Just thought I'd write and say hi, and see if there is anyone else out there who is in their mid 20's and really wants a baby, feels emotionally and physically ready, but is so sick of other people saying 'you've got plenty of time'. Isnt it up to me and my husband to decide that. I dont have to be in my 30's to have my first baby just because a lot of other people are. I cry every time i watch a baby show, everyone around me is having babies or is pregnant, girls at work, family members and its so hard watching everyone else experience it. I feel like i get patronised, people think i know nothing because i havent had a baby, everyone says 'oh you wait till you have one'. You go to baby showers and your the only one that hasnt had a baby and you get excluded from the conversations about each persons experiences.
I know everyone says if you wait till you can afford it you will never have a baby. But with our mortgage and car repayments there is no way we can live on one wage, and i dont get paid maternity leave so i could only take a couple of weeks off, and i really dont want to do that, not with my first. A few months would be minimum for me.
Is there anyone else who gets down about it but feels stupid because sometimes it feels like no one understands??