Getting pregnant over 40: 19/10/06 (Babyworld diaries)

Day 3 of the Getting pregnant over 40 dairy.

Well, would you Adam and Eve it? My friend found me – and there was me thinking I was being all secretive, I was going to mention it to her at the weekend that I’ve joined Babyworld.

What encouraged me join Babyworld was the chance to write an online diary; it’s good for me mentally and fun. I’ve actually been on the Babycentre forum for quite some time and have met some lovely ladies there too, mainly because they had a specific board for ‘Over 35 and trying to conceive’ where us ‘older ladies’ can swap notes and have a laugh too. Anyway, I haven’t got my head round the forums on Babyworld just yet as they’re set out differently but I will try over the next few days, oh and I am at work by the way, Mon to Fri 9 – 5 so that doesn’t leave a lot of time for writing.
The most exciting news today is … I was in bed by 9.30 zonked out last night! Round of applause.

What’s so exciting about that, you may ask? Well, don’t you see??? It’s one of my foolproof signs of being pregnant – that and feeling sick if someone around me lights up a cigarette. God, it makes me want to throw up. So, although as you can see I’m trying my hardest not to get my hopes up (I bought a home pregnancy test yesterday from Boots and it’s safely tucked in my top drawer till the weekend) I am just focusing on one day to the next. Baby steps.

Other fabulous news is my Mum has just bought a holiday home in Sardegna – I love Sardegna! It has, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (no squabbling there then) plus it is only 5 mins by car from the beach. The views are breathtaking.

The image below was taken when we visited with the twins in 2011.
2 days till testing xx
PS Is there no way of editing a diary once clicked submit? I keep finding mistakes where I type so badly??

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 Sardegna Torre dei Corsari, mum's villa

Getting pregnant over 40: 18/10/06 (Babyworld diaries)

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Mari pregnant twin bump 7 months

Day 2 of my getting pregnant over 40 diary.

Well, I’m worried (you might hear that expression a lot – lol) as I haven’t been feeling as sick as yesterday and therefore have started thinking negatively.

Having said that, I’ve just finished the salad I made for my lunch and I’m feeling disgusted by it all – especially the spring onions I chopped into it that usually don’t give me any problems at all.
I would really like this to happen AND to be a successful pregnancy this time round.

I did feel quite tired last night but that’s to be expected; we’re up at 6 am in the morning and we don’t usually get home till 6.30 /7 depending on the traffic.

Anyway, not a lot to tell from the underwear department, hardly any cervical mucus (CM). Is this normal? I must go and find a site that will tell me all about it….what shall I type in the search bar? Cervical mucus? Urrggg! Only joking. There’s a great post here on how to survive the Two Week Wait with top tips too.

How many days till Sunday?

Getting pregnant over 40: 17/10/06 (Babyworld diaries)

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Mari pregnant – twin bump 7 months

It’s not an easy job getting pregnant over 40 but it can be done. Here are my daily entries in my conception diaires which led to the birth of our twin girls in 2008. Let’s start with a little bit about me, I promise to keep it short lol.

I have two wonderful children from a marriage that ended in 2003. Thomas is 18 and Megan 16. They live with their father in the Dolomites in Italy as when I finally gathered up the courage to leave him, they were of the age where they didn’t want to be uprooted, the adolescent thing – ‘I don’t want to leave my friends’.
So I am back and forth from Italy every 6 weeks to try and keep a strong contact with them. Does that make me sound like a VIP because I am not, it’s thanks to low-cost Ryan Air that I am able to do this.

I met my wonderful DP in 2004 when I moved in next door to him (honestly). He knocked on the door and said if I ever needed any help I only had to ask. I had my daughter Megan living with me at the time and DP and I got to know each other as friends.

Cut a long and lovely story short, we became more than friends in the October of 2004 and 1 year later we took the decision to try to conceive (ttc). He had said he’d always wanted to become a father and I was sure of his love and ready to have a go straight away as time, for me, was marching on.
We were lucky, I fell pregnant in March 06, the estimated delivery date was 28th Nov 06 and I passed the first 3 months of that pregnancy fantastically; we were so excited as you can imagine.

Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be and we lost our greatly desired little girl on 17th July 06. I was just shy of 22 weeks and devastated.
I will write about my miscarriage on a later day so as not to take too much time up here.
Anyway, we had a follow-up appointment with our consultant on the 2nd October to go through any findings as to why the pregnancy hadn’t gone full term but they can only put it down to an infection and therefore we have been given the go ahead to try again. Which we have been.

I am now in my first cycle of ttc, bang in the middle of the 2 week wait (2ww) and feeling dreadfully nauseous since Sunday. I am keeping my fingers crossed and the strangest thing I can tell you is, I have been convinced since my miscarriage that I would be pregnant by Christmas.
Let’s see if that’s the case.

I wish to share the worries and troubles of an over 35 trying to conceive and going through pregnancy (hopefully)