View Full Version : Expecting baby # 2 on 24th March 2006
I don't know how it happened so soon but we're finally pregnant with baby #2.
It must have been all the organic food. I'll be 40 when this child is born.
Congratulations Nadia - how old is your first child??? I was very fortunate to get only positive feedback when i was pregnant at 41, only one male co-worker was concerned but that was more to do with the risks of down syndrome etc!!! I think being older you tend to find things don't stress you out as much - might have something to do with life experience??? Ime now 43 & would love to have another child, Kayden is almost 10 months but my first child is a big boy of 23!!! We have been advised by several doctors that it wouldn't be a good idea because of other health reasons - I guess I was very lucky to have such an easy pregnancy & labour because i think from what the doctors have said, they weren't expecting to go so smoothly. My only concern is the 'only child' factor - ( my oldest lives interstate) & often people are very open with their views, we have been told by a lot of people that it's not fair on Kayden to grow up by himself but as we say we were told Kayden was never ever going to be here anyway!! Anyway, i just wanted to wish you luck and enjoy every minute of your new baby because as you know, they grow up so quick!!! :p
Nadia- CONGRATULATIONS thats fantastic news, i bet you and your man are over the moon, great stuff! All the very best to you, when i can concieve again im going to try the organic food, thanks for the tip! :)
Kaydensmum- how great would if be to have another one, you might as well go for it and its probably going to be your last chance, im sure your 10 month old would love to have a younger brother or sister to grow up with, iand i think you would fall pregnant easy because you have recently had a baby, i say, got for it! :)
Congratulations! How old is your first bub?
I'm 38 and had first bub in Feb this year, am due again in Feb next year - will be 39 when 2nd bub born ;) I'm not getting any negative feedback either - except that the OB was really worried about chromosomal abnormalities..but my NT scan came back very low risk (I wasn't worried - he was!) so all is well.
I think this will be it for us - not because of my age - but just because I'm not sure I could handle more then 2 kids to be honest! I'm not really a great "baby" person (hence waiting so long to decide in the first place :o ) so I'm prepared to put in the hardyards for the next 5 yrs and then I reckon I'll come into my own..........I'm like my own mum - better when they can walk, talk and have a conversation ;)
Oh - not sure about the food thing - I do know that to concieve it's better to not be vegetarian. Apparently the rate of miscarriage and problems with concieving is higher in vegetarian women..??? Maybe due to lack of some vitamins, minerals or low iron stores (cause you need lots of iron when the placenta is trying to develop etc......) I've also read that got to be careful about fish - only deep sea fish - the mercury levels in other fish can cause miscarriage. Also - avoid Paw Paw / Papaya - not sure if it's myth or fact - but some islandes use it traditionally to terminate pregnancy's apparently.........only have it if it's really ripe - green it has something which can cause miscarriage...???
Who knows if any of this is fact or fiction though? I think I sort of believe the vegetarian one though as I know a few women who are and (coincidentally perhaps??) they've each had problems concieving and miscarriages...............ummm...........??
thanks for all the well wishes,
My dd is 5 years old and a real live wire. This is a part of the reason why we took a long break before we had another baby. She can't wait to be a big sister.
We will be having an ultra-sound this Thursday, so I am hoping to hear a nice heartbeat.
Best of luck to you Nadia!
I had to put my hand up though regarding the previous comment about vegetarian women and conceiving! I have been vego for 20 years now (yep since I was 17) and never had a miscarriage. In fact I had three pregnancies terminated when I was much younger (something I am not proud of) and am currently pregnant with my second child.......my first child is two and a product of a very healthy pregnancy. With all of my pregnancies I was able to concieve at the drop of a hat. When my blood teats were done in the first pregnancy the doctor commented that my iron levels were very good. I think this is due to years of informed and healthy vegetarian eating....and my system has become very efficient at deriving iron from my diet and making sure it goes where it's sposed to. Sorry to sound like I am blowing my own trumpet but I wouldn't want anyone to get the wrong idea about being vegetarian or feeling like it may be responsible for difficulty conceiving or causing miscarriages when this is not necessarily the case!
There, got it off my chest. Peace, love and tofu ;)
due to years of informed and healthy vegetarian eating....
That's just it isn't it Clairebear? SO many people I know who are vegetarian DON'T consistently eat as nutritious a diet as they need to IMO. Many just cut out meat and don't replace with anything. Recently some rely's of ours came and stayed (whole family) who are vege - so I made sure we all ate good quality, balanced foods the week they were here (no biggee as we often eat vege meals anyway and I have plenty of cookbooks etc!).........I too know a fair bit about nutrition and have worked as a cook in a past life... ;) So I have a good idea of how to cook healthily based on whatever "special needs" someone may have.........got lots of comments etc as I really think that they don't go to much trouble at home with food (we've stayed there several times and been pretty horrified with what they seem to eat.....lots of high saturated fat cheese and deep fried stuff etc - few legumes etc)
I have nothing AT ALL against being vegetarian - BUT - if you're going to do it, then you have to make the effort to do it properly and put in thought and effort to ensure you get the full compliment of nutrients....wouldn't you agree? I have suggested to several younger people I know who are vegetarian (and having health problems) that they also need to go for a yearly checkup to get all the bloods done - esp for the first 5 yrs or so whilst body is adjusting and they are learning what to eat to ensure all okay.........I am sure my relatives children are zinc and B12 deficient. Both are VERY underweight and whilst here the little boy had a sore from a week prior that just wouldn't heal up........very worrying to me.
So - just wanting to clarify - doesn't have to be a problem - but many dietitians & nutritionists will testify that so many young people esp, just think they can cut out meat and don't understand about replacements & how important this is. From a health prof point of view - the body CAN last a while (usually 6-12 months) before stores get low enough and then problems start to arise - esp if extra requirements suddenly pop up - like pregnancy :)
The ultrasound went well and I am relieved that the baby's heart is beating as it should and so far everything looks OK.
I was a bit concerned because when I was about three weeks pregnant, I had a high temperature of 39.5 degrees for about four days along with a bad case of the flu.
This wednesday I will be at 13 weeks.
Just so relieved!
Great news Nadia :)
I'm 35 and had my first baby in may this year and oh he is soooooo cute
but I can say that.....
I had one MW from hell who said to me I hope you are'nt going to have any more children at your age I cryed for days and keeped telling hubby that i was a old mum,I don't feel old or acted it.
And We plan on have'nt one more so I hope I get that MW!!!!!
Yesterday I meet the lady next door to me and she is 46 and has a 1 year old boy so who cares how old we are if we can do I say go for it :)
Take Care all
Angela David and Baby Peter
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