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Old 02-28-2006, 11:13 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by frisky_kittie
Yes, our bodies are telling us we need to procreate. But I think it's more of a instinctual need to ensure the species survives than anything else.
And honestly, I think there are too many people out there as it is.
This is true. I've wanted children for my entire life, I've done research and study on child psychology, human development, pre-pregnancy nutrition, pregnancy and childbirth healthcare and choices, early childhood education and parenting theory for the last ten years (and I'm only 25, I started in high school). I personally feel that it takes that much committment before becoming a parent to be truly successful, but I do know people who fudge it very well.

and while my fiance and I plan to procreate biologically, when I'm 35 the doors are closed. Anything that has or hasn't happened by then is it. The risks after that are too high for me to consider pregnancy, especially when there are so many children out there who need the love and the roof I can provide for them.
Originally Posted by frisky_kittie
We're both young yet (I'm 22, he's 24) but I plan on getting my tubes tied as soon as I can afford it.
There's another option to surgery, called "essure", that's safer and just as effective (and possibly cheaper, too).
On the needles: Falling Leaves Socks, Punkin Hats, Artful Afgan and another waterlily for a friend of mine (on hold until I feel like working with that yarn again)

In the queue:
Jack Skellington baby afghan
Finished: Warm Up America Square, Basketweave Baby Blanket (now to ship it), Massachusetts Dishcloth for the Yarn Harlot, Homeless Hat
, water bottle cozy

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