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A month left in this pregnancy at 46

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, July 28, 2012 | 0 comments

Baby Maximus - My boy growing up....and blowing bubbles - Stock Photo Credit: bonesdog
I had my 46th birthday on August 31 and have almost a month left in this pregnancy.

This is only my second; my first was 13.5 years ago at 32. So far, everything has been well.

This time I had more indigestion but not more aches and pains than the first.

We weren't expecting this baby at all and were a little upset at first until we realized what a real miracle it is for me to be pregnant in the first place.

I've gained less weight than with the first although I started out a little heavier.

I don't like having to see the fetal/maternal medicine doctor in addition to the regular OB/GYN. At this age, some are so negative in spite of the relative health of me and the baby.

I'm trusting God for a safe and healthy delivery in about a month.

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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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