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Pregnant at 38

I took a hpt on 12/31 and it was positive. I couldn't believe it so I took another the next day with same results! This is my first and I've never been pregnant before. I'm so excited and hope everything turns out well when I see the doctor on the 17th which they say will put me at 8 weeks. The only symptoms I've noticed is I wake up to pee  in the middle of the night which I rarely do, I get cold easily and my digestive system is so out of wack. I always had problems going regularly but now it's worse. I'm lucky if I go twice a week. Anyone have that issue so early on? I'm eating more fruit but I'll see what doc says. I feel like I'm already showing and my clothes especially my tops feel snug. I havent even changed my eating habits so I hope I don't gain too much so soon.. thank u for hearing me out. We havent told anyone until we confirm with doctor....but its hard not too!! :)
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764229 tn?1322523484
Congrats and best wishes for a happy healthy nine months!!!
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Thank you so much!!
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Congrats to u! Now pass some of  that baby dust. :-)
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Sending some your way!!
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Thank ya much! Hoping it's already done!
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4593117 tn?1357776995
Congratulations. I confirmed with the doctor on the 31st. Also 38 and first tine pregnant. Isn't it exciting??  Hope all goes well for you and again, congrats!
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4176707 tn?1391043883
Congratulations!!  I'm 17 weeks with my first one and I'm 45...had given up on ever having a child and bam, surprise surprise!  Peeing all night long is common. I think during 1st trimester I was up about every 2 hours to wee.  And constipation....yeah, get used to it.  Drink lots of water and try to get in as much fiber as possible. Oh, how exciting for you!!  Congratulations again hun.  Hope you have a wonderfully happy and healthy 9 months!
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Thank you! I find myself daydreaming a lot at work wondering how the next few months will feel like.
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3858871 tn?1363233260
Congratulations! I just turned 36 and am 34 weeks pregnant for the first time with a little girl. Good luck!
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2100308 tn?1388500439
Congratulations! The way you are feeling is totally normal. I'm 7w3d and when I first found out i was expecting I was about 4 weeks and my only symptoms were frequent urination, bloating and tender breasts. Now, they have changed a bit. Try to drink lots of water and eat more fiber :) Good luck!
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1907180 tn?1329454377
Congrats! I am 40 years old and I am 29 weeks pregnant with our first. What an exciting time for all of us first time moms. Goes to show that it is never to late to become a mom!
I wish you all the best on a healthy pregnancy.
What you are experiencing so far is totally normal :)
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4104435 tn?1357873109
Congrats and welcome hope everything goes great!
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1217293 tn?1467357944
In the beginning I was waking up to pee too! I thought it was so strange that I could not sleep a full night! I was back to sleeping around my usually 7-8 hrs probably around 5 weeks. My little bump started right away, and now at almost 11 weeks, I had to buy a few things to wear. I have gained 4 pounds and I think they are all in the tummy!

Congrates to you!
Risa
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4268628 tn?1375044776
Congrats! The bloating may get worse before it gets better.
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Hey im 34 as well first time being pregnant as well i am 20w1d i had tried and tried as well and nothing when i stopped trying boom i am pregger with a baby girl
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