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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Baby Fever is Real


There's truth behind baby fever. I never really believed it until this past year, but the biological clock is no joke. I always knew I would have a child someday, but I never actively wanted one. At some point after turning 27, the way I viewed babies changed. Suddenly, they were much cuter and so irresistible. I found myself thinking about them and how wonderful it will be to have our own. (Not anytime soon :)

This is such a bizarre change for me. I've always been career driven, and babies were on the back burner, even though having a family (John) wasn't. Now I find myself thinking about the beauty of breastfeeding and motherhood more often than not.

I compared notes with a couple of other women my age last week in the mountains, and they said they noticed a similar shift around turning 27, which I find fascinating. What about you - have you ever found yourself with unexpected baby thoughts? I'd be so curious to hear!



10 comments:

  1. Lauren, I just turned 27 and I can say that I started to feel the want to have children pretty intensely last year and very much so now. I am happy to hear that I am not alone!

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    1. Oh, you...the sweetest future mother alive...

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  2. I'm 27 and I'm .... still scared! Ha, but seriously, the thought of a baby HAS become more realistic, comprehensible, and appealing. I can't tell if that's because my life has started to settle into place a little, or because of hormones. Who knows! I always enjoy your blog, Lauren. -- Ellen (college friend of John's!)

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    1. Ellen, I agree - it's scary to think of being that responsible for a little human! Agree about settling (and marrying, obviously) vs. hormones. Probably both? Thank you so much for reading! Would be so fun to meet in person sometime.

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  3. I agree, I think I hit this a couple years ago, but I haven't had a kid yet. I like how you're so honest about it and it's nice to know that even though I couldn't imagine having kids a few years ago, now I'm closer to getting ready.

    Nice blog, following you on twitter

    xo from San Francisco
    ~Dale
    http://www.savvyspice.com/

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  4. I'm 23 and I've felt it. I got married in June and for the past few months the idea of children isn't scary anymore, i could see myself in a motherly role and it was sweet. But I have some time and I want to wait until I'm atleast 25 and have a few years of just my husband me and the dogs, and of course try and get my oboe career rollin.

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  5. i never felt the strong urge at 27, even though i always knew i wanted kids. just never felt ready in that giving up your time sense. good thing hubby and i got a little surprise a 1.5 years later. i still think i never would've felt 100% ready and this was the best route for us, otherwise it never would've happened ;) and even with 1 down, still feel that same way now thinking about #2.

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    1. I know what you mean about giving up personal time. So scary! Your surprise story makes me nervous too. :)

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  6. Hey. I am 28 and I am a mom of two boys ages 7 and 4. I thought for sure two is plenty, especially with the economy and my active duty husband is gone A LOT. For some reason, I have been balancing the thoughts to have another baby. WHY? I wish I knew why this is happening. I absolutely love being a mom; it's the best thing in the world. My husband on the other hand is less patient with our boys and seems less appreciative of the miracles they are. He is an amazing dad and respectful husband, but he thinks two is ENOUGH. He did miss both the births, so I always wanted him to be there once to witness his own newborn in his hands. He didn't meet either son until there were 3-4 months old. This urge to have a baby is driving me nuts. I had two siblings, so I always wanted to have 3 kids. I am the baby of my mom's 3 kids. She had me 2 years after getting her tubes tied. She calls me her miracle baby. So I have been feeling guilty that I didn't have a third kid sooner. Do I want to risk getting a third c-section or make my amazing marriage struggle? NOT REALLY. Man, I am in trouble. I can't wrap my head around this "baby fever". My husband thinks it's because my friends tell me I need to try for a girl, but they can't influence me as much as he thinks they can. Is is survival of the race with my biological clock ticking? PROBABLY. I think I am just in the mood for a new challenge and what better way to be challenged than to have a third child. I came to a point where I was literally writing down pros and cons, but none of the cons seemed to really matter when it comes to loving a child. I had no other choice but to search for advice online. So here I am writing my problem to this blog. Should I just ignore this feeling and possibly resent myself for not having another miracle, or do I try to explain to my husband that we have this last chance to have one more awesome kid before my baby making years are done and risk him over reacting and pushing me away?

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