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2.01.2016

The Frontiers of Adulthood: Baby Makin'


So, you're thinking about having a baby...or just wondering about having a baby...

Now, some women know when they're ready. They get super-serious about it and are very much "NOW IS THE TIME FOR PREGNANCY!"

I was not one of those people.

Charles and I had one scare a few years back that got the wheels turning...it was one of those "well, if I was pregnant, what would we do?" moments. Turned out I wasn't, but it got us thinking about the concept of creating a small human and having that human be the center of our universe forever after.

I think initial feelings were "life isn't going to be fun anymore" along with "we don't have the money to do that" with a dash of "but I still feel like a kid!"

Cut to a few years later: 2015. We decided we should probably get going on this baby thing because we weren't getting any younger and there really wasn't going to be a "good" time. People raised children with much less in worse circumstances and we were also really curious about the scientific experiment we were about to try. The idea of smashing genetics together is crazy. I know the entire world has been doing it for millions of years and all but...well, it's still crazy.

So, these are my steps to getting pregnant. I will not say that this will work for everybody, but it's just how I went about it. If you're thinking about creating life, consider these steps.