At the time of his birth, mom was 44

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Mug of tea - A mum-to-be relaxing with a mug of tea. Stock Photo credit: debschGavin, 26, says that he never once thought of his mother as being any different to the younger mothers of his classmates, particularly since his father was also much younger.

Gavin was conceived when his mother, now aged 70, embarked on a second marriage with a man 14 years her junior.

At the time of Gavin's birth, his mother was 44 and his father was just 30. Despite disapproval from other family members and jibes that the relationship would never last, his parents are still happily married.

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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!
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