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Couple months shy of 49, expecting #4

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, October 16, 2008 | 0 comments

I just a couple months shy of being 49 and have been making my empty nest plans with excitement. I recently found out I am expecting baby #4 on my 27 year old's birthday in January 07.

My youngest is almost 16, learning to drive and full of teenage attitude!! I should be the poster Mom for poor family planning. I had two when I was 22 & 23, then again at 33, and now at 49!

When I went to the doctor 5 years ago and asked for a tubal ligation, he told me I had less than 1% chance of getting pregnant at my age. Only people who bought eggs got pregnant in their 40's was his remark.

I had my doubts about his advice and continued birth control until just a few months ago, thinking if it was 1% 5 years ago, surely it was zero now. Wrong!!


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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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