle, & welcome babycycle. How lovely to be able to keep your baby boy with you & enjoy the cuddles. It sounds like you coped with labour really well, I hope you're making a rapid recovery thanksthanksthanks.

lotsofcheese Thu 09-May-13 17:25:18

Congratulations Cycle!!! Welcome to the world, baby cycle - a lovely wee boy to enjoy!! Xx

blueblackdye Thu 09-May-13 19:26:17

Cycle, I m so so happy for you. Welcome baby cycle to the world ! You both have been brilliant, patient and here you are, happy healthy Mum and baby. Enjoy the first days and skin to skin. Lots of love !
Wave to all

scarecrow22 Thu 09-May-13 20:10:48

Oh cycle am so delighted and relieved for you. You have been so gracious and centred (at least pretended well!) throughout all this, I'm so pleased you have a healthy baby boy (I'm discovering this delight myself smile) to snuggle skin to skin with. Do heal soon, and take each day as you have been, as it comes...before you know it he'll be taller than you and eating saucepans of pasta as a snack grin

blueeyes (I think) with DD I cycled to all my NCT classes, ante natal yoga and every hospital appointment except the 39week one where I had a sweep (just in case it worked!) ...I so wish I'd been able to do so again but was trailing everywhere with DD and in winter plus felt so much idler this time...but feel a lot weaker now as a result. Good on you!

RememberingMyPFEs Fri 10-May-13 00:04:16

Rosie I didn't train there and in fact haven't been to Pattaya so a different Sarah diver smile
Eagle - would love to hear any tips gringrin where are you? Any diving for you (I seem to remember you were a diver too?)
Sorry for dive themed posts for you non bubble blowers out there x

eagleray Fri 10-May-13 08:44:57

We're in Greece - no diving on this trip but having lots of fun driving around and just staying wherever we fancy.

Didn't book it til a week before departure - always had a vague plan to do it, but wanted to see how I felt post birth. Been accumulating lots of baby travel equipt for a while though (lightweight pushchair, sunshade, travel cot, slings/carriers, beach/hiking clothes etc)

It's been good so far, but you do have to be realistic about what you can achieve. Baby E is fed every 2.5/3 hours so that has to be factored in to the day's activities.

Having said that, we've managed a spectacular day hike, some days at the beach and planning another hike today if the weather stays dry. It's not everyone's idea of a fun holiday but we've never been very good at staying in one place and sitting on loungers.

Last time I dived was 2 years ago in Santa Catalina in Panama - was crapping myself as hadn't dived for years but then a massive ray leapt out of the water and then I couldn't get into the water quick enough - it was amazing

What sort of trip are you planning Remembering or are you going to wait until nearer the time to organise it?

Btw, flight was fine, in fact couldn't wake her up when we were coming in to land!

blueblackdye Fri 10-May-13 12:40:49

Anyone interested in boys clothes from 9 months to 3 year old ? a friend of mine is moving back to her country on 6th June and wants to get rid of all sorts of things, baby equipment too, potty, bath tub, Mamas and Papas pram, can be converted in pushchair.... PM me if any interest, I will put you in touch with her.
She has a cot with one missing screw so she is giving it away for free if there are DYI people on the thread.

I love to hear about your diving experience Ladies, it seems so far away for me although I was more a snorkeling person than a diver. One day soon, I will get back to it.

Eagle, you are so relaxed, I wish you could share some of this peaceful mindset with me. smile

rosiedays Fri 10-May-13 14:01:46

eagel oh a holiday in the sun and the beach with a yummy new baby. enjoy. I love random, unplanned, take each day as it comes road trip holidays.
remember where are you going? we're going back to Egypt so my beloved Red sea for me. grin
cycle how are things? any names yet? do you know when you'll get home? Please pop back often now you've graduated smile
animol samira is my top top choice from before we knew she was a girl. unfortunatly DH, DSL & DML all fell about laughing as aparently it's a bit like calling a baby 'Gladis' or' Gertrude'
green I didn't get any tests extra tests done (just 12+20 week scans) tbh I really dont worry about Downs ect, anything can happen any time in a childs life pre birth made no difference to me..... Just my opinion.
Hi popcorngrace you've had a rough ride, hope it's plane sailing from here. thanks i've found MN to be such a great place for advice and support.
clara flowers you've had a tough ride too! How are you feeling now? at 13 weeks i was unable to function AT ALL. didn't get out of bed except to be sick for a few weeks (felt like forever at the time) started to feel better at about 18 weeks. 29 shock weeks now and in full 'bloom' most days .
badMissM glad scan was all good. can i ask why you had scan at 28 weeks?? (am i missing out on a sneeky peek?)

AFM, funeral day today. sad I'm sad i'm not there but glad i didn't go... if that makes any sence, I should have been able to go without fear of what could happen. and it's a very real fear, DD1's Father would have no issue with verbally assulting a pregnant woman (especially if that pregnant woman was ME!!) comments had already started on FB (not something i ever look at but was told about!)

It was fun seeing the faces of the friends i did see whilst home, Most of whom had not seen me since well before BFP and lots didn't even know !so seeing my ample bump caused quite a few LOUD laughs. It also felt really good to say she was 'my little hoped for suprise baby' as for DH she was and now i can't wait to meet har or imagin being without her. blush

cyclecamper Sat 11-May-13 00:47:57

That's lovely Rosie. Little hoped for surprises are wonderful.

My 22 year old step son and his girlfriend came to see us today which was lovely. He held the baby in complete terror! He did mention a name that we are going to think about for a couple of days to see if it fits. The 17 year old is still in shut down panic mode. I do hope we are discharged soon, because I think that is the only thing that will help.

Baby cycle is eating so much that he keeps getting wind and then grizzling for 4 hours.

RememberingMyPFEs Sat 11-May-13 15:23:38

eagle and rosie we're heading back to Dahab in Egypt in Nov - a good friend runs a club there so it's a known quantity with on hand babysitters wink hoping to get a few dives in between feeds as we'll be there for 2 weeks!
Eagle your hol sounds like bliss too and it's great to know its ok with a 3mo grin
Is anyone heading to the BabyShow next weekend? x

BadMissM Sun 12-May-13 19:33:04

Greenlizard I had the Harmony Test, as I was a bit worried being 45, it was brilliant, and put my mind at rest. If you get in touch sooner rather than later, you can get the rate of £140 for the two scans and test, but you have to go at certain points to get that... My trust don't even do Nuchal scans...

Waves to Animol and Rosiedays

Cyclecamper Colostrum harvesting...sounds interesting!

OMG am off line for a couple of days and everything happens at once....have had friends here from Belgium....

CONGRATULATIONS CYCLECAMPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks thanks thanks thanks So glad to hear you and BabyCycle are doing so well, it's been a rocky journey xxx

OMG, only five hours! I was about 13 with DD and that was a natural labour! No epidural, you brave woman!

Waves to RememberingmyPFEs and somewherebecomingrain
Hello eagleray Holiday with LO sounds fantastic! We're planning to take LO on a trip round Europe just after he's born! Greece sounds lovely <just a bit jealous> here is torrential rain!

Waves to blueeyes1970 sparkly lotsofcheese bbd

Rosiedays That's the problem picking names from a different culture, you don't know when you're calling a baby Doris or Mavis smile. Having a 24, 28, 32, 26 week scan because I have Gestational Diabetes so they have to keep an eye on the baby's size. Probably a wise move to avoid stress of funeral x

Cyclecamper Glad to hear going well with stepson 1, good luck with Stepson 2 xxx

Been a bit mad round here with my Belgian friends visiting for a few days, and before that MIL having a boyfriend crisis (she's 79, he's 87...worse than teenagers....). Ran around Manchester too mcuh with Blegian friends, am knackered now.... this week nothing but medical appointments all damn week.... DD has toe op on Thursday too, so have to spend all day at hospital....

Hmmm, who's next then?

I'm 29+6 today.....but DD turned up at 31 weeks....

rosiedays Mon 13-May-13 12:38:35

Hi everyone, been quiet on here this weekend. how is everyone?
6 of us with July baby's.... it's gona get intresting soon!!

badmiss i'm 30 weeks today and also had 2 early babies. (dd1 at 33 weeks and dd2 at 35 weeks) which kind of makes me feel..... 'any day now' but gona make the next 10 weeks bloody long if i go to term!
thinking about writting a birth plan but it's all so random there doesn't seem much point, In an ideal world i'd like a no interventions water birth! wouldn't we all! reality is i'll do what ever is best at the time...

Those planing overseas trips, are you waiting till baby has had all jabs before you go? I want to go ASAP after birth as it's DMIL first grandchild and she is SOOO excited, we get on really well and i feel awful that she can do so little as she is so far away. DH doesn't see the need to wait as his thoughts are baby is 1/2 Egyptian and could have been born there so whats the difference. (typical Egyptian mentality) i also lived there for 7 years so will have passed on some immunity i guess. My UK head says wait though. It will also be Ramadam and bloody HOT! a lot will depend on how well baby is BF. We will be staying with her in the family home (with air con) to start with then taking her with us to the beach. DH will have 4 weeks AL to take so will be a long trip. grin

cycle are you home yet?

bad miss sorry about the GD!

soupmaker Mon 13-May-13 13:58:14

Now that I am 29 weeks I'm making the leap onto here. DC2 due 29 July, just before I turn 43 in August. Already have DD1 who is 5. Had a couple of MC since DD was born so was a bit reticient about coming on here until thing were well along.

Am so knackered. Still managing to get a decent nights sleep, but the tiredness is overwhelming and the heartburn is just awful. Apart from that feeling pretty good. Shame I have to work 4 days a week.

Big waves to you all.

rosiedays Mon 13-May-13 14:37:50

Hi soup welcome. that makes 7 july babies grin
I didn't join this thread till about 26 weeks, didn't want to Jinx things!
I'm glad i'm not working but do get board at home all day. gaviscon is your friend.

RememberingMyPFEs Mon 13-May-13 16:49:07

Rosie, I hadn't thought through the jabs thing but presumably if I'm BF exclusively then she'll be pretty safe? Assuming shes more or less on time she'll be 14/15 weeks when we go...
Embarrassed to admit I don't even know what jabs they have and when - where do you find things like that out?

RememberingMyPFEs Mon 13-May-13 16:52:10

Google is my friend! Found this quite easily.
She'll have had her first 2 sets of jabs. I guess if you wait for them all it could be 3.5 years til you travel...

cyclecamper Mon 13-May-13 21:53:28

Hello! Thank you everyone. We are home! Discharged on Saturday and my sister brought us home, via boots an mothercare to get some bits from the list that was never finished. Still no matress!

Stepson 2 and my husband read the whole of the boys section of the baby names book that my sister brought out loud. We settled on Thomas Nye and we'll use Nye. If he wants to use Thomas or something else, he can choose later.

He's still feeding well and sleeping really well on my chest. Less well when I put him down grin. He is awfully cute - like a small furry dolly!

The 17 year old has calmed down a lot and been unusually helpful and less awkward than normal! H e even spotted that there was laundry out when he came home and it had just started drizzling and fetched it in! [swoon]!

The more I think about it, the more excellent I think my midwives were! I think they took on board what I was scared of (an epidural) and made sure that they pushed me on fast so that I didn't have one. Totally excellent.

Sorry for another me me me post blush. Am totally vague on hormones

Wave to everyone again!

heidipi Tue 14-May-13 13:18:56

hello! I hope it's OK to post randomly on this thread - I posted a few times about a year ago then mc'd and was too superstitious to go public when I got pg again (no idea why, but hey)

just wanted to chalk another one up for the fab 40s - DD2 was born this morning and is just fab. all was fine, induced at 38.5 due to my high bp (+ old age [) but once I'd had the prostawotsit it happened gradually like a 'normal' birth (so it seemed to me anyway) with no other interventions. chuffed to bits, she has fed and pulled funny faces, currently snuffling into my ear and about to meet big sis.

I'm 43 btw and had DD1 at 41 in same circs. not doing it again mind grin

thanks for listening while I ramble, wishing you all happy pregnancies and lovely babies.

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