View Full Version : Can I just come and scream for joy? I'm pregnant after 8 years!!!
June 1st, 2006, 6:08am
I haven't been entering sweeps for the past few weeks because I've been sleeeeeeping so much!
I came home from a trip to California a few weeks ago and found a note from my OB reminding me that I was due for my annual. I put it off for a few days, then called them. Then I started counting on my fingers and realized that I thought I was a few days late....but I really hadn't been keeping track of my cycles lately so I wasn't sure.
So the night before my exam my incredible soulmate kept asking me what was wrong, and finally I just said "I think I'm late..." he shrugged, smiled and said "no worries." At my exam, the nurse asked when my last period was and I felt like a dolt for not being able to tell her...she said "let's do an ultrasound because cysts can cause it to come late..." then she got realllly quiet, smiled and said "I'm seeing...that you're pregnant." We've seen a hearbeat a couple of times and I'm somewhere along 9-10 weeks today.
I know this is a normal thing for millions of people, but the punchline to this is that I started trying in 1995 with my now ex-husband. I charted, we saw countless doctors - allopathic and naturopathic, we had all the tests under the sun, had an HSG, laparoscopy, medicated IUIs, unmedicated IUIs, you name it...we were labeled "unexplained infertility." Now I know it was "someone looking out for me" because it would have been really tough had I had a child with him. So we split two years ago after nine years of marriage, and I met my DBF 6 months later. We just never thought it could happen because I'd never been pregnant, plus I'm an antiquarian at 38.
So, this is incredible. We're over the moon and I just had to shout out! :supstar: :jump:
June 1st, 2006, 6:16am
Congratulations Britta!!! That's awesome. Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy. :gvibes:
June 1st, 2006, 6:46am
I am so happy to hear your great news! I hope you are feeling well. :cool2:
Keep us posted!
June 1st, 2006, 6:59am
congrats! That's great! :cheer7: What an awesome surprise for you. :baby:
June 1st, 2006, 7:27am
:cheer7: Congratulations!! :bounce:
June 1st, 2006, 7:37am
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope this is a happy healthy baby. :jump:
June 1st, 2006, 8:02am
Congratulations! That is wonderful news.
June 1st, 2006, 8:07am
You certainly can scream for joy. What wonderful news for you. Congratulations and have a healthy, happy pregnancy. :cheer7:
June 1st, 2006, 8:23am
I am just TICKLED for you! Congratulations!! :cheer7:
June 1st, 2006, 8:55am
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am so happy for you! :cheer7:
June 1st, 2006, 9:04am
Wishing you a peaceful and easy pregnancy! :gvibes:
June 1st, 2006, 11:10am
What wonderful news!! Congrats!! :cheer7:
June 1st, 2006, 1:12pm
June 1st, 2006, 1:29pm
Oh...congratulations! I'm so excited for you!
June 1st, 2006, 1:31pm
June 1st, 2006, 2:44pm
That is some GREAT news!!! Congrats!!!! Scream away!
June 1st, 2006, 2:48pm
June 1st, 2006, 3:23pm
Congratulations!!! I am hoping only the very best for you and BF!!!!
June 1st, 2006, 3:42pm
That's wonderful news!!!! :gvibes: :gvibes: :gvibes: :gvibes: :gvibes:
June 1st, 2006, 5:21pm
That's wonderful news! :cheer7:
June 1st, 2006, 5:57pm
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! What an awesome story. Wishing you a very healthy and happy pregnancy! I am also pregnant with my very first baby. My husband and I started trying in February and got pregnant in February. I always tell people that I think that my husband just looked at me and I got pregnant. It's very exciting! Good luck!
June 1st, 2006, 9:22pm
Congrats! You give me hope. My DH and I have been trying for four years. We have been labled with unexplained secondary IF. We haven't gone through treatments, other than some fertility drugs, because of insurance issues.
June 2nd, 2006, 10:17pm
Wishing you an easy pregnancy and healthy, happy baby!
June 3rd, 2006, 12:16am
Congratulations :binky: :binky: :binky:
June 3rd, 2006, 3:57pm
Congratulations Britta :jump:
June 3rd, 2006, 3:58pm
Happy happy happy news! I adore my kids, and don't know what I'd do without them. May the months and years ahead be joyful for all!
:gvibes: :baby: :gvibes:
June 3rd, 2006, 6:38pm
Congratulations! It is always nice to hear such wonderful news. :gvibes:
June 3rd, 2006, 7:11pm
Congratulations! Now you will have an excuse to go to all of the fun places! :laugh:
June 3rd, 2006, 7:49pm
That is wonderful news, CONGRATULATIONS! :gvibes:
June 3rd, 2006, 9:41pm
That is FANTASTIC!
And from one old Mom (I had my twins at 38) to another, Welcome to the Club!!!
June 14th, 2006, 11:00am
I just ran into this post
Congrats that is soo neat..
My brother also had that with his wife and then they gave up after trying everything for about 4 years and then she just got pregnant..life is amazing it really just happens when you least expect it
hope you have a great pregnancy
June 14th, 2006, 11:02am
That is WONDERFUL. I'm so happy for you.
June 14th, 2006, 11:06am
Even antiquarians get pregnant! Congrats! :cheer10:
Nowadays, lots o gals start having kids at age 38. My Mom was 37 when she had my little sis, and that was old back in the day!
I'm so excited for you! Now, name the little darling SALLY KAY please!
June 15th, 2006, 2:00pm
:cheer7: :cheer7: How wonderful! Things always happen for a reason, now you know the reason! I can't wait to hear all about your wonderful journey!
June 15th, 2006, 2:12pm
AWWW! That brought tears to my eyes, how wonderful!!!! Congrats!
June 15th, 2006, 2:25pm
How fantastic for you. I hope you have an easy pregnancy. I'm sure you will be an awesome mom
June 16th, 2006, 6:26pm
wow, good for you, maybe it took you a while because you were trying to much, i knew this lady who tried and tried she had to pencil her husband in for love sessions, so they decieded to adopt, after she got her baby she started to feel run down, like most new mothers feel, well she went to the doctor and found out she was pregant, the doctor told her she was trying to hard, just let it be natural not like a job. she ended up having three babies the one she adopted plus two more,
June 28th, 2006, 2:36am
What wonderful news. :cloud9:
June 28th, 2006, 5:09am
That is fantastic! Congrats Mommy.
June 28th, 2006, 6:20am
:baby: :hugs: And HUGS from another older, first-time mom! I was 40. :smile9:
July 11th, 2006, 7:47pm
:jump: Congratulations :jump: I hope you have a healthy and happy 9 mths and more..
It took my husband and I five years to have our second child so I kinda understand... rest, and enjoy this wonderful experience!
July 11th, 2006, 8:02pm
Congratulations. I've known people who try and try and come up with nothing. Count your blessings and cherish your little one!
July 12th, 2006, 8:42pm
Wonderful news! :cheer7: Congratulations to you!
July 14th, 2006, 5:15pm
I am so happy for you !!!!
I'm a former unexplained IF'r myself with a DS from IVF & a natural "surprise"
It was just the right time for you to have a little one !!!!
may you have a happy, healthy 9 months and a very healthy baby !
July 14th, 2006, 5:17pm
July 14th, 2006, 7:35pm
that is good news
July 14th, 2006, 7:36pm
Aww good for you :hugs: Congrats ;)
July 16th, 2006, 7:12pm
Woo-Woo! Congrats!! :cheer2: