In other, more exciting (mm... not the right word) news, Hubs and I have decided that if we are not with child by next August, we are high-tailing it out of this crap Ohio city to live somewhere fun. We are giving it until next August because we bought a house here two years ago under that awesome $8,000 tax credit that stipulates you have to be there for three years or else have to pay some of it back (Um, no thanks. We spent that chunk of change a loooong time ago). And next August will put me at five years in my current job, which will also make me vested in the kickass retirement program (seriously, my employer puts in 14%!!). I'd hate to walk away from that, being only 14 months away.
We settled in this particular city is because it's where I'm from and my whole family lives here. Hubs' family is only an hour and a half drive. And it's where Hubs and I went to college, so we've laid some roots here. And we thought we'd be having babies by now and we'd need a supportive network of friends and family to help us out with free babysitting and what not.
But it turns out, a lot of our friends have moved away (to way more fun cities like Denver and San Diego and Portland and Charlotte), and the ones who are still here have had babies. Their lives are very different from ours and sometimes it's painful to be around them. We still aren't any closer to having our own babies. And I know my brother and sister are going to start having kids in the next year and I can't tell you what a mess I'm going to be then. I think I'll feel kind of left behind. Like all these people are moving on with their lives and we're still stuck where we've been for the past year. When my baby brother and even babier sister start to have kids, it'll hit me how really stuck we are.
Those are just my predictions, but I think it's reason enough to set our sights on trying something new. We've always wanted to try a new city but haven't felt like the timing would allow us to do it. And I don't care if it sounds like we're running away from our problems. Hell, I don't care if we ARE running away from our problems. Screw that. I'll run if I want to!
Anyway. I'm off to Indy this weekend to suffer through another baby shower. Yippee for me!