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HI!! I lurk here a bit. Im in the NOV DDC. IM 37 due w/my 3rd surprise. have 1dd whos 9 & a ds whos 7. This pregnancy was a surprise & blessing of course. I was shocked when I went to the Dr. & was treated differently due to my age & all the xtra tests they encourage.. due to my advanced maternal age.. but now @30 weeks.. I FEEL it!!! my pre-preg weight was 125 & Im 5ft 4.. now I hit 160!! as I did w/my 1st 2? dont know how? why?? anyway.. but this pregnancy- im soo tired cant walk for long or fast & this Northeast Heat is killing me.. its soo frustrating!! hate to say the dr was right... but I might be agreeing.. everybody is different.. but can anyone else relate?? age may be more than a #?
I'm 41 and also in the Northeast. I've been hybernating in my house these past few days. ugh!!
I'm pregnant with my 4th. I had my older two dc when I was much younger and had Sarah ( 2y/o) at 39. I felt great with her, but I could sleep as much as I wanted and rest. It was like starting all over for me. With this pregnancy I'm feeling it much more. I'm not sure if it's my age or the fact that I can't sleep and rest when I want. Although...truth-be-told, My dd takes a 2-3 hour nap every day and I nap with her. So I guess it's just my age.
Oh and all those tests are over-kill IMHO. They tried that with me and I ended up going to a MW and having a home birth. They just have to cover their butts. They don't care if they scare you or inconvenience you. it's all about covering themselves. If you don't have any pre-existing conditions that could add problems, then you can start to say, "No" to some of their tests. I remember when I got pregnant with Sarah, they wanted to send me for a sonogram every 4 weeks...I was like...NO WAY!!
Jesus-Loving, Home Schooling, Cloth Diapering, Home birthing Mama of 3 Blessings and a new one on the way. EDD 3/4/11
I'm 41 and due any day with #4, also a surprise. My doctor has been great, no extra tests or non-stress tests, and everything has gone fine. I'm ridiculously uncomfortable at this point-- but I really don't remember how it was at the end with the others! Maybe I was just as miserable. In any case, I'm not sure whether it's age or just life-- older kids are more active and need to be taken to school, baseball, dance, scouts... never ending activities that wear me out! I didn't have to deal with that when the first three were born.
Smile. I'm 38, pregnant with baby number 2. I have moments of being tired but it's because I'm always running around doing something. I work a full-time job and come home, cook dinner, feed and bathe my son and do some cleaning around the house etc, etc. I do know you have to get adequate rest and DRINK PLENTY OF WATER and eat properly!!! I don't think we can blame it all on age. Some young girls (10 years younger than me) can't even do what I do while pregnant because they are more tired and feeling worse than I ever have. I found that exercising to the point of sweating gives me great energy. Maybe I sound crazy but I was doing yard work one afternoon and I felt amazing. Now I try and take regular walks with my son just to stay fit and active. I also listen to my body, if I have to relax and sit down I do. P.S. I live in MD; with this heat PLEASE don't even try to walk fast. :-) The air quality has been smothering to say the least.
Hi there! I'm in due date Dec/Nov too! I'm 37 and pregnant with my 4th child. (have a set of twins). I am 27 weeks 4 days and miserable as can be. I do not remember it being this bad at 25!!! This baby is a huge surprise as he has a 17 1/2 year old and my boys are 13 1/2 and 12, 12! What am I going to do... it's boy #5!
I am 38 and pregnant with my first child so I have no idea if this is just how I am as a pregnant woman or not but this has been HARD!
I was pre-pregnancy 106 pounds and already I am 130 at 23 weeks. I have placental arterial notching and restriction on ANY kind of exercise it's killing me. I feel super sore and creaky and can't imagine how all of you with additional kids do it.
I just wanted to check in here again because I had my baby this week. 4th baby-- my biggest baby at 9 lbs 3 oz-- and the best delivery of all four!! It went so well and I am feeling GREAT now, four days after delivery.
Count me in! I am currently 36 (will be 37 when the baby comes) and only 13 wks along and I am feeling the age. I never felt this tired with the other 2, but seeing as it was 9 yrs ago since my last one, I guess time has caught up. I make sure to stretch out as soon as I feel tired but I am terrible at drinking extra water. I guess I need to work on that more!
41 yrs. old here and definitely feeling my age. My youngest is 8 and wow what a difference 8 yrs makes! Im a lot more tired and uncomfortable than I remember being with my other 3. I'm also in the northeast and the heat makes me feel 100 times worse so it's been wonderful with the cooler whether this past week.
I'm 35 and this pregnancy has knocked me on my butt! I had my daughter at 31 and had an uneventful pregnancy until the last month and then everything went haywire up to her birth. I got pregnant again but, lost it in March. I only really had heartburn there.
This pregnancy has me utterly exhausted, eating weird, my allergies feel worse, and I feel completely worthless often. Ugh.
Melanie, mama to Kaia, Ewan, and Paige
Paige Clementine born October 23, 2013
I am 37 as well and feelign it with this pregnancy. I was 33 when I delivered my son and even with just four years the difference is huge. I have less, energy (taking care of a toddler doesn't help), am less active, have more aches and pains and have gained the same amount of weight by 28 weeks as I did at 38 weeks when I had my son. Feel huge, tired and old.
Hello everyone. I'm new to the group. I'm 37 and about 14 weeks along. It's been 10 years since my last pregnancy and I must say this one is kicking my butt. I'm exhausted beyond belief, headaches, muscles aches and allergies. I haven't gained any weight as of yet but then I'm a big girl anyhow.
My doctor told me to expect this pregnancy to be harder than the other two. I'm very happy though and moving along nicely. We elected not to have any screenings done since we would not terminate the pregnancy if anything came back with bad results.
Anyhow, due date is April 2 and I'm counting down the days!
i'm new here and i just wanted to say that im 37 and i just had my first baby 4 months ago after 10 long years of emotional roller coaster of trying to conceive. I feel much stronger now than when i was in my 20's! Maybe its due to the huge miracle shock that im FINALLY a mom, i dont know but i feel like i'm ontop of the world. Perhaps my organic diet and daily yoga contributes to the increase of energy.
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