had my first at 43 and my second at 47 after an EXTREMELY long journey here on the boards......b/c I'm at this stage in life I can work part time....pay for a professional nanny who I adore and trust so I can go to work at a job I really enjoy. Do I get looks from people? Not with my first at 43....now at 47 when I walk in somewhere with a newborn...people aren't sure if it's mine or not. Normal people ask me is this your daughter? Annoying people have assumed she's my granddaughter! for heavens' sake who has grandkids at 47...but whatever. I don't care....people say all kinds of crap. the key to remember is it's your life.....and how you want to live it is the only important thing.
I bet plenty of these people with comments wish they could come home to happy smiling little faces instead of an empty nest with grown kids out the door and maybe living thousands of miles away.