A 66-Year-Old Woman Is About To Become A Mother - Is She Bonkers?

01/06/2009 11:36 | Updated 22 May 2015

The papers are full of readers and columnists denouncing Elizabeth Adeney for being selfish and desperate.

I don't think she's any more selfish and desperate than any other woman who wants to have a baby. I do think she might be a bit bonkers.

I gave birth nearly four months ago. I feel like I'm about a hundred years old, and I'm only 29.

My back is crocked, my arms are stiff, my knees are creaking. I'm dizzy from lack of sleep. My head feels like it's full of cotton wool and my IQ has approximately halved.

I forget the names of people and things. I forget what I'm doing, what day it is and who I am.

I have met many new people over the last few months and they must all think I am quite dense because I struggle to hold a simple conversation. Except that most of them are also new mums and so are also probably sleep-walking.

How much worse would all this feel if I were more than twice this age?

Mrs Adeney says she feels young inside and is fit and healthy. Mmmm. I felt young inside and I was fit and healthy before pregnancy, and look at me now.

I ran half-marathons and held down a stressful job with long hours, but this is a whole different ball-game.

Then there's also the question of tackling stroppy teenagers at the age of 80-plus. That's not going to be easy.

The thing is, it is all worth it. But only if you're not too knackered to enjoy the fun bits. I wish Mrs Adeney all the best but I think she's in for a shock.

Do you think Elizabeth Adeney is selfish or bonkers? Do you support what she has done and think age doesn't matter at all?

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