Kids of your own? - A bit off topic...
Quick background info: I've been married 8.5 years, SS is 11, and I'm getting close to 30.
Last night DH brought up having kids. I have always thought I would have kids someday, we've discussed it in the hypothetical for a while but always sort of "in the future," but last night DH said we should start trying. Since we moved away from SS, I have been less interested in having kids. Maybe because when we lived in the same town we did a lot of "kid" stuff so if we were to have had kids they would have just fit. Now, we do so much more "adult" stuff, plus we really don't have that responsibility on the daily, it's WONDERFUL! It seems like SUCH a huge change now and even just thinking about how to move things around to accomodate a kid seems like such a hassle! I'm up for a promotion at work (**keep your fingers crossed for me, this is my DREAM JOB**) so I told DH we should discuss it later, when I find out about it. I also mentioned that he is going to court to see about CS soon and he wants to open up his own practice (he's a vet) and it just doesn't seem like the right time financially. He said if I wanted to I would always find a reason not to have a kid and that we never know what might happen tomorrow and if I was waiting for some kind of "guarantee" I would be waiting forever, but he did agree to wait to hear about my promotion which I should find out about within the next four months.
I guess I just want to hear from you guys if any of you felt this way? Let me also mention that although I have always wanted kids I am not exactly a kid-person. I don't gush whenever I see a baby (now puppies, THOSE are cute as hell!) and I am not overly fond of my nieces/nephews. Not really sure if this is a phase or just because I'm under so much stress right now. How did you guys know it was time????