Post # 1
Okay, before the wedding Darling Husband and I agreed that we’d wait at least a year before TTC and I still want to do that… but I’m starting to get really broody. I know we have a lot to do before we have kids and I really want to go travelling next year but that urge is starting to make its presence known.
I’m hoping that the urge eases off soon and I go back to the mindset I was in of late of “yes, I’d like babies but not for a good long while”.
Anyone else in a similar situation and how do you handle it?
Post # 3
@SpecialSundae: Erm I can only recommend spending some time with some badly behaved todlers… Otherwise, TTC is the only known cure for feeling broody!
Post # 4
@Sea_bass: Good plan! I may have to do that.
The thing is that I still don’t actually want to have kids yet, but I’m feeling the physical craving.
Post # 5
I’ve got a LEAST a year to wait. And I’m now 31. Blech. I have a few things that have helped. I went off the pill almost a year ago and I’m charting, so I know my innards are working. Yay! Comfort! It’s also a little fun to think that maybe we could have an oops (but we’re still really careful — especially me. At this point my husband would be suspicious of any accidents.)
The other thing that helps is treating myself to lots of good beer and wine while I still can, and really appreciating all the other things that won’t be the same when we have kids — we’ve been together so long without kids, it’s sad to think of how much might change.
But I hear you on the physical thing. I’ve got one tingly uterus!
Post # 6
We agreed to wait a year after getting married before TTC, but after about 6 months, I started getting the urge. I shared that with my husband and he told me in no uncertain terms that the timing is up to me (I never knew that). After we went through the thought/planning process, we determined the most logical time to start TTC is the new year (which is actually a little longer than a year after our first anniversary). The good thing was we are now significantly more prepared because I did the research early.
So the way I moved past being “broody” was by talking about it with my husband, sharing the excitement, and actively planning/preparing to TTC.
Best of luck!
Post # 7
@SpecialSundae: Hey, drive a few hours and you can come borrow my almost 6-month old. 🙂 She’s a little, teething monster right now. Should cure it real quick. lol
Post # 8
I don’t think I know what broody means… hahahah =)
Post # 9
@ChuckNorris: Me either but it must mean baby fever right? lol
Post # 10
@Mrs.Jansen: I would have guessed like…anger, or anxiousness, just because that’s what it sounds like. Hahaha
Post # 11
@ChuckNorris: Haha I think it’s more of a UK term (even though I’m Canadian), as in “brooding” 🙂
Here’s the definition I found:
- Showing deep unhappiness of thought.
- Appearing darkly menacing.
Lol for some reason I picture it used in a Jane Austen novel as in “he was brooding” 😛
Post # 12
@HopefulPanda: I think more Emily Bronte — brooding storms and wuthering wind and such.
Post # 13
@bluegreenjean: Haha very true! Though I think Mr. Darcy could get a good brood on! 😉