Sophie B. Hawkins was a rock/pop/AC singer in the 1990’s. Her songs that rated highest on the charts were “As I Lay Me Down,” Right Beside You,” and “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover.”
In November of 2008, Sophie B. Hawkins made the headlines when she gave birth to her son Dashiell Gaston Hawkins. At the time, she was in her mid-40’s. Now, at the age of 50, Sophie is making the headlines again by being pregnant. This time, she plans to give her son a baby sister.
Sophie says she’s feeling good being pregnant at age 50 with her second child. She feels she will be giving her son a little sister at the perfect time. For six years she and her son have had a wonderful time being single mother and only child, but they’re ready now to invite this baby into their lives. Instead of a twosome, they’re ready to be a threesome.
In the 90’s Sophie was busy with her career, but she always wanted to be a mother. She says she had 15 embryos frozen at the age of 31. Emotionally she’s going through the same worries any mother would have when they’re having a second child. She’s close with her son and worries about losing that. Even though she is 50, she is in good health. She knows there are risks because of the age, but apparently isn’t worried.
These risks include miscarriage, type 2 diabetes, stillbirth, preeclampsia, placenta Previa, and an increased chance the child will have congenital anomalies. The chance of having a child with Down Syndrome if you are over age 45 is 1 in 40. That’s why pregnancy over the age of 50 isn’t common.
In an interview with US Magazine, Sophie states, “Being 50 is actually an amazing age to have a second child because I am more wise, calm, humorous, appreciative, simple and clear.” She goes on to say, “I’m not running around looking for love and validation. I live each day full of gratitude, and that’s good for my children.”
50 is the age most grandparents are keeping their grandchildren overnight and both exhausted and delighted to see them go. That’s not to mention the mess they make! Of course, she probably has help for that…I don’t.
She feels 50 is all about friendship and she has a lot of friends. She doesn’t seem worried at all about being a single mother of two. In the same interview with US Magazine she states, “If I meet someone I want to be with, that person is going to be awesome and so good for my children and me. It will be a fun-filled adventure with another person fifty or over.”
Hey, you’ve got to give her credit for that one. At least she’s not looking for that young male arm candy some older female celebs go for.
All I can say about being pregnant at 50 is, “Good luck with that,” and “I’m glad it’s you and not me!”
Written by Sandra Rockwood for 50 PLUS REPORT Online Magazine