Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The BRAN idea - applied to a reallife situation even!

I like the BRAN idea - what are the: Benefits? Risks? Alternatives? what if we do Nothing? Let's pick something like, say, ttc later this year.

  • I'm 29 and ManFriend is nearly 30 so now's a good time, and a better time than the future physically and oocyte'ly.
  • We are about as Grown Up as we're going to get
  • We are smart and see that replacing ourselves with a person or two who is also smart and resourceful is a Good Idea.
  • Babies are cute and gorgeous and a source of love and fun. Toddlers are cute and squishable and fun. Kids are fabulous and individual. Teenagers are too.
  • We want kid(s) and it's something we want to do to complete our lives. We have talked about this.
  • My physical fitness
  • Money
  • Conflicts between parenting and working/studying
  • Needing to move house to set up for a family
  • Waiting (not really an alternative as age will start to play a part in the risk profile of it, and we don't want to be too old to be having fun with kids!)
  • Adopting ($$$$$ and hard in Australia)
  • Fostering (hard and $$)
  • Not (not an option for us to consider - we both want to, a lot)
Not doing anything
  • Awwwwwwwwwww but we want to ;)
  • There are 7 years left before I hit what I think of as my deadline (35) so it's not that bad to do nothing

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