Grateful for this blessing! Who would’ve thought I’d still get pregnant at this age, with low chances of having another one.

Back story: After having to go through Csec with my 2nd daughter who’s turning 10 very soon, that’s when I found out the reason of the irregularity of my menstruation, and other issues that go with it. 2 years later after my 2nd daughter was born, I was diagnosed with Adenomyosis (here’s a quick and informative video on what Adenomyosis is), left and right ovarian cysts (which still exist up to this date), a retroverted uterus, and a myoma which was recently seen in my ultrasound last month.

Although we weren’t really trying hard to get pregnant, we weren’t also into strict family planning for 10 years, which made us wonder, or perhaps the thought of the low chances in getting pregnant was stuck in my mind, plus the fact that we only see each other every once in a year.

If friends and relatives were surprised to know that we were expecting again for the 3rd time, we were, too! In fact, it never came to my mind when I still didn’t get my period last month. It was my mom who actually joked about it when I saw my daughter holding a napkin, I asked her “How come you have your period again, and I still don’t have mine?” My mom said “Baka buntis ka?”. I laughed about it, but deep inside it tells me to get a home pregnancy test hahaha! So I did, that very next day. Headed to Watsons and bought 2 sets of the most expensive sticks available at that time.

I did the test the next day at 5am, and it gave me two lines, obviously, or I won’t be writing this haha! Everyone in the house was screaming and excited when I told them, except for my husband. I didn’t want to tell him yet until I am sure about it. I did another test the next day at 4am. Yeah, a little earlier than the first one, as if it will make a difference hahaha! Again, two lines are shown. That’s when the time I booked an appointment with my Ob-Gyne, who has been my doctor for the last 11 years now, and revealed that we are pregnant again. My husband had the same reaction as mine, worried about my condition but believes that it’s God’s wish, so be it. Probably the reason why I never went ahead to getting my uterus removed ‘coz there’s another little one destined to us.

preggy at 43

Fast forward, I am now on my 10th week expecting to give birth via Csec on August 2. So far so good except for the strict low carbs diet that my doctor has ordered me to do. No morning sickness as usual, except from occasional dizziness that I am experiencing recently. My baby bump is slowly showing a little compared to my first two pregnancies which decided to show up on its 4th-5th month.



All in all, honestly, I am scared, nervous, but more excited. It’s not easy and won’t be as easier as before, but I am sure it’s going to be all worth it. So who am I to say no and feel sad or bad about this great blessing!?! Let’s do this, kiddo!

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.