Wonderment and joy - pregnant at 48

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 1 comments

Image: Beautiful newborn by tiarescott, on Flickr
I'm 48 years old, no kids and four miscarriages.

Just found out I am pregnant (naturally)!

Unfortunately, I thought I was beginning menopause so I didn't even think my missed period could be due to pregnancy.

Worse, I went in for a long overdue mammogram last Monday.

Standing with my tender-feeling breast sandwiched in the machine, the tech asked the routine question: "could you be pregnant?"

"No," I said and the Xray went off, and suddenly I thought "Well, I could be pregnant....."
Went home and did a pregnancy test, and sure enough....

So here I've been holiday drinking like a fish, and just had a mammo.
Could it be any worse?

Except I AM PREGNANT! There is no containing the wonderment or joy!

I know I have a very long road to hoe, but I also have a deep sense that this is out of my hands and I'm going to try really hard this time not to worry -- which really does accomplish NOTHING.

The thought of my sweet husband's baby growing inside me is beyond joy!!!

Thoughts from anyone on maintaining composure, or the whole testing thing?

- McF

Photo credit: Beautiful newborn by tiarescott, on Flickr
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Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss
by Jennifer Saake
-- Hannah's heart beat with a mother's love long before she was blessed with a child. Through the years of waiting and longing, her gentle heart was nearly crushed under the weight of grief. You can meet Hannah in the pages of 1 Samuel, chapters 1 and 2.

The Bible says she was "barren," and we know she suffered heartache, anguish, and grief because of her empty arms. Perhaps you do too. Hannah's Hope is for all who long for a child yet to be conceived, grieve for a baby too soon passed from the womb, or have lived through the no-man's-land of failed adoption.

It is intended as a guide to assist you in making wise decisions as you struggle through your grief. And by the end of the journey, God may surprise you by the ways He uses to answer your heart's cry. Compassionately written by a woman who knows well these painful struggles, Hannah's Hope will direct you to the Source of strength, whose name is "the God of all comfort."

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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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1 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    absoluetly love this one!

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