Husband wants to wait a year... but its a Test - to see if I'm committed enough! He must think he's some kind of ninja master - making me work for the reward of having a baby. I've told him how patronising that is. To be honest I'm gobsmacked. I'm 30, we have a house, a dog, 2 cats, 4 vehicles and we run our own business. We've been together for 6 years - we're set up, we're stable. On top of this I'm comforting my aunt through her second round of chemotherapy and if anything I've come to realise that LIFE IS TOO SHORT! We've always talked about how we'd raise our kids, parenting techniques, schools etc but now we're at a place where I don't want to put it off anymore.. he wants to wait 'till Jan 2010 to be sure its not just a whim. So that I won't spend the rest of our lives regretting the decision! I know its a huge decision and that life will never be the same again. I know it'll be hard work and that from then on your world revolves around your child - it has to. But when its your child - surely that's all you care about anyway!? I don't want to leave it any longer. From now on - each year - the risks of birth defects increase at an alarming rate. This test of his could put our baby at unnecessary risk. OK - so I'm going to say that - I'd probably say anything if it made me pregnant! Its hard to see where he's coming from. We've talked about it - he's even told our friends that we'll be trying for a family in a few years... I just wanted to vent a bit and share it with you ladies. I'm hoping some of you will know where I'm coming from and how I'm feeling?