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I'm glad I'm not the only one having a baby at 44y

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, January 04, 2007 | 0 comments

I got a email from an former classmate I went to high school with in Japan, I guess she found me from a website, anyways we're just chit chatting and she wanted to know what I've been up to. (I hadn't seen her since like '77). I said, "oh, I was busy with my kids and a new baby. "

She wrote back and said she just had a baby on 8/24/05!! I said, "boy I'm glad I'm not the only one having a baby at my age [44y]. " She then told me the story of how her "Kira" came to be.

Well, minutes before undergoing a hysterectomy, she asked to get her blood work done, she had lab work one week before the scheduled surgery (December), and it was negative. But she had a gut feeling something wasn't right. She was supposed to start her period, and it hadn't come yet.

Well, Low and behold, she was pregnant!! She was getting a hysterectomy because of fibroids and heavy periods resulting in chronic anaemia. She said, "I guess God had another plan for me." Now she is the proud parent of a beautiful baby girl!

I believe she is my age too. How's that for a story??


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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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