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At 59, a mother again

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, July 16, 2008 | 1 comments

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ROUND ROCK — When Linda Smith, a 59-year-old grandmother, couldn't shake jet lag after a December trip to Europe, she figured she was going through menopause. It turned out she was pregnant.

"It was a big shock," Smith said Tuesday, a day after giving birth to a 5-pound, 11-ounce boy named Django. "My husband was jumping up and down for joy, and I was just dumbfounded."

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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. Maya says:

    Well, you're definetely not unique in giving birth at 43. Women older than that are conceiving, god bless.

    Hope all goes well with the induction.

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