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Welcome, Kathy! I am praying for you... [message #761 is a reply to message #760 ] Sat, 02 September 2006 17:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm so glad you've posted. I'm praying for you today! Smile


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Tamara (mom of seven; grandma to two so far!)

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Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #791 is a reply to message #15 ] Wed, 11 October 2006 20:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Everyone!

I'm Lisa, mom to 3 great boys ages 8 (almost), 6 and 14 months. I had my first when I was 35, second at 37 and my third just a few weeks before my 42nd birthday. I homeschool our children and feel very blessed to be home with them. Smile


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Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #792 is a reply to message #15 ] Thu, 12 October 2006 19:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It is wonderful to meet you Lisa. I find this forum very uplifting.....dee
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #793 is a reply to message #791 ] Thu, 12 October 2006 21:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A warm welcome to SheLaughed.com , Lisa! Thank you for taking the time to introduce yourself --please feel free to jump into any discussions or start one of your own!


Blessings,
Tamara (mom of seven; grandma to two so far!)

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Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #806 is a reply to message #15 ] Sat, 28 October 2006 10:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very Happy Hello everyone, well i am new here so I will tell you all a bit about me, I am a Newlywed 43yr old, my dh is also 43, and we were estatic to find out we are expecting Our First Baby together. We found out I am expecting 10/13/06, since then the drs have been dong sonos and hcg level test and told us I have many fibroids and they can only see a gest sac at 5wks 1 day. No yolk sac or fetal pole. They want to rule out an etocpic so I have to go for another sono and more blood test. Well I know That no matter how many test they perform God is The Only One In Control! Amen! He really granted us our Dream and Prayers with this Tiny Angel and For that I am so Truly Grateful and Elated! I found this site Because I truly Believe and Have Much Faith that the Lord directed me here to read about other women like myself that are going thru childbearing still. I have encountered many negative people and comments about being preg at my age and how dare I etc etc. Well God Knows what he is doing and never ever has abandoned me or my Family, and I put all my Trust In Him that all will be well with this baby! Thanks for listening,
A friend In Christ Always


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Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #808 is a reply to message #806 ] Sun, 29 October 2006 18:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I believe the gift of life is from God. Until people develop a relationship with God, they will always miss the true meaning of life. They will never understand "Life". It's a gift from God, not man.
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #809 is a reply to message #791 ] Mon, 30 October 2006 12:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Welcome Lisa! I pray you will be encouraged by this message board as I have been!
Blessings,
Michele Smile
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #810 is a reply to message #806 ] Mon, 30 October 2006 12:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Congratulations on your marriage AND your pregnancy! Smile

I would like to encourage you to keep your mind renewed by the Word of God because His Word is the TRUTH no matter what the doctors say. HIS Word overrides the facts of the natural. God is the One in control of your life and family and you are in His hands.

Another great opportunity to take your trust in God to a higher level!

Be blessed,
Michele
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #812 is a reply to message #15 ] Mon, 30 October 2006 23:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, I'm Polly and my dh and dc are named below. Benjamin was born 2 days after my 40th birthday. Very Happy

I look forward to gleaning from the wisdom here.


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Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #813 is a reply to message #812 ] Tue, 31 October 2006 08:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Welcome Polly!! Very Happy
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #822 is a reply to message #15 ] Sun, 19 November 2006 10:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi everyone,
I'm new here and believe it or not, new to any message board. Shocked So, bear with me as I try to navigate through this. I'm 45 years old, a christian and trying to conceive for the first time with my husband of 4 years. I waited and met the love of my life late in life so we now, with God's blessings, want to start a family. We moved to New York City from Pennsylvania one month after we got married because my husband wanted to pursue a career in management for the company he works for. So, we've spent these last 4 years trying to establish ourselves in NYC which is no easy task. I am a therapist that works with children and their families who are in crisis and I give my families to God and he directs me. He is doing such beautiful work with my families...so many blessings! I am just finishing my Masters degree and now I feel like I have enough freedom and less stress (from school) to focus on having babies. We haven't been using any birth control since we got married but now we have been actively trying to conceive for 3 months (BBT,OPK, etc.). I am a little confused about my body and maybe someone out there can help. I am 5 days late with my period. However,my BBT never rose so I'm not sure if I ovulated this month. I have never missed a period, ever. I'm really praying that I'm pregnant but I'm also afraid that I may be starting menopause. Has someone out there tracked their BBT and showed no temp.jump and was still pregnant. I've been testing with HPT and they show negative. Sorry to run on, a little stressed and confused.
Alexis.
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #828 is a reply to message #822 ] Mon, 20 November 2006 14:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello Alexis,
Last year I visited a fertility doctor because I didn't get pregnant for 2 years after a miscarriage at age 43. He told me that I was in early menopause. Needlessly to say, in Oct 2005, I became pregnant and again in May 2006. Although both of these pregnancies did result in a miscarriage for an unknown reason, my physician stated, "you most definetely can get pregnant". I just have this feeling deep down inside that one day, I will deliver a healthy baby.

My story: I met my husband when I was 17 years old. We got married when I was 20 years old and divorce when I turned 23 years old. I joined the Navy and spent the next 20 years of my life traveling from one country to the next. I also go pregnant when I was 33 and had a son. Anyway, 20 years later, my husband and I exchanged vows again and promised God we will never leave His intended purpose that He designed for us. During those 20 years, I have always had dreams about my husband and me having our a child. It's strange, he has had some of the same dreams. Yes, 20 years later, I married my first and only love. We have been pregnant 3 times, all have resulted in miscarriages. But, I know that God will give us a child so that our generations can live forever on this earth.....dee
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #831 is a reply to message #828 ] Wed, 22 November 2006 10:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Dee,
I replyed to you on my email reply instead of shelaughed reply...sorry, I'm not sure yet how this works because it's my first time to message boards (believe it or not). Thanks for your reply and support, I really appreciate having someone out there who understands about what I'm going through and offer so much wonderful encouragement! Very Happy
Alexis
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #834 is a reply to message #15 ] Sun, 26 November 2006 04:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm re-introducing myself. Haven't been around in quite a long time. Why am I back? Guess! We had quite a lovely surprise last night! I'm 43, and in peri-menopause; have been told that while I can get pregnant again, it's highly unlikely. I get a little cheapo test once in awhile just to check, because my cycles have been so messed up, I never know, and am on anti-depression/anxiety meds, etc. Just took a test a little over a week ago, perhaps 2 weeks ago, and it was negative. Went to the grocery store last night, thought I'd get one just for grins. Been gaining weight for no reason, tired, but that's not unusual, and no other symptoms, so expected the usual negative. Well, that extra little line showed up! I took it to my husband, "Dad, uhm..." He was distracted. "DAD, UHM..." He looked at it...and, shall we say, "He Laughed"! LOL! I sent him back to the store for another test, he brought a 2 pack, just in case. Took snother test, there's that line again! Oh, boy! May test once more tomorrow just to make sure! Hah!

So, I've been fighting off a cold with some immunity boosting stuff, but decided I'd better not take anything now. It's 4:30 am, and I'm in here because I was coughing, keeping myself and my husband awake, decided to get up for some warm lemon/honey water and try to clear up this cough. Thought I'd check in here again. Last time I was here was just months after my miscarriage that happened 2 years ago!

Haven't told our daughters yet; they're 4 and 6. They'll be sooooo excited! My 6 year old has been saying for some time that she wants a baby brother! We started foster parenting classes again (took them when trying to get pregnant with her), but decided that we needed to concentrate on our own children for the time being, so didn't finish them. Well, she may get that baby brother yet! Though, knowing my body, it'll be another baby sister!

This is so weird! My body is getting old...I go to my dr. regularly for old people stuff...high cholesterol, just had a stress test and holter monitor for 24 hours (all is fine, just checking some past palpatations), stress, anxiety, need to lose about 50 lbs, my dr. was about to get me on cholesterol lowering meds...now I'm pregnant again! It honestly hasn't sunk in yet! Really did not expect this again; in fact, on the way home from the store last night, we saw a gal with her covered carseat/carrier on her basket going to her car, and I mentioned, "aren't you glad we don't have to do that anymore?" I giggled to myself, for the first time in a long time, when passing the diaper and pullup aisle at the store. Then, I get home, and we're starting over! I'm happy, I'm excited, but I'm very nervous, after miscarrying at 41. I just want to hear a heartbeat and get past that 12 week point! I miscarried just before 13 weeks last time. We had bad insurance, and I'm still paying the dr.'s and hospital for that episode! Still owe the hospital nearly $9,000, after they took a discount! I know God will get us through this time! I'm so out of shape, tired all the time anyway, no energy, so I don't know how this is going to work! I have very nauseous pregnancies! UGH! Just got rid of a lot of baby things, that we'd saved for awhile, mostly to hurricane victims last year. "Won't need these again, maybe someone else can use them." Need new stuff now! Oh, my!

Well, think I'll try to go get a little more sleep. I always end up with a cold when I find out I'm pregnant! Guess it's time to go back to the Sudafed, and switch back from ibuprofen to Tylenol! I'd appreciate everyone's prayers! This will be interesting!

Caro


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I'm adding another post...I have a question; my sister told me that, on reading up on pregnancy after 40 (she's 46 and considering a tubal reversal, post 4 grown children) and said she's read that I should check into getting on progesterone suppositories. I'm going to call my dr. Monday morning, first thing I get to work and look at my calendar to find out when my last mp was, but wanted to ask if any of you had heard about that. Thanks!

Caro
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Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #836 is a reply to message #15 ] Sun, 26 November 2006 19:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have used them in the past while under the care of a fertility doctor for a few weeks.
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #837 is a reply to message #834 ] Mon, 27 November 2006 08:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you and will be praying for you. It's comforting to hear that you got pregnant in peri-menopause, I think I just started...this month was the first time I didn't get my period in all my life so I was a bit depressed over that because my husband and I are trying to conceive. I'm 45-years-old and just got hooked up with an infertility clinic to undergo IVF and my first cycle will start sometime next month. It's hard when you meet the love of your life late and want to start a family...but God has blessed me and I know I have a baby coming soon. God Bless and Congratulations again!!
Alexis
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #838 is a reply to message #837 ] Mon, 27 November 2006 12:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Alexis,
Please be encouraged! I'm a gal who got married at what I felt was a late 32, and within a few months, was found eaten up with endometriosis! Lost my right ovary and appendix to it, and many cysts off my left. Then, the next year, my left one "came down with it", and I was put on Depot Lupron for 3 months. It got rid of all of it, but my dr. said "get pregnant as soon as you can!!!" From the time I was married until I finally got pregnant the first time was just over 4 years! Thus the foster parenting classes. I think that, and I was able to be a housewife for awhile, as well, so less stress, helped, along with a dose of Robitussin, timing, hip propping, etc. I got pregnant in Oct. of 99, and was happy with my one miracle, because I'd cried and cried and cried, thinking I'd never be able to get pregnant! Then, # 2 came along in '02. We were complete! SURPRISE...another pregnancy in fall '04, but miscarried at 12 1/2 wks in Dec. Was told chromasomal, probably due to my age (41). Ok, moving on along, time to grow up these two and move on with our lives, and lo and behold, I'm beginning pregnancy # 4 at 43, when I didn't think I could get pregnant at all due to peri-menopause! I pray that God will use all that I've gone through to be encouragement to others! Relax, use timing, a little Robitussin apparently doesn't hurt, and trust God! It's happened to me 4 times now on one ovary that I almost lost twice! I just pray that this pregnancy will come to completion and that we'll have a happy, healthy baby! I did take that 3rd test, btw...still positive! Called my dr. this morning, lmp started around 10/29, so I'm about 4 wks preg/2 wks gest. Dr. wants to see me at 6 weeks; I'm glad! Want to be on top of this one!

Keep sending those suggestions!!!

Thanks,
Caro

[Updated on: Mon, 27 November 2006 12:39]


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Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #839 is a reply to message #838 ] Mon, 27 November 2006 12:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh Caro!
Your story is so encouraging! Thank you so much for blessing me with your life experiences. God has truely blessed you and he has always blessed me throughout my life. "Be still and know that I am God" is the most encouraging scripture for me because I believe our Lord is telling us in this scripture to put ourselves in his hands and see the miracles he delivers. He is truely a wonderful, loving, and mighty God who knows us better than we know ourselves...he loves us in ways that we cannot even understand in our human form...A God that loving and wonderful will not let us down...never, never, never. Keep me posted on how your progressing and I will keep praying.
God Bless,
Alexis
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Hi everyone,

I am so happy to have found this site and want to introduce myself. I am Elise. You can see my details in my signature. My username is quite pretentious as I am nobody's mom...yet. Just believing our Lord for a little girl that I will name Caia (like Kaya). In Latin it means rejoice! Smile

I am basking in the encouragement on this site. Be blessed my sisters in Christ.

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Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #933 is a reply to message #15 ] Mon, 15 January 2007 01:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi! I have occasionally lurked on these boards since finding out I was pregnant with #8 at age 43, but have yet to introduce myself. My name is Lisa and I am a happily married Christian wife to Tom for 15 years. I got married at age 27, had my first baby at age 28 and have been blessed with seven children, ages 14, 12, 9 yr. old twins, 7, 5, 3, and new one on the way in April.

When I first found out I was pregnant with this one, it was especially hard because my retired-physician father-in-law was critical of my being pregnant at such an advanced age, thinking that it was "too risky" and that we would "ruin our lives" if we had a baby "with problems". I was hurt because there was uncomfortable silence instead of congratulations. We have since had a good talk in which I (we) expressed our delight in God's blessing of life, our trust in God to do His sovereign will, and our willingness to accept the baby that God sends with joy--no matter the outcome. Father-in-law is a good man who loves us and says he respects our life choices, but basically does not share in our religious convictions regarding bearing children and homeschooling. I pray that this pregancy and birth will be one of faith and not fear not only for us, but for my inlaws and other family members who might tend to trust modern science and medicine over God, and that God's glory may be revealed through this precious baby!

I am happy to report that at 27 weeks and after an advanced ultrasound (we declined amnio and other genetic screenings) the baby appears completely healthy without any "soft" signs of genetic disorders that doctors search for.

Thank you so much for this forum and for all of you have given me hope and encouragement.

Blessings,
Lisa
A warm welcome, Lisa! So glad you're here! [message #937 is a reply to message #933 ] Mon, 15 January 2007 15:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A warm welcome, Lisa! I'm so glad you're here and that you introduced yourself. I'm praying now that the Lord will bless you with a wonderful pregnancy and birth with no complications and a healthy baby and mama! Smile I'm sure your new baby will be such a tremendous blessing to your entire family!


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Tamara (mom of seven; grandma to two so far!)

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Elise, continuing to pray for God's blessings upon you! [message #938 is a reply to message #848 ] Mon, 15 January 2007 15:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just in case you're still visiting this site, Elise, I wanted to share that I'm continuing to pray that the Lord will bless you with the desire of your heart! Smile


Blessings,
Tamara (mom of seven; grandma to two so far!)

"There is always enough time and strength to do the will of God"
Re: Elise, continuing to pray for God's blessings upon you! [message #1000 is a reply to message #938 ] Tue, 27 February 2007 16:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hello. I turned 40 quite recently and will be getting married in a couple months. My fiancée is a true blessing from God, I know this. God sent the right person for me, when we were both ready for each other.

So that’s all great. But here I am, 40, and wondering about kids. Can I even have them, should I try, if so when, how do I know what God wants for me, etc. Because I am 40, I feel like me and my fiancé have to decide these things very, very soon. On the one hand, ideally I want so badly to spend the first year or so of our marriage just enjoying each other. Yet on the other hand, that could be my last year of fertility. Who knows.

Once when I was asking God about this, I flipped thru some scriptures, and found the one where Jesus says “I will not leave you orphans.”

So then of course I got on this big kick that maybe God wants me to adopt, and I shouldn’t even TRY to get pregnant and if I try, I am disobeying God. Then other times, I want my own child. And yet OTHER times, I think I need my sleep and down time too much to be able to do it. I don’t feel like my life would be incomplete without a child. I am just so happy to have finally met the great guy! But the question is, does God want us to have a child?

Another complication is that I am on antidepressants, so if we do decide to try to get pregnant, I should first wean off the meds. That means I can’t just have sex without BC to see what happens without going off the meds first. We need to have some sort of decision in our minds at least, though God could have other plans.

Does anyone relate to this, or should I ask that question on another board? Thank you all!

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Hello, Ladies!

I am new to the board and already am uplifted by the wonderful sharing and testimonies.

My name is Aurora and I am the mom of two precious children on earth -- ages 25 and 8!

We lost a little boy due to a cord accident in 2000. My husband underwent a serious medical treatment for several years following. I'd very much desired another little one close in age to my daughter, but hadn't been sure that this would be possible. Then, I became pregnant at age 46. Unfortunately, I recently miscarried this hoped-for babe.

God works all together for good as we love Him: this I am remembering and meditating upon. If it is His will, I would welcome another child.

May He bless each one of you beyond your expectations!

In Christ's love,
Aurora


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Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1066 is a reply to message #1065 ] Sat, 07 April 2007 16:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A warm welcome to SheLaughed, Aurora! I'm praying for the Lord to bless you and your family abundantly above all that you could think or ask! Smile


Blessings,
Tamara (mom of seven; grandma to two so far!)

"There is always enough time and strength to do the will of God"
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1088 is a reply to message #15 ] Thu, 31 May 2007 13:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, I'm Michelle.
I'm only 39 but my husband and I are ttc #5. We've been married 20 years. We have 4 kids: a 19 year old son who is a junior in college, a twelve year old son, a 10 year old daughter and a sweet baby in heaven (Jan. 1, 2007). My husband had a vasectomy reversal in Oct. 2006 and by November, I was pregnant. My husband laughes for joy when I told him so your name has special meaning to us. Well we lost our little one at around 10 weeks and our hearts broke. It's only been 5 months so trying is hard emotionally but we really want to have more kids and realize we're not getting any younger Rolling Eyes The good news is my OB says I am not in perimenopause (my mom and g'ma were young when they went through it.)

I hope this is the place for me because most people think we are nuts but we know this is what God wants for our family and we trust Him with our future.

Michelle
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Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1089 is a reply to message #1088 ] Thu, 31 May 2007 23:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Michelle and welcome! No you are NOT crazy...I just turned 50, have no signs of menopause yet and am STILL praying for more blessings from the Lord!

May the Lord bless you with a precious treasure!


In His Joy and Grace,
Kate Megill
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Hello, my name is Suzy. My friend introduced me to this website when I very surprisingly found out I was expecting last week .
My husband, Gary, and I have been married 20+ years. We have six daughters: Jordan-17, Tiffany-16, Nicky-15, Bailey-14, Bethany-6, and Reagan-2.
I will be 43 in July. Our three older daughters are adopted. Our next two daughters were conceived through much infertility and we lost Bethany's twin Jacob at 7 mos. in the pregnancy. Reagan was a very surprised blessing. I have had 3 C-sections and a large hernia repaired.
We live in northern OK, farm, and homeschool. God has a wonderful sense of humor and we would be thankful for all your prayers. I had an ultrasound this week and my dates are on target to deliver at Christmastime.
Has anyone been pregnant after hernia repair? (Mine was from my twin C-section.)Thank you for the encouragement on your site...


Suzy, wife of Gary 20 years, Mom of 6 DOTTRS, and a little son in heaven.
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1091 is a reply to message #15 ] Fri, 01 June 2007 23:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kate Megill  is currently offline Kate Megill
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Welcome, Suzi!!! And congratulations on the pregnancy!


In His Joy and Grace,
Kate Megill
I've been awfully sick this time... [message #1092 is a reply to message #1091 ] Sat, 02 June 2007 18:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Suzy  is currently offline Suzy
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Thanks for the welcome, Kate.
So far, all seems to be going well. I've spotted with my three previous pregnancies, but not this time. This time I have been quite nauseated (morning, afternoon, night...). I know that's a good sign, so I'm thankful, but I get oh, so, very tired of being sick!!
I've also been trying to plan a nap each day when my 2 y/o naps. Hopefully, that will help some.


Suzy, wife of Gary 20 years, Mom of 6 DOTTRS, and a little son in heaven.
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1093 is a reply to message #1090 ] Mon, 04 June 2007 13:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tamara E  is currently offline Tamara E
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A warm welcome, Suzy, and congratulations on your pregnancy! I'm praying the Lord blesses you with a great pregnancy and birth with no complications --a healthy baby and healthy mama! Smile

Thanks so much for sharing your good news with us and telling us a little about your family.

I'll start a new topic for you in case anyone wants to respond to your question.


Blessings,
Tamara (mom of seven; grandma to two so far!)

"There is always enough time and strength to do the will of God"
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1116 is a reply to message #15 ] Sat, 23 June 2007 17:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Becky
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Hi, all. I'm 46 and am pretty sure I'm about 3 weeks pregnant. I've taken 7 home pregnancy tests ! but they all come back negative. I know this could be because it's too early for the pregnancy hormone to be detected. I can't shake the feeling I am pregnant! I missed a period, my breasts are tender, I have bone-crushing fatigue, and I'm really moody...

My husband is 60, but in better shape than most 30-year-olds (he's an ultra runner). I don't know how he'll take the news if it turns out I am pregnant. I would be so much more excited about the possibility if I knew my husband would weep with joy (like I will, if it's true). We're both Christian; I know that my husband would see this as a miracle from God EVENTUALLY.

You all will probably tell me to quit worrying about it either way until I know for sure. I can't help it. I go to bed dreaming of baby names, I wake up talking to Jesus about it...

I am so very thankful for this website. I told ONE friend I thought I MIGHT be pregnant and she told me about the 60 year old woman recently who gave birth to twins, and added: "how grotesque!" I'm 46 not 60, but still I felt really judged, and never mentioned my excitement or fears to this friend again.

If it turns out I AM pregnant, besides concern over my husband's reaction, I have concerns over whether I will be able to "keep up" with all the challenges of parenting. Thank you all so much for your encouraging comments and testimonies. You all have such courage and confidence. I aspire to that. Blessings, -Becky
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1127 is a reply to message #1116 ] Thu, 28 June 2007 17:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sharon L  is currently offline Sharon L
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Hi Becky,

SO I'm curious... have you confirmed whether or not you are pregnant??!!

I too am 46 and am very much praying for a pregnancy...both my husband and I would just love to have more kids.

So what did you find out? Or is it still too early for you to know?

sharon


Sharon L. married to Manuel for 15 terrific years and Mom to

Jared (27) married to Hazel (my grandchildren-Kaelan 2, and Abby 2 months)

Nicholas 13
Haley 12
Brennan 10
Ben 7
Simon 5
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1129 is a reply to message #1127 ] Fri, 29 June 2007 10:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, Sharon! I've been on a rollercoaster with this. I've spent something like $70 on pregnancy tests...all negative. I had this 'feeling' I was pregnant and it wouldn't go away. It was like a special secret I carried with me all day every day. I started taking extra folic acid and vitamins. I cut back on my coffee. Against my better judgement, I started picking out baby names. I wanted so badly to tell somebody I was sure I was pregnant...every time I took another pregnancy test, I was sure that time it would say I was pregnant - so I could finally confirm the feeling I was having, and I could finally tell someone. But each time it was negative. I prayed and prayed. I wondered if God was testing my faith. I thought, "maybe if I believe enough, have enough faith, the next test will be positive." Then one day last week that special secret feeling I'd been having just went away. I cannot explain it any other way. I am now not quite 4 weeks from when I calculated conception, three from implantation... my hope is dwindling with every passing day. Although on the other hand, I did read on the internet that some women's pregnancy tests didn't show positive until 6-7 weeks... so, still I hope...

The odds are definitely against me. But please don't be discouraged. You're the same age I am, so you and I face similar odds. Don't forget, though, that God is who calls all souls to life and that if it is His will for a new little one to spring into existence within you, then it won't matter what your FHS levels are...He is the Creator of the universe, and HE IS IN THE BUSINESS OF MIRACLES. Keep me posted, if you like: if you find out you are pregnant, this miracle will encourage me. Hang in there, friend, and thank you for writing. Blessings, -Becky <><
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1132 is a reply to message #1129 ] Fri, 29 June 2007 11:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sharon L  is currently offline Sharon L
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Hi Becky,

We should probably move this conversation to another topic area, so others could join in. They probably won't think to look here since we are under the "introduce yourself" topic Rolling Eyes

Well... I will be praying for you. I'm assuming from your letter that even with the few fears you have expressed and the surprise it was... that being pregnant is the desire of your heart??

So one thing I know about God is that as we delight in Him, He will give us the desires of our hearts. It says so in His word. And I am a living testimony of that in many areas of my life.

And even at 46, I am not discouraged... b/c like you said, if it is His desire for me to conceive... He will cause it to happen. And being on this forum is very encouraging... as there is one lady here that I read that just gave birth at 48 1/2 or is soon to give birth. So those kinds of stories keep me believing and hoping.

Keep us posted as to whether you find out that you are definitly pregnant or not. Two weeks is a long time for a period to be late and not have something going on. Have you been pretty regular before. I know I am like clockwork.... somewhere between 26 - 34 days and usually right around the 28th day.

sharon


Sharon L. married to Manuel for 15 terrific years and Mom to

Jared (27) married to Hazel (my grandchildren-Kaelan 2, and Abby 2 months)

Nicholas 13
Haley 12
Brennan 10
Ben 7
Simon 5
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1133 is a reply to message #1132 ] Fri, 29 June 2007 12:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Becky
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Hi! If you know how to move our discussions to another topic page, please do so if you think others are more likely to join in: I admit I am completely ignorant about how to do this...

YES, it is the desire of my heart to have one more baby... my husband is 60 (but an ultra marathon runner, in incredible shape). I haven't told him I thought I might be pregnant - those years are over in him mind...but I did say yesterday, "what if we got pregnant?" And he smiled and said, "well, I guess we'd have to raise it!" His response surprised me - I thought he'd be more negative or something...I supposed I didn't really know how he would react. I was really pleased...

NO, I haven't been regular like clock-work like you. That is until March of this year. My period had absolutely GONE AWAY for almost a complete year - I said 'good-bye' to my baby dreams, accepted that this was menopause, cried a little but, hey, this is life. Then I drank some "Dieter's Dream" herbal tea -- ok, call me nuts, I can't prove it caused my periods to start again, but a week after I started drinking the herbal tea regularly, my periods began again with a vengeance. (The DIETER'S DREAM tea has a little slogan in every box that says something like "for every ailment known to man, God has a cure and a perfect plan" - I'm paraphrasing, but it's some kind of little jingle to that effect). I don't know...maybe there were natural herbs in that tea that kicked my body back into gear. I can't say, but that's the sequence of events. Ever since then, I've had a 15 day cycle like clock-work. It was really getting to be a bother to me because it was such a short cycle, I hated it. Every other Tuesday night by 8:00 pm it would start and last until Sunday morning before church! I was getting ready to make an appointment to see my doctor about it when for the first time the expected Tuesday night came and went with nothing. Then came "that special feeling", then the bone-crushing fatigue, tenderness, mood swings...

OK, so you probably think I'm totally whack-o by now. Maybe all this really is just wishful thinking. One reason I am so thankful for this forum is that I don't have to be embarassed admitting my thoughts and feelings to women who don't know me! Smile -Becky
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1135 is a reply to message #1133 ] Fri, 29 June 2007 17:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Becky,

Well if you're a wacko then I'm a wacko and just about every gal on this list is too.... hee hee Laughing

No I don't think you are a wacko... but I do know that I have heard that if you go for a year without a period that you are going into menopause... yet, I have also heard of women having babies during menopause and thinking it was just menopause and it turned out to be a bouncy little baby Shocked

Well ...here is where I am .... I really want more children. When we got married we knew we wanted a big family, so we got started right away, since I was already 32 and thank the Good Lord he gave us 5 healthy pregnancies and 5 healthy babies... to go along with my 13 year old that I brought into our marriage.............so you might think I would be fullfilled and satisfied, right??

I ask myself that everyday... "why can't you just be satisfied with 6 kids??!! I am so satisfied with my life, my husband, and kids etc etc.... but there is that yearning for another baby or two or three...hee hee! So talk about wacko!! Very Happy

Oh... and did I mention that I have a gorgeous grandbaby boy that is turning 2 this year.... did that fulfill my desire for a baby??!! Noooooo.... you would think it would, but no, still that desire.

So....... we are also praying that if God wants to fullfil this desire thru adoption, that He would do that as well. We actually have petitioned the goverment here to adopt.... yet that was almost 3 years ago and nothing has materialized yet with that (i live in costa rica)...... so I continue to ask the Lord..... adoption or pregnancy????!! Which is it Lord?? And When Lord???

B/c the desire is very much there... and He always comes thru on His promises to us.

OK.... I will keep you in my prayers and you keep me posted.

Oh... and I guess we will have to start the topic outside of this topic if we want to. B/c I, like you don't know how to move it.

sharon


Sharon L. married to Manuel for 15 terrific years and Mom to

Jared (27) married to Hazel (my grandchildren-Kaelan 2, and Abby 2 months)

Nicholas 13
Haley 12
Brennan 10
Ben 7
Simon 5
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1140 is a reply to message #1135 ] Sun, 01 July 2007 11:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Becky
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Sharon! I didn't know you were in Costa Rica. Cool.

Can't write long - but had to tell you! Took a pregnancy test the other day (this is like my 8th or 9th!) and it showed a VERY FAINT POSITIVE!!!!!!!!! so faint I wonder if it's my imagination -- a very strong horizontal line across the whole window (horizontal = negative), and then only in the upper half of the window a very FAINT vertical line.

The intersecting of horizontal + vertical = positive.

Have you ever heard of a vertical line only showing in the upper half of a test window??????

Still not even 4 weeks, so I'll keep testing every few days. The "feeling" is back! Becky (P.S., thank you for sharing about your life with your husband and 5 kiddies + one from previous marriage, and now a grandbaby! Like you, I have been married 14 years.)
Re: Introduce Yourself! [message #1274 is a reply to message #15 ] Wed, 29 August 2007 11:04 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Hello,
My friend recently sent me this site as she thought it would be an encouragement to see that I'm not the only 40 something who is expecting. My Husband Andy and I have been married for almost 18 years and we have 3 daughters (almost 15, 9 and 6). We have had some struggles in maintaining pregnancies in the past. Pregnancy 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6 we lost. THe latter 3 were believed to be low progesterone for sure. By th time we had our 7th pregnancy (age 32) I went on a progesterone supplement and we were blessed with a baby again. Then nearly three years later we were blessed again with our 3 child (8th pregnancy). Though we have believed we're done, there was nothing permanent to concrete this and my husband had made a habit of saying "when we have #4.....". Anyways, I've not entertained the thought though I always loved seeing little babies and such. It just seemed that we were done and of course we had purged our home of all baby things. By the end of June I was suspecting pregnancy. A pregnancy test showed a faint line and followed by blood work the next day. I started progesterone about 4 days later and today is 13 weeks with a due date of March 3rd, 2008. Just past 9 weeks I started having spotting and some cramping, and I prepared for the worst but thankfully a sonogram showed that the baby was in tact, strong heart beat but I do have a low lying placenta which is just overlapping the cervix. I was told to go on best rest where I remained until released on Friday the 24th of this month. The restrictions of not lifting and such remain but at least I can move around. This pregnancy has changed our lives already and we've done a lot of soul searching in regards of WHO it is should be in control of the womb which is another chapter. We are excited though it did take me about 2 weeks to pick my jaw up off of the floor. When the Nurse said Congrulations you are pregnant, my only response (out of a mumbling mouth), I need bifocals. She said "excuse me" and more clearly I said that I needed bifocals. Maybe it's society that is in my head that bifocals and babies don't mix (?). Anyways I'm trying to commit this baby and myself to God on a daily basis and to take one day at a time. Oh, on the 23rd of August I turned 42 years old. What a time! And what a blessing.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. May God bless and protect.
~Tammy
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