Prepping for Preggers: How do you know when you’re ready?

As Lauren said, there definitely seems to be an ever growing trend of my friends jumping on the pregnant-train.  With every new baby I meet, hold, play with, I start to become increasingly sensitive to the question – How do you know when you’re ready?  I know the best answer to that question is “you’re never ready”.  But, what I’d really like to know is – what is the tipping-point that gives you the courage to make the leap from the free-floating life of ‘just-the two-of-us’ to the increased-responsibility life of ‘us + baby’? 

The hubs and I have been married for 6 years this summer – this is the time where everyone comes knocking on our door saying “So….kids in the future?”, and my answer has always been “Of course!…in a few years.”  Well, I’m fairly certain those few years are now gone. And now my answer is “Of course! (internal freak-out)”.

These are the things that go through my brain…

“Oh my gosh.  I’m almost 30.”

“Holy cow.  My mom had 2 kids by the time she was my age.”

“What the heck happened to the last five years? And my twenties?”

“I love my job.  What happens when I have kids?”

“What if we can’t afford having a baby?  Wait, wait…how much does it cost?”

“What if I can’t have kids?”

Hence. The ‘internal freak-out’.  So, naturally, I decide to plaster all of my issues on the company blog.  Stupid? Maybe.  But, then I thought of all the other women out there that might be going through the same things I am.

So throughout the next few weeks, I’m going to tackle some of the fears & questions I’ve stated above.  I’ll introduce you to some of the resources I find, and hopefully you’ll share a few of yours with me as well.  This should be interesting.

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