I was a regular poster (and a former CL) on this board up until about a year ago, but life overwhelmed me and I haven't been around for awhile. Life has finally started to calm down a little, and I've found myself missing this board. I've been browsing and I see a few familiar faces along with lots of new names. I'm really looking forward to catching up with old friends and getting to know new ones.
Here is a little information about me:
I'm 28 years old. My partner, Jamie, is 25. We have been living together for about 2.5 years, and we have a townhouse in Atlanta where we live with our two furbabies. Winston and Delilah are both rat terriers, and we treat them like our children since we don't have any of our own yet. I am a professional nanny. I have been working as a nanny for about 7 years. I put myself through college as a nanny and loved it so much that I kept doing it after I graduated. Currently I work for a family with one little girl. Sara is 15 months. And they are expecting a new baby (gender unknown) in 3-4 weeks. Jamie is a paralegal, but she also takes college classes part time, working on a BA in History/Education. She wants to be a high school history teacher, but eventually would like to get her Masters and PhD so that she can be a college professor.
We both want children very much, but we aren't quite ready for them. Ideally we'd like Jamie to be out of school first, and we'd like to build up a stronger savings. We are very interested in adopting a child from the foster care system. But I have a strong desire to experience pregnancy, so we are still considering that option as well. We have plenty of time to discuss and debate while we are WTT over the next 3-4 years.(If we can wait that long -- we both have our weak moments when we talk about speeding up our timetable significantly.) In the meantime, I'll put all my mothering energy into Sara and her new sibling.