Post # 1
I got married about 4 months ago, and am finding myself rather surprised that I’m already craving kids. Has this happened to anyone else on here?
I am 25…hubs is 24, we both want children however he would like to wait 2-3 years or so. The thought is killing me!
I find myself jealous of friends who are pregnant or have little ones, any tips on how to cope with this would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I think there is something that goes “off” biologically that suddenly makes you want to have kids. I went from never wanting children, to being desperate for one (starting around 23).
Hobbies were good for me while we WTTC. I also prepared for baby too.. I started a scrapbook to document my pregnancy and first year, that I could just put pictures in. I built up a cloth diaper collection and bought some clothes. I enjoyed my friends babies as much as possible. I hung out at JustMommies on the WTTC board, which was VERY helpful!
Post # 4
@futuremrsmazhari: Oh yeah. Immediately. Intellectually I get that we’re not quite ready for a kid. Emotionally… OMG give me babies NOW!
ETA: We’re a little older than you. I think marriage combined with nearing 30 is really pushing me over the edge!
Post # 5
Yep, this exact thing happened to me. After the wedding, all was good, then about 3 months later BAM! I wanted a baby so bad! I ended up passing my baby fever onto DH and we were pregnant 5 months after we were married. Oooops! So much for waiting for a year or 2 like we originally planned! There were other factors that went into it, though…I was having terrible side effects from the pill so I stopped it, we were already “grown up” and not going out and drinking all the time, we really didn’t have time to go on a ton of vacations just the 2 of us, so we decided why wait? We are both 24 years old, so not like we couldn’t have waited a while probably…I have always been afraid of waiting too long and not being able to get pregnant, though, too. And we wanted to have our babies “young” so we had the energy to deal with them and could go on lots of vacations and not be super old when they are grown and out of the house.
After all was said and done, we couldn’t be happier, and we are both very excited for the arrival of our little boy 🙂 9 months (more like TEN!) is also a long time to get ready for a baby and still enjoy each other as just a two-some, although there are times while being pregnant where I have really wanted to just go out and have a drink or 2 with DH. Also, sexy time has been pretty much non-existent since I’ve been pregnant because it is just so uncomfortable, but that’s not how it is for everyone.
Post # 6
@cowgirlace: Oh wow… nice to hear of someone who understands and who gets it! DH talks often about our future kids, I wonder if eventually he will have the fever too!
Congratulations though! I see what you mean, that’s a lot of just you two time… I think the idea of not being able to go out (we go to a pub with friends, nothing wild) slightly worries DH.
Sorry about sexy-time… I have heard that from some friends, it seems to vary by person. When are you due?!
@urchin: Thank you, wonderful ideas… I would love to start getting a few things here and there to help tide me over!