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43, expecting my partner 1st child

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, December 12, 2007 | 0 comments

I am 43 - 44 in September this year!! Have just found out that I am now expecting my partner Brian's first child. I have two big sproglets Ben 21 and Amber 16 (going on 25) HeeHee. I had to come onto this site and tell someone, cos I am gonna burst if I don't......

My wonderful partner and soul mate Brian is at work and due to have the day off tomorrow. If I can possibly hold off until then - I am planning a surprise and a half for him. I am ecstatic and terrified at the same time. Just as we had given up falling and I had been prodded and poked about enough! I said to my partner.... Let's call it a day honey and just enjoy our lives. He said that he will be happy with just us and the big one's, but will never get over the fact that he hasn't been able to achieve being a father.

Well, wouldn't you just know it. Decision made and I go and fall pregnant. I found out 1st August and have had to keep it under wraps until Brian is off work tomorrow... My head is spinning....


I had my first pregnancy at 44 years of age. I gave birth to a beautiful and happy baby girl. I did have the amino and everything was perfect. She is the joy of our lives and after 8 years of trying we are in awe of her.


I'm 45, and just discovered I am pregnant. I was trying, but did not fully believe that I could get pregnant naturally at my age. My other child is 20 and in college!


Just joining in myself at 44, and just over 16 weeks. I know I am not eating as well as I could be nor exercising as much as I should. This looks like a great site to give me some structure and motivation.

I just told my family recently (except my sister who has known for a while). They are all happy for us (my 1st, my husband’s 3rd) - I am sure a bit worried - but so far all looks good.

Have not yet told the rest of the world - am hoping to get the all clear from my amnio within the next few days and then I'll start telling people.

Good luck and healthy pregnancies to all of you.


My daughter who is 24 and son who is 22 are not happy about my pregnancy. But my mother (who had her last baby at age 39, nearly 40) and is now 72 seems to be more supportive than they are. But she keeps giving me incorrect advice about how I should be eating; a lot has changed in the past 33 years, since 1973!

Like she tells me I should eat ice cream and drink whole milk. I email my son and daughter about 3 or 4 times a week. Yeah, they tend to not talk on the subject of my pregnancy. I don't know what to do about it either. I'm praying about it. I think that maybe it will take some time for them to become happy about it.
- Rebecca (46 years old, 10 weeks pregnant with 3rd child)


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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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