Thursday, August 27, 2009

Having a baby at 40 !?!

I'm sure many people have thought about how old is too old to have a baby? Is 50?, 40?
My thought is if the body is able and God willing then having a baby in your forties is fine. However, there are many other things that you need to think about.

How many other kids to you have and how old are they? Well, in my cause I have four kids with the youngest being six. So if a baby would be born it's next sibling would be seven at birth. Not real close to be a playmate.

Another thing is do you want to be in your late 50s or 60s when the baby finishes high school and then needs to go to college? This is a big one. I'm sure all through your new baby's school years you might be called grandma and grandpa. By the time high school is over you will look older and the hair might be a little lighter if you have any at all. How will your kid feel having the oldest parents around?

Do you really want to lose sleep and start changing diapers again? This is probably a big one. As you age your sleep becomes very important. By forty you are probably taking multiple naps a day already.

There are many more things to think about. But the one thing that I think is most important is if both the husband and the wife want to bring another life into the world and there are no health risks to your wife then I don't think age is an issue.

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