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My 48y old friend is due with a baby boy any day now.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, August 10, 2006 | 0 comments

Just saw an old friend. She is due with a baby boy any day now. She was 48 in March. It was so GOOD to see her with that big belly...and gave me such HOPE. Her youngest is now 8 and they had been going through some tough times with their oldest child that really made them doubt their parenting, etc. When she stopped having her period, she said that she assumed that that was it, age, etc and that it was kind of adding insult to injury...until her husband suggested a HPT and VOILA, as she put it, a brand new start...


I just had a similar experience. I ran into an old friend this past weekend at an outdoor jazz concert (we can do that in late October in Florida). Anyway, my friend was carrying a bundle all wrapped up -- a precious one-month old baby.

She laughed and said one weekend she and her husband had a weekend fling when they were momentarily reunited (they aren't separated marriage-wise, but job-wise -- they work in different states right now; it's this economy, you know) and her baby girl was the result. She said for awhile she thought she was approaching menopause and then figured out she was pregnant. She's about my age - 44. She was doing nothing to conceive. It wasn't even on her radar. Sometimes (perhaps all the time) it's about luck. - Jennifer


My husbands co-worker got pregnant naturally at 47 years old, so I thought that was amazing too...She also had previously 2 children...She was shocked.. So I feel it's not over, till all the eggs are gone... - Kit


I am 23 weeks pregnant with identical twins on Clomid, of all things, after 3 failed ivfs, 2 miscarraiges. I'm 44 and 2 months. I think some people do have "younger" systems than others. Some have "older". Good luck.


My friend who had the baby at 45 with her own eggs went to NYU too!


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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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