Anyone give birth or adopt after their fortieth birthday? That is what I thought this group was about.

Robynn - posted on 03/15/2009 ( 138 moms have responded )

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Hi. My daughter Marisol is two years old today. She is younger than my grandchildren. I am 46. My husband is 68. We were surprised. Anyone else?

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Robynn - posted on 04/29/2009

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It is good to hear from so many ladies. I started a group after I saw how many there were on this thread. It is called MOMS OVER 40 WHO GIVE BIRTH OR ADOPT OR WOULD LIKE TO. Please come and join.

Michele - posted on 04/29/2009

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I am 46 with a 3 year old. My oldest son is 18, will be 19 in September. I found out I was pregnant with my youngest at age 43! Surprised is not the word!!!!

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Carol - posted on 05/02/2009

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i have four children. my first when i was 18 the last when I was forty. I was pregnant in the 70;s the 80;s the 90;s and the 2000;s. can anybody beat that.

Anita - posted on 05/01/2009

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I adopted my son when he was 2.5 and I was 43... He's 6 in kindergarten and I'm 46. He's used to the fact that running isn't my specialty. (Fibromyalgia here too.) Fortunately we've moved next to a family who had 4 boys and the youngest is still living at home and has taken an interest in shooting hoops, swinging golf clubs etc with Davis.

Pam - posted on 05/01/2009

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I'm 41 with a 3 1/2 yr. old son and 17 month old daughter, I empathize, course God was laughing, since I only got married at 36. I threw my own 40th birthday party while 8 months pregnant. My husband says it's a good thing, because I'll be too old before we have what he called too many. As for perrs in similar situations, I think they only exist on the web, not in my neighborhood.

Pamela - posted on 05/01/2009

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Hi I am 51 yr and my husband is 55 We have 5 children 30, 28, 26, 24 and 6 years old the four oldest are bio kids the youngest is adopted. We have 4 grandbabies ages 3, 2, 1 years and the last is 3months. I have enjoyed being able to be a full time mom of all five of our childern and also love being a grandma. I too believe it is what keeps me young. Of course our friends are off on big trips and we are still camping so we can afford to go But I would not trade my life for any other.

Pamela - posted on 05/01/2009

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Hi I am 51 yr and my husband is 55 We have 5 children 30, 28, 26, 24 and 6 years old the four oldest are bio kids the youngest is adopted. We have 4 grandbabies ages 3, 2, 1 years and the last is 3months. I have enjoyed being able to be a full time mom of all five of our childern and also love being a grandma. I too believe it is what keeps me young. Of course our friends are off on big trips and we are still camping so we can afford to go But I would not trade my life for any other.

Lisa - posted on 04/29/2009

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Hi there! I was 41 and my husband was 42 when we were placed as foster parents to a 2 day old infant. We took him home from the hospital and he has been with us ever since! I had just had a total hysterectomy and was home recuperating when my son came into our life. My sister swears I gave birth to him with my scar and all! ;) The official adoption happened 2 1/2 years ago and life could not be sweeter!! He is our love and joy each and every day! Sometimes I feel kinda old and can't run around as quickly as when I was younger but my little guy keeps me as young as I can be! We are even thinking about adding another soon....God willing!

Jean - posted on 04/29/2009

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Hi, I gave birth to my daughter in December, 2008, I turned 40 in May, 2008. I will be 41 this coming Saturday and my daughter will be 5 months on May 7. I don't feel different being older, but I think I would not be as tired if I would have had her in my twenties. I think she may be an only child, unless my husband and I decide to adopt.

Jean - posted on 04/29/2009

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Hi, I gave birth to my daughter in December, 2008, I turned 40 in May, 2008. I will be 41 this coming Saturday and my daughter will be 5 months on May 7. I don't feel different being older, but I think I would not be as tired if I would have had her in my twenties. I think she may be an only child, unless my husband and I decide to adopt.

Karen - posted on 04/29/2009

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i had my 3rd child via c-sec 3 days after my 43rd birthday ,she has brothers that are 22,18, and step brothers that are 10,17 and a step sister who is 18.i wouldnt trade her for anything ,i always tell ppl i waited 14 yrs to have a girl lol..

Ruth - posted on 04/29/2009

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hi i fould out i was expecting a month after my forteth birthday sadly my boyfriend left me two months after that. i had already got a sixteen and thirteen year old. oliver was born on the 7th of october 2007 he was on time and was born at 12.58am he weigh 7lb he is now a happy llittle boy who is do well at nursery school.he talks and he run and does thing what he should do even uf am on my own i have friends and family to help me.oliver was a lovely surpise and i love him as much as i love his brother and sister

Michele - posted on 04/29/2009

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I became a single mom at 43, but find I have MORE energy this time.....I don't understand where it comes from! Besides that, I chose to become a work at home mom and have supplied day-care for 4 others, all under the age of 3....two are 2, one is 1 and I have an infant at 6 months. 5 under the age of 4!! :) My days are filled with laughter, crying, struggling and love!! It's absolutely wonderful!!!

Alison - posted on 04/29/2009

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hey ladies, i became a single mum for the second time at 40...my eldest daughter is 19, and her dad left when she was a toddler, so this time round i foolishly imagined it would be just the same to raise another child by myself! how wrong i was. my little girl is 2 and a half now, and is wonderful, but, i am sooooooooooooo tired all the time, the energy she requires from me is unending!! but, i have heaps more patience now, and am taking the time to enjoy her childhood far more than i did with my eldest......just the tiredness!!!!

Michele - posted on 04/29/2009

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I am 46 with a 3 year old. My oldest son is 18, will be 19 in September. I found out I was pregnant with my youngest at age 43! Surprised is not the word!!!!

Robynn - posted on 04/29/2009

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Hi Erica and Robin and Leanne, We have a group calledMOMS OVER 40 WHO GIVE BIRTH OR ADOPT OR WOULD LIKE TO. Please join us.

Erika - posted on 04/29/2009

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Hi,my daughter Jorja is almost 6 now,she was born when I was 41,she was a surprise,but a good one.I also have 2 older boys,18 & 19.

Robynn - posted on 04/28/2009

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Well let me tell a bit more. Mari is the youngest of seven. My others are 9, 14, 17, 24, 26 and 27. My grandchildren are 10 months, 5, 5, 7, 7, 8, and 12.So you see she is younger than all of my grandchildren except two.

Robin - posted on 04/28/2009

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You're not alone. We've got kids ranging from 44 through 12. Six of them. (And yes, that would make me over 40!). Tiring to have teens at this age... but then one of them is over my shoulder helping me figure out Facebook, so they're handy to have around!

Leanne - posted on 04/28/2009

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Hi Robyn My daughter PARIS is also 2yrs and l am 46 as well.I have older kids from my first marriage and a son 12 and daughter2 from second marriage.I also have 2 granddaughters who are 5 and 4 months old.So im in the same boat as you.Im enjoying it so much this time around,a little tiring from keeping up with a 2 yrold.But all worth it Its nice to know im not the only one starting again at my age.Bye for now

Robynn - posted on 04/28/2009

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Hi Gillian and Helen, Leslie, Laura and Joy. I do not know how I missed your post. I have been busy with school. I am glad to hear from you.

Gillian - posted on 04/21/2009

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I also have a daughter younger than a granchild but only just! by 10 days

I had 2 children in my 20's 1 in my 30's and 2 in my 40's at 42 and 44

Each decade has its ups and downs but they certainly keep you young!

But wouldn't be without any!

Helen - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had my son 2 months b4 my 40th. Shocked is an understatement! He's now 14 months old. I also have a son of 16, a son of 14 & a daughter of 9. All live at home with me & it sounds like they never have any intention of leaving! I find it hard sometimes as i am now a single mum but we all pull together so its fun. Icouldn't imagine life without all of them.

Leslie - posted on 04/21/2009

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I have children from 24 years old to 10 months old. I am 43 turning 44 this year. I only have 5 kids all together, I am one who when my nest was empty I refilled it. Or when my new significant other came along with no children, we had some together. However you see it I am glad to be going around for the next set of children. I have more patience. Being a Mommy is great at any age!

Laura - posted on 04/21/2009

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My live is all about my raising my granddaughter, We are her legal guardians. she is our Lovie and we are mom and dad to her. We have three grown children 25,24,22. My husband and I are in our late 40s, and believe we are blessed it have her. We too are "older" parent's..... We love it!

Joy - posted on 04/20/2009

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Hi! We have just finalized the adoption of our sweet baby. He is now 10 months - I am 44 and dh is 47. We LOVE being parents of a young one in our 40's! However, I REALLY could use a whole nights sleep - the baby still gets up several times a night - though I have older children as well & sometimes I'm up waiting for them to get home from dates & such anyway. lol The past 3 nights I've gotten 3 hours of sleep in a row! There's HOPE! lol

I feel much calmer and more confident as a parent now than I did in my 20's. There are perks both ages I guess. I'd love one more little one... adopted or not close to the baby's age. We'll see if that happens. :)

Robynn - posted on 04/19/2009

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Quoting Robin:



Just posting to move this thread back up the listings!






I posted to move the thead up also. How are you?



 

Robynn - posted on 04/19/2009

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Quoting Grace:



Congratulations, Kim Sheridan!






and we'll pray that all goes well for you and the baby.






Dear Dawn, don't give up...you don't know what God has in store for you. He surprises us.






So, we'll pray for you, too.






My doctor told me my eggs were "old" and that is probably why I miscarried three times.






But they were not all "old" because here came a perfect little girl four years later.






And for all of you in these situations...and for all the grandparents raising grandchilden...what a privilege! What a way to build character in these young ones.






God bless you all!






 





Hi Grace, How was your Easter?

Robynn - posted on 04/19/2009

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Quoting Pam:



Hi my husband and I adopted our first 4, a sibling group, at the age of 44 and 42. The oldest was 8,6,5,3 then and now we have been a family for 8 years. We are now hitting our 50's and have teenagers!!!!!! Like some of you said, most of our close friends, their kids have grown and moved on and they are becoming grandparents and we still have kids at home. We still feel like we are in our 30's, sometimes. :) Thanks for this group.






I will be going on 60 when Marisol is a teenager. Maybe if you and I are still in touch you can give me advise. How are the kids doing?

Robynn - posted on 04/19/2009

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Quoting Julie:



Quoting Robynn:

Anyone give birth or adopt after their fortieth birthday? That is what I thought this group was about.

Hi. My daughter Marisol is two years old today. She is younger than my grandchildren. I am 46. My husband is 68. We were surprised. Anyone else?






I'm 45 and have a 2 year old...and are trying for one more before my personal cutoff date at the end of this year. I also have a 16 year old LOL- all totally planned in one way or another.






What month was your two year old born in? Marisol just turned two in march. I hope you are able to get pregnant by your time table. I will be thinking of you.

Robynn - posted on 04/19/2009

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Quoting Pam:



Hi my husband and I adopted our first 4, a sibling group, at the age of 44 and 42. The oldest was 8,6,5,3 then and now we have been a family for 8 years. We are now hitting our 50's and have teenagers!!!!!! Like some of you said, most of our close friends, their kids have grown and moved on and they are becoming grandparents and we still have kids at home. We still feel like we are in our 30's, sometimes. :) Thanks for this group.






I will be going on 60 when Marisol is a teenager. Maybe if you and I are still in touch you can give me advise. How are the kids doing?

Robynn - posted on 04/19/2009

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We have a new dog, also. A chihuahua/schitzu mix. And I probably did not spell either name right. We need spellcheck on Circle of Moms.

Debbie - posted on 04/12/2009

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ok, I found something that makes me a new mom over 40. I just got a 1 yr. pug/lab at 54yr. ha ha. I applied the potty training that I would use on my children to my puppy..and it worked.. By the way, I was not offended earlier and am still not. I find this group interesting and enjoy hearing from all about their experiences. Keep the talk going... loving it.

Robynn - posted on 04/12/2009

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Quoting Robynn:



I did not mean to say anything negative. I was just searching for women my age with infants and toddlers. People who have fibromyalgia and potty training. LOL.  I mean it is not unusual to have teens and twenties in your forties. I just wanted women who are going to have to use social security checks for prom gowns. LOL. I am not one to leave anyone out. I was just checking to see if I had the right place for what I was searching for. Sorry if i hurt anyone's feelings.






I am not trying to leave anyone out. I was merely looking for ladies who have to explain daily 'this is not my grandchild, she's mine". In my case, my grandchildren are older than her.

Debbie - posted on 04/12/2009

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Does it really matter???? I took care of a grandson for 1 1/2 years and I was 42 at the time. I think we can all contribute to the group with our life experiences. Does it count, my husband was a first time daddy at 41yr.? He even made the newspaper when she was born 22 years ago. They had a special for father's day. Still have the article..
Let's hear it for US moms... Love you all.

Julie - posted on 04/12/2009

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Quoting Robynn:

Anyone give birth or adopt after their fortieth birthday? That is what I thought this group was about.

Hi. My daughter Marisol is two years old today. She is younger than my grandchildren. I am 46. My husband is 68. We were surprised. Anyone else?



I'm 45 and have a 2 year old...and are trying for one more before my personal cutoff date at the end of this year. I also have a 16 year old LOL- all totally planned in one way or another.

Debbie - posted on 04/12/2009

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I guess I looked at this group differently. I thought it meant moms that are over 40, but not necessarily meaning becoming a mom for the first time or having a baby over 40, but just being a mom and you are over 40 now. I am 54 and I am a mom and will always be a mom. My children are 34, 32,22,20, and 18. That makes me a mom and I am over 40. ha ha.. I thought we could be mentors to those that needed help or had questions or didn't know what to do now that our children are older.. This group could mean many things, at least that was what I thought. I was 35 when my last child was born. We all have various experiences and we could share or help with that. Just my thought on things.

Pam - posted on 04/12/2009

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Hi my husband and I adopted our first 4, a sibling group, at the age of 44 and 42. The oldest was 8,6,5,3 then and now we have been a family for 8 years. We are now hitting our 50's and have teenagers!!!!!! Like some of you said, most of our close friends, their kids have grown and moved on and they are becoming grandparents and we still have kids at home. We still feel like we are in our 30's, sometimes. :) Thanks for this group.

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I'm a single mum with 2 kids. 1 birth 13, 1 adopted 9. My son has special needs so we are still in toilet training mode. Later this year I am to be step mum to 2 girls 18 & 14. Anyone else got this variety?

Grace - posted on 04/11/2009

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Congratulations, Kim Sheridan!



and we'll pray that all goes well for you and the baby.



Dear Dawn, don't give up...you don't know what God has in store for you. He surprises us.



So, we'll pray for you, too.



My doctor told me my eggs were "old" and that is probably why I miscarried three times.



But they were not all "old" because here came a perfect little girl four years later.



And for all of you in these situations...and for all the grandparents raising grandchilden...what a privilege! What a way to build character in these young ones.



God bless you all!



 

Kim - posted on 04/11/2009

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Oh by the way, i live in Sydney Australia, i am 1 of 18 children, and i love havin a big family. :)





Kim - posted on 04/11/2009

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Hi Dawn, im Kim, i dont know anything about that but i really wish you luck with it, and hope it all goes well for you and your hubby.





Dawn - posted on 04/11/2009

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I'm 42 with a 20 yr old, 13 yr old and 11 yr old. My new husband and I have had three pregnancies in three years and three miscarriages. Now going through Menopur injections. Does anyone know the real chances, with real practicality.

Kim - posted on 04/11/2009

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Hi Robynn, im 43 and have a 10yr old son, we got back from hols in Feb, to find out i was 6 weeks pregnant, im 15 weeks now, we were both in shock big time, as we gave up trying when i turned 40. We are just now getting use to the idea.





Chris - posted on 04/11/2009

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yeah im 41 my hubbys 48 , we,ve took on 3 g/children last year .so hello .pleased to meet you

Carole - posted on 04/10/2009

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Hi everybody :-) What a great site !!! I have 9 children ranging from 32yrs to 6 yrs. I had my eldest when I was 19 & a week before my 45th birthday I gave birth (naturally) to my 9th child - a beautiful little girl weighing in at 8 1/2lbs. My husand was 47. I breastfed my baby till she was almost 3 yrs old. My 8th child was born 5 months after my 1st grandchild, when I was 39. I now have children married, living away, living at home, at high school, junior school & infant school. I have grandchildren, teenagers, small kids & adult children & 5 grandchildren with 2 more due in may 2009. It is not easy, can be confronting & challenging but never ever dull!!! Do I get tired - of course I do, but I love every monute of it & wouldn't swap any of it. At 51 I still can keep up with my daughters. Good luck to all the older mums - it brings its own blessings :-)

Grace - posted on 04/10/2009

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Hi, I'm Grace and I'm 48.



Had Abigail when I was 43, just shy of 44.



My husband is about four years older than I am. We wanted another baby after our oldest died when she was almost five, of cancer. We have a son who was almost seven when Abigail was born. They are so happy to have each other.



I had three miscarriages after Amelia died, and then here came Abigail! Four years later.



An answer to prayer! And nothing at all the matter with her. She truly is a fountain of joy for us.

Robynn - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Robynn:



Hi Robin. We started a new group called moms over 40 who give birth or adopt or would like to. Do a group search under support, I think it is  and you will eventually find us. I am so happy to hear from you. I am 46 my husband is 68. Our little Marisol is a complete surprise. We are getting our foster care license. We figure we owe god and the world something back for our good luck with her perfect health and intelligence. So good to hear from you. I hope we can keep in touch.






So glad that you found the other group with us Robin. Anybody else who wants to join us is welcome.

Robynn - posted on 04/10/2009

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That is great Tracy. I am so glad that we are starting to meet each other. So many peple actually gave me remarks of sympathy when i was pregnant. It is great to hear from women who feel as i do.

Tracy - posted on 04/10/2009

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I had my first and only baby at age 46. No problems, and he was born healthy. He is adorable and I'm so grateful that I got the chance to experience the miracle of pregnancy, giving birth. Every day with this precious child is a blessing.

Sally - posted on 04/10/2009

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Hi! My daughter is almost 2 and I am 44, I have a 21 yr old , 15yrold ,almost 5 yr old and my almost 2yr old. I thought I was going through the change (menopause) but no a baby. She is a darling but very flatout and demanding. I'm also a grandma to a 3yr old grandson. So your not alone. Regards

Sally

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