I'm new here but I thought I'd throw my thoughts into the ring. DH and I have been married for just over 2 years, (together for 8yrs) we bought our house just over a year ago, and have 2 lovely furkids. (a dog and a cat that get along very well lol)
For our entire relationship I said I didn't want kids. Don't get me wrong, I love kids! I have worked in multiple day cares, summer camps, and before and afterschool programs. I also started babysitting at the age of 11, and I have worked with kids from infants, up to behavioral teenagers. I just never wanted any of my own. Every once in a while tho, I would see a baby and I would have the thought "I MIGHT want one SOMEDAY"
Recently, it seems everyone around me is having a baby, and I believe I have caught the bug. For probably about 6 months I have been having the thought that I could have a baby. I kept pushing it aside, saying I dont really want them, I like my sleep and my $$ in the bank. But the thought kept comming back that I want one. I recently talked to DH, and we really talked about it...everything, and to my pleasant surprise, we are on the same page. Now we have a timeline (we'll start TTC in the spring), and goals to accomplish before then. We're going about it very conciously and aware of what we're getting into, and I couldn't be happier. You'll know that you're ready when the thoughts dont go away.