Hi, I’m Sheila, and I am an elderly primigravida—which is what the medical profession terms a new, first-time mom over the age of 35. I was actually 43 when I had my first (and only thus far) child, so well over 35. Now, I am 45 with a two year old, sharing my experiences on my late-in-life pregnancy, my new life as a mom, and everything in between. Want a few more fun facts? I’m adopted, and I’ve been a motherless daughter since I was 21. So I have a few issues. But more than that – I have an amazing husband, a beautiful baby boy, boundless faith, and an abundance of love.
The point of this blog isn’t for me to show you my vacations, or what outfit I’m wearing. While all that’s fine, there are people out there who do a way better job of that than I would. And I’m not saying there won’t be some fun included, and certainly a lot of irony. But, this is about coping, living, and hopefully sometimes thriving as a first time mom over forty. It’s a real picture. Honesty about what I’m going through, in hopes that it might help you or someone you know. Or a lot of someones you don’t know. We’re all important. We’re all strong. It’s not easy. And some of us are doing this without much of a supportive net. So pull up a chair and get cozy, because this blog is my love letter to all of you.
Oh, and as for those who coined the medical term referred to in this blog, you know what you can do with your “elderly” title.
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