Major baby fever

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

DH and I decided not to try for kids until he’s out of grad school (2 more years). We just got married in July. It’s tough, I plan on staying home with the baby, and his income isn’t enough to completely absorb mine at this point in our lives. Plus, we just bought a house, and now have a mortgage. So, as much as I would love to have a baby, I know that we’re being financially responsible by not getting pregnant yet. That’s what I use to convince myself at least 🙂

Post # 4
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545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MissAnon227:  When it was really painful, I would hide social media stuff, especially people who always posted pics of babies. It helped me a lot to volunteer with babies/kids. I started volunteering at a local women’s shelter in the childcare program and it was only meant to be a short-term thing, but I’ve stayed for a year and a half! It feels good to put my nuturing energy somewhere!

Post # 6
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2421 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I have crazy baby fever too.  We will start soon after the wedding.  But right now all of FI’s friends (already married – we’re last) are having babies last month and this month.  Seriously, they’re all due within a month of each other and more than half of them have arrived! 

All my friends and coworkers are just announcing they’re pregnant.  A few had babies last year.  I feel super behind and left out.  

Post # 7
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886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MissAnon227:  I hear you! We got married in June and discussed waiting a year before TTC. I wound up getting KU in August (not planned) which ended in MC. We were upset over it all but knew we weren’t 100% ready. We agreed to be extra careful until our original time line. Recently we both caught baby fever bad, especially DH.  We agreed that we’d start NTNP this past cycle and if nothing happened start officially TTC in March. We got lucky on our first month of NTNP. You may say and think one thing and one day it can all change, that was the case with us.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m with you! We are not married yet, but we have been together for 9 years and are pretty much ready mentally. Our bffs just had a baby last April and they made us his godparents. We love him soooo much and can’t wait to have one of our own. So our original plan (last summer) was to start trying just a few months after the wedding, and hopefully time it so that we find a house and move a month or two before the baby comes. But that’s just soooooo many variables and unknownws to rely on. We live in a small one bedroom apartment that we’ve severely outgrown and definitely do not want to have our baby while we’re still living here. So we decided the best thing to do would be wait until we are moved and settled into (hopefully) our forever home. That pushes us back to next year, this time. While it bummed us out a little, we know it’s for the best. If I’m going to be honest, I started to feel some anxiety thinking about the original plan because there’s just a lot I/we want to do before we have a baby and realistically we probably wouldn’t be able to do it all within these next few months.

Post # 9
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1029 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just have to make it to September. Then thats when we are gonna start trying. We are hopefully buying a house in the next two months or so. Everyday I think about having a baby. In tha past two months four girls I went to high school with have announced they are pregnant. Also two of my cousins just had babies this past fall. At one point I was the only Mrs, LaFountain who was not pregnant. 

Post # 10
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MissAnon227:  We booked plane tickets for a 15 day trip to Europe so I am spending most of my free time researching London, Paris, and Amsterdam.  It really helps cut down the baby fever because I definitely don’t want to be pregnant during this trip! 

Post # 11
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1802 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m off and on all the time on the baby situation. On one hand, we have a really nice, low key life at the moment. We enjoy doing whatever we want, being lazy all day, etc. I know that a baby would require a lot of extra effort, outings to actually provide the child with fun, etc. On the other hand, I don’t even care about the extra effort because I just want one ASAP! We aren’t even going to be married until 2015, and that’s also when I finish up my schooling, so obviously I’ll have to wait until at least 2015. Realistically it’ll be more like 2016-2017 before we start trying. Working with kids doesn’t really help at all. I went from a point where things would annoy me (constant screaming/badgering) and make me wonder why I even want kids. Now I’m in this zone where I’m like, “even a crying baby is amazing! I love it!” LOL

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s my own fault, because I fostered it, but I totally have baby fever and we’re not ready to try yet! Right now my husband has a temporary job and we’re living in different cities, so we aren’t trying yet. But I’m so ready to be settled and TTC! My husband has been ready since we got engaged, but I don’t think he thinks about it as often, so it’s not so “present” for him. Ugh. I hate living in limbo!!!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

If you can afford it than go for it

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