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I'm 49, my daughter is 14 months

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, June 07, 2008 | 1 comments

I'm 49 and my daughter, Lecia is 14 months. I needed a lot of help to have her!!! I found a doctor that was willing to work with me, and just a year later I had a beautiful girl.

My husband and I have been together almost 17 years, and married almost 10. I have 2 older stepsons 26 and 20. The 20 year old still lives at home, and is a wonderful big brother.

I was actively involved in the boys' raising. I was in my 30's then. I am a very relaxed first time mom, and really, really enjoy every second of Lecia's life.


I was talking to a girl (21 years old), and she said she still lived at home with her brother who was 6 years old while she is studying in a community college. Her parents are 60 years old.

Believe me, they never heard the word donor eggs. I made her repeat the story a few times to make sure she understood the math. It's true.


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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. Unknown says:

    Wonderful to hear and congratulations for having continued to believe that it will happen. Enjoy every moment

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