Pregnancy is an amazing journey, a blessing.
As I sit here writing this post we have just announced to our family that we are expecting our second child. Ten years after we welcomed our first.
The journey to get to this day has not been without its fair share of bumps and curves. Our first child was an amazing surprise, one that has filled our lives with joy and learning.
We always thought we would wait and add to our family when we were ready. That date came and went with no addition.
I truly felt blessed with one child and never saw the need to seek fertility treatment.
Yes, I have a few women issues (fibroids) and as a couple we decided to take the “if it happens, it happens” approach.
Well, it happened.
Pregnancy at forty.
I will never forget the words my doctor said, “if you want help getting pregnant you need to do it now or before 40 otherwise we can’t help you.” It is very true that we have a biological clock and it has a times up deadline.
As you can gather I let things happen naturally, having faith in my body and possibilities. This worked for us but may not for others.
You need to choose a fertility and pregnancy path that works for you. And don’t let others sway you or intimidate you in your choices.
I can definitely say that pregnancy at forty is not as easy as it was at thirty.
When I was pregnant with our first child I flew oversees and spent two and half weeks exploring Europe and Asia, yes the flights were long but the trip was great.
Currently, I can say my morning sickness is worse this time around and it has carried over into the second trimester. I am noticeably more tired which could be my age or the morning sickness.
I have had to partake in a few extra exams because of my age which have gone over well but one can do without the extra blood work.
Overall I feel blessed.
I have raised a wonderful child through hearing and speech delay. We have changed our cooking for dietary issues. I had problems breast feeding with my first, my milk dried up.
I tried to follow every “you must do” with my first child. Which left me frazzled! This time around I am more calm. I know what can go wrong, what might go wrong and what might go right.
I am following a more natural approach for my body and me. Yes, I am pregnant at forty. My cousins daughter just had a baby, my good friend just became a grandma. Life goes around and we all do things at different times.
I feel blessed that I have the support of my husband, my first child (who is super excited) and my friends and family.
Changes this time around.
I am following a different meal plan in hopes of keeping my weight and my mood more balanced as well as hopefully increase my milk supply for breast feeding.
You can find out more about Trim Healthy Mama here.
We have also made a point as a family to help mom rest and stress less. As a “type a” person I am usually running and doing everything all at once.
Currently, I am having to learn to slow down a bit and let someone help. And my unborn child is making this a point with 24 hour morning sickness.
There will always be time to clean the house, make the extra money to pay for things but for the next few months my body needs to be calm and let nature do its work.
Have an amazing day,