Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mission Accomplished

I decided a long time ago that I wanted a family....its just something you're supposed to do. But more than that, I wanted the chance to have my very own dysfunctional family in all its glory! Even knowing that I wanted a family, I didn't realize how much I wanted one until recently. I've always known that my husband was a family man and that he would always be a good husband and father. So,we got married after 7 years of dating. We were still on our honeymoon when the question started coming from every direction.....when are you going to have a baby?

I wasn't interested in starting right away. I mean, I got married at 22....let me live a little PLEASE! I resisted every time I heard the word "baby." Baby shower? Crap. Babysit? No thanks. But, deep down, I knew what I wanted from life....eventually.

But, first, I wanted to go to college. I decided when I was a junior in high school that I didn't feel like paying for college. It just wasn't part of my plan. Going to school for 4 years and then paying for it for...umm...20? No thanks. Sure, it probably would've been much more fun doing it the more traditional way....going off to college, attending countless parties and getting completely wasted, sleeping through class after the countless parties, etc. but I didn't want to pay for that. Instead, I got a job. I got a job that paid the bills, allowed my husband and I to buy a house, and one that would pay for my school. So, I worked full time, went to school full-time and I now have a degree and no school loans. Mission accomplished. And, if nothing else, school bought me some time from the word "baby."

But, even though I said on my honeymoon that we were going to wait until I was finished with school, I've still heard the same question for the past three and a half years (thanks to my father-in-law)....when are you going to have a baby? Well, the answer is.....NOW! I managed to wait until I finished school to have a baby. Although, I didn't wait long. I graduated December 18 and found out I was pregnant on December 22. Mission accomplished again. Now, something that I wanted "eventually" is at the forefront of my thoughts....starting my very own dysfunctional family.

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