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I turn 44 tomorrow, expecting #2

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, June 28, 2008 | 2 comments

I turn 44 tomorrow, and found out Sunday we are expecting #2.

I met my husband when I was 40, we married when I was 41 & had my daughter at 42.

With my daughter, I was going to start IF [Invitro Fertilization] (IUI [intra-uterine insemination] ) when we found we got pregnant the "old fashioned way".

We have been trying for #2 since last December, but my husband was still over in Japan (Navy) so it was hard to TTC [trying to conceive] . I later found that I had scar tissure from my daughter's C-section [Caesarean section] that had to be removed.

My husband came home in August and we did a IUI cycle with drugs, but it did not work. We were then in the process of moving to my husband's new post, and could not do the next two IUI's.

Was about to get ready to start IOI this month, when the HPT [home pregnancy test] came back positive on Sunday.

My IF nurses, OB/GYN & High Risk Doctor are so thrilled when I called them.

Now we just work on having a healthy baby & keep my blood sugar & blood pressure down, and hope Daddy makes it home before the birth of this next baby. - Brenda


I just turned 44. This is my second child, my first will be 15 years old on Saturday the 28th. I've been very blessed no miscarriages or problems.

We decided about 6 years ago to go off any protection, and see what happened. I had given up. We had talked about going to doctors and just decided not to. We had one beautiful daughter and so...

We would let God work his miracle if that was to be. Surprise!


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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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  1. Anonymous says:

    congrats!! the women turning 44, so it took you two full years to conceive both pregnancies. It seems that way for most over 40s. Pretty good!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to you too. The eldest one can help with the baby!

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