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So how many other geriatric Mumsnet mums-to-be are there?

(19 Posts)
bayleaf Fri 25-Mar-05 18:52:26

Am intrigued - having read a wonderful thread in Conception about how easy it is to get pregnant at advanced ages.... And I'm not in the least jealous ......Ok, yes I am HIDIOUSLY so ( it ONLY took 3.5 years and 8 attempts at ivf/ICSI to get pregnant second time round !) but I'm glad if it's true too so that maybe I won't feel such a freak if there are similar numbers out there in the real world.... OH, but I forgot Mumsnet ISN'T actually the real world is it, it's a parellel universe!
SO any 40+ mums-to be please put your hands up and be counted ( if you can let go of your zimmer-frames without falling over...)

WideWebWitch Fri 25-Mar-05 18:54:30

Bayleaf, are you pregnant? Congratulations! That's great. There's a thread on this, hang on

WideWebWitch Fri 25-Mar-05 18:55:13

calling old duffers or up the duffers, here!

WideWebWitch Fri 25-Mar-05 18:55:55

Oh sorry, durr, you meant you'd read that thread and it isn't always easy? Silly me! But I'm very pleased to hear your news anyway.

JanH Fri 25-Mar-05 18:59:24

I wonder if the use of geriatric means bayleaf is talking about bubble's thread?

Quite a few on there found they had a burst of late fertility, bayleaf - hope it hits (in a manner of speaking!)you too

bayleaf Fri 25-Mar-05 19:29:15

OH thanks WWW - NO I hadn't found that one - I'd found Bubble's - and then looked for an oldies thread in pregnancy - seemed logical to me(!)
Yes it is great to be pregnant - and pretty nice to be back on Mumsnet - I'd forgotten how much FUN it is ( well compared to ivf sites anyhow!!!)
Off to read the duffers thread!

WideWebWitch Sat 26-Mar-05 08:12:18

Oh fab Bayleaf, I know how much you wanted another. I had my girl, did you know? She's now 16 months!

Prufrock Sat 26-Mar-05 12:09:53

Oh bayleaf congratulations, and welcome back.

Marina Sat 26-Mar-05 20:09:34

Bayleaf! Oh, I'm so happy for you!
I lost your e-mail addy and haven't seen you here for so long, welcome back and huge congratulations! When are you due? How are you all?

aloha Sat 26-Mar-05 20:13:09

I've just had a little girl - six weeks old - at the age of 41. She's wonderful, beautiful and perfect and I feel great. Fat, but great
Oh, and one of my friends is pg at 41 too. We don't look old and we don't feel old.

Merlin Sat 26-Mar-05 20:15:54

42 expecting no2 in 2 weeks - feeling vvvv ancient at moment though!!!!

bayleaf Sun 27-Mar-05 20:54:03

HI again - no WWW - logic tells me you had to have had your baby as I did know you were pregnant - but I didn't know you'd had a dd- you had a ds before didn't you? So presumably you're enjoying having a dd to dress up - and, of course, how marvellous to have 'the joy of Barbie' to look forward to
ALoha - it's good to know 'old bodies' can still hack it - and feel good - I'm not sure that I don't look old - but I certainly feel great!
Marina - hi - it's lovely to be back in touch- I do feel I'm amongst friends here ( as indeed I do on the ivf site to be fair - but it's darn sight more fun reading threads here!)How is your lovely dd getting on? I'm feeling really well - fat ( ate too much when stressed the first 12 weeks and I'm eating jellies out of one of dd's easter eggs as I type...)but having bought a doppler I'm not stressed about how the baby's doing now- and having realised how much the baby's heart slowed down after my 12 week scan ( I'm 16 now)I realise what my stress levels were doing it it and have been determind to stay happy and unstressed since then. I'm due 11th/12th Sept depening who you believe - I'm going for 12th as I can't stand the thought of any smart ass comments...

aloha Sun 27-Mar-05 21:08:58

Bayleaf, remember it's only MY opinion that I don't look old - but I do feel very happy. I now have three washing piles though - darks, whites and pinks!

helsi Sun 27-Mar-05 21:11:17

I was told at my hopsital that "geriatric" for baby having purposes was 30!!!! OMG

WideWebWitch Sun 27-Mar-05 23:11:37

Bayleaf, I am very, very much enjoying the Barbie shoes and pink stuff, yes, my other is a ds. IIRC I directed you to some partic fab Barbie pink shoes in Woolworths and now I can buy them!

bayleaf Mon 28-Mar-05 09:00:11

Yes you did!!! They were great - it's bizarre what sticks in your memory isn't it? Dd has the BIGGEST dressing up box ( well, 2 it won't fit in one) due in part to my 'car boot' addiction - I've picked up maybe 20 odd outfits that would have cost loads new - but when her little friends come round it's all they want to play - and let's face it, a girl can never have too many handbags, wands, featherboas, sparkly shoes etc!
Glad you're enjoying it !

iota Mon 28-Mar-05 09:32:13

hi bayleaf - nice to see you posting again. As I'm sure I've mentioned on the threads you've been reading, I had my ds's at 40 and 42. People always think I'm a lot younger than I am because of the 3 yr old trailing after me

madness Mon 28-Mar-05 09:46:32

only 41 and expecting no 3 in Oct

Sliminside Tue 29-Mar-05 08:15:24

Hi all well i turned 40 on the 27th March so that makes me an old duffer and i`m also pregnant with my second child (about 7 weeks) so it was a very sober birthday for me this year, really looking forward to my scan date coming and wishing the next 5 weeks away. Anyway congrats to all the other old duffers that are expecting best of luck and health to you all.

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