I am a 36-year-old mother of two, soon to be three boys. My
oldest is 13 and my youngest, at the moment, is 3. I work full time
and am currently enrolled at Pima Community College in the nursing
Any day now I am due to deliver my third son. I have so many
mixed feelings about having three children.
I am worried about the effects on my other children. Will anyone
feel left out? I know I will find a way to do it but these things
weigh heavy on my mind. I have read plenty about having three
children, and my feelings are completely normal. But, you can’t
help but wonder.
Most people don’t consider 36 old, but 36 and pregnant you are
considered advanced maternal age. Kind of makes me wonder what
about these stars that have babies after 40 and even into their
50s? What are they considered?
Being advanced maternal age came with a lot of reading and
scares throughout this pregnancy. I ended up getting an
amniocentesis done only to find out my baby boy is perfectly
I worry a lot about the delivery and am hoping it comes sooner
rather than later, my first son came on his due date, but I needed
to be induced to low amniotic fluid, my second son came a month
early and I had to be induced because he went into fetal distress.
This one is due Dec. 5, however I am hoping any day now and already
have been at the women’s center three times in the past 10
Getting sent home is not only frustrating, it is embarrassing. I
didn’t want to be that person that goes in a million times only to
be sent home. Thank goodness the nurses and doctors at the Women’s
Center are so nice they say come in whenever you feel the need. All
in all we are ready for this new chapter in our lives. We are all
excited and yes, we have our concerns and anxieties regarding
another addition we wouldn’t have it any other way. Now, just a
waiting game to see when this new man in my life is going to show
his face and grip my heart like my other two, have.
(Editor’s Note: Alisha gave birth to Liam early Friday
morning. Liam is six pounds, 11 ounces. Mother and baby are doing