Is That Your Biological Clock Ticking or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
Supposedly we all have a biological clock, right? We are all born with a limited amount of eggs and sometime between puberty and menopause, we are supposed to have this internal, maternal clock that reminds us that we are suppose to get on the ball and get knocked up.
I think this clock starts ticking for all of us at different times, sort of how some people like to get things done early and others procrastinate until the last minute. I think our biological clock works the same way.
For instance, I always knew that I wanted kids but I had no timeline. No deadline. I knew that I probably wanted to be done having my kids by the time I was 35, but that was mostly because that is what modern medicine dictates. Statistics change after 35, so I wanted to be ahead of the game.
Other than that, I never really felt the pull of my biological clock. There was no irritating buzzing, steadily getting louder. There was me, who had always loved children, waiting for the time it felt right.
In fact, the slow steady beep never came. I was planning to plan to get pregnant. Poof, I was pregnant. But my sister, she knew she wanted a baby and around the age of 23 her biological clock was ticking so loudly that anyone within a 100 mile radius could hear it.
When did you become aware of the slow steady beep of your biological clock? Was it when you were just married and in your 20s? Did your biological clock go off when you were in your 30s, had hit the ceiling in your career, found the perfect partner, and wanted to share that love with a baby?
Or maybe you were in your 40s, the expert in your field, had traveled the world with your devoted partner, and were ready to share all that love and wealth with a child of your very own?
Or were you minding your own business and out of nowhere a very loud, blaring alarm went off, like a bomb, leaving you to take shelter and clamor for the snooze button?
Here are some warning signs that your biological clock may be buzzing:
- You meet a hot guy at a bar and you instantly start daydreaming about what your babies together will look like, complete slow-mo running fantasy.
- Immaculate conception syndrome: Five days before your period is due, you are convinced that you are pregnant and start researching baby names.
- When you hear a newborn crying, your ovaries twitch and you are not annoyed in the slightest.
- You are planning a move and completely basing it on where the good schools and parks are located.
- You have started dressing your dog in baby clothes and she co-sleeps with you in a side-by-side. If you’ve started breastfeeding your dog, you’ve gone too far. You may want to seek some professional help.
- The condom breaks and you do the happy dance.
- You think a kid throwing a tantrum at an upscale restaurant is “cute”.
- You no longer require sleep or privacy in your life.
How did you know your biological clock was sounding?
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