Pregnant with my 4th at 52

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, June 17, 2012 | 1 comments

grandpa's finger: baby watching the big, big world. Stock Photo credit: knips

I am currently pregnant with my fourth child, and I'm 52.

My baby is due February 10th, and I will be 53 when it is born.

One of my purposes for joining groups like this is to hopefully spread some confidence in other women over 50 who are trying to conceive.


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother, by Judith Newman. Publisher: Miramax (April 21, 2004)You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother
by Judith Newman

-- Today the number of women having their first child over thirty-five has increased by a bazillion fold, or some equally scary large number, and Newman is the first to write a book that tells what it's really like when a trip to the drugstore entails the purchase of both diaper cream and wrinkle cream; when "getting your shots" means both immunization and Botox. 

You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman
is not only about having children later in life: it's about what happens to a marriage—and to the spirit, when even the most sought-after baby comes. 


Wry, warm, and brutally honest, this is the book for any woman—whatever her age—who has awakened at 3AM to the insistent shrieks of her darling and thought: Oh man, I'm too old for this.


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Catherine

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 comments

  1. i have always wanted children, me being 50, it's hard being around so many negative people, women tell me don't, men say i'm too old to start over. now i decided to move and start over, but the problem is i have men younger than me trying to talk to me because i look 30 years old.

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