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Your Heart's Desire [message #1448] Fri, 14 December 2007 16:29 Go to next message
Cary  is currently offline Cary
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Over 40 with grandchildren on the way[ 11 vote(s) ]
1.Yes, I would 10 / 91%
2.No, I wouldn't 1 / 9%

Even if you desired additional children of your own, would you still want to try to conceive if you found out you were going to be a grandmother?

Yes?
or
No?

[Updated on: Fri, 14 December 2007 16:36]


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Re: Your Heart's Desire [message #1449 is a reply to message #1448 ] Sat, 15 December 2007 09:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kim L. from MO  is currently offline Kim L. from MO
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I put "no", only because by the time my oldest could be a mother, the old fashioned way, by marriage, I would be close to 50.

I am thrilled to be pregnant again at 41, but it is taking a toll on me physically. But, since I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, if it is God's will down the road, then I could do it again.
Re: Your Heart's Desire [message #1450 is a reply to message #1448 ] Sat, 15 December 2007 14:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I voted "yes" because it's been a total blessing for me to be a grandmother and then become pregnant --as I've mentioned before here, my granddaughter and youngest daughter are great buddies and nine months apart! Smile

But then, I've never really "planned" a single pregnancy --just prayed for babies and trusted God for His number and His spacing! And I'm eternally grateful for His blessings. Smile


Blessings,
Tamara (mom of seven; grandma to two so far!)

"There is always enough time and strength to do the will of God"
P.S. Thought I'd add this... [message #1451 is a reply to message #1450 ] Sat, 15 December 2007 14:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Since Kim mentioned her pregnancy in her 40's has taken a toll on her physically, I didn't notice that much difference between the pregnancies in my 20's, 30's, or 40's. I also was very careful about good nutrition, getting enough rest, and healthful habits such as exercise, etc. (although there was a point when I didn't exercise while pregnant! Wink ) My children were older and able to do a lot themselves by the time I had my last pregnancy, too, which helps. (Although I did babysit my granddaughter during that period --I had help then, too, with older daughters!)


Blessings,
Tamara (mom of seven; grandma to two so far!)

"There is always enough time and strength to do the will of God"
Re: P.S. Thought I'd add this... [message #1452 is a reply to message #1451 ] Sat, 15 December 2007 15:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tamara E wrote on Sat, 15 December 2007 14:55

My children were older and able to do a lot themselves by the time I had my last pregnancy, too, which helps.




I think that makes a huge difference, our oldest is 13. While they are a huge help, I don't want to give them so much to do, that they can't enjoy being children.

I think our almost 5 yos will be a bigger help than I realize, he is really getting excited about this little girl. This is also the longest gap between children that we have had.
Re: Your Heart's Desire [message #1453 is a reply to message #1448 ] Sat, 22 December 2007 23:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kate Megill  is currently offline Kate Megill
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Well, I'm 50 and would be absolutely THRILLED to be pregnant (and even though Hannah is 21 and old enough to be married and have a baby, no "ships" are on the horizon!). I feel just as good physically as I did when I had my last baby at 44!!


In His Joy and Grace,
Kate Megill
Re: Your Heart's Desire [message #1516 is a reply to message #1448 ] Mon, 25 February 2008 21:45 Go to previous message
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I answered "yes" because, well, I am a grandmother and have grandchild number 4 on the way! I was pregnant along with our oldest daughter (she was 20, and I 41 six years ago!) She had a baby boy, our first grandchild, and we had a baby girl 9 weeks later. We were pregnant together and it was absolutely wonderful! She has had 2 more babies since then, and I continue to be hopeful for us to have more even though our other daughter is newly married and expecting her first! Having grandchildren at the same time as having your own adds a wonderful, special dimension to the family that can't even be described. It creates a precious closeness and bond. God is so good! Our little five year old daughter prays all the time for Jesus to give us another baby! Will you all pray for us, too? Thanks! I knew I could count on you all! Just know that I am joining the rest of you in prayer for one another as well. Again, I say, our God is so very good!

Because of the Love of Jesus,
Holly


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