Welcome Baby Ava

February 24, 2010

H2B’s sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl early this morning.  Her name is Ava, and both mom and baby are doing well.

She doesn’t look like a newborn at all.  She looks like a movie baby!  What’s more, she has the same birthday as my brother (today, obviously).

This makes me think about having children.  Don’t worry, none in the making at the moment.  But I remember in High School, long ago, I thought the perfect age to have kids was 25.  The reasoning is I didn’t want to be old by the time my kids grew up and left home.  For selfish reasons such as 1) I still wanted to be young enough to travel and have fun after regaining my freedom, 2) I don’t want to be an “old mom” like some classmates I had whose parents looked like grandparents, and 3) actually I can’t think of another reason.  I was 16 at the time.  But I suppose being at an age where I can snap back into shape will be nice.  Not sure how realistic that is given my proclivity against exercise.  ie. I went to hot yoga 3 days in a row and now it’s been 3 days since I’ve gone… =(  I will try to go today…

Now that I am 25 and it’s too late to keep my goal, I feel far too immature for motherhood.  The thought of it freaks me out because I can still barely take care of myself (as far as eating 3 nutritious meals a day now that H2B is not forcing me to be healthy, previous post be damned).  It takes all of my willpower and loud whining by Pups to drag myself out of bed in the morning to let her out.  Lazy?  Without the right encouragement, most definitely.

I am certain that if I have a baby, that will be the right kind of encouragement.  However, it will be a much better life for all of us if I can find that encouragement myself first.

So what is my new plan?  I think a tentative “before 30” sounds good.  It gives me 5 years of flexibility and time to grow and learn to feed myself better.  Hopefully H2B and I will have our own place by then with some savings under the floor boards.  Although being covered by Army insurance at the time would be nice.  Actually, come to think about it, I am almost 26 (this summer).  And it takes 9 months to carry the baby.  Hrm… that gives me 3 years.  I might have to rethink this already.

Well first things first.  Plan this wedding.


3 Responses to “Welcome Baby Ava”

  1. Jessica Says:

    Monica said something about after 28, the chances of having problems with the kid start to rise. But, I’d say by 30 is pretty reasonable. That’s still MY ideal goal, but obviously I’d like to be married first.

  2. oh there is no way i can have one before 28. that would mean… starting now. H2B jokingly says if i don’t find a job we may as well start a family but im sure the real thought of that will put palpitations in his heart.

    i think my future child won’t mind taking his/her chances to wait until after 28.

  3. Jessica Says:

    Oh yea, I agree, I think by 30 is a good tentative plan.

    My future children will prob have to be after 28 too, haha.

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