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Surprise! Pregnant at 49

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, July 12, 2013 | 0 comments

Image: Pregnant, by kate hiscock, on Flickr
I must say I wasn't very happy about being pregnant at 49.

We had just moved into a new home about 18 months ago, with plans of only finishing raising the 16 year old still at home.

No plans for a nursery. More plans of working really hard for the next 10 years and paying it off.

My husband was even less excited about it. We've been married for 28 years, so it's not even a second family for either of us.

I guess had I not just spent the last 14 years living with one or more teenagers, I might have been a little happier about it. But God has a plan and even though I can't see what it is, I know this little boy is a part of it.

It was scary at first, knowing all the things that can go wrong at this age.

I don't recall worrying so much about it when I was younger. I think when you're young, you haven't seen as much and just assume it always goes as planned.

I have many friends and they have been great for moral support and have been so generous with the gifts. We haven't had to buy a thing for him. We have enough diapers, clothes, and entertainment toys to last most of the first year.

Someone even gave me a crib. I had just gotten rid of mine when we moved.

I debated about keeping it for grandkids, but decided I keep too much clutter and let it go in a garage sale, only to be pregnant, less than a year later.

As far as the Grandma remarks, I'm ready for them. The first public place I took him this week, the cashier was oohing and ahing, then she asked me if I was keeping him for the day?

I know it will come up quite often.

Photo credit: Pregnant, by kate hiscock, on Flickr
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Budgeting for Infertility: How to Bring Home a Baby Without Breaking the Bank, by Evelina W Sterling, Angie Best-Boss. Publisher: Touchstone; Original edition (March 17, 2009)Budgeting for Infertility: How to Bring Home a Baby Without Breaking the Bank
by Evelina W Sterling, Angie Best-Boss

-- Having a baby can be one of the most wonderful times of your life -- but if you need help to conceive, it can swiftly become a staggeringly expensive undertaking.

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Catherine

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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