First time mums
Mar 21, 2008 10:35AM
I was wondering how many of us are having our first baby?
Nov 17, 2007 7:23AM
I'll be 35 on Thursday and baby is due in March. How are you finding motherhood?
Nov 17, 2007 7:52AM
How many months old is your baby now? I think you've got the right idea having a small age gap between your children; there's a 6 year gap between me and my sister. Hopefully you'll get nappies and potty training out of the way quickly!
I hope your baby sleeps through the night soon. When I was born, my Mum bought a large tapestry kit, intending to do it once I'd gone to sleep in the evenings. 23 years later it was finished, and my sister and I had both stitched sections of it, too! I'm sure your baby isn't as naughty as I was. I'm hoping mine will take after it's father, who was a very placid, well behaved baby. On the ultrasound scan, the baby was relaxing with hands behind it's head and it's feet crossed at the ankles; how laid back is that?
Nov 17, 2007 7:58AM
I guess I could be classed as an older mum! I'm 34 today and Poppy will be 10 weeks on Monday. Her birthday present to me today was a huge poo just as I was changing her wet nappy - nice eh?!
I love being a mum and to be honest I'm not sure I could have coped when I was younger, I was too selfish and enjoyed going out too much. Now my oh & I feel like we have enjoyed ourselves a lot since we got married (10 years ago!), travelled to some beautiful places and lived a lot - now we have Poppy things are different but so much nicer!
Nov 17, 2007 1:17PM
I'm 43 and first time mum. We spent only about 3 months ttc and did it without any special aids iykwim.
I am so in love with my lo. I know I could not have done it younger as I was too busy working, saving money etc. But at my age, not getting enough sleep is killing me.
Nov 18, 2007 7:39AM
I already know what you mean about the sleep deprivation; it only takes a couple of night time trips to the toilet and I'm knackered! I suppose I'm preparing for real sleepless nights when baby arrives...
Nov 19, 2007 2:28AM
Happy birthday Donna and Nessy!!
I'm 35 - will be 36 when lo arrives in May. This is our 1st and after 18 years together it will be a big change - but we can't wait. We were really lucky too - only started trying in June and got pregnant in August!! We want to have at least 1 more so I guess we'll not be leaving too big a gap (though we'll wait to see how we manage with this one before we make any plans!!)
We're so excited - can't wait till the scan in Jan to find out (hopefully Ivana) if we're having a boy or a girl. Don't have a preference (just want a happy, healthy lo) but have absolutely no patience lol. xx
Nov 19, 2007 9:48AM
The lack of sleep is a killer and my sister says it doesn't get much better! (thanks sis) (her kids are 16,14,12,11).
My lo is now 13months and has gone through a spate of illness (colds and viruses) and so we are all knackered! hopefully things will pick up soon!
No matter how tired you are etc, just seeing Grace's little smile makes my heart melt and all the sleep deprivation and sick on clothes etc is forgiven!
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Dec 19, 2007 6:18AM
Hi ladies, can I introduce myself? I've been on this site for what seems like ages and I've only just seen this thread! I don't feel old so maybe I just haven't 'seen' it!! I've just turned 35 and I'm 8+6 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I got married in June to the most wonderful man and now we can't wait until July when our little one will be born! It's so exciting!
Dec 20, 2007 3:59PM
I turned 35 in November. Like you, I married this year (in April) and our baby is due in March. We had our honeymoon in Tokyo in September, during 2nd trimester. It's been a busy year! Did you go on honeymoon in June? Good luck with your 12 week scan; it's an amazing experience...
Dec 30, 2007 3:17PM
I'm 37 and am 7 weeks pregnant with my first baby!!!!
Jan 6, 2008 10:01AM
It's great to see so many of us in our 30s and 40s who are mums or about to become mums. Hope all your pregnancies are going well.
Jan 6, 2008 4:44PM
hi everyone, this is our first baby and
it is due aug2nd.... the day b4 my 30th birthday!!!
jules. x x x x
Jan 8, 2008 11:55AM
Hi Nessy. How rude, I didn't answer your question! Yes we went to America on honeymoon. We had a week in New York, a week in Orlando and a week down at the Florida Keys. It was amazing and my hubby booked it all as a surprise. I didn't have a clue where we were going until we cut the cake on our wedding day. We had a novelty cake - 3 suitcases!! xxxx
Jan 10, 2008 1:40PM
Hi my lo is 10 weeks old and my first she arrived 1 week after my 40th. I had to have a c-section as she was breech, which I still feel like i am getting over. Michelle
Jan 17, 2008 6:53PM
Hope you are enjoying motherhood and recovering well,
Jan 22, 2008 1:09PM
Its so nice to see so many happy older mums.....When I found out i was pregnant I was more concerned about my age than anything else. I'm 38 and expecting my first baby at the begining of May and it's wonderful to have sites like this which helps the whole process seem very normal.
I would be keen to hear from anyone that is currently a mum and using a travel system as the feedback would be really welcome......getting really confused about what to buy.
Jan 28, 2008 12:50PM
Hi ladies, don't know why its taken me so long to come on this forum! I'm 34 and 14 weeks pregnant with my first baby, although I'll turn 35 before he/she is born. I got married in September and our baby is due the end of July, so a lovely early anniversary present! xx
Jan 31, 2008 12:25PM
Good luck Heather, hope the next 3 weeks don't drag too much for you xx
Feb 1, 2008 10:08PM
Hi Jay Jay
I was 39 when I had my first one, he is now 17mths old and I am due again in 2 weeks. We definitely didn't plan on 2 but now that it has happened we are well pleased as he definitely needs company and a playmate. This one is a boy as well which is great. I have found it a real struggle this time though dealing with a toddler as well as being heavily pregnant with SPD! Probally would have been much easier 15 years ago but I wasn't ready for it then.
In response to ur question about travel systems I bought a Jane first time around but not really much good this time as carrycot doesn't fit backseat with toddler car seat so apart from that can't realy help you
Feb 2, 2008 12:04PM
Our baby will be an early 1st wedding anniversary present, too. Married 21st April last year and baby due 19th March. I'm secretly hoping it will take after it's father and arrive late, as house isn't ready!
Apr 6, 2019 10:03AM
Trying to conceive with PCOS.
Hi, I hope I’m posting this in the right place. I’m new to this so bare with me 🙈. Background - I was diagnosed with PCOS a little over a year ago and have been trying to conceive for just over 2 years. I have been to fertility appointments who haven’t found any additional problems (e.g. hcg scan came back clear) and my partners tests were all ok. I understand weight is a big factor with PCOS and I have lost 10% of my body weight as recommended and keep trying to loose more. The more time goes on the more deflated and useless I feel. Each time I get excited thinking it might be my time then I get a false test 🤦♀️ The fertility appointments are far apart and the months in between each one just seem longer and longer. I was was wondering if anyone had been through similar experiences and have any advice? I have also read online that ovulation sticks don’t always work for women with PCOS. Anyone have any advice on this? Thank you for taking the time to read this. x
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