Post # 1
First it was baby fever and now it’s baby fever and buying a home fever.
Anyone else have this problem?
I want both but can’t do both right now. Actually, can’t do either right now. Gotta wait at least another 5-6 months to save up more money.
Post # 3
To be honest with you.. six months will flow by so quickly that it’ll seem like you waited no time at all.
I’ve had baby fever for about 2 years, made worse by the fact that I suffered a miscarriage last summer. Since then, I’ve gone about keeping myself very busy, and have even written my self a small list of rules before trying for a baby again, such as having our wedding, saving up a set amount of money, etc.
Like I say, if you only have to wait 6 months, then just keep yourself busy and active, aswell as fit and healthy. And try not to think about it all the time as it will eat away at you x
Post # 4
@NolloUK: Thanks for your advice. I’m already doing a lot of what you suggested. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about your miscarriage.
I guess I’m just curious if anyone is feeling the same way. I know a lot of the bees on here have baby fever and other bees are buying homes… I wonder if anyone has both.
Post # 5
Yes, we’re interested in TTC starting this summer or fall. We are also maybe going to try to buy a start-up home while the housing prices are lower. Problem is the lower price houses in my area aren’t that great, and are real fixer uppers since it’s a more expensive area.BUt yes our goal is both: however, the baby comes FIRST! We are so ready for a baby, and especially because of my age(I am 30). We will probably buy a house before a baby comes along though, but I don’t mind having a baby with an apartment instead. So we’ll see what happens! We get a free downpayment on a house because Darling Husband was in the military, though. He’s using money he would’ve used on a downpayment to buy a very cheap house to rent out to people and be a landlord….thinking about putting my name on it or not.
Post # 6
I’m pregnant (25 weeks) and buying a home right now, I suggest you don’t do them at the same time if you can help it! It was very stressful b/c you have to hurry to make the decision on a house if you want to make sure to have it before the baby comes, which could make you settle on a house that you don’t really love. And now that I’m pregnant I can’t do much to help with the moving or fixing up the new house, so that’s a lot of pressure on my husband. It would have been nice to have the house done, and then have a baby.
Post # 7
Oh man. I had the WORST baby fever when we were buying/had just moved into our house. (That also tells you my house fever got bad enough that we actually bought one!) It may not have been the ideal time for us to purchase – we knew there was a strong likelihood that J would get hired for his dream job and it would NOT be where our house was (which is exactly what happened) but we did it anyways. Oh well, so far it’s still been worth it even if we’re not currently living in it.
I think the house fever really exacerbated the baby fever, or vice versa. All future and next step stuff. I’m terrible about enjoying the present situation and not looking ahead to what’s next but I’ve gotten a lot better about it.
Good luck with your fevers! 😉
Post # 8
It’s funny how quickly baby fever goes away once you get a case of home buying fever 🙂
Post # 9
@ttn133: It’s probably going to be a few years before we can buy a home, but I totally have the fever already! As for baby fever…. definitely check on that. We’ve been ttc for nearly a year now.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2010 - Parents' backyard
I am so there too, except we are 5-6 YEARS from doing either!
There are tons of cool home blogs to keep you busy in the meantime 🙂 All of the wedding blogs in my Reader were replaced with mommy and design blogs! Anyone else?!