Ok. So. There’s this thing, which has been keeping me sort of preoccupied for the past couple of weeks, and I wasn’t sure whether or not to write about it and share it with the whole World Wide Internets(tm). I asked Dave what he thought, and at first he said it was too personal, then he changed his mind and was like “ehh…” Thanks for the help, honey. I’ve decided that since this little blog o’ mine is the closest thing I have to a diary, I might as well document it for my own personal future reference. So here goes.
Attention world: I am going off birth control.
That’s right. I know some people will probably think it’s too soon, since Dave and I have only been married for five months. But those are probably the same people who thought we were crazy for getting married after only a year. And you know, we both know who we are, and we know what we want. I’ve been calling Dave my “marriage and babies guy” for quite a while, and I know he’s the person I’m going to spend the rest of my life with, so why wait? We aren’t going to be marking days on the calendar or anything, and I think that it takes an average of about a year for most couples to conceive, so we aren’t expecting anything to happen immediately. We’re just going to throw caution to the wind and see what nature has in store for us.
Honestly, I was worried that I was pressuring Dave into the baby thing. I’ve been ready for years, and lately I’ve had to hold myself back from sniffing babies’ heads when I see them at the supermarket. (Um, not like they have babies for sale right next to the canteloupes or anything. It’s just that recently, since I’ve been going to get groceries in the middle of the day, most of the other shoppers are stay-at-home mom’s with their children.) I kept offering him out’s – like, maybe this isn’t a good idea while I’m not working, maybe we should wait until we’re more financially stable or until we’ve been married for at least a year, etc. But he seems to be almost more enthusiastic about this than me. I suppose it makes sense for me to be a little more cautious and nervous about it, since I’m the one whose body is going to go through all sorts of changes and the joy (ha!) of childbirth. But I also know that being a mom is something I truly want to be. And I’m pretty sure that I’ll be good at it – all I have to do is repeat what my mom did, because she’s fantastic.
So, that’s what all of those vague references to doctors were about. I wanted to make sure that I had the ok to go off of birth control, given my past history. It looks like everything is fine and all systems are a go, so to speak, so that’s good. This still feels weird to write about, because we haven’t talked about this with most of our family; although I guess by posting this, a few more people will be in the loop. (Hi!) It also seems a little gross to announce, “Hey everyone! We’re going to be having lots & lots of unprotected sex at our house! Yee-haw!” I know we’re married, so technically that’s allowed, but I’ve never really been one to talk about my sex life, so it feels kind of icky to start now. But like I said, this is my journal, so I have to be honest here.
Anyway, that’s the latest news from our part of the world. How are you?
I think everyone pretty much knew anyway 🙂
So, I’ve reached chapter 2 of ‘So You’re Trying to Become a Dad’ and I’m confused by some of these instructions, the pictures aren’t any help either…
Let’s go through it one more time, just to make sure I got it right.
Well, you know what they say Dave:- practice make perfect….!!
How scary-exciting! And anyone who thinks it's "too soon" because you've been married less than x.24 years is not really in touch with part of what the point of "marriage" is, traditionally.
Not that I'd know anything about that. We've only been married 10 1/2 years, which is still way too soon to be talking babies… I'd hate to pressure Tony or anything. ;-P
But seriously? We need some new faces in this family, and you and Dave will be AWESOME parents. I'll be your east-coast babysitter anytime!
Hi…found you through Gwen/Alissa/Angie…just wanted to say that yes, sometimes it does take a year..and sometimes it takes a week. But have fun with the "baby dancing." And it's okay to smell a baby's head or two…just ask their mom first so they don't freak out. 🙂
“Hey everyone! We’re going to be having lots & lots of unprotected sex at our house! Yee-haw!”
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! How exciting! Congratulations! Have fun and who gives a flying fuck what ANYONE thinks besides you and Dave! I am excited for you! Now go have sex!
Yea for you! Here's wishing you lots of good!
The thought of actually trying to get pregnant seems so foreign to me…let me know how it feels! I mean, it's just that you spend a long time trying not to and suddenly you want to…seems so weird. Good for you!