Post # 1
My Fi and I are probably 4-5 years from having a baby, depending on how things go. This is the right choice – we want to do some traveling and saving and accomplish some other goals first. But I want one SO BAD. I notice every baby we see and have to point him or her out. Today at IKEA there was the CUTEST little blanket and all the cribs and tiny tot beds just made me melt. Ugh! I don’t know how I’m going to stand the next couple of years!
Can anyone else relate? Any tips on banishing the baby fever so I can just enjoy the moment?
Post # 3
i’m the same way! it doesn’t help that I work at a daycare in the infant room. I just got married a few months ago so I think that may have something to do with it (next step right?) but Darling Husband and I dated on and off for 10 years so it kinda just seems right. I think we’re going to wait a year til we start trying because we have to finish school in the spring, but some days I want to start trying tomorrow haha! I was the same way when we were engaged though too and the feelings just came and went. we would always say, can you imagine if we had a baby right now and how much harder everything would be? then the baby fever would fade away
Post # 4
I do, I do! I have major baby fever 🙂 I also work with kids, so I get to see cuties all day long. Was out shopping with my godson and his mom and I kept looking at the little baby sleepers 🙂
The hubby and I are TTC now though, so hopefully the cure to my baby fever is a BFP!
Post # 5
Oh goodness, I’m so glad I’m not the only one! It’s been crazy. I keep looking up baby names and daydreaming about it. We’re still 2-3 yrs from having a baby. I always thought I would have a baby already (I’m 27) but it took me a little longer to find my man 🙂
Post # 6
Oh my gosh yes! I’m so baby crazy…
We’re at least a year out from TTC, which puts us about two years from an actual baby if everything goes as planned… and I want one now!
I’ve been researching and dreaming about baby things, and I’ve created baby wish lists to help me remember the stuff I find for later, but still. It’s nuts.
About every two hours I tell my hubby “I want a mushroom!” (what we call our fictional future babies… lol). And he’s like “Magically find $15,000 and we’ll start trying.”
Sigh. This is killing me.
Post # 7
Yup, me too. If it wasn’t for my slightly stronger itch to travel, we’d be TTC right now. We have 5 weeks of vacations planned next year, to get two more big trips in before baby time.
Post # 8
Aww hang in there ladies!! Keep yourselves busy and accomplish your goals you will be happy you did!!! Babies are amazing though, its hard not to notice them and want a little bundle of joy all to yourself.
Post # 9
Oh my goodness I needed this thread. All I can think about is having a baby. We have been married for a month now and ever since about a week before the wedding the baby fever hit me hard! It doesn’t help that ALL of our friends have kids and/or are pregnant. We were long distance for so long so I want some time to be married before bringing children in. We also are trying to pay down as much debt as possible in the next year or two since the plan is for me to stay at home when we start the baby making so it is really good that we are waiting. But still…. I want a baby… like yesterday….
Post # 11
*jumping up and down* Me too! Me too!
Post # 12
Yeah, I have a slight case also. All my friends are pregnant/have brand new babies and they are just too cute!! I can’t wait to be pregnant and experience motherhood.
However, Darling Husband will be deployed for at least 6 months out of every year for the next 4.5 years… sooo… not only will baby making time be limited (boo), but I really don’t want to experience pregnancy/giving birth/the first few years of our child’s life with him being away so much.
Depending on how his schedule shakes out, we may start trying about a year before he goes to shore duty where he will be non-deployable for 4 years.
Post # 13
Our wedding isn’t until June and I’m planning on starting prenatal vitamins in May, haha. Fiance and I were talking today about how the wedding is exactly 36 weeks from today so we’d better be careful so I’m not, like, giving birth walking down the aisle, lol.
I hope this doesn’t count as threadjacking, but is anyone else thinking about a honeymoon baby? 😉
Post # 14
The baby fever bug bit me badly as well!
I went to my first baby shower today. And, the 9month pregnant mother was smoking . And everyone was talking about how much they hate their kids. And another mother was feeding her 8month old a 16ounce beer. Sooo depressing. I was like, um maybe I don’t want to bring a kid into this mad world.
Post # 15
@Mrs.Elivs: Um…. a BEER? I seriously would have called the cops. That’s child endangerment!
Post # 16
@Mrs.Elivs: O. MG!
Where do you live, how old were these people!? Did you say anything/leave? That must have been awful and awkward….