Baby fever, did you know that it is a real emotion? You know when you get the sudden urge to start making babies, usually because someone you know has a baby? Yeah, it has been researched and it is a real emotion, and currently I am suffering (or not suffering, depending on how you look at it) from baby fever.
I have been dealing with it for a while now, at least 7 months now.
That’s right, I almost want to start trying for baby number 2. Maybe I am crazy, maybe I am not. All I know is that when my daughter was born, everyone asked me when I wanted to have another baby. At that time I knew that I just wanted to heal from delivery and think about it later. Then the answer became that I wanted to wait until my daughter was potty trained and we were out of our current house because we just don’t have the space to have another child.
Now, I have baby fever, and there are a lot of things that are causing me to want another baby.
First, my sister-in-law had a baby. Seeing her almost makes me want another baby in the house. I know that it would make life tough, but I almost want another baby. Then, shortly after that, my aunt adopted a baby and there again, it made me want another baby in the house.
As my daughter gets older, I no longer have a baby. Though she will always be my baby, she isn’t really a baby anymore, so I want another baby so I can get my cuddles in.
Lastly, I have been wondering lately if we will ever get to build our house. This is possibly the only thing keeping me from having a baby right now because I have a little faith that we will get out of our house one day. Sadly though, as time goes on, I believe less and less that we will get to build a house and that we will be stuck in our house. If that’s the case, I don’t want to never have another child just because I don’t get to move.
Baby fever is a very strong and powerful emotion, but there are a few things that are keeping me from just getting my Mirena removed.
I have always said that I don’t want two kids in diapers, so the fact that my daughter is not potty trained yet has kept me from starting to try for the second baby. I am planning on trying to get her potty trained this summer, so this won’t be the case for long.
I also know that our house is too small for two kids, so like I mentioned, I would like to move before we start trying for baby number 2.
Lastly, I know that having two kids is going to be an adjustment, so I want my daughter to be a little older and a little self-sufficient. Plus, since my daughter has always had me, I know that the second she has to share me, she will be jealous.
Having my daughter has helped me deal with baby fever more than I would have imagined. I had baby fever prior to having my daughter, and that is when my husband and I decided to start trying, so the fact that I have one child has easily dampened the strong emotion.
Have you ever delt with baby fever? How did you deal? Did you jump into bed to start trying for a baby or did you do the best you could to just ignore it?