My biological clock is ticking all of a sudden. Ugh.

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I feel you totally! And I’m only 23! Until I was about 20, I was SURE I didn’t want kids. And now, oh my GOODNESS. The baby urges are friggin ridiculoud. 

I just remember that I’ll have my time, and choosing to wait is the smart choice. We’ll both be glad we did!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Ridiculoud was a typo, but it basically sums it up!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

Mine’s ticking too, and I’m… well, way too young to be having a ticking biological clock. I think it’s been ticking since I had my first period. I’ve just always wanted to be a mom, but I know I need to wait until a few things happen first.

 

I thought working at a daycare would help get rid of it. I get to play with cute babies, but I also have to change a ton of diapers and feed and take care of 10 of them all at once. You’d think it would be baby overload… but it’s not. At all. In fact, I think it made it worse. Diapers, drool, and snot don’t even phase me anymore, and the cuddles make up for the crying.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Creiddylad:  Are you me? lol, I’m a grad student, 26, not a huge fan of kids but really want a baby, yup sounds like me! The worst part is that FI is just as bad about it as I am, I’m scared/excited that we may start trying soon after the wedding. I’ve sort of decided the thing about “waiting” for the perfect time to have a baby/get married/go back to school/etc. is that you could be waiting forever and totally miss your chance. No one is ever prepared to have children, they just make it work the best they can. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’ve been having baby fever ever since I got engaged LOL and I’m 29….before I got engaged I was okay but it was like as soon as I got engaged and reality was hitting me that I was one step closer to the family that I want someday 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

Mine started ticking at 18 ahhh too young. I ended up getting married at 20 and had my first child at 24. Young but I just couldn’t wait!!!!!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Creiddylad:  Oooh man, I’m with you! I’m 25 and tell my FI to “put a baby in me” allllll the time… Romantic, I know! 😉

We know the timing isn’t right just yet but both of us are so ready to be parents. It is going to be a long year or two, that’s for sure.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@PermaStudent:  Ditto! Its hard when you’re BOTH excited about it.. Baby fever drives me wild! We talk about it too, which doesn’t make it easier!

 

@mepayne:  I know that feeling! The more kidlets I get in my life, the more I want my own! Een if they cry and stink a lot 😉

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@mepayne:  Yes! This, just no, a baby right now, would be ridiculous and selfish and utterly idiotic and I.want.one.now. It drives me insane! My FI is ten years older than me and seeing him with his cousins KILLS me, just too cute, but we are not financially stable enough to have a child, hell, I need to graduate first! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Creiddylad:  I was the girl in HS that dreamed of a husband, kids, and a house. I went to college and decided that I didn’t want to rush it….I even thought I didn’t want kids ever. Got married and when I was 27, the clock started ticking out of nowhere. My exH was older and had been kids since we first got married. It only took me 3 months to decide to go off of BCPs when it started.

I told a younger GF of mine who was adament about NOT having them EVER that when that clock started ticking, she’d change her mind. It started for her at 26 and she wasn’t in a relationship at the time. She said it changed how she viewed all men b/c she now saw them as potential mates and the future father of her kids.

OP, I think it’s a perfectly normal part of your “prime reproductive years” and you are right that men don’t think of it the same way. Sometimes I wished they had half the hormones we do and maybe they could attempt to understand us a little better.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mine started ticking 24 years ago, that is, since I was born!!

Whenever someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered: A MUMMY!!

Can you imagine how LOUD is the ticking right now? hahaha I cannot even hear my thoughts!

My SO knows about this since like the first week of our relationship and he seems cool about my dreams of a messy house full of loud children 🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m about to turn 27, have been married for almost 3 months, with my husband for 7 1/2 years before getting married and every so often I feel that way until I’m around crying/screaming babies and kids, then I remember I want to wait a while.  🙂

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