Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's Best to Wait

I have always known that I eventually wanted children, but I was not in a hurry for them. To be honest with you, the whole birthing process just didn't appeal to me. Translation: The actual act of giving birth scared the crap out of me.

Now, I have baby fever. In fact, I have baby fever so bad that I don't really care that I have to give birth. If giving birth gets me a baby, then I will do it! What? Who am I? Have I been possessed? What am I saying? I'm actually in shock! I never thought these words would be coming out of my mouth. I guess mother nature has a way of preparing you for these sorts of things.

Michael and I have talked about it, but he isn't quite ready for children. I have happily agreed to wait. We first decided to wait until the end of this year, but after finding out a friend is getting married in May of 2010 we decided to wait until after their wedding to begin trying.

Well, I think we might have to wait just a little longer. Here's why:

This past Tuesday there was absolutely nothing on television that Michael and I wanted to watch, so we decided to watch "America's Funniest Home Videos". I was having a great time watching the show and giggling, but Michael didn't even crack a smile. That is until a toddler came waddling onto the screen only to be knocked down by a huge black cat. He laughed hysterically. The only videos that made him laugh were videos where small children got knocked down. I mentioned this to him, and he simply replied, "It's funny to watch kids fall down". Ummmm, yep this is a definite sign that it is best to wait! :)

Oh, and just so you know-my husband really is a sweet guy. I promise he does not go around knocking down children and laughing. In fact, my niece had to write a paper in school about someone she admires. She wrote about Michael. She said he was smart, and funny, and he took her to Chuck E. Cheese. See, she didn't mention anything about him knocking her down! :)

17 comments:

Kelly said...

I can so so so see that. Tell him that Aunt Kelly will be happy to babysit any time!

Amanda said...

You really need one and Kelly is right. She will babysit. Jen you will love motherhood and will great at it.

d.a.r. said...

The thought of a human being growing inside of my stomach and then pushing out a 7-9lb human being from my unmentionables seriously terrifies me. I worry that if I were pregnant now and heard my baby's heartbeat for the first time I would cry, but out of horror and not of joy. This is how I know I am not ready :) Ha!

Lis said...

I totally get where you are coming from. I have always been DEATHLY afraid of 1. morning sickness 2. carrying around something the size of a water melon oh and of course 3. pushing that watermelon out of my you-know-what. But over the past nine months something has changed and I am feeling extreme baby fever myself. I'm glad someone else is in the same boat. It's honestly a weird feeling!!

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

We do live so close! Thats soo funny about your Hubby! You will both know when the time is right!

LuLu said...

That is actually hilarious because my husband laughs at those too! What is up with them?

Ms. Attitude said...

Yeah, it might be a good idea to wait.

Lindsey said...

Labor scares me too! And being a mom for the rest of my life...can you tell I'm not ready?

Ashley said...

This is hilarious! I love it!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Too funny - maybe the kids were actually really cute in his mind & he is ready.... You never know!

capperson said...

haha wow. I used to drive to tifton every weekend 2 summers ago to see an ex bf...lol..
it sure is a small world..lol

AG said...

I'm with you about giving birth. It terrifies me. yikes.

Kayla said...

Labor scares me too!! Have you seen the size of my bf's head!?!?! Sheesh!! This girl is waiting as long as she possibly can! At least to be married! Ha!

That is too funny about your hubby! That should not be a factor, though! I'm sure he would LOVE having a little him running around :)

Gincy said...

umm..i'm 19 weeks pregnant and am still terrified of giving birth! And to make it worse..my husband says.."Oh Just think..millions of women do it every year.."..UGH! The baby kicking is freaky enough!!! And I would also like to say that I totally enjoyed the 5 years kevin and I had before kids. You need time to spend together before the little ones--the time is GONE after that!

LyndsAU said...

Girl, giving birth still scares the crap out of me but i guess i will live :) ha!
america's funniest home videos are the best :) hehehe

SassyEngineer said...

I am at "the birthing thing still scares the crap out of me stage." It is good to know it goes away because I do want kids someday! I also love AFV - laughter is the best medicine :)

SLJ said...

OMG I never knew so many people had the same fear as me! I am terrified about the birthing process but am hoping when the time is right I will just get over it!