I had my first at 39 and I never expected to wait so long. I had Grave's disease and was on meds that would make me have a baby with birth defects for years, then there were other problems, but I was ecstatic to have him. He has been and is a joy. He has Asperger's, Tourettes, OCD, but these are hereditary issues, not because I was older. It has been a challenge not to have siblings, but we "borrow" other people's children, even taking them on vacation with us. I do wish I had hurried and had another child immediately, but that won't make it so. And who's to say that with my son's issues that he hasn't benefitted from the extra attention and parental focus? It could be exactly what he needed. I tell him he is a gift from above.