Thursday, March 08, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions (Old Lady Pregnancy FAQ)

So yesterday I threw that picture up there because it pretty much says it all.  We're having a baby.  But here are some answers to some frequently asked questions:

1.  Yes, we planned this.  (The most frequently asked question.  I can't imagine asking someone this.)
We've been trying since last spring, but stopped trying when we decided to take the boys to Disney as their Christmas gift.  We put things on hold but God had other plans.

2.  Yes, I'm of advanced maternal age.
I'm 42.  Yes, it's old (by pregnancy standards).  We realized that there was a chance we would not get pregnant or that complications could arise, but we went for it anyway.

3.  I feel good.
No morning sickness just complete and utter exhaustion.

4.  My due date is Aug. 18th, right before back to school.  
Apparently we like to cram everything in at one time.

5.  That makes me 17 weeks pregnant.

6.  No, even though I'm in the second trimester, my energy has NOT returned.
And I don't expect it too for several years... if ever.

7.  Yes, I was 7-8 weeks pregnant when we took the boys to Disney.
I can't imagine that being in early pregnancy and in Disney would be a thrill for a woman at any age, but at 42 it was exhausting and draining.  But we still had a great time (pregnant in Disney is a whole other post by itself).

8.  Yes, the boys are excited.

9.  Yes, we know what we're having (as of 2 days ago).
We have one bedroom left and it's purple so we figured we better find out if we need to paint it or not.  We'll be painting.

10.  Things are going well but that doesn't mean that I don't worry.
I've had lots of noninvasive testing.  Most look good, some were not what they should be, but right now things look good.  I'll worry until the moment I have the baby.  I think for some things, I'm a glass half empty kind of person.  I'm also type A and tend to be riddled with anxiety.  That's who I am :)


Barbara H. said...

I am amazed that people ask pregnant women if it was planned. That is so nobody's business!!

You have kind of an exhausting life anyway, lol! Hope you can pack some R&R in stray moments.

Bailey's Leaf said...

You know we love babies and are so excited for yours!

Gab said...

i'm so jealous in a good, positive way. this is such a blessing!!! i WISH i could have another and tried so long with mark (could get pregnant, unfortunately couldn't stay pregnant). i cannot wait to hear your updates. is it bad that i hope it's a girl for you? :) xxooo

Mrs. Laborn said...

This is such a blessing! I am trying to get pregnant as well! Im also your newest follower! You can follow back at:

PEA said...

Omigosh, what wonderful news:-) Big smiles here!! Congratulations and I really do hope you have a girl! lol xoxo

Aimee said...

well, you know how we feel about babies -- bring 'em on!! Love this news! :)

And we are no strangers to the invasive questions, either. They just get more and more nosy as they go along. That's why I quit telling people whenever I got pregnant -- let them figure it out on their own when I turn up with another newborn, lol!

Lauren said...

I had several good friends who did at 42! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

After #3 we started getting asked ALL the time if we were done. The. Starting the adoption we get asked that as well as foster baby....people your not paying for my family and I don't give a rip what you think it's none of your dang business so shut it.

People are rude.