I am currently 29 and my dear husband is 31. I have always been a big time planner! It could be because I am neurotic :) Anyway, my plans included getting a good education, becoming a successful professional, marrying the man of my dreams, and being a mom. The most important part of that equation has always been being a mom. Well, I managed to get 2 university degrees (a BA Honors and an MSc), become a registered school & applied child psychologist, and marry the tall (6’4″ to my 5’2″), handsome, smart, caring, generous, and funny J. We married in 2009 and decided to wait until we both had our professional registration/licensure before trying for baby #1, with plans for baby #2 as well. Well, I have learned that plans don’t always work out! There have been some other bumps in the road for us including J’s diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in June 2011 at the age of 30 and we’ve handled everything proactively. So we’re trying to do the same with our apparent fertility issues.
Update: On February 22, 2013, we learned that we had conceived naturally, when just the day before we were at a mandatory info session for everyone planning to start IVF with our clinic. I had been told I have Diminished Ovarian Reserve and it was unlikely that I would conceive naturally. I even doubted my ability to conceive through IVF. But there was always still a chance that I could conceive naturally and in an amazing turn of events, I did. We are now expecting a baby girl at the end of October/beginning of November.