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1st timer, 5 weeks, age 44, pregnant from egg donation

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Tyro22 Fri 28-May-10 17:44:37


I think I must be an unusual case. Hoping I might 'meet' a few people on here that share at least one of my unusual features.

Found out a week ago that so far egg donation has been succesful, but but its very early days.

Expected to feel elated and happy, but Im just feeling grumpy and worried all the time. I guess its just because this baby was so hard fought for, and now its just down to me and baby to make it work. Very worried.

Please say 'hi', even if your not an egg recipient like me.

PrivetDancer Fri 28-May-10 17:47:16


I think everyone feels grumpy and worried by default, can imagine it's even worse when it's been so hard to come by, yes. Will you have an early scan to see how things are going?

Tyro22 Fri 28-May-10 17:52:13

Hiya (love the name!)
Yes scan in 10 days, to check whether there is one or two, and hopefully to check all going OK. Hopefully at some point I will feel happy and releived!

ilovemydogandMrObama Fri 28-May-10 17:53:25

There's a 40 and pregnant group thread and seems quite active.

Best of luck smile. Think everyone has the same anxieties no matter what your age is... And the 12 week milestone is a such a relief...

EdgarAllenPoll Fri 28-May-10 18:04:59

best of luck from me - i'm not suprised you're grumpy!

early stage pg is sick-making and hormonal at the best of times, let alone when you've obv. been through a lot to get there...

don't be disappointed at your own feelings.

miamix Fri 28-May-10 18:17:46

Congratulations on the success, I wish you all the best with the pregnancy...

^"now its just down to me and baby to make it work. Very worried."^

If it's any consolation I am pregnant through "natural" means and I feel exactly the same xx

miamix Fri 28-May-10 18:18:34

Oops don't know why my italics didn't work blush

FabIsGoingToGetFit Fri 28-May-10 18:23:45

^ round each individual word, not phrase, miamix.

japhrimel Fri 28-May-10 18:54:34

Ditto to what miamix said! I'm pregnant by "natural" means, but after 2 miscarriages, it's been nerve racking. Add in that I've been feeling awful since my 4th week and I think I've had plenty of reason to explain the grumps. smile

DomesticG0ddess Fri 28-May-10 18:58:07

Congratulations! It is a nerve wracking time for anyone, it must have taken a lot for you to get this far. Excuse my ignorance, but is the process like part of the IVF process, ie the bit when they fertilize the eggs and put them in?

sunshiney Fri 28-May-10 19:31:54

Hi tyro22

all the best to you! Sorry to hear you are feeling less than estatic, but I'm sure it's perfectly normal given what you've been through!

oliviacrumble Fri 28-May-10 20:44:12

Hi Tyro.

I am also 44 and 5wks pregnant. Feel very stressed out, incredibly grumpy, and generally a moany old bag!

I have 3 dcs, which I know I am incredibly lucky to have, but always wanted a 4th.

I've had 4 mc in 4 years (the last this feb), and was finally coming to terms with never having another.

I suppose I'm just finding it hard to believe that things will go well for me this time.

Anyway Tyro I'm sure listening to my moaning is not why you started the thread!

I'll be watching with interest, and wish you the very, very best of luck.

LaTrucha Fri 28-May-10 20:47:44

IME, which is not the same as yours except in having wanted a baby and then become pregnant, wanting a baby and being pregnant provoke utterly different emotions. I felt really pretty distant from DD throughout my whole pregnancy. I had been desperate for her, and adore her now. Pregnancy is just a different ketle of fish.

I wish you the best of luck with your pregnancy.

BrokenBananaTantrum Fri 28-May-10 20:53:02

Hi Tyro congratulations
I hope everything goes well

Good Luck

MamaBubs Fri 28-May-10 22:06:13

Congratulations to you Tyro!!! Not quite the same circumstances as you, but I'm 11 weeks pregnant at the age of 43 after being told I could never have children. After the initial shock I have had days where I have been grumpy, fretful, stressed, bawling my eyes out etc but on other days I am calm and contented.
I haven't experienced what I expected yet though and thats elation and I think its because I'm being cautious until my 12 week scan on 10th June.
Good luck to you - try and go with it and take each day as it comes. There's an over 40's thread which is great to swap stories and experiences with the more mature laydees
Take Care xx

Tyro22 Sat 29-May-10 12:33:50

Thank you thank you. What a lovely lot of messages and great advice and sentiments. Its great to know Im not alone in my feelings. I'm already feeing bit bouncier today!

DomesticGOdess, egg donation is exactly like IVF, except the eggs that are fertiised are provided by a donor.

Good luck to all, hope we can stay in touch

lilmamma Sat 29-May-10 19:57:38

Congratulations.xx Iam sure the weeks will soon pass by

oliviacrumble Sun 30-May-10 09:11:39

Please do keep in touch Tyro - it's so interesting to me that there's another 44yr old woman out there, who's at the same stage of pregnancy!

differentnameforthis Sun 30-May-10 10:04:23

Hey Tryo, congratulations!

Pregnancy should be a happy time, but with both of mine I was worried all the time. You just want it so much that you don't believe it will last!

With dd1 I had pre eclampsia, so I hated being pregnant with dd2 (so much so, that I am not doing it again!) I didn't have PE with dd2, but it was there, as a threat the whole time & I spent 9 months looking for symptoms! Not a good way to enjoy pregnancy!

Just take each day as it comes & enjoy the fact that you have a baby growing inside of you!

PacificDogwood Sun 30-May-10 10:11:39

Hi, Tyro, congratulations!

Your feelings about your pregnancy are very likely to change as it progresses: seeing a heartbeat, then arms and legs on a scan makes it seem more 'real', then first kicks and increasing tummy girth grin. Also your hormones will settle and you will be able to feel more positive.
Your current feelings are so very understandable and normal for what I would imagine is a much longed and fought for pregnancy. So congratulations again smile!

FWIW, I just had DS4 a couple of weeks before my 44th birthday. I have also had 4 MMCs and much as my situation is of course v different from yours, I do understand the lack of excitement as you just don't know how it is going to end and investing too much emotionally early on is just too risky...sad.

Wishing you all the best.
You do realise having posted this, you are now legally obliged by MN Law to report regularly about how things progress wink??

Good luck!

tallgirl3 Thu 03-Jun-10 11:14:24

Hi Tyro
congratulations, that's great news!
I do share a few of your 'unusual' features
1) I've two kids by IVF, my younger was born via donor egg conception when I was 41

2)I'm now 44 and five weeks pregnant - found out on Saturday - naturally and by accident after 12 years of apparent infertility and definitely only having one fallopian tiube

3) I feel quite strange about it - a very wierd mix of elated, worried as hell (what if I lose it, what if's not OK due to my dud eggs?), very bewildered and unsettled and a bit nauseous!

Anyway, nice to hear all the variations on late, longed-for and unexpected pregnancies, and good luck everyone

Tyro22 Thu 03-Jun-10 11:29:12

Hey Tallgirl and Oliviacrumble, Im rooting for you! And everyone else, for that matter, who has been good enough to join the thread!Good luck girls!

Im having a scan next Monday, to check all is progressing well and to find out whether there is one or two in here. DH is definitely up for two!

...And I promise faithfully to abide by MN law and report on progress.

Yours hungrily

oliviacrumble Thu 03-Jun-10 11:40:52

Thanks for the good wishes Tyro and right back atcha! (staying with peppy American-style enthusiasm!)

Best of luck with the scan on Mon. Am steeling myself to organise an early scan, probably next week also.

Keep in touch.

oliviacrumble Thu 03-Jun-10 11:43:54

Also best of luck Tallgirl, am really with you on the "bewildered/worried as hell" front!

tallgirl3 Thu 03-Jun-10 15:35:06

Thanks Tyro and Oliviacrumble - good luck with those scans. My GP amazed me with his efficicency & co-ordination & has got me one tomorrow (5 wks, 5dys) - I guess it's too early to see the heartbeat but hopefully I'll see a blob the right number of millimetres long! (and just the one blob, fingers crossed!)

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