I will be 47 when the baby is born

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, August 06, 2012 | 0 comments

Tiny grasp - 3 day old baby holding mom's finger. Stock Photo credit: tracywade
I just turned 12 weeks today.

I am 46, going to be 47 when the baby is born, and already have 8 children, youngest of whom will be six.

I sure thought I was done with all this! I was shocked and not too happy for the first month, a little less shocked and a little more happy the second month.

After the shock wears off, I think you will become more excited about the new life within you.

I too am very nervous about carrying a baby at this age, and also the repeat c-section (this will be my 8th c-section, and the last one was a little tougher to get over because of all the scar tissue and trouble getting Steven out). So I am very nervous about this one.

But I figure that God put me in this boat for a reason, and He will take care of me. Having faith is the only way to get through this life-altering experience, believe me!

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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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