I too have had children in my forties. Three out of nine
have been born since I turned 40. Our last little blessing was
born just under a year ago (January 16,2002). He is our third
son and has brought immense joy to our household. All his
older siblings adore him. He is a very special blessing as he
has down syndrome. I always had some fears that I would have a
child like my John. But now wonder what on earth I had to
fear. He truly is such a joy. I wanted to share this as
this scenario is one of the reasons people give for not having
children later in life. One of the what ifs so many like to
recite. We believe God has a plan for each of our children's
lives, including John's. He is fearfully and
In Him who saves,
2 weeks before delivering her 13th child
and her lovely family
am enjoying your website. I
think it is great to be encouraging women to trust God rather than
solely what the medical establishment has to say about having babies
in your forties.
a 44 year old woman, I had my thirteenth child on July 21st,
2002. I have been
married for 18 years will have our 19th anniversary in
April. I was 25 years
old when my husband and I were married.
God blessed us and we conceived 2 weeks after we were
married. How exciting!
I will give you the names and birthdates of all our children.
Rachel 1/25/85, Naomi 4/14/86, Andrew 9/17/87, Lydia 9/21/88, Sarah
4/1/90, Laurel 5/14/91, Michael 6/8/92, Jacob 12/4/93, Ruth
10/28/95, Peter 2/1/97, Mary 10/17/98, Isaac 8/3/00, Phoebe 7/21/02.
I have had 3 of the children from the time I was a month shy
of being 40. For many years of my marriage my husband was lost. God
met me in amazing ways during those tough years of my marriage. Seven
years ago my husband became a Christian and has become a new man!
hearing we have 13 children people quite frequently ask if that is
all we intend to have and our response is that “we hope God
blesses us with more”. We
are so excited how God has blessed us and gives so many
opportunities to share the Gospel because of the children!
We are a homeschool family and we have a home business.
What fun (:
you are probably wondering how a 44 year old mom with 13 children is
feeling? I can honestly
say I forget I am in my forties.
I feel as good now as I did when I was 25.
I attribute this to a couple of things.
First and most important is having a relationship with the
Lord. It is impossible
to be the kind of Mother and wife God desires without His gift of
salvation. Walking by faith in God gives me the power to overcome
the common temptations of Motherhood and I am thankful for all the
help I can get. As
a result of being in this relationship I have the opportunity to
walk in all of the peace, joy, patience, gentleness, kindness, love
etc I need because of Christ dwelling in me. Secondly,
for my witness and accomplishing His will for the Gospel’s sake,
God helped me to realize how important good nutrition and staying in
shape is. I realized that good nutrition is essential to produce
healthy happy babies and keep me from falling apart physically.
It is hard to enjoy your children if you aren’t feeling
well or don’t have the energy to keep up with them. Getting older,
it is even more crucial for me and any babies God would bless me
with. I want to enjoy my children for as many years as I can! Our
whole family experiences great health as a result of God helping
equip us in the area of nutrition.
I have great pregnancies and my last baby’s apgar score was
a 9.9. I asked what the
10th of a point deduction was for, they said no reason
they just never give out a 10.
is so much I could share with you, but I don’t want to get too
long winded here. If
any of you would like to contact me you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I would love to hear
from any of you.
My story is a little different from
the others. I had my daughter at the age of 26 in 1986 and was a
single parent. I was not raised
in a Christian family but my family is very loving and caring. I
don't know what I would have done without their constant emotional
support and love. I loved my daughter dearly from the time I found
out I was pregnant and vowed I would be the best mother in the
world. Throughout the years, I had a relationship with a man who
treated us both wonderfully, but somehow, wasn't truly committed
to getting married or having any other children. Loving my
daughter as I did, and listening to her pleas of "when can I
have a younger brother or sister?", I began to pursue the
idea of marriage and children with my partner when I was in my
mid-30's (the biological time clock was beginning to tick!) I
suppose he felt that he was being pressured, so our
relationship broke up in 1996. I was devastated, and believed that
I would never have another baby. I wanted to have a
child after being married, and that was no longer a
possibility, or so I thought.
A few months later I was working out
in my gym, trying to drown my sorrows in rigorous exercise, when a
good-looking (younger) man I had noticed previously began
talking to me. We became friends and he told me how much he
admired the way I had raised my daughter (she often accompanied me
to the gym) as she is very polite, friendly and smart (no
bias here!). During the course of our friendship, he spoke to me
about how important the Lord was in his life. I told him I
believed in God, but was not a part of an organized religion.
Well, I accompanied him to his church on several occasions and was
struck by how wonderful I felt in the church and afterward.
Soon thereafter, we began dating, and I decided to formally have Jesus
Christ in my life.
I can't tell you of the blessings that
has brought me. We have since gotten married and he is a
wonderful, loving husband and step-father. We both wanted a baby
badly, but by that time I was 39 years old and couldn't seem to
get pregnant. I got checked out by the doctor, and they said that
my hormone level (FSH) was far too high to even try anything like
fertility medications. The bottom line was that I was "just
too old" to have a baby. I was heartbroken and basically
believed what the doctors said. But my husband told me: If we pray
hard enough, God will hear us. I know he will bless us with a
baby. When I was 42 years old, I became pregnant naturally - no
drugs, no medical interventions. We were so overjoyed and
delighted, it's hard to even convey our feelings. In November
2002, after 9 perfect months of pregnancy, I gave birth to our
beautiful baby boy Michael, who was 8 lbs. 8 oz and 20
inches long. Two pregnancies: one in the 1980's and one in the
2000's...A seventeen year old daughter and a 4 month old son
as I write this. Life is truly beautiful and wonderful, and God is
great. Thank you for letting me tell my story.
Tells Her Parents' Story!
My name is Anna, I'm 21 years of age, and married to a wonderful
man and our first is due in May.
My dad was 45 and my mom was 42 years old when they learned she
was pregnant. My dad was a police officer and my mom was and
is a teacher. I was 17 years old and embarrassed to death my
parents still "did it." Well my mom was eight
months months pregnant when we received word my dad had been shot
and was in the hospital. He survived but was in the hospital
on a ventilator when my mom gave birth to a beautiful baby girl,
Brenna. When my dad came out of a coma, he had to
relearn everything. But Brenna turned out to be my
dad's motivation, they learned to crawl and walk together...even
potty train together.
Well, Brenna is an active four year old today and my father has
made a full recovery (against the odds). My dad is a full
time father to Brenna and says that he wouldn't trade being a
father after 40 for anything. My mother is just glad to have
them both and is looking forward to being Grandma.
Good luck and good health to you,
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