Post # 1
The unthinkable had happened. I actually find myself dreaming about having a baby. Before our wedding, the mere thought of reproducing anytime soon was almost cringe worthy but now, it doesn’t seem all that terrible. Like 85% of me is still in the “3-5 years down the road” boat but that annoying 15% is rowing along in the “well, maybe it wouldn’t be too bad” boat.
Technically we could support a child (we have plenty of family and friends who somehow manage to support their kids on much, MUCH less) but there is still so much I want to do and see before being tied down in mommyland. I have no desire to send our future child(ren) to daycare so being able to stay home is a must. We could probably swing it but that would mean giving up all of those extras that we enjoy and I don’t think I’m willing to do that.
I know that right now isn’t a good time and I don’t really want to get pregnant immediately but just the fact that I’m thinking about it is really weird to me. I don’t even like kids and up until I met Darling Husband and saw how important being a father was to him, I would have been perfectly content being kidfree forever. This whole feeling is weird and I don’t like it, lol.
Any other newlyweds in the same boat?
Post # 3
Yes, Although… I’m a little bit opposite. I have baby fever from the time I knew what a baby was till I got married. Now, I’m wanting to enjoy all those extras. I DO want a child, but I keep thinking about our awesome nights just the two of us, and our dates, and our video game playing. I know we won’t have to give it all up, but I definitely won’t be able to drop everything and just “go on a date” or spend 5 hours straight playing a video game without getting my ass off the couch.
However… the babyfever is still mostly strong… I find daydreaming about babies. lol.
Post # 4
This gal right here (raises hand!)
We are in the same boat, wanting to wait a few years, but man, I have major baby fever!
Post # 5
I’m not married nor are we ready to have children yet, but I have major baby fever. I think it’s all the BFPs going on around here lately. =)
Post # 6
Maybe its all the baby posts on wedding bee?
Post # 7
you are not alone! i have baby fever like crazy, though im not the one having the dreams, my husband is!
Post # 8
@UpstateCait: Go read the threads about childbirth and the ‘worst things about pregnancy’. That cured it for me!
Post # 9
@UpstateCait: I chuckled a little when I read the title of this post from you. Baby fever is definitely in the water. I was with a 4 year old and 3 week old this weekend and I thought for sure it would cure me of any baby fever… nope… just made it worse. lol
Post # 10
I think there is something about getting married that starts the baby fever. Especially if your husband is as crazy to have a baby as you are (and mine is)!
Post # 11
@hisgoosiegirl: lol, i stay away from those because i want to have kids and i don’t want to be scared sh*tless about it!
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
Now that we’re engaged and after having a MC we are both way more into the idea of children. He always makes up these silly rhymes and songs and I said to him today that I can totally picture him singing and telling silly stories to our kids. Some days I get so excited thinking about him snuggling one of our own little ones.
Post # 13
The unthinkable…ha! Couldn’t have said it better myself. I kept joking that my biological clock is broken. My Darling Husband on the other hand is baby obsessed.
Well, we’re practicing fam TTA at the moment…one thing lead to another and guess who might be knocked up. ME. And guess who is kinda sorta maybe excited a little? ME.
Post # 14
I’ve been neglecting the boards lately so I’ll be reviving some old threads to share my two cents. 🙂 I feel EXACTLY the same way right now. Financially, we could support a child right now, but I want to live my life a bit more before we have kids. I’d love to, at the very least, travel to Europe before getting pregnant. So realistically, I think 1 – 2 years is a reasonable time to start trying. However, I have had two baby dreams in a week’s time and I’ve woken up going, “What the heck was THAT!?” and kind of wanting to start trying sooner…
Post # 15
Ok seriously, did I write this?! Ive been feeling the exact same way!
Post # 16
I’m not married, not even engaged yet but I’ve got baby fever! I know I should want the ering, marriage, and house first, but cmon babies are so cute! lol