Ever have a sudden, irrational, urgent, all-consuming desire to have a baby? It’s called baby fever. And take heart, it’s curable.
I was told , “We aren’t going to fill this house up just to have a boy.” I realized that we really couldn’t afford a fourth child. I put off having something surgical done to prevent pregnancy for several years because it was so final and I just could not imagine not being able to have children. It would be like I just wrinkled up into something useless. Finally, enough time passed that I could see that my lifestyle had changed and it would be o k to have only 3 children so I did something permanent . I still love that feeling of having a new baby that needs me. I think that my mother must have had an overdose of that feeling. I hope this is a private site.
Life after 50 is fulfilling. You can be a kid again when you aren’t tied down with parenting responsibilities. You can just enjoy your kids.
I know I’m going to get the fever soon. I’ve always wanted a larger family (my hubby is still dumbfounded that I want five). But the thought of pregnancy, giving birth, and those newborn months is going to definitely keep me in check. As soon as I gave birth to my girly, people were already asking me when I was going to have another. I wasn’t even done healing! Pregnancy was hard enough, but then having to actually go through the labor process, and then to not sleep and revolve your schedule (and wardrobe) around your ta-tas and the little helpless being for the next two months? It’s so weird how quickly many women forget (which is probably a good thing, otherwise we would have stopped procreating quite a long time ago).
I definitely think nostalgia is the biggest factor in baby fever though. I keep forgetting how hot and sticky summer can be in the middle of winter. But the thought of it when it’s gone, makes me desire it. 😀
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