|The one I waited for|
(My 1st born at 4 months)
Yet, I can remember not so long ago when I desperately hoped for the very opposite. Those days and months and years of waiting, hoping, trying, wanting...
It seems like we women go through stages:
Stage 1: The Virgin's Period - Yuck. I hate this time of the month. Mother nature sucks!
Stage 2: The Sexually Active Period - Thank God!!! Yes! I have my period!
Stage 3: The Ready and Willing to be a Mom Period - Darn. No baby this month!
*** Repeat Stages 2 and 3 until you have all the children you want (or more), then back to stage 2 until:
Stage 4: Hey, Where's My Period? Is this Menopause?
For some women, there's one more stage in-between 3 and 4: Stage Infertility: Another period. Heartbreak. Keep hoping. Keep praying. Some, like me, go on to become mothers naturally after some intervention; some become mothers through adoption; some never become mothers.
That's as far as I can get in my own experience. Well, I haven't experienced Menopause yet, but as my doctor mentioned in response to my irregular periods since having the boy, I am getting older!
Currently I'm full-on in Stage 2! I love my babes, but I'm happy (and slightly crazy) with three. So, come Aunt Flow! Show yourself!
In which stage are you?