I'm finally starting my journal. I had a ttc journal and went back and forth about whether I wanted a pg journal. I was afraid of jinxing myself but over the last week or so I thought, ok, maybe I'm finally ready.
As my title suggests I'm "old". AMA. Advanced Maternal Age. What a lovely distinction, eh? How about Advanced Maternal Aptitude? I think I like that better. I'm 38.
DH (Les) and I started ttc'ing in September 04, right before our wedding. After we had a few issues resolved I got my first bfp in May 05. The whole pg was plagued by spotting, low hb reading and deep down I think I knew it wasn't meant to be. At 10w, I mc'd. The first time we tried post m/c we were successful! Needless to say the past half-year has been a whirlwind of emotions. I've fought tooth and nail not to let my fears of another m/c get the best of me.
And so here I am! 13w6d. One day short of officially beginning my 2nd Trimester. This pg has gone as well as I could have hoped. Early u/s at 8w showed a hb of 154. Measured right on schedule. No spotting. Lots of symptoms including ample m/s. Heard the hb at 12w, and again this past monday. Wow.
This is the cliff notes version of how I got here.
God willing, our family will expand by 1 come July 13!