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Monday, August 11, 2014

the daily muse

i snuck in the bedroom the other day and took some photos of this guy snoozing away, the late afternoon light hitting his face just so. ed and i will celebrate six years of marriage this coming october, and the inevitable question (you know the one) has been creeping in for the past couple of years. i remember this mom i met a few years back who assured me that the second i hit thirty my uterus would start speaking to me. as if thirty was a magic number to wake up and say-- babies, babies, babies! she was partially right, and i did turn thirty this year, but my mind set still isn't necessarily baby-centric.

the daily muse

that's normal, right? rather, who's to define normal? either way, when asked when we plan to have children my response is always the same-- oh, we have a furry child at home. he's pretty cool.

potty trained too.

12 comments:

marissa (stylebook) said...

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jen said...

totally normal. our very dear friends just had their first child this summer. they are both 42. so i'd say you have plenty of time. :)
furry babies are certainly easier. messier to kiss. :)

Lisa and Tate said...

My furry baby made me realize I had so much love to give a child. With this realization I chose to end a marriage (husband was not on board with kids) and adopt a baby girl from China, becoming a single mother at 51. I have never been happier. It is never too late- you will know when it is the right time to add a human baby.

Laurie said...

My husband and I just celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary (and we have been together for 10 years). He is turning 30 on Thursday, and I am turning 30 in January. I know exactly what you mean! I feel like that is the only question people ask us too. (It's actually getting to be quite annoying.) We have had a cat for 2 1/2 years and he is our furry baby. He's much easier to take care of than an non-furry baby!

Jesse said...

that's exactly when i started to really think about it, about 30. we didn't pull the goalie till 32 and became parents at 33 and 34. you have plenty of time! people need to mind their own beezwax!

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rebecca said...

jesse-
pull a goalie. lol.

Rebeka said...

I think that's totally normal. I hate hate hate when people ask me when I'm going to get married, because, don't I want to have babies soon? Um no. I mean I'm definitely not anti baby but I'm not sure I'll ever feel the urge to have my own, and isn't that ok? My life can be (and is fulfilled) without a baby. Do whatever makes YOU (and Ed) happy. I feel like if/when the time comes, you'll know!

Colleen Brynn said...

Hehe I'm the same. People keep telling me my ovaries will start to hurt, but they never do. I have my own furry child too.

Kayla Poole said...

I remember talking a little bit about this with you years ago (was our lunch date seriously years ago?).

Sam Wiggins is a lucky furry kiddo to have you as his mama.

Mary said...

Absolutely positively normal. I wish it wasn't so normal for people to ask all the time. We pulled the goalie at 31 and had kids at 32 and 35, which was perfect for us. My sister was 40 and then had twins at 44! So whatever. I don't think anyone's ever really ready for it, but you know when you know and it's right when it's right.

rebecca said...

mary-
well said. :)

Let's Have Another said...

He's just adorable! So snuggly :) and what a nice answer for when folks are being nosy.

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