Dear Soon-to-Be Baby Mommies,
I know that you don't know that Hell froze over and pigs are flying, because the girl that said she'd never have a baby ... kinda wants a baby. And it's really just not the right time for 25 year old Taryn to have a baby. Why, you ask?
Well... financially, it's not right yet.One day, I will make more than $18,000/year annually. (Considering it cost me that much to get my 4 year degree? I damn well want to more than double my income in the next 24 months.)
And I still want to go to D.C. ... and I really don't think D.C. is a fabulous place to think about having/raising a kid. And if D.C. isn't available ... I'd love love love to go to Tampa. Or Charleston. Or Hawaii. Or Quantico... (and the list goes on).
My husband still squirms and makes gagging noises when it comes to picking up after the dog ... or cleaning up a little kitty hairball.
But that definitely doesn't stop me from aww'ing over all the newborns that I end up meeting . And it definitely doesn't stop me from being jealous of all you Mommy-to-Be's! Especially since one of Drew's best friends is preganant.
We're not "there" yet.
Just like we're not at the "home buying" phase of life (and likely won't be for another 10 years; when his mobile career settles down).
Sometimes, I wish we were "there".
I think "there" is a good 5+ years in the distance. Which means: potentially 2 more moves. Moving with an infant/toddler will likely = bane of all evil. Plus the dog ... and the cat ... (and my sanity).
I just thought I'd throw it out there ... I'm a smidge jealous of you all.
And those in the home-buying phase.
I expect it'll be my turn soon enough. But that doesn't stop me from stamping my little foot and wishing "later" would turn up "sooner".