Aug 07

Your doctor always says that ‘you’re still young and have plenty of time to conceive.’ But if you’re in your late twenties or early thirties, you have never felt so old.

You think to yourself: “how do I still have time? It takes almost a year when pregnant and then I want a second or third baby. By that time, I will be closer or past thirty-five and my eggs will be decreasing by the second.”

How can you NOT panic?

When the doctor tells you that you are ’still young,’ he is absolutely lying. You and your eggs are aging by the second right there in the doctor’s office. You will start to feel arthritis setting in, your bones start weakening with osteoporosis, you begin to cough with shortness of breath and you stop by the drugstore on the way home to purchase a walker. Later, you find yourself eating a “late” dinner at 4:30pm, canceling weekend plans because you need a nap and signing up for aqua aerobics. You find yourself spending weeknights knitting a scarf, watching The Price is Right and making sure your husband is wearing a sweater so he doesn’t catch a chill. You purchase reading bifocals although your eye sight is fine, and start to take ’speed’ walks around your local mall.

Face it, you’re right. You are very very old.

12 Responses to “#930 You feel old at thirty”

  1. Jessica says:

    Thanks for that uplifting post…I will be 30 in 3 weeks!! LOL!! That is very funny and so true. My RE just said that to me last week…what a liar!!

  2. InfertileNaomi says:

    The doctor seems to think that saying it makes us feel better. But it never does!

  3. Clare says:

    Hee hee! But I AM!!! The doctors just don't get it… tick-tock-tick-tock..

  4. BB says:

    OMG… I so feel 30+

  5. liberalgranolagirl says:

    Hahahaha! Yep, I'm definitely old-33 to be exact. By the time we get pregnant with our first, I'll have to get pregnant again right away in order to not be mistaken for grandma :-p

  6. Vivid1230 says:


    This is me… 31 is closing in, and all I keep thinking is why did the hubs and I wait till I was 28 to start trying? I want 4 kids (althought right now I'd settle for 1 for now).. They are totally gonna have to be boom boom boom boom, or else I'm gonna be be one old mama! LOL

  7. ashley says:

    Yep, I feel the same way. Old and I'm barely 27. I wouldn't feel so old if infertility didn't once take up so much of my life.

  8. MK says:

    Yes! So true! 28 with no kids and I feel frickin middle-age.

  9. Anonymous says:

    My problem is that I look much younger than I am (34). So people keep saying "but you're so young!" and all I can think is "oh, sure, I LOOK young, but my insides are OLD!"

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  11. OverAnxious says:

    I had a doctor ask me how old I was and If I had any kids. When I replied No and I was 29, She said “ better hop on that cause your fertility in going ……crash and she made the airplane crash noise.


  12. 7 years and counting says:

    can somebody please explain my 40 year old, chain smoking (right through her pregnancies) neighbour who keeps getting knocked up by ‘accident’?