Baby fever: it comes and goes [and then comes again]

baby fever: when a girl starts feeling a strong desire to have a baby, possibly to the point of obsession.

Thank you, Urban Dictionary.

Steve and I want to TTC (try to conceive) late this summer/early fall. It would be ideal for the baby to be born in April/May next year. As a teacher, I can have the summer off… so if she’s (yep. she. lol) born right before summer, I’ll have three lovely months at home before going back to work.

What makes baby fever worse? Driving in the car and hearing “Landslide” come on the radio. I cried… “Children get older. I’m getting older, too.” Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here:

Okay, okay, what makes baby fever go away? Driving in the car with a screaming 1-year-old that will not stop. Don’t know what I’m talking about? I recorded it. There was a time when it would have made me sweat and drive home like a crazy mad woman–but now it just makes me laugh. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get the recording off my phone (email issues) so  I’m posting this random baby video instead.

But you have to take this and multiply it by 10 because Ryan’s screaming was much louder and much worse. But I chose this video so you could also see how TERRIBLY this poor child is strapped in her car seat… she can basically get out if she tried – maybe that’s why she’s crying?! “But mom, I’m not safe in here!”

So anyway………. baby fever gone.

And then wouldn’t you know we got home and I got Ryan ready for bed, which included sitting down to nurse him and he fell asleep in my arms. All cuddled up, I just stared at him. I kept squeezing him and didn’t want to let him go. He used to be as long as my body is wide–the perfect size. Now his legs hang down off my lap or I have him all curled up in a ball–he’s huge! My baby boy is a big boy. I stared until I cried.

And hellooooooooooooo baby fever.

What brings on your baby fever? Or makes it go away, haha.

9 comments to Baby fever: it comes and goes [and then comes again]

  • Kim

    I have a 3-month-old, and I’m starting to get baby fever again now and then. They just grow up too fast. Whenever I’m reminded of how much smaller and how much snugglier they were, it hits! The biggest thing for me recently was when Baby O lost those adorable forehead wrinkles that newborns have. My hubby thought I was nuts, but I said, “He may as well be four. He’s big!”

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  • Sky

    I basically have baby fever all the time. I’ve been married for a year and a half, and no baby yet! But sometimes when I’m relaxing with my husband, I realize I should be enjoying these moments when it’s just the two of us, instead of rushing the future.

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  • I’m so glad you wrote this! Ryan and I have been talking about having one next January or summer too depending on when I might have a break in the nursing program (we find out late February.)

    You definitely nailed it about coming and going! I really want Tray to have a sibling close in age, yet I wonder how to balance a toddler and newborn? Then there is the fact that Ryan would be able to be home a bit more in the winter and summer rather than the spring to help.

    I miss how small and cuddly he was and then I think about putting a budget together to make sure we have all the resources we need to care for two little ones. We have the necessities but is the income there?

    Then Tray smiles and pushes his little face against mine to give kisses and my heart melts all over again 🙂

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  • Bre

    I have baby fever all the time…it never really goes away haha! Only when I force myself to just be, just ENJOY the baby that I have NOW! I used to think I wanted three. Two was not enough, four can be too many. I want three. But, that would mean that just one more pregnancy, one more baby, and we’ll be DONE?!?! Maybe I want four 🙂

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  • I have 4 children ranging from 9 years to 16 months and I still get baby fever, Thank God my husband had surgery, lol!

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