What was it like for you when you felt like life had been "the same" for awhile and were ready to take that leap to a whole new daily lifestyle, etc as a parent? This summer, we will be celebrating 4 yrs of marriage, together since 2004 and I feel like it's time to take a break from applying to teaching jobs and pursue the job of being a mom. I've been a nanny to many families, have been told I'd make a great mom, etc. I'm just wondering what it's really going to be like in terms of lack of sleep, etc....those are the things I'm not looking forward to! I feel like someone just needs to push me off the diving board (which I'm using to represent where I'm at now, before parenthood) and into the pool (which I'm using to represent all the fun to come, birthday parties, loving a child, having a fun time together!) :lol: It's normal to feel that hesitation right even though you know you want to be a parent? Or does that hesitation (again, all the challenging things like lack of sleep, etc) mean I better wait another year?