Monday, November 12, 2007


Met up with girlfriend while waiting for daughter. She confided. At 45, she is going to be a mother. For the 5th time. Upon seeing the two lines, she, shocked while, husband, took it calmly. No more champagne popping excitment. Still thinking of a way to break the news to in law. With a son and 3 daughters yet.... Had often wonder why the Gynae did not advise her on the appropriate method but then again, Gynae is a mother of 7. Motherhood started at 35 and it has been a handful since. Two maids to keep the children, in-laws and the house in order while she busy with the children's school and enrichment courses. Most admirable as she is one of the most patience mother I have met. Though looking forward to the new addition to the family, carrying a child at 45 does give cause to some worry. Mother's well being and also child's.


doc said...

they may be concern raised about chromosomal tests & chorionic villous sampling.

trust in God & consider this a blessing:

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
(psalms 139:13,14)

stay-at-home mum said...

That would be a nightmare for me!! I dont think i could cope with another.

God does not give what he thinks we cannot handle. So, she should be OK!!

Maybe she is of a religion that practises natural birth control.

Iml said...

Her 2nd child 7 a son is an autistic child. In singapore, mothers over the age of 35 are strong encouraged to have an amniocentesis. Her only worry is autism.

I know what you mean. BTW, She believed in the natural method.

doc said...

just got the book today.