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I am carrying a perfect, healthy baby at 55

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, May 21, 2008 | 0 comments

I didn't wish to post an announcement too soon. As I have not had a normal menstrual cycle since March 2005, and I am 55.

I am carrying a perfect, healthy and active baby girl due in late September, conceived 100% naturally. (approx. EDD 9/29)

At 18 weeks along, I feel wonderful and we are just ecstatic. My youngest is turning 17 this month. I am planning a home birth, hopefully in a tub of warm of water.

I didn't do anything special to become pregnant, except apply The Secret ~~ the Universal Law of Attraction. My last confirmed pregnancy ended in miscarriage in December 02, and I had several "chemical pregnancies".....

My husband and I were TTC [trying to conceive] since 1998 -- while I never gave up, we did stop "trying".

I simply convinced myself that this baby was possible, and have been so grateful for her presence even before she was conceived. I will keep you updated. - Debbie


48 years old, trying and I'm 5 days late. Just to let you know that today I toke another pregnancy test and it was positive. But I'll still want my doctor to do another test on Tuesday.- Lolly


I was 42 at the birth of my first child, and 45 at the second. I have 2 girls -Grace 4 and Isabella 18 months. Never regretted it once.


At 46 I found my soul mate, and on December 25 2006 I got "knocked up" the old fashioned way. Both he and I had given up on finding someone, not to mention babies. This is my first.


I was in your shoes last year. I was 43 and pregnant with our 4th. My youngest was 10. I, however was the one who was unhappy and worried about the pregnancy. I dreaded the thought of having a baby. It took me a very long time to get used to being pregnant. I had to deal with many different feelings. I hoped it would go away, but it wouldn't.

Now, we have a beautiful 5 month little boy. I love him dearly. I marvel at everything he does. It brings me so much joy just to listen to his giggle, or see his smile, and hold his little hands and feet. My husband on the other hand was always OK with having him. He said that God had a plan. He was right.


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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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