I'm Cathy and I was shocked to get a BFP on Thursday morning.
DH (Jamie) and I have been trying for 3 years, we got a positive in February but lost our Button in March. The result on Thursday was such a shock. I'm alternatly very over excited or worried about getting too attached and losing this one.
I have 3 older children from my first marriage, Zack is 19 (nearly 20), Liam is 18 and Chloe is 13. We are not planning on telling them until I've got past the 8 week point at the earliest.
They are 5 and 7 and very independent. They shower themselves and back their own bags for sports practices and pick out tgeir own clothes and make their own breakfast (well, the 7yo is allowed to use the toaster so they make bagels and waffles, anyway!). It's so weird to think about starting from the beginning again--but your kids are much older than mine, so to you my kids probably still seem like babies.
I'm not sure it is so much about their ages but their independence. My oldest was 6.5 when I had my youngest and while he got himself dressed for school I still did most things for him. By the time my youngest was 7 she made her own lunches for school, could wash her own hair and wanted to do everything she could herself.
I know it is going to be a real culture shock having a baby back in the house, I just hope I can cope with it again!