Originally Posted by capretta
Originally Posted by Mosaic
Oh gosh, this question comes up ALL the time and has been discussed several times!! You just need to do a little search
to find previous threads about it since only the newest ones show up here on top.
Also, this kind of question usually goes under "family planning", so I'll move this there for you.
Really? Comes up all the time? I don't recall seeing any other threads like this and your search terms didn't pull up any relevant ones for me. I tried several other searches and came up with these few that I would say are related:
Sorry, the new search feature has been throwing lots of people for a loop, so I'll put a few links at the end for future reference. But what I meant by my post is that I think this is a question almost ALL of us ask ourselves at some point, so frannie is certainly not the only one who feels her biological clock might be broken!
I felt that way myself... in the end, I TTCed even though I didn't have that burning desire, and my doubts/worries just developed into prepartum depression.
Everyone tried to tell me that my concerns were normal, but, well, they weren't, at least not completely. As soon as DD was born, however, all those doubts flew away like magic, and it was clear that we made the right decision in spite of myself.
Most parents say they can't envision their lives without children. I can, and it looks fantastic!
But 5 years and 2 beautiful daughters later, I realize that the decision to have children isn't just that. It's a decision to put your life on an entirely different path, a promise to love someone you have never met, and a commitment to change in ways you can't even anticipate. It's no wonder, then, why some people don't ever feel truly READY or have that burning desire.
Other 'How do you know if you're ready?" threads: link1