Tameka "Tiny" Cottle-Harris was torn about whether or not she wanted another baby (she has three children; two with rapper T.I.), so when she got pregnant at 40, she took it as a sign that, deep down, she did want a baby.
"It kind of snuck up on me," Tiny said during an interview with Essence. "I was a little shocked, but I was OK with it because I was in between, 'Do I want a baby? No I don't want a baby. Do I want a baby?'
"I guess I did want a baby," Tiny said she realized.
Yet and still, all pregnancies at a certain age (over 35, I think) are deemed high-risk.
"It's crossed my mind, of course. I am so much older. I'm about to have a 20-year-old [daughter] in March, so it was kind of a little shaky for me," she said.
Tiny described how it's been a smooth ride thus far, saying that it's "one of the best" pregnancies she's ever had.
"I've been feeling good; the baby's great," she explained. "I don't feel old at all. These days, people are having babies later. A lot of people are having babies in their 30s and 40s now.”
Congratulations to Tiny and T.I.
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.