The more people that respond to this, the older I feel. I've always been the youngest doing things: The youngest person in my grade (cuz, you know..I'm super smart ), the youngest supervisor at work (cuz I'm awesome LOL)...etc. But, when I got married to my first husband, he had a form of muscular dystrophy that could or could not be passed on to kids and we didn't want to risk it, so we decided no kids. Then I got with my current DH and ..we both wanted kids immediately. I feel like I wasted so many years ...now I feel like I'm racing against the clock to pop 'em all out LMAO
We got married right out of college, but initially neither of us desired children. When we finally decided to go for it, it took a few years to have a successful pregnancy. I kept thinking if only we had started sooner we wouldn't have had so much trouble ttc.
well, now I am depressed.
I guess I am officially the oldest here and that just confirms all the anxiety about my age that I have been having with this pgcy.
I am 39... soon to be 40. I will be 40 before having this kiddo.
It hit hard when I sat in the dr office and the nurse looked at me and said... so this is your 7th pregnancy. :eeks: Yup, I guess it is.
This will actually be my 4th living child and 5th pregnancy to go long term.
This age thing has been bothering me sooo much.
**Lurk** Ladies a lot of celebrities and even just women in general are having children in their late 30s/40s.. so don't be ashamed or let it bother you. In fact, I know a 41 year old that is pregnant and a 45 year old that will give birth soon! All babies are gifts from God and Blessings for sure
Thanks Nidia... I try to remind myself this often.
Cristan- I am real nervous regarding my age. I just really want a healthy baby. I've had many losses and a stillborn and the Dr's have told me that as we get older the quality of the eggs are not as good and that my losses could be an indication of maybe not a very good pregnancy. In the back of my head I worry that something could be wrong with the baby. I am trying to remain positive but with my history its always in the front of my mind unfortunately as I am sure you've seen me mention my losses before. so... as much as the age thing scares me... raising children into my 60's yikes!!! Right now it's the healthy baby thing weighing on me... then once he/she is here and healthy I guess I will focus on the age thing. LOL
I just picture myself walking this lil one into kindergarten and seeing all these 20 something year olds with thier 5 yo. LOL now thats funny. Fortunately I look younger than I am so hopefully no one will question if I am the grandma. LOL