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Shock of hearing "You're pregnant" at 43

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, September 10, 2018 | 0 comments

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I married my husband on June 2nd.

On September 3rd, I got pregnant - after 17 years of being told I would never be able to get pregnant.

Well, the doctors were Oh, so wrong!

We did not want to have more children.

Well, let's face it, our children are raised - they were all grown up.

My husband has five daughters, and I have a son and two daughters.

After the shock of hearing the words You are pregnant, my husband almost passed out - LOL!

(Now it's funny).

We have gotten used to it, and are now very happy.

My husband said he wanted a boy!

He is 51 years old, and I was 43 years old when we found out.

I am now 44 years old.


I am 45 years old, and 12 weeks pregnant with baby number six right now.

There are several of us over 40 years old and pregnant in the other areas of this forum.

I have been pleasantly surprised this time - I have not had ONE person say anything at all to me about my age.

Well, with the exception of one weirdo at church yesterday, but I will not include her here.

The doctor never said a word, my midwife didn't even ask my age.

My 70-year-old mom never said a word!!

It's not such a biggie anymore... really!!


This over 40 years old section has had a lot of grads...

Did Terryann confirm her latest pregnancy yet?

If so, it's Terryann (46 years old), Csmiles (45 years old), Angushicks, Teeroze, Cagardengirl (all 44 years old), Typinggirl, Loulou, Heatherv8, Mely, Issacsmommy (all41 years old), who have BFPs [big fat positive - positive pregnancy test].

It's a good ratio for over 40s.

If you run into others who are pregnant over 40, send'em over here to give us more inspiration.


You never do know...

I know two women who got pregnant at 54 years old.

The second one was the new wife of a friend of my parents'.

The groom/father-to-be was 70-something.


Thought I'd share...

I was at our son's baseball game last night and was talking with another mom.

Her daughter just got married last summer, and sadly she had a miscarriage at Christmas time.

Her daughter's hubby is 25 years old.

Hubby's mom is pregnant!!

She is 46 years old, but will be 47 years old when her baby is born!

Her youngest child is 14 years old.

The mom who was sharing also told me of a lady at her church who was 46 years old and just had another baby...

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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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