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I just had my first baby one month before I hit 44

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, July 29, 2006 | 0 comments

I hope I don't offend anyone here, but it CAN happen naturally, even at 47. Just because Geena Davis had twins at that age doesn't necessarily mean that she had Donor Egg or anything else for that matter. I, for one, just had my first one month before I hit 44, and I did it naturally. I realize how frustrating it is sometimes, but once in awhile, good things DO happen....hopefully, more than just once in awhile. - Jen (44)


Re: Any "old" parents of "young" kids?: Well, not if you don't consider 51 with a ten year old and 7 year old twins old! - Gigi


However, I was the young child of older parents - my mom was 45 when she had me and I was her first and that was just not "done" in the 1950's. LOL, I think that they were talking about doing a medical report on my Mom after she had my sibling 3 years later.


Two of my closest friends both had children in their early to mid 40's, so I've shared a fair amount in that experience of mothering a toddler in your mid-40's. There are a lot of wonderful things to be said for bringing grace and wisdom to motherhood. - Sue


One of my friends had her first and only child at 48, her husband was 50 and Zach is 14 now and just the neatest person. They both get a little weary as sundown approaches, but I think Zach has kept them young.


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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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