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I will be 47 when the baby is born

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 1 comments

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I was in your shoes about six weeks ago. I just turned 12 weeks today.

I am 46 years old, going to be 47 when the baby is born.

I already have eight children, the youngest of whom will be six years old.

I sure thought I was done with all this!

I was shocked and not too happy for the first month, a little less shocked and a little more happy the second month.

After the shock wears off, I think you will become more excited about the new life within you.

I too am very nervous about carrying a baby at this age, and also the repeat cesarean (this will be my 8th cesarean, and the last one was a little tougher to get over because of all the scar tissue and trouble getting Steven out).

So I am very nervous about this one.

But I figure that God put me in this boat for a reason, and He will take care of me.

Having faith is the only way to get through this life-altering experience, believe me!

Image: Ready: Why Women Are Embracing The New Later Motherhood, by Elizabeth Gregory. Publisher: Basic Books (December 25, 2007)
Ready: Why Women Are Embracing The New Later Motherhood
by Elizabeth Gregory

-- Over the past three decades, skyrocketing numbers of women have chosen to start their families in their late thirties and early forties.

In 2005, ten times as many women had their first child between the ages of 35 and 39 as in 1975, and thirteen times as many had their first between 40 and 44.

Women now have the option to define for themselves when they're ready for family, rather than sticking to a schedule set by social convention.

As a society, however, we have yet to come to terms with the phenomenon of later motherhood, and women who decide it makes sense for them to delay pregnancy often find themselves confronted with alarmist warnings about the dangers of waiting too long.

In Ready, Elizabeth Gregory tracks the burgeoning trend of new later motherhood and demonstrates that for many women today, waiting for family works best.

She provides compelling evidence of the benefits of having children later -- by birth or by adoption.

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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. Donna says:

    Do you mind if I ask what meds yout ook for depression? When I had my son I had pp as well but nursed for a eyar with no meds. I am now kind of sorry for that because I missed out on stuff being in that fog. I would probably stop nursing earlier to get on meds if needed with a future pregnancy.

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