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I just had my fifth child at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, November 15, 2007 | 0 comments

If it helps, I just had my fifth child at age 47 (my other four children are adults or nearly so). I had him last month, and he's perfectly wonderful, and doesn't appear to have any problems.

The only thing that went "wrong", and it wasn't bad at that, was that I had gestational diabetes, which was discovered in the latter part of my pregnancy (when the doctors screen for diabetes). I had to watch what I ate, and took insulin. My baby weighed 9 lbs. 2.2 oz. (my next to smallest baby, by the way), and was 21 1/2 in. long.


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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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