The way I read the question, this is to be considered in everyone’s current life. If the gender fairy were to appear to me today and offer this as an option, I would have to say no. I’m 54 and have two children and the thought of having more children this late in life is totally undesirable. Perhaps I am looking at it all from a very practical point of view, perhaps a critical one at that. I have said that my first child was my lifesaver because I was going nowhere fast when that unplanned pregnancy came into my life. My whole world view changed the day my first was born. To me children are a gift and a blessing. I feel so connected to my children that I don’t know if feeling them grow inside me and birthing them would have made me feel any closer to them than I already am. (I think my children would agree it didn’t help matters with their bio-mom). There is a certain romanticism around pregnancy. I have always found pregnant women to be radiant and extra attractive.
The idea does raise some interesting questions…..
If I were to be the mommy who would be the daddy?
How exactly did we conceive?
Can we rewind the clock and do this 20-30 years ago?
I’m amazed no one has mentioned breastfeeding yet.
Now I’m rambling….