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At 42, just been thankful to be pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | 0 comments

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The doctor pressed the ultrasound wand to my swollen belly and grinned. “Do you want to know the baby’s sex?” My husband and I nodded.

At 42, I should have just been thankful to be pregnant. Yet, I lay on the examining table and hoped. Let our baby be a boy.

For years, I knew exactly what I would name my first son: Kevin, in memory of my brother, who died in a car accident at age 23. My son would carry the name of my big brother and best friend, a young man who had the gift of gab, empathy, and joy of life.

“You are about to become parents of a boy,” the doctor pronounced as he stared at a screen shot of our baby, whose head looked huge compared to faint outlines of the rest of his body. I wiped away tears. Pavlik, who I had wed the previous year, smiled and squeezed my hand.

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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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