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I am now 44 with 6 month old twins

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, May 25, 2007 | 3 comments

I win!!! I am the oldest hag/mommy on this board having just had my twins at the crusty old age of 43 ~ I am now 44 with 6 month old twins and they are farking exhausting me! I was in excellent physical shape (skied, hiked, mountain biked, did yoga every day) before the pregnancy. I never thought that being pregnant or a twin mommy would kick my ass like it has because I am a very, very, YOUNG 44!

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The myth: Once a woman has started having hot flushes and other symptoms, pregnancy is impossible.

The truth: During this time, our ovaries may still release eggs during some menstrual cycles. We’re unlikely to become pregnant during our late 40's, but a pregnancy is certainly not impossible. (Remember the term “menopause baby”?) If you’ve had a period anytime within the past 12 months, be sure to use effective birth control if you’re sexually active.

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I met my husband and married him when I was 39, struggled through infertility, and had my daughter at 44 through a donor egg. While I don't think there is a right and a wrong age to have kids, I do wish that I would have met my husband sooner and had her when I was in my 30's -- that seems more "right" for me.

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I think there are benefits to having older parents. My hubby was the last of 6, an "oh I thought it was menopause" baby when his mother was 44 and his dad was 46. His oldest siblings are close in age to my parents.

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I haven't read all the posts so don't know if this is true, but I may be the all-time old timer here. My girl/girl twins were born when I was 44.5. Yup. Let's just say that there was a whole lot of ART involved there, but in my case, I didn't purposely decide 44 was a great time to have kids.

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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 that 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 that there will be no more babies in our house.

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3 comments

  1. Bloggeroo says:

    Congratulations on your twins. You're in good company!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am now 44 with 6 month old twins
    I win!!! I am the oldest hag/mommy on this board having just had my twins at the crusty old age of 43 ~ I am now 44 with 6 month old twins and they are farking exhausting me! I was in excellent physical shape (skied, hiked, mountain biked, did yoga every day) before the pregnancy. I never thought that being pregnant or a twin mommy would kick my ass like it has because I am a very, very, YOUNG 44!

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    I hardly call 43 a crusty old age!!, LOL.

    Marvelous women on this board are conceiving older than that.

  3. Maya says:

    LOL, yes women on here much older than 43 who are conceiving and giving birth!

    God Bless them!

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