October 8, 2008

Back on the Baby Train

A typical conversation between my husband and I goes like this:

Me: How was your day at work?
Michael: Like normal. We...(Explains several things about his job that I still don't understand.) How was yours?
Me: Well, I (Explain several things about my job he doesn't understand). What should we have for dinner tonight? I thawed ground beef.
Michael: It doesn't matter, I like everything you make. Except, don't make that thing with the cheese, pasta sauce and noodles...that was wierd.
Me: Yep, that was the one experiment of mine that was completely disgusting. Don't worry, I won't make that.
*Comfortable silence*
Michael: So, when do you want to have a baby?

Yeah, that's where they all end up. We could talk about work, food, family, friends, politics, music, books, ANYTHING, and we always end up talking about when we're going to have kids. Here's the deal: we both really want a baby. Like, now. But, since I will have to carry this child in south Georgia, I'm attempting to plan conception sometime in late summer so I won't be miserable by the end of the pregnancy. I could handle it, many women do, but I don't want to if I can avoid it. I also don't want to think about the amount of electricity it would take to cool the house to what I would deem is an appropriate temperature, and how much that would cost. So, we're planning, and here's the plan: I lose weight, we try to conceive sometime in late summer or very early fall. However, if that doesn't happen by late summer or early fall '09, we're probably going to try anyway. It's getting to the point where we're sick of waiting, no matter what good reasons we have for waiting. The same thing happened with the wedding, and there was a little regret, but we continue to see that it really was for the better. And as far as worrying about regret with a child? I don't even know if that's possible in our circumstances. We're adults, married, in love, and want kids. Now if this darned weight would just go away, we'd be on the way. Or rather, baby would be on the way.


Stephanie said...

It's sooo hard to wait when you just. want. it. now. I get that, believe me. A few spots of input, if I may...1.) pregnancy, especially the end of pregnancy, sucks no matter the weather. Trust me. By the time you're waddling around (and you will waddle, my friend), feeling like you're as big as a house, your heart is constantly on fire from things as "spicy" as saltine crackers, and you can't sleep because no clothing or position is comfortable, you won't care if it's January or July. You'll just want labor to begin already. And 2.) I hope you are able to conceive really quickly, but it doesn't always work that way...so you know, you could start thinking along those lines a little earlier and still end up with the timing you want.
Anyway, I'm really happy for you! I wish you the best and I can't wait to hear the good news, whenever it comes! Best wishes!

SabrinaT said...

All the planning and timing in the world doesn't work. I say add another air conditioner, grab a spray bottle of water and have a summer pregnancy!!!