Post # 1
Any other younger brides/newlyweds got the baby lust? How old are yo?
I just got married in July, 3 days after my 22nd birthday. And do months later, my husband and I are both suprised how strongly we want to start a family. My sister is having a baby this month, so the topic is definitely in front of us these days.
It’ll be a few years before we can financially try to have a baby, but I’m surprised how excited we both are. Pretty much when my husband is done school and we have a long term financial plan, we’re getting pregant.
I know us younger brides are lucky to not have the “clock ticking” issue and have plenty of years ahead of us, but I really want a big family and am really excited to start that chapter of my life. 🙂
Post # 3
PS. I should note that I know this convo would typically go in the baby forum but I wanted to target it to my age group
Post # 4
We’re in a similar situation to you and your DH. We are 27, and logically we probably shouldn’t even think about having kids until we’ve bought a house and are more settled, but we had a “scare” this past month, and I realized that I totally wouldn’t mind if we got pregnant now. I’m still going to continue to protect myself until we’re 100% ready ready ready, but I can’t say the thought doesn’t cross my mind like all of the time!
Post # 5
We strongly want to start a family, and we are not even married yet! I’ll be 27 when I get married.
Post # 6
I got married at 29. Honestly, I just wasn’t ready until recently at 31-32.
@MrsMcGyro: What’s funny was I had a scare where my BC period just decided not to arrive one month in our first year of marriage. I knew then that I wasn’t ready for it, just yet. Having two years to relax and enjoy our marriage has been nice. I’m ready for kids now.
Post # 7
I’m 27 and he’s 34 and we’re assuming we’ll want them in a few years. No baby fever here.
I think part of the problem is almost all his friends have babies and they fell off the face of the earth. His bf is pregnant now and I have a feeling that if they have a good experience my DH will develop baby fever.
Post # 8
I was anti-children for my entire life. DH and I got married two weeks ago and my biological clock went off LOUD AND CLEAR. I feel that after we are more financially stable and move to a better place, we will start trying. It seems like a foreign language to me, but it is an overwhelming desire to start a family. Baby lust is a great way to put it.
ETA: I am 24, DH is 26
Post # 9
@MissShork: I love this thread:) I am 27 and I is 28 and we’re planning on starting to TTC right after the wedding! Hopefully we’ll see each other soon on the nesting boards!
Post # 10
Ever since everything happened I am seriously having baby fever. Mr. Hedgie wants to wait a while before trying and I understand. I know we should but it is definately hard now.
Post # 11
I’m not interested in having children at any point.
Post # 12
I’m 24 and I definitely have the baby rabies. DH and I don’t plan to TTC for another 3 years or so though because we want to be in a position where we can still live quite comfortably while I am able to be a SAHM.
Post # 13
i’m 27 and hubs is 29 and i think we’re going to start trying next summer…i can’t wait! especially because i just got back from a visit with my insanely adorable and precocious 2 1/2 year old niece, who makes me really want to get off the pill!
Post # 14
I’m in the weird space between:
Heck Yes! I want to be preggers now!
I want kids. But I’m not in a hurry.
Sometimes the lust is incredibly high, other times not so much. It waxes and wanes.
Post # 15
I have always loved children and will be so happy when the day comes that we get to start our family, but for now we are definitely waiting. I am such a different person now than when I was 21, 22… I can’t even imagine what it would have been like if I’d been married and trying to have a baby. My fiance and I will be 26 and 27 when we’re married in April, and are going to try to stick to being baby-free for at least a year or two. I really do want to enjoy being a married couple and having the freedom to do as we please before starting our family. While we’re generally homebodies and a fun weekend to us is Netflix and a bottle of wine, we still like being able to drop everything and go to a bar or take a weekend trip somewhere, or blow a chunk of money on something for the house (or a trip) and not have to worry about it.
Luckily we already bought our house and have completely renovated it so that’s a HUGE chunk of work and effort already out of the way, but it leaves us with the luxury of getting a lot of “us” time and I figure we ought to enjoy it while we can.
Post # 16
@MissShork: I’m 20, 21 when we get married, and FI is 23. We definitely both want kids but we both know we have to wait a few years… we both agree that around 25 sounds good, assuming we’re financially set. I love everything baby though- the babies themselves, clothes, TTC talk, everything. So I am excited 🙂
@RayRayFurious: Same here. I know logically we’re going to be waiting a few years but some days I just want to start now! lol. Then others I’m glad we have some time yet.