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When this baby is born, I will be 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, December 28, 2007 | 0 comments

I have a spread out family like yours, but no grandchildren yet. I am only 7 weeks along. When this baby is born, I will be 47. My other biological children will be 24, 14 and 4. I also have three teenage stepsons. - Lucy


I am 44 and pregnant with my first (will be 45 when the baby is born in April). There are many others here who will be encouraged by your story, since there are some here who are still trying to conceive.

Just curious. How do your kids feel about your pregnancy? My husband has a 19 year old daughter in college who lives with us when she is not away at school, and she seems really excited about it.


I am 44 and 9 weeks along. I haven't had any trouble getting pregnant, it's keeping them is the problem. I had my son at 41 though.


I am 44 and pregnant with my first child. I miscarried in August, so this was a surprise! I am 8 weeks pregnant. I was so blessed to hear and see the heartbeat last week.

My husband has two daughters, 20 and 16. They were not receptive last time, and I doubt they will be this time. We probably won't tell them until after the nucual translucency ultrasound on Dec.11.


I'm 44 and due around June 23rd. The June board is full of 20 year olds and first-timers, so I don't feel very comfortable there. My son is 3 years old.

This is my 6th pregnancy in 5 years. 1 miscarriage at 17 weeks - trisomy 21; My son in 2003; 3 miscarriages at 7-8 weeks since my son was born. I saw/heard the heartbeat at 6 weeks, and never did with the 3 early miscarriages, so that is a positive.

I have only told my husband, and 2 good friends at work. One of the OB/gyn nurses actually asked me if I had told my son yet - at 6 weeks pregnant, with my history?


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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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