It's been awhile since I've linked up with all the "Not Just A Mom" bloggers but I wanted to join in today. This month we're talking about "how we became a mom" which is a topic I find really interesting.
You may, or may not, know that Dave and I didn't start dating until I was 34 and a half. I'd always wanted to be a mom but had almost given up hope that it would happen. Things moved fairly quickly with Dave and I and we started dating in November 2006, got engaged in October 2007, and got married in June 2008. Since we were housemates when we started dating, we'd talked about having one of us move out, but that didn't make a lot of sense, and when Dave was accepted to a PhD program out of province, we moved three provinces away together in summer 2007.
All this is to say, what with me being older (just over 36 when we got married), and both of us wanting kids, we decided to try to get pregnant right away, in case it took awhile. Spoiler alert: It didn't take awhile :) We got pregnant on our honeymoon although I didn't clue in right away why Dave got over jet lag so much faster than I did. Hahaha! I took a pregnancy test in late-ish July 2008 and it came up positive really quickly. And then the morning sickness hit. And it lasted all day. And it didn't go away for three months.