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I'm 44 & found out about our little surprise in January

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, February 15, 2007 | 0 comments

Well, I have all of you beat. I'm 44!!! and I found out about our little surprise in January. We are 16 weeks along. My mother was 39 when she got pregnant with me and I never thought about her age. It was never an issue for me. But everyone is different.

I have to say though we will definitely be finished after this one. We adopted 3 little boys from the State several years ago and I was perfectly happy with them. I think I will feel more comfortable with this one after the results of our amnio come back. But we are excited. We may be older... and I may leave this world sooner than some mothers, nothing is for sure in life except for one thing; she'll know she was loved.

Some moms die early due to unfortunate circumstances, some to due to age, and some kids are embarrassed by their parents for different reasons no matter what age they are. My opinion is to just cherish each day that you are blessed with. There are some couples that never got the blessing of a child. We're HAPPY!!


I am 44 years old, and 34 weeks pregnant. My husband is turning 55 tomorrow, and is stationed in Iraq with the Army National Guard. This was a "surprise", but we both believe God gave us this little boy, to be named Caleb, as a blessing. We are both very physically healthy and active and we also have a sense of humour! We would have to, to take the razzing we've endured.

I have a 17 and 12 year old from my first marriage, and my husband has two adult children. This is going to turn our lives upside down, but I am looking forward to it nevertheless. And I hope my husband manages to coincide his 2 week leave-time with the birth of the baby!


I had my first at 41 and am 19 weeks pregnant with my 2nd at age 46. I'll retire at 55 from public service and be at home during those critical teenage years. No doubt it takes energy, but if you stay healthy you should be as good a parent or better than any younger mom.


Listen to me. I am 48 years old. I have one child who is two, and my husband is 49. We live in a very rural place and we were, by far, the interesting topic of many dinner tables around here, believe me. Now that all has been in the past we are just part of the landscape, and we couldn't be happier.

Your life is just that. Yours. You are obligated to take good care of the body you have been given, and to keep your mind active and seek happiness. If you are the kind of person for whom a child, or children, will help you find those goals, then I say Good Luck and Go Forth.

Spending time with people who feel they have a right to dictate your life (your young life, from my perspective) is so not worth your time and energy. Surround yourself with love, even if it's only a few people. It will all work out in the end. Believe me. I have Never participated in discussion of any kind ever before, but I had to write.


My mother had a baby two years ago at 48 (two months before my husband and I welcomed our first) and things have been going great for them! Don't listen to those who say you are too old, your body doesn't think so and you're only old if you think you're old. In my opinion kids keep you young! My mom looks great and has lots of energy, more than some women 10 years younger.


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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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