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A bigger shock came when she became pregnant at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, January 24, 2007 | 0 comments

Today's newspaper had an article about local older woman - younger man couples. Married 9 years, Shirley is 55 and Jeremy is 43. When they met, he had an 8 year old daughter, she had 2 grown daughters. Shirley said her daughters were against the relationship at first, but Jeremy says his family was supportive.

A bigger shock to all, though, came when Shirley became pregnant at 47. Their son, Benjamin, is now 7 years old.


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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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