(Closed) Good reasons NOT to have a baby yet

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Freedom

Your career

Have you bought a house?

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

You don’t have to push an 8 lb person out of your lady parts 😉

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ease and affordability of travel without children!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sushi, beer/wine/booze, and soft serve ice cream!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

SLEEEEEEEEEP.

Financials. 

Your body (and hormones!) are still your own

Career.

Cost of child care.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I agree with travel.  That’s our main reason right now is to travel a lot of places before having a baby. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

POOP, PEE, VOMIT, DECREASED SEX LIFE, COLLIC, BOOGERS, NO SLEEP, NO TIME TO SHOWER, BABY WEIGHT, BABY CEREAL (THAT STUFF IS GROSS), DIRTY DIAPERS, LOOSING FRIENDS WHO JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF PARENTHOOD, INLAWS OPNIONS, YOUR OWN MOMS OPINION

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@hilsy85:

I’m confused. we still go out for sushi, at least once every 2 weeks, drink beers and wine at least once a week, and eat soft serve ice cream all the time, and we have a baby!!! Well, actually a toddler now 🙂

But to the OP,

Sleep, Perky boobs, Being able to watch TV shows, that aren’t on treehouse.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

No sleep for the rest of your life.

Silence will be forever lost.  Think about the relentless whining and crying you’re NOT dealing with right now.

Privacy is a concept unknown to parents.

In-law drama.  Hopefully you don’t already have it, but if you have a kid you will/it’ll get worse.

Your figure will be baby-mangled.

Sex goes out the window.

Being able to spend money on yourself will be a thing of the past.

You’ll get stretch marks, which goes along with the figure thing.

Being able to go wherever you want, whenever you want is not an option with a baby.  When you have a baby, you have to go to only baby-friendly places, schedule outings around naptimes, and you have to take the whole house with you when you go.

You won’t be able to drink during pregnancy and nursing… assuming you drink and assuming you’ll nurse.

You don’t own a home, yet.

You haven’t had enough alone time with your hubby yet.  Take some years to bond and grow in your marriage.

You probably haven’t traveled enough.  Traveling with a baby is not fun.

Now that your wedding is over, people’s annoying opinions are out of your life.  If you get pregnant, be prepared for opinion overload until your child grows up.

Daycare is expensive, and so is college.

Like another poster said, you can say bye-bye to your non-kid having friends.  I don’t have kids, and I don’t enjoy hanging out with women who do (if their kids have to come along).

Having a child is full of the worst kind of digsusting stuff.  Snot, boogers, poop (sometimes it’s diarrhea that escapes through the diaper and ruins the pants, sometimes it’s so hard you’ll have to pull the poop out of your child’s butt yourself), vomit, blood (when they get older and start getting hurt).

Being pregnant means morning (anytime of day) sickness and constant doctors appts. where you’ll be poked and prodded with needles.

I could probably go on all night, but I’ll leave it at this.

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Pinksapphire: lmao at “baby-mangled”

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Do you like hearing the question “Why?” all the time, in answer to every thing you say? (or, for a fun varioation, “No!”) Not yet? That’s cool, you have a few years to get used to it. 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

guilt.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

@Pinksapphire: Not that you don’t LOVE being a mother, right?  LOL!

I second everything on that list!!

And I’d like to add:

  • Your furniture house doesn’t have foam on every corner and a guard on every switch/doorknob/outlet/dial.
  • Your space is yours and contains no toys, diapers, annoying repetative noise “activity centers,” or other baby stuff that covers the entire floor.
  • Two words: Potty training.
  • When you “run errands” you can actually run in and out.
  • You don’t have to stand in line at the store with a screaming baby.
  • Said baby doesn’t knock over the entire seasonal display of suntan lotion at said store.

You know why I’m on WB right now?  Because I’m waiting for MB to get sleepy and go to bed for the night.  And right now she is cuddling in my lap saying BAH BAH BAH BAH BAH BAH BAH BAH BAH BAH…MAMA!  MAMA!  MAMA!!  BAH BAH BAH GIRGL GLA GOL GOL GLA GLO GOL GLA BLAGOLAMAMA!!!  She is also trying to ninja sneak a swipe at my soda which I have to move out of reach every 30 seconds.  Also the tv remote, and telephone which she routinely uses to call 911 when I’m not paying attention.  And when she DOES fall asleep, me and Darling Husband will just sit here because as much as we’d like to go see a movie, we are anchored to our house as of approximately 7pm when bedtime goes down unless one of us wants to run to the store alone to get the shopping done at 8pm that we couldn’t get done at 5pm because that’s dinner time.  I would like to set her on the floor, but then she’ll scream and fuss.  So I have to sit here holding her and wait for her to be tired enough to put to bed.

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