Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Activity that is Not Age Appropriate

Hi Blogees,


Are they up to having a new baby?
Did you happen to catch some of the articles about Zsa Zsa Gabor wanting to have another baby? Well, really I guess it is Gabor's husband doing all the interviews, so technically it is her husband saying Zsa Zsa wants a baby.  Frederic Prince von Anhault, Gabor's husband, says that they are working with a clinic to procure an in vitro fertilization procedure that would bring a new little bundle of joy into their life.  He is hopeful for a son.

 Her first and only child Constance Francesca Hilton was born March 10, 1947.  (that is really putting an adequate distance between siblings, don't you think?)

Frederic went on CNN to talk of the parenting "plan".  They are going to use donor eggs and a surrogate mother.  He did mention that Gabor's eggs are not viable at her age. (Could we not have guessed that?)


Von Anhalt, also did an interview with TMZ and said that his wife always wanted another child and will be thrilled if all goes according to plan.   Anhalt stated he can hardly wait to see his wife with the new baby. How exciting!!! Being a new mom at 95.

Well, the reason for my post today is to just shed a little light on the issue of age of mothers in respect to new babies. 

Now, I know this isn't a MOMMY BLOG but I am a mom so....yes..I have an opinion.  I understand it is very trendy and all to have new babies much later in life.  Last year Omkari Panwar delivered twins, a boy and girl at 70 years of age.  Omkari is currently holding the title for the oldest woman to deliver children. As far as in vitro fertilization procedures, I don't know who the present title holder is.  I would have to think if Zsa Zsa's man pulls this off, they might claim that title.

What would you consider "too old" to have a baby.  I am thinking over 50, maybe.  I guess you would have to take it case by case as women age differently. I know a few women personally that had children well into their 40's and they are doing fine. Really, better than fine.  AWESOME  I am prepared to go far as to say that sometimes 40 is the new 30. So really, I am not thinking that having a baby in one's 40's is that unusual. 

I guess, I am somewhat conflicted on what is the cut-off age for having a new baby. With the medical advances that allow 50 year old and upward moms to conceive I have to wonder how they manage the energy required to keep up.

When I asked my Facebook friends for their opinion one said "the cutoff  age should be 90" (Therese) *giggle,giggle* and another said  Hmmm...perhaps you are too old to have a baby when your boobs hang so low that you are able to breast-feed the baby as soon as the head is delivered (Kathy) *chuckle, chuckle*

Back to the subject... when is older, too old...Is it really wrong to admit that in my 50's I need a nap after babysitting my grandkids?  They are well behaved, sweet, easy, children...nothing out of the ordinary (well actually I consider them extaordinary)... but still, I am tired.  Turns out kids are busy and they require attention.  It's been long enough that I forgot the real ramifications of that.

NOTE: For those of you judgmental types that are out there thinking that I am just "out of shape".  I don't think that is it.  I  work out with a trainer regularly, spend  a lot of time at the gym and yet keeping up with a toddler and a newborn is tiring. 

Frankly, I don't know how you older moms do it.  I was in my early 20's when I had my children and that wasn't exactly a walk in the park.  Comparatively speaking,though it was easier then it would be now. 

A.  We didn't have to lug around the back-facing car seat thing that weighs a ton and is cumbersome. (this is especially true if you are trying to hold the hand of a toddler at the same time)

B.  Children were less involved in curricular activities so we didn't have to be on the "go" all the time.

C.  More mommies got to stay home so the pace was a bit slower and we could sneak in a nap when the kiddos napped.

D. We weren't wearing 4 inch heels and being compared  "what celebrities" look like 4 weeks post delivery.  Both of those things would have cause me to lose my mind.

E. We had cute little programs to watch on TV and nobody told us that it was bad to let your kids watch it a lot. In fact, the media told us that Sesame Street was a great educational tool.  I was doing my kids a great service really.
I see that there are a lot more choices in the arena of childrens programming but some of it I don't "get". .




The Good for the Day...Grandkids really are adorable. 

The Bad for the Day...Num Num crackers..Grandkiddo seems to love them but I think maybe they are a by product of  spackling compound.

The Weird for the Day...The Southern California Reproductive Center that is working with Zsa Zsa and her husband to make a baby. Well, for around a $100,000.00 .... Babies don't come cheap.

10 comments:

Bodacious Boomer said...

The who Zsa-Zsa thing is creepy, seriously creepy.

Cheryl said...

I have to think her husband is just making this up to get some publicity. Surely, no one would do this. He certainly is making the rounds of talk shows though.

I don't understand the 60 and 70 year olds that have made news in recent years actually getting pregnant. Yikes, I not in my 60's yet and I am officially done having babies.

injaynesworld said...

All I can say is a big "Ewwwww..." That fertility clinic has a real ethics problem.

As some point, you really should just get a puppy.

Cheryl said...

I am not entirely sure that Zsa Zsa would be aware of the difference (baby? puppy?) at this point. But you are right EWWW

Chris Marose said...

Ok...I am in my late 30's and I am exhausted with you 2 adorable grandchildren. Would not trade them in for the world....but there is something to be said for having babies in your 20's. Of course, the baby daddy would have been a serious idiout:-) I guess everything happens for a reason.....

love the comments of the changes in expectations....I am currently in the Denver airport in my 4 inch heals, eating a salad, trying to earn my babies million dollar college tuitions.

Cheryl said...

Well, from a totally unbiased perspective, I am here to tell you you a a Mama Superstar. Your children are beautiful, your home is beautiful and you are beautiful. So waiting a little longer for the perfect husband to have wonderful children with and a great career. I couldn't be prouder of you.

Jayne said...

Get out! This is beyond dementia! Come on, I had my two kids at the ages of 36 and 38, and I felt too old back then. I still do. Meh, who does that woman think she is?
(Seriously, dangerously funny post, Cheryl. Don't let Gabor read it - could send her over the edge.) ;)

Cheryl said...

I am ALL but certain that Zsa Zsa is past the point of having an edge. (I think if we looked closely there is a "product is best used prior to 1956 label somewhere on her). Doesn't this smack of hubby trying to figure out how to come up with an heir to offset the prenup. He might of waited a bit too long.

Chris Marose said...

Ok...I am in my late 30's and I am exhausted with you 2 adorable grandchildren. Would not trade them in for the world....but there is something to be said for having babies in your 20's. Of course, the baby daddy would have been a serious idiout:-) I guess everything happens for a reason.....

love the comments of the changes in expectations....I am currently in the Denver airport in my 4 inch heals, eating a salad, trying to earn my babies million dollar college tuitions.

injaynesworld said...

All I can say is a big "Ewwwww..." That fertility clinic has a real ethics problem.

As some point, you really should just get a puppy.