Suzanna - posted on 07/07/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )
After days of speculating my pregnancy symptoms I found out that my husband and I are expecting twins in our 50’s. We are 7 weeks along. We took a test right before the 4th and had our ultrasound today!
I am in utter shock about being pregnant again in the first place after fertility treatments to help conceive my little boy I delivered last May 2014. Now twins. Before, we wanted one more sibling for our 7 year old’s company as I have much older kids from my first marriage. And my DH has one older adult child from his previous. I never knew I would have 7 children.
I honestly feel an array of different emotions right now. I am delighted about being able to carry babies still. I’m excited about getting to experience a multiple pregnancy at my age. I am having mixed feelings about having to give birth again after I thought we were done. And I am worried about labor and delivery, with twins as I delivered a sunny side up baby after a lengthy, difficult, overdue labor last year. One of my oldest daughters helped assist me through labor which was comforting. Delivering twins, at my age seems unrealistic but I know it’s been done plenty times.
Last year, I used a support belt throughout my pregnancy to help my old back. I’m currently feeling more fatigued and experiencing more pressure on my back and pelvis. I'm already poking out a little at only week 7! I'm considering a c-section but my doctor keeps telling me not to rule out a vaginal birth. She thinks I'm in good shape and everything looks normal. I'm just extremely nervous.
I have to say it is really nice to have young children in the house again. We may have "started over", but it is a blessing.