DH and I have gone back and forth on the "kids or no kids" issue for as long as we've been seriously together. We've always come back to the thanks-but-no-thanks camp. A lot of it is financial, really...we could do it, but it would be really tight and we're pretty attached to our freedom and disposable income and neither of us has felt driven to have a child like a lot of people do. I should mention that he's 30 and I'll be 38 in February.
Lately, he's been making noises that sound a bit like baby-fever, but when we have a serious discussion about it, he comes back to the "no" camp. But he brought it up again today, and I think he really does want to have one. Honestly, my pulse is racing just sitting here thinking about it. I can imagine myself enjoying parenting a school-age child, but I don't know if I'm cut out for the relentlessly constant demands of a baby, nor do I know how willing I am to give up our freedom and disposable income. No matter what you decide, there comes a time when you can't take it back, and that scares the bejeezus out of me.
Am I crazy? Is he? Is this normal? Did any of you who have kids feel this way before you had them?