Seven Years

That's how long we've been trying to build a family.  I know that others have been trying much longer than us, but to me, this is ridiculous.  When we were waiting for Baby X, S went through a period of malaise lamenting that he wouldn't have a child before age 40.  Luckily for him, it happened right before that particular milestone came about.  Now that I'm on the cusp of 40, I'm going through the same thing.  I can't believe that I'm going to be 40 before I have another child.  When I was 32 going on 33 and thinking it seemed like a good time to start a family, I never thought it would take this long.

I'm guessing that's a familiar sentiment among the ALI community.