Thursday, April 15, 2010

Confession Time - Part 2

Once again it’s confession time. I know for many of you Spring Fever has set in – you’re loving the warm weather and dreaming about your upcoming beach vacations. I have a fever alright – but it’s a different type entirely.


I have Baby Fever – like whoa! I think what’s most troubling about this sickness is that I have no idea where I caught it. None of my close girlfriends have babies or are pregnant. I do not see babies on a regular basis – as a matter of fact, it is possible that I could go all week without seeing a single baby (aside from in the grocery store or at a gas station.) It is not like I’m surrounded by beautiful, bouncing babies day-in and day-out – so why the sudden ache in my uterus? And more importantly – how long will this “illness” last? Is there some miracle drug I can take to make these aches and pains subside?

You see, I know hubby and I are not ready for children. Sure, if we were to accidentally become pregnant, we would step right up and be great parents. But if we try to responsibly plan for a family, this just certainly isn’t the time. I’m not sure it will be “right” for at least another year and half – possibly more. Yet even with the knowledge that we can’t afford another mouth to feed (okay fine – we could, but it would just require some sacrifices I’m not sure we’re ready to make), the fact that I still need to finish my MBA (actually – I need to begin my MBA) and that we’ve been married less than two years, I still want a baby so badly.

Maybe it’s all that we have been through over the past three months. We’ve had some rather large mountains to climb (actually we’re still climbing) and through it all, our marriage has only gotten stronger. Seeing how strong and committed Steven is makes me want a beautiful boy just like him. Knowing that we can survive what we have survived gives me a genuine peace that we can care for and nurture a child – heck maybe two or three!

I mean couldn’t you see us having one of the cutest babies? Blonde hair – blue eyed (according to genetics – we can only have blue eyed children). Everyone likes to think there kids will be cute, but I just know we’ll have some super cute babies – maybe looking something like this:



I love chubby babies!

So there you have it. I’ve confessed. I’m sick with baby fever – and I want to know who gave it to me. Maybe some of my favorite bloggers who have recently announced their own pregnancy? Maybe the SUPER adorable baby clothes I see at Target every time I’m in the store? Whoever or whatever it is that has given me this sudden craving…please oh please…tell me where to find the antidote. I don’t have very much will power and I’m afraid I might cave sometime soon!

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25 comments:

Chelsey said...

That fever must be contagious because I've got it too! We have to wait another 1.5 or 2 years also! :( Well, at least we're in the same boat together!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I have baby fever and I am not in a committed relationship! Have no fear...I browse the baby clothing at Target, too! They have the BEST!

amy anne said...

Hopefully it will just come and go until you are completely ready!! I have the same fever about marriage sometimes, but then gradually it subsides and I love the life I live presently...good luck! (and such cute baby pics)

Nicole-Lynn said...

We aren't ready either, but I have it too :)

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

i've had baby fever since baby #1...hence why i'm hoping for #5 and 6! HA HA
just keep in mind there is no perfect time to really wait....
you go for it when you feel it...the mba will always be there...and finances go up and down...but that perfect little creature is so worth it. i say better late than too late!
(ok yes i'm pushing for a baby for you too) ha ha

Amber said...

Baby fever is so hard to get rid of! Good luck with that!!!!

But seriously....you will know when you are ready, the only thing is, your NEVER really ready. The time is NEVER right.

I have 4 chickens running around my house...and the BEST advice I can give you is....to take this time and enjoy it with your hubbs. Do everything you want to do, go where you want to go...etc.etc. I love all my babies....but I am D.O.N.E making babies...I'm ready to start the next chapter in my life and raise them so I can get back to me and hubb time!

Ms. J said...

I've got it too- BAD! I think that has been one of the hardest things, I hate that now we are married and it's supposed to be "Ok" to have a baby and we still can't because we just aren't financially ready or prepared yet- too many variables. Hopefully that will change this summer, we have only been married almost 9 months, but it has been killing me!! I feel your pain, I love to dream {and ALWAYS look at the baby clothes in Target haha}. Just know you're not alone :)

Heather Martin said...

I sometimes think I was born with baby fever. Seriously I've always known I wanted to be a mother and have babies. BUt I think its a good idea to plan for them and be financially and mentally ready. It will happen when the time is right!

LauraAnn said...

That fever must be highly contagious because I came down with the symptoms over the past few months! I am like you in that none of my really close friends have children but I still seem to have the fever.

Buuuuut I am not ready to give up my my current lifestyle quite yet so I we will be waiting on that major step! Good luck on containing the fever! :-)

Mrs. Muffins said...

I was the same way before I had Riley! I never, ever saw babies but I wanted one so bad. But, like you... timing wasn't right. I would roll my eyes when people told me that there would never be that "right time" and we should just go for it. But we were still young so I didnt put pressure on it. Until... I took an at-home pregnancy test one day (I was late) and it said negative. I was really crushed. I didn't realize I'd wanted one SO badly, so we decided to go off birth control and not *try* but just see what happens. Two months later... big fat positive! I've never regretted the choice and even though there IS big changes in my life, I'm still doing the things I want and lots of other families do too. Good luck, whatever you do :)

Mateya said...

I think everyone gets this...I even feel it and we aren't even married yet! I find myself constantly wondering when we will be able to have a baby...Robbie and I have even talked about it already and he has only been home a week! Of course he says like 10 years, but that's just not gonna happen haha!

I agree that there really never is a right time, because there will never be enough money, but you know what is right for you and your hubby and if now isn't the right time then just do your best to fight the fever! Maybe you could snatch up a cute outfit or two for your future baby and that might curb the craving for a little while :)

Stacey said...

That's it - Ethan is staying with you very soon. Now I know he isn't a baby, but you can just remember that they grow up and turn 6! And maybe your younger sister who is 19 can come stay a different weekend and you can think about girls growing up!
But I will admit I know I will have BEAUTIFUL grandbabies. Glad I have picked out my grandma name - Gigi - even though I don't look old enought to be a grandma! I still love to hear - WOW you have a 25 year old - you sure don't look it!

Danielle said...

Girl, I feel your pain! A ton of my bloggy friends have babies and/or are pregnant. This definitely isn't the right time for me & my husband...and thank goodness we have a puppy. It still doesn't completely fill that WANT for a baby though.

Kelly said...

Go to the nearest daycare and spend about 4 hours in the toddler room. Bet you would be cured in 30 minutes!


Babies are great, if you wait until the "time is right" you will never be a mother. :o)

Natalie said...

hmmm i think the antidote is to have a little bundle of joy ; ) I have a feeling mine won't go away until I've got one of my own!

Tamara Nicole said...

I fel you, but I have every single person around me pregnant, or have lil babies. For me, I'm not completely ready and want to travel and enjoy my hubby and marriage a little more before going there quite yet.

Solution: baby sit! You may be singing a diffeent tune when they're wailing and won't stop no matter what you do:-)

Lil' Woman said...

I catch it sometimes but then I hear Big Man's sisters screaming about who touched who's mac and cheese and I snap back to reality.

Brittany Ann said...

I know exactly how you feel. And if you find a pill, let me know. Because I need to take it, at least until my husband comes back from boot camp and I can do something about it!

Domesticated-Bliss said...

Borrow a baby! Ask to babysit and make it an overnight thing and that might cure you ;)

Sailor's Sweetheart said...

Just stumbled across your site and I can definitely relate to your post! I have yet to figure out the cure for baby fever since I've had it for 7 months and it's only getting worse! :)

Kristin said...

It will pass! Maybe try focusing on serving your sweet hubby and enjoying every minute of the blessing of life with just the two of you, b/c once you have kiddos, it will NEVER be the same again! Live in the moment, and don't wish tomorrow here too soon! You might just miss out on the wonderful surprises that today holds. :-)

Ashton said...

Hey girl.. that fever is HORRIBLE! But don't worry, it comes and goes. I think I first got it when Buck and I went through some struggles and came out better and stronger than before. It was a combination of relief, safety, rekindled love, and having my best friend back after the storm that made me go crazy.. I just tried to ignore it, and channel everything I had into making our relationship even stronger- so it would be even better when we actually do have a little one! :)
It's a neat feeling to be able to be in the same mindset--- and agree on when it's right to maybe start trying...
Good luck girl, hang tight- the time for ya'll to have a baby will be here before you know it. :) Happy Friday!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Ohhh those babies are so cute! I feel like everyone gets baby fever in the spring!

Stacie said...

I teeter back and forth between baby fever and no-baby fever but I definitely know where you're coming from! When it's in full swing, I ooh and aah over every little detail of baby-related things. Whenever we do decide it's time, we're both going to be hard to control in what we buy/don't buy! :-)

Katie said...

i hate to tell you it will just get stronger. mine started 3 years ago. hang in there sweet girl, your day will come!!!



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