Late Blooming Mommy

Late Blooming Mommy

Motherhood Over 40 & Other Adventures

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Choking Incident

Choking Incident

We had a scary incident this week with one of Mason’s toys. He was sucking on the ear of his stuffed puppy rattle and the ear came loose and he sucked it into his throat. The ear was only attached with 2 threads. It was […]

Baby Mason’s Go Fund Me Campaign

Baby Mason’s Go Fund Me Campaign

This is Baby Mason. After a two month battle with Preeclampsia, his mom, Teresa, was diagnosed with Eclampsia and hospitalized on June 10th.  Doctor’s had hoped Teresa could make it to 37 weeks, but after careful deliberation doctors decided that it was too dangerous for […]

I’m Pregnant!

I’m Pregnant!

My period was 5 days late. Before that, despite severe endometriosis, you could set your watch by my cycle. But I was 41, so maybe it’s early menopause or something to do with my endometriosis. Pregnancy was the LAST thing on my mind. So, it […]

Toy/Product Recall Information

Toy/Product Recall Information

We had a scary incident this week with one of Mason’s toys. See the Choking Incident post. But one good thing came of this experience, I was able to create an extensive list of toy and product recall sites; which I’m sharing here… Toy/Product Recall Sites – […]

WordPress Resources at SiteGround

WordPress Resources at SiteGround

WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround […]


My Story

I’m Pregnant!

I’m Pregnant!

My period was 5 days late. Before that, despite severe endometriosis, you could set your watch by my cycle. But I was 41, so maybe it’s early menopause or something to do with my endometriosis. Pregnancy was the LAST thing on my mind.

So, it was with complete confidence in my NOT being pregnant, that I purchased my first home pregnancy test. I bought the test on my lunch break and took it back to work with me. There in the bland vanilla stall of the 2nd-floor restroom, I read the test instructions. Basically, open packet, pee on stick, wait two minutes, see if there’s a pink line. Seems simple enough, right? Wrong!

I peed on the stick, but about half a second after I finished there was a pink line.

Pink line = P.R.E.G.N.A.N.T.

No, wait! The line appeared way too quickly. This test must be defective. That’s it; a defective test. I decided to buy another test and try again. After work, I schlepped my way back to the pharmacy. This time I picked up the double pack of pregnancy tests; just in case one of these was defective too.

I got home and carefully pulled open the 1st foil packet and peed on the stick for the second time that day. Instantaneously – a line – purple this time. Ok, maybe there’s something going on here.

I emailed my OB/GYN and asked him to order a blood test. He readily agreed but let me know that over-the-counter pregnancy tests, when not taken too early, are pretty accurate. So, with two positive results, the chances were pretty good that I was pregnant. I took the blood test and got my results the next day.

Dr. A’s email response – Congratulations!

I have to admit I freaked out a little. Well, a lot. I can’t possibly be pregnant. I’m 41. I have severe endometriosis. I wasn’t trying to get pregnant. I just got a huge promotion at work. Did I mention I’m 41?!

But when I calmed down and got over the hysteria a bit, it started to sink in…

I’m pregnant.

I’m going to have a baby.

Me.

I’m going to be a mom.

Let’s just let that sink in for a minute.

How did you feel when you first found out you were expecting? Did you freak out, cry, jump for joy? Share your “I’m pregnant” moment!