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Our newest little son, born at 49

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, January 23, 2011 | 1 comments

Hi Everyone - I haven't posted often here, but wanted to pop in and announce that our newest little son, Carter Clifton was born on October 17 (I was due October 19) weighing 8 lbs 7 oz., 22 inches long and perfectly healthy. He's a super baby - so calm and easy.

We have four others - aged 21 (boy) 16 (boy) 14 (girl) and 5 (girl). I will be 49 in May. The first three are from my previous marriage, our 5-year-old daughter is from this marriage. She was conceived after three consecutive early miscarriages. We have been trying ever since she was born (when I was 43) for one more. This baby was conceived naturally. I did have an amnio and it was all clear. Labour was induced because he was showing some stress at term. Turns out the cord was around his neck. Labour was (relatively) easy, I did have an epidural. A week later and I feel like a million bucks.

You CAN do it, ladies! Hang in there! Best of luck to all - Carol

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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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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. It gives hope to women over 40. I'm 45 and single and long for a child of my own. I will never give up as long as I'm healthy enough to conceive.

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