Skip to comments.Central Texas woman gives birth at 59
Posted on 07/16/2008 1:56:57 PM PDT by LA Woman3
When 59-year-old Round Rock grandmother Linda Smith couldnt shake jet lag after a December trip to Europe, she figured she was going through menopause. It turned out she was pregnant.
It was a big shock, Smith said Tuesday, a day after giving birth to a 5-pound, 11-ounce boy named Django. My husband was jumping up and down for joy, and I was just dumbfounded.
Linda and Steve Smiths first son died in a motorcycle accident in December 2005 at the age of 20.
Some people might think were trying to replace him but were not, Linda Smith said. Were trying to replace the holes in our heart.
We had all this love to give to somebody or something, Steve Smith, also 59, added as he held Django in their north Round Rock home. Well give it to him.
Linda also has two children, ages 35 and 32, from a previous marriage, and Steve has a daughter from a previous marriage, who is 34. Between them they have four grandchildren, ages 17 months to 11 years old.
That makes me want to take a nap!
I wish them luck.
They’ll be in their mid-seventies when the kid is at his “teenaged-best”.
Round Rock residents Steve and Linda Smith, both 59, bring home their son Django on Wednesday, a day after he was born. The couple's first son died in a motorcycle wreck in 2005 at age 20, and they have three adult children from previous marriages as well as four grandchildren, from 17 months to 11 years old.
They were Ted Nugent fans with bad speakers - DeWango!, Dejango!
So she’s saying this is a natural pregnancy? That’s the oldest age I’ve ever heard of a woman getting pregnant without some kind of special medical help. Just the fact that she hadn’t gone through menopause yet was pretty amazing.
How did they know he was called Django?
I wish them all the best, and I am happy for them.
However, I am a 59 year old male, and instead of bringing another child into the world at this age, I would have recommended adopting a dog.
My Bride is younger than me, but if she were to tell me that she was pregnant, I would drop dead from a well earned heart attack.
59 years old and she still hasn’t acquired enough common sense to refrain from naming a baby “Django”?
Good for them.But DJANGO?
Maybe they are really into electronica music and they wanted the name to be DJ Ango, but the nurse misspelled it Django?
soooo glad it is not ME.
My reaction too at the name “Django”.
And this is why Western Civilization is going Extinct.
Yup, now there will be two men in the house when she does go thru menopause. All feel-good stories don't always end en feel-goodism.
There's a Johnny Cash song in there somewhere.
More specifically ... if conservatives don’t produce babies then they don’t get the government they want.
It’s a numbers game!
Demographics is destiny.
Check out the stuff he cut with violinist Stefanie Grappelli sometime. ;-)
Here’s an article that explains the name. Wait till you here the middle name!!
See #16 and #24. Methinks the kid was named after one of the greatest guitarists ever to grace the clubs of Paris.
They are confused. “Django” is “I awake” in the ROMA language of the gypsies, NOT Romanian. Two unrelated languages.
“So shes saying this is a natural pregnancy? “
I thought she was saying it was fertility treatments with Were trying to replace the holes in our heart. I hope you’re right.
Thinking about this makes me very tired. But I thank God this woman didn’t get an abortion.
And I thought Apple and Shiloh were weird!
Is Gypsy guitar the same as Flamenco?
Apparently this Django Reinhardt has a following.
Congratulations to her and her family - may they find the joy that comes from serendipitous love...
“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” ~Carl Sandburg
Why did I think you’d show up in this thread ? Django’s a nice name (I especially like the first two letters of the name ;-)). World has enough Bobs and Mohammads... :-P
Maybe they should have named him Isaac.
“So do you recommend aborting a surprise baby?”
I can’t believe that you are so damn stupid as to twist my words such as to come up with such a stupid f***ing question.
I hate abortion.... and those that kill babies.
Don’t you ever post to me again you ignorant a$$.
Anthony is only in about third place. I think Anthony should be bumped up.
Then again, I’m biased.
Thanks for the laugh! That’s very funny.
I have calmed down a bit, just a bit.
I am sorry for my curse words. What you got from me is my from the hip temper.
I don’t try to make enemies here, unless I am responding to a lib.
You owe me an apology.
I am going to walk away from this now and go play with my dog.
Have a nice day....
How ‘bout Epaphroditus ? We never have enough of those.
The article doesn’t say whether or not she had “special medical help” but barring a miracle that’s what it would take. She certainly looks post-menopausal, and says in the article that during the pregnancy she felt 20 years younger. Sounds like special medical help to me! :)
Regardless...good on them.
Django means “I waken.”
It’ll be very tough to raise a teen in your mid 70s. Very very tough. That takes a lot of energy.
Is that species of tree?
Django Reinhardt gets my vote. Betcha they’re fans.
I’m in the minority here, obviously, but I think it’s kinda cool... ;-)
Make that Stéphane, and I'm *there*.
Just teasin'. The typo amused me....
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