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Grandma had her last baby when she was 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, August 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Baby Marie - Our first marvelous daughter! - Stock Photo credit: semlibeert
I am "only" 38, but my grandmother had her last baby when she was 45 years old, and since that was my father, I'm glad she did!

Sixty-eight years later, he is still going strong.

From what I heard, her older sons, who were in their 20's at the time, were slightly embarrassed to be seen with a youngish looking pregnant woman.

Actually, I will be old enough to be my own baby's grandmother as well!

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood, by Martin Carnoy. Publisher: Fairview Press; 1st pbk. ed edition (May 6, 1997)Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood
by Martin Carnoy

-- A father and son interview dozens of men in their 40s and 50s to discover why these men have decided to delay parenting or start over, and how they feel about fathering children in late middle age.

The result is a timely assessment of the challenges and rewards older fathers face, as seen through their own eyes and those of their wives and children.


Men are becoming fathers at 40, 50 or more, but there is very little information on what issues they will have to deal with or how to cope with the new life phase.


Lots of anecdotes of from families with either delayed or remarried fatherhood. 


It offers glimpses of societal changes as we are all living longer and healthier and as a result, may have children later. 


Discusses stepkids, May-December marriages, adoption, fathers-at-home, and more.


Paperback: 192 pages - Click to order/for more info:
Fathers of a Certain Age


Hardcover: 181 pages - Click to order/for more info:
Fathers of a Certain Age



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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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