I have been lurking on this site for the past few weeks, reading the BFP stories and the pregnancy symptoms and they really gave me hope! Ok, so I am 42, DH is 51. Obviously we are late bloomers. We started trying when I was 39. I got pregnant naturally after 2 months of trying. We were ecstatic! But discovered at 10 weeks that it was a blighted ovum. I miscarried naturally, but there was retained tissue, and I still had to have a D & C, which prolonged everything. I bled for 2 months straight and my hormones were out of whack for a long time. When that nightmare was over, by the grace of God, I conceived naturally after 2 months of trying again and we had a healthy daughter 14 months ago. 40 when I got pregnant, 41 when I gave birth. When she was about 9 months old, I mentioned to my DH that I would love to be a mother again, and give our precious DD a sibling. And if we were going try for another, it better be soon cuz my time was running out.
We sort of half heartedly tried for a few months... DH is under a lot of work and family stress, and is diabetic so he's not always up for BD. I was using expired OPKs that were left over from my last TTC. It was silly! I gave my DH a good talking to earlier this month about how I was never going to get pregnant if we just BD one time in a month, and how he should stop telling our friends that we were trying if he wasn't serious about it. And I resolved to do a better job of charting and get new OPKs.
Around a week past what I think was ovulation (I believe I o'ed on CD14 or 15-we BD'ed on CD 13) I felt a sharp pain in my uterus, which I believe was implantation. A couple of days later, a nasty metallic taste developed in my mouth, and I was very gassy, with cramps off and on. I also had very mild nausea, almost unnoticeable...but I just KNEW. Even though the cramps could have all come from gas, and sometimes I told myself they were gas, I still knew, in my heart of hearts that it was a little baby in there...not just a gas bubble.
Still, I forced myself to wait until I missed my period. And even though after my last pregnancy I sometimes have a 29 day cycle instead of 28 like I used to, I tested this morning on CD 29. BFP! We are so excited and happy about adding to our family and feel blessed beyond belief. Women over 40, YOU CAN DO IT. Think positively and just keep trying. Never give up. Best of luck to all of you and here's hoping for BFPs for one and all!
PS: So far, my symptoms have been very mild and almost nonexistent. I want to say that not all women have morning sickness, and big sore breasts. I had no breast changes at all with my last pregnancy, and so far, none with this one either.