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My brother & I were born when our parents were in their late 40s

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, September 14, 2007 | 0 comments

I just know that my brother and I were born when our parents were in their late 40's.

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My mother was in her late 40's when she had my twin sisters and myself.

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I am a 45 year old recent mother. Who wants to be a grandma at this age?

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Well I'm from a family of 11 children, and my mom had her last child at age 51. She was married twice, and there is twelve year split between both marriages.

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I was wanting children when I was younger, but my first of 5 came when I was 32 going on 33. By then I wasn't excited about having kids, and couldn't believe I was finally having my own after being married for 10 years!


After having my son Steven, it wasn't until 5 years later I had my daughter Brittany, then 11 months later I had another son, then after 2 years a son. Then, when I was 46 years old, had my last son. I had been going to the same doctor all those years, and had had all the tests you go through to have children when I was younger, and was always told that I could have them.

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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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