Pregnant At 43
I am 43 years old and 5 1/2 weeks pregnant! I have a wonderful 15 year old son who I had at age 28 and a beautiful 2 year old daughter, that I waited many years for! I thought I was done! Of course I was in complete mental and physical shock when that test came back positive, but that quickly faded and I am ecstatic now! I know there are higher risks at my age, but I can only believe that this is a gift, and given to me for a reason! There would be no purpose for taking it away! I have come to believe that things happen for a reason, and this is... one of those things! I wont deny that I'm scared, who wouldn't be, right? Lets face it, Im not exactly in the best shape! With my son, I only gained 27 pounds, but with my daughter, I gained a whopping 65 pounds! Thankfully the weight came off easy with both, but unfortunately I gained about 30 pounds over the last year! I want to be a healthy mom and have a healthy pregnancy, so I started getting up at 5am every morning and walking for a mile and a half, I am now eating 5-6 small meals a day instead of the 1 or 2 I used to do. I work 56 hours a week, usually 12 hour shifts, with no chance of cutting back on that, and my boss only gave me 3 weeks leave with my daughter (after a c-section) so I am expecting the same with this baby, so being tired isn't an option! (let's just hope I can keep it all up! lol) I am lucky enough to have a wonderful support team, my husband, and both of my parents, who help care for my daughter when I work! thank GOD for them! Couldn't do any of this without them! Any suggestions? PLEASE feel free, I could use all the help I can get!