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Going to be a mum again at 42

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Pecan05 Wed 23-May-18 17:25:08

I honestly thought I was too old to conceive lol we are both happy obviously, but still seems surreal. I have 4 kids already, this is a different dad to them though, oh and it'll be c-section number 5

ellalouise90 Wed 23-May-18 17:33:04

Congratulations x

Pecan05 Wed 23-May-18 17:35:19

Thank you 😊 my eldest will be 17, my youngest 11, when this one is born lol

ellalouise90 Wed 23-May-18 17:37:48

Oh my goodness🙈 I have to children my son being 12 (I was 16 when I had him 😬) and my daughter being 3 , I am expecting baby girl number 3 on 2nd July! 😄😄 so excited x

Efferlunt Wed 23-May-18 17:38:08

That’s lovely! Enjoy!

RevCurry Wed 23-May-18 17:39:36

Congratulations, that's lovely news! I'm one of six and there's 19 years between me and my brother. Big families are great fun.

Scrumptiousbears Wed 23-May-18 17:58:48

Congratulations. I had mine at 42. Absolutely knackered all the time but perfectly doable.

Pecan05 Wed 23-May-18 18:01:27

Cheers everyone, 3 of my kids have adhd too so I'm used to hectic and knackered lol I have my dating scan on 11th July, but I think I'm around 6 weeks

boatass Wed 23-May-18 18:02:03

How do your other kids feel about it?

Summerinrome Wed 23-May-18 18:02:40

I am knackered (same age) even without being pregnant. Hope you have lots of help! Enjoy and congratulations! ❤️

Pecan05 Wed 23-May-18 18:03:10

@ellalouise90 age means nothing, one of my friends had her daughter at 15, she's an amazing mum

Emmageddon Wed 23-May-18 18:03:59

Congratulations! My best friend had a surprise baby girl (after twin boys aged 22) when she was 45. What a fabulous gift.

Pecan05 Wed 23-May-18 18:04:00

They are absolutely fine with it, my eldest keeps telling me to not carry any heavy bags etc lol

Pecan05 Wed 23-May-18 18:05:27

We hadn't been "trying" but weren't being careful, so, it was getting to the point where I thought I couldn't conceive lol

Ski40 Wed 23-May-18 18:09:44

Congratulations! 😊
I had my last at 40, second c section. It was fine. The only thing is that I coped worse with the sleepless nights and general running around and some days I feel too old to keep up with him 😂 but I wouldn't change a thing. It was a happy "accident"- I thought I was old enough that "once or twice wouldn't matter." Oops. How wrong was I.
I hope it all goes really well for you 💖

Pecan05 Wed 23-May-18 18:13:56

Thank you @ski40 this will be my 5th c-section 🙈 I'm hoping this one sleeps all night like my other 4 did haha

ellalouise90 Wed 23-May-18 18:31:49

@Pecan05 ino I had only been 16 for 2 months when I had him😄 wouldn't change him for the world though such a lovely , sweet , caring boy, done myself and all my family proud! I was quite a 'naughty' teenager constantly out drunk , smoking etc but when I found out I was pregnant with Hugo it really made me change and I got my head down in school (which I was meant to get kicked out of) achieving 2A's 4B's and 2C's! When I was expected to get all E's and D's! So I think everything happens for a reason and it was totally meant to happen to me and he couldn't have appeared at a better time😄😄

Pecan05 Wed 23-May-18 18:35:12

@ellalouise90 you should be proud of yourself, I can't imagine the hassle you would have got because of your age

MummaGiles Wed 23-May-18 18:37:48

Congratulations. My mum was a similar age when she had my younger brother, only there was a slightly bigger age gap than there will be between your new arrival and your youngest. It has definitely
kept my parents young!

Pecan05 Wed 23-May-18 18:39:17

@mummagiles I'm still 19 in my head so it might calm me down lol

Pecan05 Wed 13-Jun-18 13:49:47

That's me off to my booking appointment, feeling nervous for some reason lol

Aprilshouldhavebeenmyname Wed 13-Jun-18 13:54:14

I was 42 when I conceived and 43.2 when ds was born!!
Good luck op!!

Pecan05 Wed 13-Jun-18 13:55:59

I turned 42 2 weeks after I found out lol can't believe it's baby number 5 lol and thank you 😊

IndieTara Wed 13-Jun-18 13:56:53

Had DD when I was 42. She's now 9 and I'm knackered!

Pecan05 Wed 13-Jun-18 13:58:24

@IndieTara my other kids will be 17,15,13 and 11 when this one arrives lol I feel out of practice haha

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