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Expecting our first at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, October 29, 2011 | 1 comments

Ben and I are over 45 expecting our first combined - we have 9 adult kids. We are expecting twins.

We are at my aunts beach house because of how rude people can be. With their comments. We both have public jobs and this week I began to show and the stares are driving us nuts. We both go back to work in a couple of days and are nervous.

Perhaps it is unusual at our age but. Our babies are fine and we are happy. Our other children were at the beginning of who we wanted to be.

Now we know who we are, we enjoy every second. We both knew the risks but we would not trade for the world.

Telling people is tough, we thought till our local beach gossip paper took our picture and suggested happy living or and put question mark. We know they thought joke, wait till they find out the bulge is happy living and Babies.

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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. Marcia says:

    I am very excited that you're having twins. What a double blessing! My sister is 45 and is expecting her first child. It will keep you both young. Hold your head high and feel grateful that you're one of the few who is afforded this blessing at this age. Congratulations and enjoy!

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