I didn't really want kids until I met the man I married a few years ago -- then I knew that someday we'd have to see what kind of interesting creature we could make together. Hubby is older than me (and has two older kids from a previous marriage) and would like kids together but knows that it's critical for me to be able to handle it, so I'm the variable here.
In my early/mid-20s and in grad school, it seemed like such a far away thing, and I knew I was nowhere near ready yet. I may be passionate and driven, but I'm also impatient, picky, needy, and a total wuss at personal suffering. I've got asperger's, so empathy and understanding aren't exactly my strong suits. I sure as hell didn't want to be responsible for another human being.
By the time I hit my late 20s, I was wondering if that "ready" time would ever come -- maybe we wouldn't have kids after all? I felt it would be irresponsible for me to have children when I felt I wouldn't be a great parent, and I figured I still had some time left, right?
Enter paleo, last spring...
By the winter I had a totally new level of energy. Also a modestly increased sex drive, but had a pretty healthy one before so it's not a massive difference. Looking better naked helps :) I also went from over a decade of the pill to a copper IUD, walk around barefoot, stopped washing my hair, yadda yadda. I lost 30 lbs, and I feel so much healthier and natural! Some negative aspects of my Aspie-ness have been reduced, and I just generally feel much more connected to the world and people around me, and better able to handle challenging situations without shutting down.
I'd always been fascinated with things like natural childbirth and attachment parenting, so reading things more recently like Ancient Bodies, Modern Lives and various blogs/threads around here has only reaffirmed my desire to do it right and raise a totally paleo baby or two.
I started Crossfit a couple of weeks ago and that is my last major goal in terms of "baby readiness" -- I'm only slightly overweight now and would like to get strong and fit before tackling pregnancy!
So yeah, over a year of paleo and it feels I've found my tribe, and it has in part been a big baby preparatory journey. I am very happy about that :)