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49 and 25 weeks pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 0 comments

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I am 49 years old, and 25 weeks pregnant.

Yes, it was a total surprise!

Our baby boy is due the day before my oldest child turns 27 years old.

I also have a 25-year-old and 16-year-old.

I was planning for an empty nest, not Romper Room, but God has plans we can't see, so I am doing my best to adjust.

We have been married for 28 years.

While I was not thrilled, my husband is having an even harder time adjusting to the idea.

My mothering hormones are kicking in, but he is still in denial!

So far, it has been an easy pregnancy and by all available tests, a totally normal baby.

Only 15 weeks to go. Will update after delivery.

Posted By Karla on 2006-10-09

Image: Surprise Child: Finding Hope in Unexpected Pregnancy, by Leslie Leyland Fields. Publisher: WaterBrook Press (February 21, 2006)Surprise Child: Finding Hope in Unexpected Pregnancy
by Leslie Leyland Fields

-- 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.

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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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