I guess I'll just give a quick rundown. Been married for 13 yrs...tried fertility drugs for 1st 2 yrs of marriage....adopted two babies way back..they are now 10 and 6. Thought we were all done. Always told "no way you'll ever conceive blah blah blah" by MANY dr's. Even told 3 wks ago "it'll never happen so don't worry about it" when I was in to check my thyroid at my PCP office....Make a long story short...I'm 5 wks pregnant...Had blood tests, ultrasound etc....it's normal, but very early yet.
I still can't get over the shock that I'm actually really pregnant! We couldn't be happier......or more surprised! I had an ovarian cyst removed in the end of May, and apparently, it happened shortly there after. I have NEVER had normal or regular periods, ever. I guess I must've been ovulating (and never knew it) right after the surgery sometime. The cyst was not there 13 yrs ago because I had had ultrasounds and every other imaginable test when trying fertility treatments. But all of a sudden, something worked!!!
I'm still reeling from the shock. I'm on my prenatal vitamins, eating well, resting and walking daily. My age concerns me. I'm 38 now and will be 39 before the baby's born. I have always been a smoker. Have cut down tremendously in the last few weeks. It is so hard to quit! I know I have to. I try to imagine that I'm blowing smoke at the baby when I do, and I feel guilty and put out the cigarette. My cousin said to imagine how black and disgusting the placenta will become and realize that I made my baby live in that yucky-smoke/chemical infested thing for 9 mos. That did paint a different picture for me. I would hate to think I did that. I'm hoping that will work. It's just so hard for me to actually believe that I'm pregnant. Maybe the reality hasn't set in yet, I don't know. Maybe at my next appt (which will be 9 wks) the ultrasound will look more 'baby-like' and it will hit me. I don't know. Is it because I don't "feel" pregnant?
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for letting me ramble on.
Last edited by mmmcoffee; 07-10-2008 at 02:09 PM.
Congrats!!! I think it is always very exciting to find out you are pg, but in your case, I can understand why its such a shock! Ang good for you for trying to stop smoking for the health of your baby. Good luck with everything!
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Don't just quit for the baby you are carrying. Think also of your 10 and 6 year old. Second hand smoke is now known to be dangerous to health and all three of your children are in the development stages of life. Think about all of their futures and think about how terrible you would feel if one of them was ever diagnosed with lung cancer caused by second hand smoke. You may also want to think about how devastated they would be if they lost their mother to any of the host of diseases that cigarette smoking is responsible for.
I hope this helps you make the switch to a healthier lifestyle. Maybe this is a sign from above to start a brand new life with three wonderful children (and a smoke free environment). I hope you have a wonderful future with your new family. Congratulations.
mmmcoffee - funny screen name. CONGRATULATIONS on your PG~~!!
I can imagine your shock. It may become more real when you get to see or hear the heartbeat - that was an amazing and teary moment for me when it became real after 3 yrs TTC & IVF.
I'll be 35 next week & when I deliver my 1st baby. If one is all we're ever blessed with, I couldn't ask for more! But.... if we do have another one someday, I will probably be about your age and I think 40 is the new 30 anyway. It's all good stuff!!