Maybe you’re still trying for your first but you’ve already started thinking about baby #2. You sometimes see a fertile walking down the street with her two young children and think to yourself, ‘how are those kids only a couple years apart? How the fertile did she do it?’ At this rate, you sometimes feel like you’re future offspring are going to be at least 20 years apart…if you’re lucky.
How do fertile women do it? They have one baby and before you can say ‘ she pops out another one. And you have very little sympathy for your ‘poor’ mommy friend who complains on Facebook how exhausted she is having two (or three) small toddlers. No offense lady, but you’re not going to get any sympathy from the infertile community. You figure that it’s taken you this long to have baby #1, so how long will it take for your next? You imagine your first child celebrating her 18th birthday when you can finally give her the good news. “Happy Birthday. After our 45th IVF cycle, we are finally going to give you a sibling!” You can only imagine that everyone will think your daughter is the knocked-up mom and you are the old granny. Yup, your children are going to have a very special age difference between them.
The great thing about having your children 20 years apart:
- You have a build-in babysitter. Your 20 year old can now babysit the baby.
- Your eldest has begged you for a sibling for years. She got their wish and now she can raise it too.
- During health class, your eldest can actually take care of a baby instead of just an egg.
- Everyone will think that your eldest was a knocked up teenage mom. ‘We did the best we could with her. We don’t know what went wrong.’
- By the time you get pregnant with baby #2, there will be such thing as IVR (In Vitro Fertilization Robotics). Fertility doctors will actually insert a sticky robot inside of you during IVF to make sure the embryo actually implants. You will give birth to both baby and robot.
- Your children will get along, simply because they will never live with each other. Your eldest will have moved out and won’t be around for sibling rivalry.
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