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Hi Everyone.

Here is my story.  I am 38 years old.  DH is 46.  We tried conceiving about two years ago but with no luck. We went to a fertility clinic and DH checked out ok but I was told I had very few eggs and the ones I did have were low quality.  To conceive on our own with no treatment, we were told our chances were 2%.  With the most aggressive treatment (IVF), our chances were about 10-15%.  We decided not to do any treatments. I have no children.  DH has a 26 year old son from a previous marriage.  I was very sad but accepted that which I could not change.  I felt defective....I felt broken. But God must have another purpose for me.

Fast forward to today.  I am about a week late on my period...not too unusual to be a few days late but a whole week is a bit odd.  I take a pregnancy test.  It's positive.

I'm a bit shocked....ok, a lot shocked and scared to death!  I have not done anything I should have been doing....no prenatal vitamins, I've been drinking coffee daily, I had sangria last night, been changng my cat's litter, eating tuna!!  I really never imagined this would happen!  With my age, I'm worried about birth defects.  And the very strong likelihood that I'll miscarry. 

I just can't believe this is happening!

Posted on February 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm
prbetsi75
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jmbuss9
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Congratulations, Momma! That is exciting news!

The one thing that you shouldn't do is stress and worry about it..that is not good, nor healthy. Just take a deep breath and put it all in Gods hands. He will take care of you. Start focusing on all the positive. Good luck to you, keep up updated!!!

 

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 10:48 am
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This is SO incredibly exciting! I wouldn’t worry about the things you have been doing, instead focus on making the changes. I drank a couple of glasses of wines only nights before my BFP. Have you called your OB to set up an appointment? Usually they won’t see you until about 8 weeks, but I’m thinking with your history they may want to monitor you more closely.

 

Congrats and cheers to a happy & healthy 9 months! (oh and come join us in the bump group!) http://www.projectwedding.com/groups/2014-baby-bumps

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 10:53 am

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