It seems like every other day that I find out a friend/blogger is pregnant recently. Has anyone else noticed that?? Is that the stage of life I'm in now? I still have so many weddings this year so it's not like that stage is over...but man, baby season is hitting hard. I'll turn 24 next month so I guess that's normal for my peers to be makin' babies.
And I'm not complaining. I love it and I get SO pumped when I see/hear that news!
So since we've been married 1.25 years now, we get those typical questions. The "how's married life" questions have decreased, and the "when are y'all adding to the family" questions have increased.
I never really know how to respond to those questions because it's not like we have an exact plan. One day I'm just going to shock someone and give a reply such as,
"We have decided that November 14th of 2014 is when we will begin to attempt to conceive a child. Until then we will be practicing."
But I suppose I'll refrain from that and just be honest as usual -
We're not planning on having any kids anytime soon but you never know what God's plans are!
And we'd love to have some more years as a family of two. We're in NO rush to expand. But if we were surprised with a little one, of course it'd be a blessing!
Is that a sufficient answer? Ehh, I don't know, but it's the truth. :)
When my nephew was born, people were constantly asking if it gave me any baby fever. That answer was easy - No!! My sister-in-law Danielle is so wonderful and so much more advanced in wifedom than me that it makes me look at her and think that I'm a LONG way off, haha.
My nephew Harvey at Easter this year. Can you even handle that cuteness?
I barely even remember to put my cereal bowl in the dishwasher after I eat. I have no desire for even the smallest of pets. Not even a fish. So I doubt I'm ready to care for an adorable, helpless human being that depends completely on me and Jordan.
Don't get me wrong - I have my moments when I get a baby fever temperature of about 104 degrees. But it usually goes away pretty quickly.
When I'm feeling that way, I have a conversation with Jordan that goes like this:
"Remind me again that we're not ready for kids." "We are not ready for kids."
"Yeah, you're right."
End of conversation.
For now I'm definitely content keeping up with all of my friends' pregnancies/babies, seeing cute nurseries on Pinterest, and reading your pregnancy/motherhood blog updates! I SO admire you beautiful mamas out there! And will be asking you for advice later. Not now. Later. :)