Originally Posted by NaturallyPeachey
I still have days where I feel guilty/selfish about bringing a baby into this world for several reasons, the biggest being I have celiac disease and the baby will be at high risk for it since DH has it too. Not that celiac is the end of the world but being 29 and dealing with it is hard, being 5, 8, 15, 20 and dealing with it would suck even more
Statistically I think your kid has a 1 in 22 chance or so... but then, living gluten-free with two parents who have to anyway is really not going to be that difficult for the kid. And imagine how much easier it is to grow up with it than to have to make that change.
My son has been gluten-free for most of his life, since we *know* he reacts to wheat, and at least one family member has celiac, but we can't test him without him having a really uncomfortable rash for weeks while he consumes enough gluten to test positive... so we're keeping him gluten-free until he's old enough to decide for himself what he wants to do. I keep homemade cupcakes in the freezer and take them with us for birthday parties and stuff, and it just never phases him. He never even *asks* about having the birthday cake, because it's just always been a fact that they make him sick. We do plenty of treats at home, so it's not such a big deal to him when we're out. (He's also allergic to dairy, which lets out basically the entire dessert menu wherever we go.)
So, I wouldn't worry about it if I were you ;-). Growing up gluten-free is actually a LOT easier than starting it later!
My confession... hm. I feel old. I'm 34, but my knees have been shot for years. I feel like I already can't keep up with my DS, and now I'm going to have a new baby with a four-years-older mom. By the time my kids are having kids, I'll probably be 60 or close. My parents were 30 and 42 when I was born, and let me tell ya, I got tired of being asked if my dad was my grandfather. He died when I was 27. Anyway... I'd love to watch my grandchildren grow up and meet my great-grandchildren, but maybe it just won't happen. I needed to put off parenting for a LOT of reasons, but I do feel like this kid is getting slightly cheated by my age.