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The First Year of Marriage: How to Deal with the Baby Question While Engaged?

Q.

It seems like since the second we got engaged, every third person says, "So, when are you going to have a baby?" We're not even married yet! How should we answer this rude request?

A.

Questions like these are never fun, but even in this day and age they're pretty much inevitable. Your best bet? Take it with a laugh and a grain of salt and say something like, "Well, planning the wedding's got us both crazy right now, so we're kind of taking things one life-altering decision at a time." Not feeling so sassy? Simply say you're waiting for the right time and just leave it at that. The choice to have children is a huge one, and one you shouldn't feel pressured into just because your coworker/cousin/carpool buddy can't shut up about it.

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