Around this time tomorrow, I go in for a nuchal translucency screening, and I'm really kind of nervous. Nuchal scans from my previous two pregnancies were fine, but the last one of those was ten years ago. I'm trying hard not to be scared. I'm trying to think "I'm ONLY 39" rather than "OMG, I'm so old."

My husband doesn't seem to get it. He isn't nervous at all. His opinion is that whatever the test shows, it isn't something we can change, which is true. Right now it's an unknown, so there's no sense in worrying about anything until such time that we know there might be something to worry about.

Any fellow olds who had a baby at an "advanced maternal age" (I can't tell you how much I hate that phrase) โ€”- please feel free to chime in. Everyone else โ€”- please cross your fingers, say a prayer, light a candle, sacrifice a chicken, or send good vibes (and/or GIFs of wombats, sloths, Doctor Who, Cumberbatch, etc.). Tell me not to be scared. Tell me I can do this.