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Yourillusion
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So I am 19 years young, and I am not sure if it is just a phase, but I want to be pregnant.

Yes I know, I am too young, and I do also want to wait until I am older and married. And Pregnancy is a scary thing, especially to those are young and going through it.

But it doesn't matter... must be a phase.

I just can't help thinking what it would like to be pregnant. The feeling of someone growing inside of you, being apart of someone else and such.

I am a bit nuts. I would never intentionally get myself pregnant until I am absolutely ready, but I have always wondered what it would be like.

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Heather
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Well, you can certainly talk to one of our staff who has spent most of the last month or two with her head in the toilet due to pregnancy if you like. [Smile]

Really, pregnancy in and of itself is certainly a cool thing, but when most pregnant women and speak honestly without fear of judgment, they'll usually say that what they often feel like is really nauseated, exhausted, cranky, bloated, nervous and out-of-sorts, not some sort of mystical bubble of bliss. Suffice it to say, too, pregnancy only lasts around ten months.

Parenting is lifelong.

Either way, there's nothing nuts about wondering.

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Leabug
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Have you read this: I Want It NOW!

It's a very realistic article on what pregnancy really entails. While some women do really enjoy being pregnant, there's a lot more to it than simply feeling nice.

[Edit: and, as Heather pointed out, a lot of women don't even enjoy it! [Smile] ]

[ 12-12-2007, 07:20 PM: Message edited by: Leabug ]

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Yourillusion
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See I guess I only think this way because I never have been pregnant...

maybe if i had a pregnancy scare or something I would not think this way.

And also, i have only delt with someone elses kids, and they are angels around me because they like me, and i never see them much at their worst

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Yeah, it's easier when you can hand the kids back to their parents when you need to.

But there's nothing wrong with wanting something, while knowing that it makes sense to wait for it. Sounds like you've got your head on straight. [Smile]

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-Lauren-
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Number 1 way to kill rosy idealism? Take a baby for more than 8 hours. Tantrums, diapers, spit-ups, and if you turn your back long enough, you might get lucky enough for them to fingerpaint with poo.

I always imagined that being related to a child, either mother or aunt or similar, would grant me some sort of superpower to deal with gross situations. No.

No.

I was still scream-fleeing during projectile-spit-up-puke, diaper changes, and the like, and I'm somebody who typically likes children very much. It is beyond a blessing for me to hand her back to mom or dad and go back to my flying-excrement-free life.

So, yeah, if non of these bodily functions and sometimes horrifying curiosities is included in your vision, time to do some hardcore babysitting/full time childcare. I guarantee you'll think twice. People fall in the fatal trap of thinking that if they're "good enough" parents (as they'll surely be, better than anyone!) kids won't participate in such activities. Oh, if only.

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Leabug
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Oh god, Lauren, I just had to comment on that- that's the funniest thing I've read all night, and it's very true! By my third straight day of nannying, once the kids didn't care anymore about being good for me, I was starting to realize that the "little angels" were definately far from angelic...

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