Post # 1
So, I’m not married nor engaged. 27 with a long term boyfriend and planning for a future home, working on my masters yadi yadi. Most of the time, I’m a logical thinking normal person. But today? Hole E crap ya’ll- the baby cravings are baaad. Not just baby, but child. Our child. The child who’s most likely appearance will be taking place a good 5 years from now.
Please tell me this is normal. I am 27 after all, so it must be biological- right?
Post # 3
I can empathize! I am 25, working on my doctorate, and we’ve been married 2 1/2 years. Thanks to my status as still-a-student, we can’t afford to buy a house or have a baby at this moment. But I have days like this where the longing for a baby, our baby, is so intense that it can be nearly overwhelming. Usually I blame my hormones/biological clock, but it drives me crazy! I’m working on improving my diet, and other things I can do pre-conception so I feel like I’m doing something to work towards that eventual goal.
Post # 4
I think it’s normal. When you are with the person you love and know it’s the forever kind, you just start thinking/wanting the rest of the stuff too- plus babies and all their accessories are pretty cute. I just got engaged, but I totally bought a 5 pack of onesies to stick in our cedar chest for a few years and my excuse to FH was they won’t make these ones by then and they literally are the cutest pattern I’ve ever come across for boys and boys baby clothes rarely impress me as much as girls (I have watched babies for the last 6 years so I’ve seen them all, big fan of Carters 🙂 ) Anyway, I am only 24 so I’m a little more crazy but logical too and know we’re not having kids for a few years after we’re married but that doesn’t mean I can’t dream/want/think about them.
Post # 5
Here’s what you do.
Step 1: Indulge yourself. Go to the baby section of whatever store you’re at, and look at all the cute things you totally want to buy right this second. Go home and look up baby stuff online. Stand in the room that will one day be the nursery and hold your hands around your stomach as you stick it out and smile like a weirdo while you gaze at fake-pregnant you in a mirror.
Step 2: Go out with a girl friend who has kids (preferably more than 1 and preferably older than an infant). If you have a friend who has whiny kids, all the better. Have a long visit. In a place where the child isn’t allowed to touch things. Make sure the kid’s tired. Bonus points if your friend is tired, too.
That should do it. 🙂
Post # 6
I remembered a friend of mine posted this to Facebook yesterday. Too funny, and perfectly suited for this thread 🙂
Post # 7
@Juliepants: a perfect answer, I couldn’t have said it better my self… bonus points if one child is a newborn with colic.
Post # 8
Personal question, but are you getting close to “that time” of the month? I find I’m most nostalgic about having babies around at that time. Then I remember that I have two kids who allow me glorious, glorious SLEEP!
Post # 9
I just spent the weekend with my three cousins baby sitting while my aunt and uncle were out of town on a job. I’m only 21 and they make me look forward to having children with the FI even though we’re not planning on kids for another 5 years.
Post # 10
Edit: I’m 26, I keep forgetting my age lately. Two weeks ago I was convinced I was 25.
@MissEdamame That’s a proactive way of thinking about it. I implement that in the mean time.
@xokaleneox Oh my gosh, the manfriend would killl me if I started that already. But I’ve already checked out websites and stuff. Pretty sure of what I would want the nursery to look like 😀
@Juliepants 1. Whaaaaat…. people do that…… I would neverrrrrr……… (lol) 2. I actually have only one close-ish friend with a child (Isn’t that wierd?) But it’s on the way, so I’ve been browing baby stuff for her and then it’s going to be all cute and little for at least two years. But maybe I’ll be ok when she tells me how tired she is.
@ViaMinorViator You totally nailed it, I figured it was the same thing. Stupid mother nature.
Post # 11
I totally feel you hun. FI and I talk about starting to have kids in about 4 years or so when we war both 30 when we are both making good money and such. I just turned 26 in Feb. It feels like sooooo long from now. I look at him and see the great father he is gonna be. What really triggers it is when I see my neices who are 2 and almost 5. The younger one looks just like I did as a toddler and everyone comments she looks like she could be yours lol. My older sister got married several years younger then me and her husbands in the NAVY so she can stay at home full time with the kids. I’m like why not meee lol. Sercertly I have a couple of baby items stashed in my room and I look at them sometimes and sigh. I work with kids all day and makes me want them eben more. Bascily I just try to stay busy and not dwell.
Post # 12
The olny time i get a baby itch is when I am around the itty bitty ones. Then they cry or poop or puke and I remember….
Post # 13
Baby fever here is hardcore. I want to be able to conceive, but I also know in the back of my mind that it’s not the best time to have a baby. I want us to be living at a better place, with money saved up, and not have such a hard time. It would be awesome no matter what though. No more baby talk from me! …. yeah right. Hah.
Post # 14
I feel your pain. We’ve been married two years, I just turned 30 and I’m surrounded by people who have kids. I so badly want to have kids right now but the hubby isn’t ready this year, and I’ve said I won’t have any kids with his mother living with us (ridiculously long and stupid situation).
Post # 15
It’s called the baby rabies. Dude and I don’t plan on having kids–ever. But I’m 29 and my ovaries/uterus are desperate for me to put a fetus in there. So I’ve got my normal mind being lalalala regular stuff and then suddenly–hormones kick in and I’m all AWWW BABIES. I do not like babies (infants creep me out, just not my thing) so then my normal brain is like WTF and it’s seriously a chaotic place up in here.
So in your late 20s/early 30s, I am sure that a lot of it is your lady parts being obnoxious and jealous that they don’t get to do their thing. Try and find an infant or toddler to watch for a day or two. Your ovaries will be like NEVERMIND LOL.
Post # 16
@zomgwut Omg, I laughed throughout your entire post. I die.