Friday, November 13, 2009

The obligatory intro post

Who are you?

We're a couple in our twenties who have been together nearly two years and are getting married in six months' time. We have known for a long time that we want to have children together, and have decided to start trying to conceive pretty much as soon as we're married. 

Why are you blogging about this?

Planning a family is a major preoccupation for us. Not a day goes by that we don't talk about it in one way or another. And yet we don't feel 100% comfortable telling our friends and families about our plans in any detail. Partly because we want them to be at least vaguely surprised when we finally have good news, partly because we don't necessarily want them to know if we have trouble getting to that point, and partly because "trying for a baby" basically means "having unprotected sex", and honestly? We doubt our friends and families want to be told about that.

So this blog is an outlet. It's a way for us to express ourselves anonymously about the process of getting ready for a baby, to talk openly about what excites us, what confuses us and what frustrates us, and to chronicle our journey towards parenthood. Only, you know, not as pretentious as that sounds.

Are your names really Don and Betty?

Uh, no. Don and Betty Draper are two of the main characters from Mad Men, although (hopefully) our relationship is nothing like theirs. It's a good show. You should check it out.

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