It's getting really obvious, now.
We have friends who are done having kids already. No more. And so they're moving on to the next phase of their lives, as parents.
They're buying the family homes, planning the family vacations. Getting the new careers that are family friendly. Buying the suitable family cars, getting the appropriately located family cottage.
And we're still stuck on pause. We can't move forward. With anything.
We can't remodel the spare room, because that room will be the nursery. But I can't turn it into a nursery yet either because hey - no baby. So it sits with its tired, leftover furniture, the closets filled with random odds and ends, because it as of yet has no purpose.
We can't book that dream vacation for next summer because who knows - we might be pregnant.
We still look for things to do Friday and Saturday nights, even though none of our friends are available anymore because they all have families.
We're stuck in this messed-up 30something limbo, wanting to badly to move forward to the next phase and just simply not being able to.
And it sucks.