Got pregnant accidentally at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, November 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Newborn infant being weighed. Stock Photo Credit: wigginsray
I am now 49 (almost) and my daughter will be 3 in March.

Got pregnant accidentally (can you believe it a woman of my age getting pregnant accidentally, oh my,) and the father only lasted about 6 months or so.

So -- single, going through menopause, with an almost 3-year old -- many tough days for sure -- would I change any single thing, no, my pregnancy was wonderful, I loved it, I love remembering it, wish I could do it again over and over.

I was perfectly healthy (and I was a smoker) and I had the healthiest smartest (of course) most beautiful baby girl, even thinking about it now I get tears in my eyes.

She has not suffered because I'm older -- there was no way I would have been the parent I am when I was younger.

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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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