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My mother was 44 when I was born.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, June 19, 2006 | 0 comments

I have another perspective of older parents. I am now 23, my mother was 44 when I was born. It does not bother me to have parents that are old enough to be my grandparents. ~~~ Erin


I am a bit scared, but my grandmother didn't have her first till she was 42 and then her second at 45... My new husband wants another one after this. - Linda, pregnant first time at 41


I ran into an old high school friend of mine at a dinner last week, I haven't seen her since we were in our 20's. She is now almost 55 and I almost choked on my food when she mentioned casually that her boys are ages 12 and 8. She said she got married at age 35, and thought she might not ever have children, then the boys came along in her 40's.


I had two close friends in school whose mothers were in their late 40's when they were born, and both had siblings who were much older. I always felt kind of jealous of them because they were always bragging about their young nieces and nephews.


Although Jane adopted her baby at age 51, she has many friends over age 45 who have recently given birth and have little ones so her daughter has many playmates. She even has one friend in her mid-40's who gave birth at home -- she kind of rolled her eyes when she told me about that one.


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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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