I'm 44, due in January with my 2nd child

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, July 16, 2012 | 0 comments

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I'm 44 and due in January. This is my second child. My daughter is 15.

When we first went to the stores looking at all the baby stuff people assumed it was my daughter that was pregnant...

What a shame, just tells you where our world is at.

My husband will be 46 when Glenda is born, I think I'm going to make shirts for her that say no these aren't my grandparents!

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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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