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Never once did I suspect I was expecting at 48

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, November 18, 2006 | 0 comments

My age now is 48 and my husband 54. We have 5 children, ages: one daughter 30 years old and another 10 months, three sons 28, 21, 20. As you can see, our little one was quite a surprise! After the initial shock, she was much anticipated.

In Jan of '03, we had went on the Atkins diet, lost 55 lbs, and I just quit losing, tore the cartilage behind my knee cap, was in a brace for 6 weeks, then got the influenza, just didn't feel myself, tired.

Never once did I, or anyone, suspect I was expecting (had started menopause also), 5-5 I went into the doctor expecting to hear bad news, only to the hear you have EDD [estimated date of delivery] of 7-10. Yes, you heard that right!


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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 that 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 that there will be no more babies in our house.

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