Sarah Drew, who plays Dr. April Kepner on ABC’s hit television hospital drama, Grey’s Anatomy, is expecting her first child with husband, Peter Lanfer.  Dr. McSteamy’s co-star is thrilled to be starting a family of her own. She follows many of her other co-stars who are already parents, like Eric Dane, Ellen Pompeo and Chyler Leigh.  According to People, Drew is the second of the show’s stars to have recently announced she is expecting.  Less than a month ago, Dane announced that he is expecting another child with wife Rebecca Gayheart.

How do you rationalize being behind all of your peers when it comes to having kids?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes it can be tough to watch all of your friends get married and have kids before you.  You’re happy for them, but you’re jealous at the same time.  Here are some benefits to the situation:

1. Learn from their experience: Perhaps one of the best things about being behind your peers when it comes to having kids is that you can learn from their mistakes.  Keep a journal or make a list on your computer of things to keep in mind based on the things your friends go through.  You’ll look like a pro when it’s your turn!

2. More time for freedom: Once you have a family, there’s no doubt that it ties you down to some extent.  Most people view this as a good thing and not a sacrifice, but why not live it up while you still can?

3. It’s just not time: The easiest way to rationalize not having kids yet is that it’s simply not time for you to do so.  If your not in a relationship where you’re both ready to make that type of commitment, then it’s for the best that you wait for that to happen.

What are some other positives about being behind your friends when it comes to having kids? Share your thoughts below.