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Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:33 PM
Rose- Don't give up...sounds like you have had a rough time....*hugs* sometimes everything seems like crap doesn;t it? I can relate to that. Try and stay positive. and heres a cyberhug
Well I took DD to a playful parenting thing today...b ut she wasn't herself...at all....nevermind we might try it again...when she is better. Poor mite she was really in pain..and later did LOTS of sloppy poos (yes I know TMI!!!! SORRY) anyway......she is up to ten steps in a row now...YAY...maybe next month she will be walking!!!
Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:31 AM
The sun is shining, the birdies are singing(well kookaburras laughing) and it's a lovely day.
Welcome Rose, wow our b'days are close and our age mine is Father's Day, and I have a 2 1/2 yr old DS too. I think you need a more positive OB, mine is VERY pro over 35 Mums. I can't make up my mind if I want another baby, but he says I've still got plenty of time even though I know I don't have that same time luxury as a 25 yr old.
Bluemist - that is wonderful on the walking,no stopping her now, although as the Mummy of an early walker I was a tad scared. Count away it's a warm and fuzzy moment that you'll never get back, watching them become really independant.
I'd better get stuck into some chores
Posted 16 August 2006 - 04:07 PM
Rose I was 44 when i conceived isabella 10.5 months(i just turned 46) grace i was 42.. I took my MC as a good sign as it meant it was still happening.. I have only had 1 at 6 weeks between the girls.. It is heart breaking but worth it when it sticks....typing with a squirmy isabella on my lap eating cheese...
Posted 17 August 2006 - 09:14 AM
Cathy, Thankyou for such a wondeful positive post about conceiving.It really does give those of us ttc a strong sense of hope. Happy 46th Birthday too!
Toni, How did you go at the Dr.s?
Bluemist, It's sooo exciting when our little ones start to walk.It is a memory that really stays with us over the years,it seems such a big milestone.
Lizzicat, I loved your description of your country morning with the kookaburras laughing.Recently,DH and I spent a romantic evening (the first night away from DD (2)) at a B&B at Red Hill (in the hills near Melb.) We had to laugh when we were woken by kookaburras laughing in unison outside the upstairs bedroom window.So much for the sleep in !!!At least we didn't have to get up and feed them breaky as DD likes eating it at 5am!
DD has an ear infection and the Dr. couldn't believe it when she told him "my ear is sore." It certainly makes it easier when they can communicate where they are hurting.She is much brighter today,dressing herself and saying "I'm ready for playgroup now." No playgroup for us today though as i'm sick with a cold too.
Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:20 PM
Ok so now I know why DD wasn't herself....she has gastro- luckily just the rear end....but she is starting to get better....I hope.
And just when I was keen to try for number #2 like I was really in the mood IYKWIM...DH is rolled up with gastro too.....how inconsiderate LOL....
I will be back to do personals tomorrow...just got to dash off.....DD calling out...
Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:22 PM
Just a quick one.....managed to beat DP to the computer...lol
Welcome to Rose!
Miffymoo - I sometimes wish haydn could tell me what is wrong or what he wants....can be very frustrating!! (as I'm sure everyone is too well aware).
Had to share this photo.....Haydn having a bad hair day...lol
Hope everyone is well and happy. hope to get back at the weekend.
Posted 18 August 2006 - 09:49 AM
I have been off-line for a bit as have been flat out with family and visits from interstate friends. Haven't had a chance to read through the posts but I hope you are all well and happy!
This is just a quick email to say hi to everyone as I have to get in the shower before tiny wakes (you know that window of opportunity you get!!). As an update - unfortunately a BFN on that pregnancy thing ! Obviously my 'gut feeling' needs a bit of tweaking!
Talk to you all soon.
Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:07 AM
I've been very distracted lately and have been reading but not answering posts... We're going to Brisbane next weekend for my BIL's wedding so I'm running around trying to organise clothes for everyone and presents etc etc. Today I'm getting my hair cut and coloured (a real luxury).
I'm 27 weeks pregnant now and everything is fine medically - just having some of the usual pregnancy discomforts. Today I feel a bit dizzy which I can usually deal with by drinking more water! I hope so because I won't be able to get another hair appt easily.
I hope everyone is doing well. Welcome Rose. Maybe you should change Obs to someone a little more supportive and sensitive. Good luck. And good luck to Bluemist, Miffymoo and Nicki. The only person who has suggested that I'm too old to have another baby at 40 is my MIL but I'm hoping she's over that now. The only thing my Ob said in reference to my age was that once we had a heartbeat at 9 weeks he thought all should go well unless I have a rare complication. So far he's right - no problems!
I can't keep up with answering all the other posts today but have read them all and have you in my thoughts. Take care.
Posted 18 August 2006 - 07:36 PM
Well DD is up to 17 steps YAY and is getting over her gastro..and even hubby seems a little better....
Mrs Flib- great that you are feeling ok....will be so exciting..wow you are over half way....yay.
NickiH- yes I do know that window of opportunity LOL...and I understand too about thinking you are pregnant...not that I am thinking I am - just wishing I was....LOL...although there's no chance of that. Hope to start BDing when Dh gets better. LOL.
SLJ- Love Hadyn hair..my DD looks like a little Einstein when she gets out of the bath.LOL.
How is everyone
Posted 19 August 2006 - 01:30 PM
I forgot to mention the head lice we got last week - it's been at both creche and school. Everyone had them except for DP. I've never had them before and this was the first time the kids had them so I think we're doing ok.
This morning Lillah (2.5) started vomiting. (There were signs up about gastro at creche.) We were going out tonight to a 40th birthday but we'll both stay home. I hope we're all well by Thursday when we fly to Brisbane!
It's good that we can't pass these diseaeses over the internet. LOL
I hope everyone else is getting over their illneses! Bluemist, I hope your DD is over her gastro. She'll be running before you know it!
Posted 20 August 2006 - 10:12 PM
Gastro here to! poor Isabella hasn't been too well since Friday. The rest of us are ok for now...
Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:03 PM
Thanks for all your warm welcomes.
Today is day 36 of my normal 30 day cycle but I guess the MC might of stuffed things up last month. Anyway I am not testing I guess things just need to get back to normal first.
Hope everyone is fine
Posted 22 August 2006 - 07:34 AM
I'm sorry this is all about me as I'm rushed off my feet yet again but I just wanted to let you know that I did a test this morning and its a Big Fat Positive!!!!
I know I shouldn't be telling anyone yet as its very early but my family and friends all say that if I was a spy in the war - I would've been shot! so I couldn't keep it to myself even if I had to!
Will be back to chat soon!
Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:41 AM
How is everyone??
Firstly, a big fat Congrats to NickiH!! Well done, I know it's just too hard to contain your excitement. I wish you a great and healthy pregnancy...all the best.
Miffymoo...Everything went well last week. Had the usual spotting after the Mirena, which is to be expected and some cramps for a couple of days, but doing AOK now. Hopefully, it kicks in pretty quickly with regards to periods...but there are no guarantees of course.
Cooper is still thriving and will be twelve weeks old this Saturday! He is a big boy, has doubled his birthweight a couple of weeks ago and do my neck and shoulders feel the effects of that or what! Ouch! Old age that's what it is. I don't remember any pains like that 15 years ago, but then...I was a lot younger...sigh!
I have a bit of news....Hubby, or I should say 'Partner' and I have set a wedding date, finally. We were supposed to be married at the end of Sept this year, but the last thing I want to do is organise a wedding at the moment, so we have settled for 29th Sept next year. Plus we are going on a cruise for our honeymoon...yay!
So lots of saving up to do. We will be married here at home, as we are both keen gardners and the gardens should be just awesome this time next year and beyond. The gazebo is half built and the pergola is huge and just needs a roof now. We'll have that done before the heat of summer starts.
Anyway just wanted to share that with you.
Sorry I haven't been around much lately, been catching up with GST and tax and now doing this quarter already....yuk...I loathe it to bits!
Take care everyone, Spring is almost here, although for those of you here in Qld, it has already arrived...going to be 28Deg today in the city alone!
Good luck to everyone and look after yourselves.
Posted 22 August 2006 - 05:20 PM
CONGRATULATIONS NICKI H...we are starting soon so I hope I can join you asap
CONGRATULATIONS LOTZY- I love weddings....how exciting.....oooooh ahhhhh....don't forget you have to take a pic and post it for us to see
and hello everyone else )
Back when I have time...got to get tea going.
Posted 22 August 2006 - 10:19 PM
I should be tidying up and going to bed but this is more interesting.
Congratulations Nicki - that gut feeling was right. I hope it all goes well.
Congratulations Toni on setting the wedding date. That's wonderful news too! I can't believe Cooper is 3 months old already - I suppose you can't either.
Susan - I do love that picture of Hadyn. I see it every time I read this thread at the moment. He's so cute and funny.
We're still battling diseases at our house. Luckily only Lillah has had the gastro. Seems she may have rotavirus - a nasty gastro with persistent diarrohea. She threw up for 24 hours but developed the runs two days later. I hope it's cleared up by Thursday pm when we fly to brisbane. Then we have my Mum's 70th birthday and a wedding to attend on Friday and Saturday.
My SIL to be asked me to do a reading at their wedding and against my better judgement I said yes. Now with sick kids and work and just the stress of trying to get organised to go, I feel overwhelmed at the prospect of doing it. I also have a difficult relationship with my BIL and while I wish them both the best, DP and I have real doubts about the whole thing working out. (BIL is 39 and has a string of failed relationships. They met on RSVP, have known each other for less than a year and have only lived in the same city for a few months.) BIL has been quite nasty to me over the years and I'm not sure it's appropriate I do the reading anyway.
I have that pregnancy insomnia at the moment and last night I was worrying about this in the middle of the night. This usually indicates I should do something..... (But of course I feel guilty... - I'm an ex-Catholic!)
Sorry to ramble on.
I hope everyone else is doing well and we hear about some more BFP from those who want them!
Posted 22 August 2006 - 10:50 PM
Just popped in to say hi. Haven't had a chance to read this thread for a while.
Welcome Rose. I was 39 when my DS was born and 40 when my DD was born. So don't give up hope.
Congratulations NickiH - that's wonderful news
Congratulations Lotzy on setting a date for your wedding. I love weddings - see how I had a mini-one a couple of weeks back
Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:25 PM
I have not been on EB for quite some time and just now reading the posts in the different forums I realise that I really miss it, I don’t really know why I left in the first place, anyhow I’m back.
I am 40 my DH is 36 and we are having a bit of a hard time TTC2. We have been trying for more than a year now. It took such a short time to fall with DS, we said we would try, did and it happened the next month. So what is the story now? (I know a year is not such a long time in the big picture but when your 40 a month is)
I keep saying that maybe not being able to conceive again is because we are already blessed with an angle and that my body is telling me that one is enough..
But we would dearly love one more. Am I asking too much being over 40? I don’t think so! But why is it taking so long?
Every month I am so disappointed and every month I am watching my body for the “signs” but no luck.
I just can’t work out when I am suppose to say “Ok enough, I get the picture, don’t try anymore” but how can we say that when we both really would dearly love another?
We are trying to not let it get to us but sometimes it does.
Thanks for listening.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:50 PM
I haven't posted for a while, I have a slooowwwww dial-up. But I just got a nice tax return so i might just upgrade.
Congratulations Nicki & Toni. Babies and weddings - both are so very special.
Moop - DD took five years to arrive. I was 37 DP was 50. I went through fertility testing. There was nothing wrong, however one of the treatments was to flush the ovaries, in case of blockages preventing ovulation, which I was advised was a fairly common problem. I think that stress is such an unknown factor and I am sure that this was a big part of my problem. TTC becames so clincial and stressfull, only to end up crying every month when it does not work. I did this for four years. I went onto mild fertility drug to stimulate ovulation, I think it was called serophonan (or something like that). One day I just decided to let it be, whatever happens will happen. In March last year we were in the IVF clinic ready for cycle one, when I discovered I was pregnant.
Luka has just got her first tooth today. She is so miserable. She has cold like symptoms but no temperature. She's not interested in food only yoghurt and has very unpleasant dirty nappies. She screams when I change her and clamps her legs shut. I presume this is normal teething reaction???? Sometimes I just not sure at what point to take her to a Doctor.
The waem weather is here in northern NSW too, its so beautiful at the moment. I am both dreading and looking forward to summer. Last summer I had a newborn. Trying to BF in 40 degree heat was awful. I think I spent all summer in boxer shorts and a singlet (very stylish LOL).
take care everyone, hope the gastro bugs go soon.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 10:08 PM
hello I can't remember last time I posted and I am too lazy to check I need to sleep soon.
congrats Nicki well done.
Moop I know how you feel we started for #2 almost as soon as DD1 was born(I was 42) but it didn't happen. When it finally did it would have been a 2 year gap but I MC very early but I was ok as it meant it was still working. Finally 6 months after that at the age of 44 I conceived DD2 born just after my 45 birthday and 2 and half years after DD1. But relaxing and not getting too stressed I am sure really helps.. We started telling ourselves we were really lucky to have DD1..
Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:38 PM
Thanks guys for your stories,
I am trying like crazy not to be stressed about it and trying to not make it clinical, we have even tried telling ourselves that we wont worry too much just roll with it.. but it has not, as yet, helped.
And I keep thinking that "should there be a cut of date that we try"? Not sure.
But for the time being we are still trying and hopefully another little miracle will come along. Fingers, toes @ arms crossed.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:46 PM
Wendy, you have to hang in there and really yes, try to not stress. I know you are impatient and the clock is ticking bigtime, but relax, relax relax. There should be no reason why you can't conceive again, but the longer we leave it the longer it seems to take, because our cycles change sometimes very subtly, only to cause chaos with our hormones and our emotions.
Having said that, because you have already had a baby your body knows what to do, but also your hormones could simply be out of whack. Try taking extra supplements to help your immune system and health, not to mention the folic acid (folate)whilst ttc.
I know it's all easier said than done, but going with the flow does have it's benefits and when you least expect it....whammo!
Keep your chin up Hun.
A huge CONGRATULATIONS must go to FIONA40...Yay! Fiona gave birth to a healthy bouncing baby boy on July 31st, weighing 8lb. The wee lad has been named Finn Jacques.
Fiona sent me a quick email asking me to update and that she hasn't had time as yet to be on the website. But I am sure we'll hear from her as soon as she is able.
Well done to both mum and baby.
Thank you also for your congratulations re our wedding date. Yes we are really excited about it. I was proposed to last year, but with Cooper's arrival we just couldn't manage organising a wedding this year as well.
And yes Cooper is 12 weeks old tomorrow. I cannot believe how fast the time has flown and wouldn't you believe it, he is teething! Noooooo...poor little man, he's suffering too and because he is still too little to hold much more than his fist or my finger to his mouth to chew on, he gets pretty frustrated. He has gotten over tired tonight, but is finally asleep with the help of some panadol. Two nights ago he slept from 7pm thru to 4.45am I was up and down like a yoyo checking on him thru the night...arrgh! Then last night I was awake for two hours after his 3am feed, now I am knackered to say the least..lol.
Must go...Flib I hope the wedding went well here in Brissie and that you didn't stress too much over the reading. Families, sometimes they are the cruelest of cruel.
Look after you and that baby!
Hope everyone else is keeping well. Cathy I presume you are home again...hope you enjoyed your trip.
Take care everybody.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:47 PM
Hope you are all going well....I have had some bad news...basically my specialist has told me to wait a couple of months before TTC #2 (I am hoping that maybe last nights bd'ing was a success to spite him) I have hyperthyroidism...but this has kind of come as a shock as I have been ok for ages.
If you are interested you can read my posts
First post in 2005
Anyway, I didn't like being told to hold off....it really annoyed me....and I know he is trying to get things undercontrol etc...but not what I wanted to hear.
Anyway feeling ok about it now...got to foucs on other things...I have just been under so much stress about our living arrangements and there is not one single place we can look at tomorrow...AGAIN so will do something nice with DD who since getting over gastro now has a cold.....
Anyway keep smiling everyone.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 11:53 PM
Congratulations on setting the date for your wedding and being so sensible and waiting another whole year so as not to add to your stress. I'm sure you will enjoy your special day even more having done all that work on your garden! We were married when DD was 8 months old and it was quite good timimg as she was old enough to be minded all day by her grandparents. I only needed to fit in 3 bfs which I managed to fit in around my hairdresser and the ceremony and reception,without being stressful.
Congratulations Nicki on your BFP! That's fantastic.
Bluemist, Sorry to hear that you have to exercise even more patience,making your ttc journey longer. That must be very disappointing. I hope you can find some interesting projects to pass the time with.
Posted 26 August 2006 - 10:00 PM
Hi all hope you are all well...we went out to some outlets today and ended up buying a few toys (two for DD and one for someones birthday) and clothing for a friend who is due in Dec. (I mean for her bub LOL).
Miffymoo- I HAVE PLENTLY TO DO LOL...don't worry I wasn't TTC for something to do...
I just feel the time is right now for us to TTC....anyway trying not to think about it..and hoping the one tiem we bd'ed there still might be a chance....WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF THAT HAPPENING? But while AF is not here...I can dream on. Don't worry I realise the odds of this happening are few and far between
Anywa hope everyone is going along ok...
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