Friday, August 19, 2011

Oh Baby, Baby!

So, earlier this week on our Facebook Page we mentioned that due to Mrs. D's BIG news we would dedicate the next two weeks to Baby Talk.

So let's start with some of the basics... haha silly girls! I didn't mean Those basics... That is an ENTIRELY different conversation (one I'm sure we will touch in the near future, but not today).

If you are married, I'm sure you've thought about it, and even if you are not married, I'm sure it's crossed your mind ....When is the Right time to have kids?
Does anyone ask that anymore? Or do they just leave it up to fate, happenstance, God? I think some people plan it. I know I personally am trying to, PLAN having my children. The Mr. T and I (lol noone tell him I just referred to him as that, for that's definitly Not his initial LOL) have been married awhile now, and oh believe you me this Baby Talk has come up a few times, and let me tell you: THANK YOU MRS. D for making this topic come up a few more times lately! (Please insert oozing sarcasm). You see when your BFF gets a bun in the oven, and she's married a shorter time than you, oh, your "I don't wanna be an old dad" Mister starts talking babies again.

I will tell you right now. I don't have all the answers when it comes to having babies. I just know that I'M not there yet with my life. To me that land of being "ready for kids" is still like Never Never Land, it's a mythical place that I haven't found yet... and would be ok with Never Never finding it. LOL

Found this on Flickr... Love it.
 Ahhh, but here's the but, I do have some pretty strong opinions on when some people just need to give up the baby making, and say "that womb's run dry, shriveled like a raisin, and has a 20 year old spider living in it."

I was enjoying my morning coffee yesterday, watching TLC's Four Weddings, and lingered on the channel to find  this documentary. TLC presents: PREGNANT at 70.
Yes, readers that's right. 70!!!!

 I'm not making this up. This is True.
This is soooo ODD, and against so many of our ideas... let me name a few.
HEALTH, the health of the mom and the health of the baby.
FUTURE, what happens to baby when mommy dies in 5 years? Foster care?
BEHAVIORAL ISSUES, isn't this child going to need some therapy after people start questioning him about his parents?
RESPONSIBILITY, is it responsible to bring a child into this world knowing it is very unlikely that you will be able to raise it?

Ok, now that I threw out all of this, I will say the show actually tackles almost all of these issues in some way. And, even though being pregant at 70 when I'm supposed to be sipping wine in my rocking chair all day, is NOT for me, I must give these women some Kudos for even attempting this.

So let's open this up. SOMEONE PLEASE watch the show and Weigh IN! What do YOU think?


  1. This highly disturbs me and I find it to be dead wrong for these women to be having children at that age. It is VERY selfish. Period. You want kids at age 60? Too freaking bad. I wanted a kid when I was 15 but hey! I didn't get pregnant until I was almost 26.

  2. WOWZERS!! I didn't even realize their ovaries still function at such age hahaha but yes I know a woman who's now 65 and has a 5 yr old son, her son has many health issues along with Cancer. It saddens me because she complains about her son's health issues, but I just wanna tell her, "Hey you brought this onto yourself so don't complain" Yes children are a blessing to many people, but sometimes there's a cut off limit SERIOUSLY!!

  3. Wow! gjackson79 thanks so much for bringing us a real life scenario! That just proves the point that Health problems is a Huge reason why someone shouldn't do this.
    And Brittany Sommer...Way to be responsible with your choices. I think you might have just inspired the next Baby Blog, so please check back in.