Just off the top of my head....
You'll have more energy, the younger you are (I'm 31 and DH is nearly 41, and I see a difference in our energy levels).
Another thing to consider is that there never will be a "perfect" time. There's always something to wait for, a reason to hold off.
Good luck with your talk tomorrow, I hope it goes well. Keeping the lines of communication open is key for sure :-)
NOW PROS: your eggs deteriorate in quality every year you are past 25 and the risk factors for downs etc. increase
Also, you could face fertility issues in the coming years and have a harder time ttc
Thanks. You're right and the energy level is definitely one i put on my list! It's just that i know DH will say that he's not talking about waiting 4 years (when he'll be 30, I'll be 30 in 2 1/2). So, I'm trying to come up with things that will help him see now is the time. He says he's not ready but I think he's just (like me) afraid of giving up all he knows. Sleep, freedom to do anything. But I keep trying to tell him, we're responsible for our dog. He doesn't stop us from doing everything, just puts a little cinch in things but he's totally worth it. Babies are even better!!!
really? I had no idea the statistics for eggs quality said after 25 y/o!!! Crikey!! Thanks for adding THAT! i'LL BE sure to mention that one!! The fertility thing is a good one too. I mention that but it seems to slide right by him...like he doesn't FULLY understand the weight of such a serious issue.
Bioclock~ TECHNICALLY it's after 30... but women under 30 definitely have a lower risk of D/s and T18 (deadly genetic problem)
But.... You don't have to go into specifics with him! :) Ask him if he's sure he'll have the energy to have kids in a couple years? AND probably more than one! (if this is your first... you'll probably want more and soon, esp. if your 28 now. The DS risk is a big deal.)
I agree- there'll never be the "perfect" time. I know so many women who waited and ended up finding that they couldn't conceive or had a very difficult time doing so.
Also, you're at higher risks for genetic problems and are required to get amnios, etc. because your eggs will start to "deteriorate" the older you become, as others have stated. Which is probably why older moms may have a harder time conceiving.
This is just one of those things that you have to try! Once you are pregnant and your husband sees his baby on ultrasound and holds them for the first time... that is HIS baby! He will be very protective and love them with his whole heart.