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Baby Steps: Let me eat cake!

Posted March 3, 2011

My twenties are numbered! This Saturday I will officially have just one year left to enjoy being a twenty-something, young and vibrant person, in the prime of my life. Or so they say.

While turning 29 is nothing extraordinary in my eyes … it now has a special meaning. I’ve got a year left before – the books and experts say – my body starts taking a turn. Technically, I know 35 is the big benchmark as far as numbers go. But, after talking to doctors, it seems the "two" at the beginning of my age means potentially very good things for our baby making prospects. And I’d like to take advantage of that.

We don’t have any big celebration plans this year. I’ll actually be at work helping with coverage for the Battle of the Blues. I don’t think I’ll mind too much. I’m a Terp at heart. So I do have a link to the ACC and I was in school when we won the national championship. That helped engrain a love for college basketball in me. Luckily for both of us, my husband also shares the same adoration (though it meant a bit of turmoil during last year’s March Madness … he is a former Butler Bulldog!). Since there’s not much to gloat about this year for Maryland, I’ll leave it to the local teams to keep me entertained.

Next year I hope we’ll have lots to celebrate – on top of my crossing over into the 30s!

Christine is the weekday noon news producer at WRAL-TV. She lives with her husband and three dogs. Christine is chronicling her experience as she and her husband struggle with infertility. Find her here on Fridays.




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  • AF Flight Nurse Mar 5, 2011

    Did you say 29? We had our first child at 38 year of age and second at 46 years of age (surprise!!!!!)...perfect, beautiful children x 2...Don't rush! Enjoy your lives & happy birthday!

  • gcttoo Mar 4, 2011

    Don't get so caught up in the numbers game while trying to conceive. Just enjoy your birthday and every one to come! I got pregnant at 30 and again at 41, both times following infertility treatments. Enjoy life! The prime of your life is yet to come!

  • Go_APPS Mar 4, 2011

    I got pregnant at 29 this past year ... hopefully your 29th year will bring the same result!! :) Happy Bday!

  • JAT Mar 4, 2011

    You had me at "cake"! Often, when you still have "2" in front of your age, you are still maturing and aren't ready for major responsibilities like a child. Even 35 doesn't mean anything (I was almost 37!) As I always say, slow down and enjoy life and accept what it has to offer, whatever that might be. And Happy Birthday!

  • snowl Mar 4, 2011

    Happy Birthday to you (and me) on Saturday the 5th. I have a couple more decades of experience under my belt, and can say that the 30's and 40's are even better! Relax and eat cake. The best years are ahead of you!