Going to lunch with my parents today turned into my mom giving me an impromptu lecture on me breastfeeding.
I am not pregnant. I am not married. I currently live with my parents. I do have a partner, who I've been dating about...1.5 months. I am female and 25. I'm open to the idea of having kids sometime in the future but I have a lot of reservations and so far, my hormones haven't risen up and taken over to create a tsunami and subsequent flood of "baby" or "must have baby now" feelings.
It's interesting to think about the expectations our parents put on us, without verbalizing them or even consciously realizing them. My parents want me to buy a house but are clearly steering me towards certain "types" of homes and part of that "home type" seems to be "resale value/potential to 'raise a family' there."
I told my mom that whether or not I chose to breastfeed a child was not an issue that I saw in my foreseeable future, so could we drop the subject. I had to tell her twice, but we did manage to move on.
So, yeah. Not driven towards having kids, lots of reasons why I'm not particularly interested, but recognize that hormones and time can do funny things to a person and their opinions.
Hubski, whuddabout you? If you have kids, how did you feel about having kids before you did? Do any of you regret it (from what I've seen Hubski parents are pretty thrilled, happy parents, but maybe there's one of you that hasn't spoken up)?