Post # 17
For me it’s been:
– not getting as much sleep as I would like
– changing dirty diapers: I think I’ve changed 1 in my whole life. That scares me the most lol
– looking at how much baby stuff costs online
But we’ve still got a plan to start trying in about 3 months! I’ve just got to keep thinking about these things until then! 🙂
Post # 18
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@KatiePi: Before we got married it was planning the wedding. Now that we’re married it’s planning our first anniversary trip to Europe. We also have a lot of plans with our friends over the next few months to focus on. We’re camping in two weeks; it’s my DH’s first camping trip ever so I’m excited to show him how it’s done. Then in March we’re going to Atlanta to visit our old roommate that moved there for work. We try to stay busy and do things spontaneously as well because when you have a child you have to plan around them.
It also helps that we set a date to start TTC next year.
Post # 19
Mostly $$$, also the fact that we love to travel and want to get some more of that in if possible before we want to start trying. Another thing, we’ve been together almost 3 years, and we’d like a little more time alone together before an adorable baby comes into the picture!
Post # 20
I am a teacher, so I get to hang out with kids all day. It helps satisfy that part of me that wants a child of my own, but also reminds me that those cute little bundles of joy will grow up to be bratty 5th graders with raging hormones and smart remarks for EVERYTHING, lol.
I am also blessed with nieces and nephews, one of which is only 4 days old! I just plan on spoiling those little lovebugs until we know that we are in a place to financially support children of our own.
Post # 21
@KatiePi: When we were first married I had baby fever BAD. But we were in no position to have a baby at that point. It was really hard for me, because I love babies, so my husband had an ingenius idea. He set the alarm for 12am one night withouth telling me. It went off, and then set it for 2 am. After that, he set it for, 4am and then 6am. Each time I would startle awake and tell him to turn the dang thing off. In the morning, I asked him what was up with the alarm. He said he did that to cure my baby fever and show me what it would be like to wake up multiple times in a night. It worked lol. We managed to last 7 years before finally having a baby, and now when I do get up with him, it just reminds me of the joke lol.
Post # 23
Reading the birth stories on here that scare the crap out of me and hearing all my friends birth stories!!! Ekkk!!!! The baby is cute but the process to getting the baby is scary as hell!
Post # 24
@KatiePi: Honestly, we got a puppy. The first night, she woke me up every hour. I did not sleep a solid night until at least three months after we got her. She’s a handful. I always think about how much worse it would be if it was a human baby, and that puts my baby fever at bay for a little while.
Also, puppies are expensive, but nothing compared to a baby. We actually said something the other day while we were sitting at the vet with her about how much more babies cost!
Post # 25
@KatiePi: I have gone through phases where I can’t wait to have a baby (not married yet so not planning on it until after we’re married). However the things that make me calm down include – realizing how much life costs, seeing the stress parents go through with small kids, being around FSIL’s friends’ children (some are just nuts), and thinking about going to a resort with a baby. I still am looking forward to it but I’m 23 and have a lot of time left.
Post # 26
@KatiePi: haha BABYSIT. not the cute little infants that lay there in your arms and fall asleep….babysit toddlers. the snotty nosed, terrible twos, screaming, toddlers. I always wanted a baby sooo bad. Babysitting def made me realize i would be better off with a fish. I’m not emotionally ready or patient enough at this stage in my life to handle a toddler lol.
Post # 27
@Hyperventilate: This. Having loud annoying obnoxious children or “spawn” (as Darling Husband so lovingly calls them) as neighbors makes us glad that we are currently childless. There is no way in hell that I am having or raising a baby in NJ/NY. We’re moving out of here first.
Also, I see that a lot of PPs put that they see the fathers still act like single guys and hang out with their friends despite having kids. I see this myself. I already told Darling Husband that if we have kids, he needs to shoulder the burden as well otherwise he can expect me to develop a drinking problem. 😉
Post # 28
@Hyperventilate: Hah, good point.
A tip for those who want to see why else waiting may be a good thing. Look at how some (not all, mind you) kids behave in restaurants. I served for almost 5 years and very rarely did I have a well behaved child in my section. One was so bad I wanted to trip him as he ran back from the bathroom for yelling in my face when I took the table’s order. His parents did nothing (and tipped me 10%!) but his grandmother looked pissed and horrified by his behavior.
Post # 29
@dayl20: Congrats on the new niece/nephew! I’m a teacher as well, but I teach high schoolers. I actually put off going into education because I didn’t want it to affect my desire to be a mom one day. High school takes care of that. Whenever anyone asks if it makes me not want to be a mom I tell them that no one likes teenagers, so I’m still good.
Post # 30
@Bexx: You reminded me…
I was a live-in nanny for a little girl from nearly the moment she was born (She was roughly a week or two old when I began) until she was six.
I loved that little girl, very, very much, but half the time I wanted to dig a hole and bury her in it.
Toddlers are assholes.
Post # 31
@lavenderstone: That’s genius! That stops me as well. I love sleeping through the night soundly and waking up when I want to. I always note the sleeping thing when my niece stays with us. She always has to sleep in our bed and moves all over the place, so little sleep is accomplished those nights. It’s a good reminder!