Wish We'd Known: 17 Things No One Told Us About Being an Older Mom

From the dinosaur complex to the joy of waiting, here's what nobody told us about having a baby after age 35 (18 Photos)

Jenna McCarthy on Jan 11, 2013 at 6:26PM

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You'll Feel Like a Dinosaur

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a Jenna McCarthy on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:06PM

When you show up at the playground or preschool for the first time (and see all of the dewey-faced twenty-somethings toting their newborns), you'll panic at the thought you'll be mistaken for the older aunt, babysitter or even grandmother -- and not the mom. Don't worry -- no one is at the top of their game when they first have a baby and everyone looks younger when they're getting more than three hours of sleep at a time. It will get better. 

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