Post # 1
While in college, I thought I wanted a kid at 25. It wasn’t baby fever, it was more a plan. Yeah, at 25 I was not ready to have a baby. At 26, I got married but I think I actually got baby fever around 27.
I’m wondering when everyone got their baby fever…
Post # 3
I’m 20 and I already have baby fever, but that doesn’t mean I’m doing it. It will be when I’m 22, once we’re settled with our house completely built and such.
Post # 4
I’ve never actually had baby fever. I think I had a baby cold once shortly after the one year mark with FH. All my friends were having kids and for a moment I thought that I might want kids too, but I stopped because FH has the twin gene and I couldn’t deal with twins.
I keep saying that I don’t want to have kids ever, but there’s a small part of me that says maybe one kid after I’m 30. Haha. We’ll see, I’d like to get my doctorate first.
ETA: I was 19 at the time I caught my “baby cold”. I’m 21 now and have no interest in having children.
Post # 5
I voted 23-24 (my current age/the age we’ll get married), but I know that we will wait until 26 or 27 due to insurance and just having some us time. Just because I’m ready doesn’t mean the Mr. is gung-ho, and that’s fine with me. I’ll just have a low-grade temp for a few years.
Post # 6
When I was in college, I thought I wanted to be a young parent. To me that was having a baby aroudn 25. But then I wasnt ready at that age. I want a baby now, so I voted 30, but I dont know if that more baby fever or ticking clock. But I’m not really ready to start right away after the wedding either, some quiet us time, freedom, and vacation are calling just a bit louder to me… so maybe I dont have baby fever, just a louder and louder ticking.
Post # 7
Right around when I turned 18 was when I started thinking “hmmm… I sort of want a baby right now”. But I chalk that up to everyone around me having babies (in 2009 there were 7 new babies in my family, and 5 or 6 girls I knew had one). I’m turning 20 soon and I still really, really want one. So I think baby fever has officially hit 😛
Of course, just because I want one doesn’t mean I’m getting one. There are no plans to TTC for another 4 or 5 years so we’ll see how I feel then.
Post # 8
I’m nearly 25 and I’ve never yet wanted kids. I really don’t think that will be changing anytime soon. UNLESS, it’s going to hit me hard and make me completely si-ko in my 30’s.
I do get furbaby fever and often!
Post # 9
@Tunacupcakes: I have the furbaby fever as well.
Post # 10
Haha. I honestly think it might be just as bad! I realized it was the same thing (or very close to it) when walking with my guy one day and I said “I want a puppy!” I sounded just like a woman wistfully sighing and saying “I want a baby.” Now every time I see someone with their dog I look at my guy and give him that look. Lol
Post # 11
@Tunacupcakes: Haha. I’ve been talking to FH about getting a kitten. I wanted a puppy, but I already have one big dog and he’s a handful, so I figured I could add another cat to the mix. FH keeps saying no, that I won’t have the time or the extra money for another pet. He’s right, but I feel like it’s a conversation we’d have if I wanted a baby right now.
Thankfully we both agree on the human baby aspect.
Post # 12
*Growing up, I always had those real-life dolls that you fed and they pooped and you cleaned their diapers.
*My mom kept me in daycare (ugh, seriously?!) until about 12, and I would always go into the nursery room and help/play with the babies.
*In middle school, I had between 5-10 of those keychain tomagachie pet things.
*In high school, I took a Childhood Education class, and our classroom actually had a ‘daycare’ from 9-12.30 mon-thur. We (the students) planned out the lesson plans, snack time, recess, all of it, for the kids.
*When I was 19, I went to a great church in Orlando for about a year, and I would volunteer every other Sunday in the nursery.
So, yeah …. I’ve *always* had baby fever LOL.
Post # 13
i was about 13 when it was noticable and 14 when it was in full swing, but i would say ive had it for life! lol
Post # 14
I was 24, after I broke up with my ex. Then I met my husband, it calmed down for a while because I had something else to focus on, and the second we got engaged (I was 26) it came back.
Post # 15
I was 21, my Future Sister-In-Law just had a baby girl and I was thinking “whoa, she’s so cool [referring to the baby].” Before then I was vehement against having children but then something changed and my Fiance proposed and I know I want to have children with him. Since then it’s come in massive surges but now I’m a little less fervent in my pursuit to have children immediately when we get married. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to have children but the rational part of my brain is starting to take over and say “maybe it’d be best to wait a little while.” We’ll have to wait and see.
Post # 16
I actually catch myself having it a lot right now (I’m 23) and have since last year when everyone we knew started having babies. I do realize though that we’re not ready financially or emotionally and that we need to wait. Sometimes when I hold my nephew though I feel like it might be nice but for right now I’ll just put all my baby fever energy toward him.