Posted By karla on 2006-10-09
I am 49 and 25 weeks pregnant. It was a total surprise. The baby boy is due the day before my oldest turns 27. I also have a 25 and 16 year old.
I was planning for empty nest, not Romper Room, but God has plans we can't see, so I am adjusting. I've been married for 28 years.
While I was not thrilled, he is having an even harder time adjusting to the idea. My mothering hormones are kicking in, but he is still in denial!
So far, easy pregnancy and by all available tests, a totally normal baby. Only 15 weeks to go. Will update after delivery.
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Surprise Child: Finding Hope in Unexpected Pregnancy
-- Unplanned pregnancies happen to women in every season of life: the newly married, the never-married, the empty-nester, the teenager, the overworked mother, the career woman. Yet we rarely talk about how lonely and confusing this experience can be.
In Surprise Child, Leslie Leyland Fields, who experienced two unplanned pregnancies in her forties, lyrically weaves her own story with the stories of other women who understand the isolation you face as expectations and plans are turned upside down to make room for a child.
“Each year, more than three million women discover themselves pregnant–at a hard time, the wrong time, at a difficult place in their lives. I am one of those women.…”
Together, these women walk with you month-by-month through the physical and emotional stages of pregnancy, voicing with startling honesty their own anxieties and struggles. Here you will find the companionship and hope you need to journey toward new life.
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