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The light of my life, born at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, January 10, 2008 | 0 comments

Finally getting a chance to catch up on some email, and wanted to reply to one woman's request for "over 43" pregnancy stories.

You can definitely put mine on the Success side. I was 45. My first and at that time, only, daughter was 21 - years, not months, and on her own. I got pregnant on an "oops." I'm sure the fact that I wanted very much to have another child was helpful.

My now 7-yr-old daughter was born with both my daughter and my husband's grown daughter as birth coaches in the L & D [labour & delivery] room. Tama scored 9 1/2 on her Apgar and is a normal, "spirited" child, who is the light of my life.

Our story became something of a legend among a group of (a little younger) friends who had been trying to get pregnant. And most or all of them did end up conceiving. So don't feel like it's hopeless, sisters. We're living proof that it's not.


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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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