Ok, this is just a vent/moment to breathe. I just found out our friends who got married just a few weeks before us are expecting their first child in October. This comes right around the same time where 1) my best friend just gave birth a week ago to her first child, 2) my cousin just had his first child yesterday, 3) my good friend from college is expecting her first child in June, 4) multiple friends on Facebook are posting about their pregnancy/birth announcements, and 5) two employees I manage just informed me this week they are pregnant. I am genuinely happy for all of them, but gosh it does not make waiting any easier.
While I know we are choosing to wait to TTC until next year and it is our decision, it does not make it any easier when I have baby fever and it feels like everyone around us is having a kid. I guess it is that time of life since we are in our late 20's that this is very common, but I was just not prepared for the emotional roller coaster of feelings.
I keep reminding myself that we have a plan and we know it's right for us to wait. Sometimes that helps, but sometimes it just makes it more frustrating. We have always done things on our own schedule and when we are ready, so we know we won't just do something because others are doing. We are trying to approach TTC and parenting in a prepared and logical manner...but why are emotions and hormones so dang irrational?!?!?
Anyone else feeling like the struggle is particularly difficult right now?