Hi, all! I'm Crystal, and I've lurked here for a few months. Here's my story: I'm getting married 7/5/03, and my DF can't wait to start a family. We're both 25, and he has this major longing to be a father. Anyway, I finally feel like this is the right time and place in my life to have a child (not to say that I'm not scared to death!), but we do need to wait for a little while. Due to a situation that occurred before I met DF, I have about $6,500 in credit card debt to get rid of before I'm comfortable with having a baby, and once that's paid off, we're going to buy a house (summer of 2004). And I really want to have our own house to raise a family in, for many reasons. So, because of those situations, I'm working 2 jobs, about 50+ hrs/wk, and he works alot at his job, about 63 hrs/wk. So, obviously, neither one of us have time for BD'ing, much less raising a child! Plus, I was on the Depo shot for BC (a regular at that board) and my last shot wore off 12 weeks ago, so it's not very likely that I'll even be able to get pregnant within the next 6 months anyway.
But my DF is practically insane with wanting a child! I know a lot of it has to do with the fact that his parents divorced, and he wants to give a child what he never had, emotions-wise. But he talks about it constantly! He always wants me to hang out with his friends across the street that have a 1 yr old daughter, so I can "get more into the maternal feeling thing"! I laugh about it, so it's not really a bad thing, I just find it unusual that it's the man who has baby-fever instead of the woman!
Anyway, that's my story, and I'll probably visit here often, so thanks for listening!