NSB is kicking off the new year with a
new guest blogger - Lia Capri. She's a friend and a baby crazed confidant (on some days). I'm delighted to share her relatable, witty perspective on deciding the right time to start a family.
Disclaimer: this post contains some graphic descriptions which may make you question (further question?) your desire to procreate.
First, a bit of background. I've been with my husband for nearly 7 years, married for 2. We are in love and quickly (too quickly) approaching 30. We both love kids and want to have a family someday (maybe someday soon). BUT none of our friends have had children and we've found one reason after another to put off trying. "You can't be pregnant at Brian's wedding", "it would be a sin not to drink on our trip to Vegas", "let's wait to see if that transfer comes through with your job" and so the story goes.
But as the new year approaches (post written on December 30, 2011), I think of the greatest potential milestone I (we) could reach in 2012, a precious addition to our family (I'm speaking of a baby of course, not a pet or car). And so I realize the excuses are no longer compelling and babymaking season is upon me. Then, with curiosity and blissful ignorance of what is before me, I did a simple search on You Tube: Childbirth.
|Pretty accurate portrayal of my expression watching the youtube videos|
Oh the horror! I will spare you the details of what I witnessed in the first video I watched (yes, this masochist watched more than one!) but I'll just say that there was a lot of blood, scissors, a very large infant head, and way too much butthole. Fortunately the sound was not on in this video, which may have spared me additional trauma.
Now, excuse me while I reserve bottle service at the club in Vegas!
By Lia Capri