I went to the doctor's recently. I am NOT pregnant (before anyone asks). And I will not post TMI on this site. Continuing on...
Of COURSE the issue of kids came up. I told her it was a few years away, when "we're in our own place and financially solid. We could handle it now, but we'd prefer to tackle other goals first."
Doctor's response: "Oh, that's fine. I had my first child when I was 30."
Ok, ma'am? I TURN 29 TOMORROW. If I want to have my first child when I'm thirty, it will mean me getting pregnant next year.
And of course there was the "above 30= more risk" discussion.
Really? I mean, B and I have only been married for a year and a half.
Needless to say, I left the appointment a bit flushed. Am I waiting too long? Luckily, the drive home cooled me off, and I know we're doing the right thing. We've seen too many folks who've had kids and, though they love them tremendously, it has caused major strains financially and on marriages. I know having a child is not a walk in the park, but we're still young enough to be able to have the luxury of waiting and meeting goals that will avoid some problems.
Besides. We have pretty great pets. Not the same thing in the least, but they are awful good snugglers. And they don't talk back.