I was in your shoes about 6 weeks ago. I just turned 12 weeks today.
I am 46, going to be 47 when the baby is born, and already have 8 children, youngest of whom will be six. I sure thought I was done with all this!
I was shocked and not too happy for the first month, a little less shocked and a little more happy the second month. After the shock wears off, I think you will become more excited about the new life within you.
I too am very nervous about carrying a baby at this age, and also the repeat cesarean (this will be my 8th cesarean, and the last one was a little tougher to get over because of all the scar tissue and trouble getting Steven out). So I am very nervous about this one.
But I figure that God put me in this boat for a reason, and He will take care of me. Having faith is the only way to get through this life-altering experience, believe me!
I had my daughter November 29,05 and all went well. I was 44 when I had her.
The only difference for me was that I had so much scar tissue from my first c-section six years before, that my OB [obstetrician] had a harder time getting to her, and thus I had a little harder time recovering.
I had terrible post-partum depression with my son six years ago, and went through it again with this one.... but was more prepared and went on medication sooner.
My six year old was a great help to me, as I am sure your older children will be for you! Chloe is now 14 weeks old, and is a joy to have around.
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