I've been noticing quite a few baby announcements or actual newborn photos, etc on facebook from people I went to HS with over the past year. Some are having their first, second, or even third child and we're the same age. I know everyone decides to have a baby if they want to have one when it's right timing for their family (if planned). I'm turning 31 in a few weeks and I'm not sure when we will plan on purpose to have a child if you know what I mean. I am scared that if we wait too long there could be a chance of not being able to have a baby on our own, etc since the fertility rates decrease with age. So long story short, I felt extra emotional last night because I want to be happy for others with babies but I am starting to feel a little jealous/sad that we don't have set plans when we'll start trying. I don't want to feel stagnant and over the past few years we haven't had anything "really exciting" in terms of moving, baby, job, etc. I'm just being really honest here. I've been a nanny to many families and have been told I'd make a great mom and that was when I was 24 so it's been 7 yrs of hearing those messages and it's been hard waiting but I know it's been necessary so we have some things figured out. I think we would greatly benefit from pre-baby counseling to talk about our expectations, etc since we still have minor disagreements over our dog's needs at times that shouldn't be a big deal, we just have different tolerance levels! So anyone else have friends with kids but you don't yet? I also am sad because I know my friends with kids hang out a lot more with their friends who also have kids so I feel left out. It's like a big deal to plan on us coming over or when to meet up so sometimes we can easily go months before we see our good friends with kids since they're busy so much. I just need to pray to be patient and understand that God knows our plans and to relax!