Like many newlywed couples we looked forward to our future with stars in our eyes. We had a plan. We would work and go to college, buy a house and in two years start a family.
That is just what we did. We moved to a new city, bought a house, enrolled in college and found full-time jobs. As our two-year anniversary came nearer, our dreams of a little baby became more urgent. We felt it was time — time to start our family, time to make the plan become reality. We even talked about the pros and cons of having a boy versus a girl. We talked about baby names. We even planned out the baby's nursery in our new home: the paint colors, the bedding, the placement of the crib. We were ready.