It has never been a secret that I do NOT want babies. I mean, my own. I have two wonderful nephews and countless cousins, and my friends seem to be busy having their own babies. I think I am good for a lifetime.
I don't feel like having to go through nausea, cravings (I have more than my fair share, thank you), and all that being pregnant entails. Then there's the actual giving birth. I have heard more than enough horror stories about that! Each to his own, of course, and if you want your own kids, that's entirely fine.
By the way, if you are based in Austin, and you have a bun in the oven, you might want to check out the best Austin midwives. Midwives are experts in providing healthcare to low risk pregnant women. They can help you during pregnancy, birth, and even post-partum care.
I do not know if many people still go to midwives today, but they do offer a more than feasible alternative to general practitioners and obstetricians, especially if you are very budget conscious.All the griping about pregnancy and kids aside, there are certain joys to having kids around. Check this out.
If you have never tried playing with kids, try it. From Duplo to Fischer Price (?) to books to PlayStation games to plushies to mere sheets of paper - the possibilities are endless! Of course, you have to have some patience as they tend to want to do the same things over and over again.
Now if only you can have kids for rent! ;)