Ya'll Can Add Me To The Baby Due Date Calendar Excited, Surprised and Risky Development
Posted 03 March 2008 - 06:36 PM
After we got the initial shock and we went through all the 'oh my gosh' situations..... we'll be close to 60 by the time it's 20, we already have 5 kids (3 are my girls, 2 are his boys), the big gap in ages as our youngest is 10, we won't be able to go do this and that anymore, etc....we are accepting this as a blessing and are very excited. At first we were thinking selfishly but now we welcome all the new events we'll be facing. Things that we have never faced before since we don't have a child together.
This is considered a very high risk pregnancy so we are putting matters into God's hand and know he'll take care of everything. Most of the time when this happens, the IUD is removed for the safety of the pregnancy. My situtation isn't that simple because the removal strings are not visible. I went in last Monday and had to be put under for them to go in, in a surgical manner to try to remove the IUD. The fetus is laying directly on top of it and therefore has pushed the IUD against the back wall of my uterus thus pulling the strings up inside of it. They were unable to remove it so it will have to stay in the duration of the pregnancy. With this there is a very high possibility of miscarrage through the pregnancy, some infection issues and the high chance of preterm delivery. But like I said, it's in God's hands now.
Other than that, things are good. I'm entering my 9th week now according to the ultra sound, I've already been able to see the heart beating. I haven't been on the site much at all, not even on the computer that much either, since I tend to get motion sickness from sitting in front of the screen...weird I know. I seem to be over the whole nausea thing now so I should be back to scrapping soon.
I'm looking forward to getting back to checking out everyone's layouts.
Oh...my due date is Sept 29th. (I believe it's the day after JennK)
Posted 03 March 2008 - 07:26 PM
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference. reinhold niebuhr
Posted 03 March 2008 - 07:34 PM
Posted 03 March 2008 - 08:10 PM
God bless you and your dh for being such accepting and loving people
Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:31 PM
I can only imagine the emotions you went through and I am glad that you are handling it well. I will pray that all is well and that you are at complete peace.
Hope you don't struggle at all with morning sickness or complicatons of any kind.
Posted 03 March 2008 - 11:14 PM
My advice? Nap. Learn how to nap. Enjoy the nap. Savor the nap.
Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:35 AM
Best wishes for a smooth, healthy pregnancy.
Posted 03 March 2008 - 11:58 PM
Save the money!!
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:01 AM
Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:19 AM
I so remember when my Mom got pregnant in her 40's. She was sort of embarrassed it happened and had a bit of a hard time adjusting at first. Being a brash 18 year old at the time I ran into her best friend and told her she should stop by the house my Mom had great news to tell her.
Andy is 8 years younger than the next oldest (there were 7 of us altogether) He is 18 years my junior. I drove Mom to the hospital on a weekend home from college. Dad was on Rescue Squad duty that night and she wouldn't ride in his truck. Any how my point is Andy had lots of extra care from his older siblings who were in a position to take him on special outings etc and I could include him in things with my kids because he was close in age to my oldest. So Mom and Dad had lots of help with their parenting tasks. He is just the most wonderful blessing!
I'll be thinking about you and trusting God will take care of you and the baby through this pregnancy!
Posted 04 March 2008 - 08:43 PM
A friend of mine (who is 42) just found out she is expecting too. A complete surprise to them as well. Their youngest bio child is 11 now although they have adopted foster children (7, 4 & 1) so they remember clearly what that stage of parenthood is like. It can be scary at this stage in life to be pregnant again so I will pray for your health, the babies health and everyone's comfort and peace as well.