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.