Saturday, May 8, 2010

Baby Fever.

ately I feel like babies are everywhere.
They're in and out of my work all day, everyday.
It feels like everyone I know or like is either pregnant or just had their bundle of cute.
Hello, they even have a movie dedicated to them that came out this weekend.
(Go see "Babies!")
Needless to say, I've caught "the" fever.
It's actually probably always been in me to some extent.
(When I was like, 10 years old I tried to convince my mom to adopt a baby and let it be mine. What a weirdo.)
But it is currently in full fledged action.
Honestly, I think I'm probably driving Josh crazy/scaring the pants off him.

Oh, and it definitely doesn't help matters that people seem to think that just because we're getting married, we're going to start having babies right away.
I've been asked about....ohhh, four or so times?...since Josh and I announced our engagment,
"And when are you going to have yourself one of those/these little guys?"
Quote accompanied with that googly-eyed look and goofy voice.
You know the one I'm talking about.
(Or, at least, I hope you do. Otherwise, that makes no sense.)
No, thank you.

Josh and I have discussed, and the plan is to wait 3-4 years before all that begins.
The first chapter of our lives is dedicated to us.
We're going to be a bit selfish, and rightly so. 

Lately, though, my mind/heart/whatever keeps telling me I want a baby.
Maybe it's just something in the atmosphere.

As I wrote that last sentence a thought and question popped into my head.

I've never in my life not wanted children. That's never even been a question, ever.
I don't think badly of women who don't want children, not at all.
It's just...such a foreign thing to me.

Did you always want children?
Are you going to have children?
Do you have children?
Why/Why not?


  1. good for you!! don't think for one second that people will stop asking you! i got married last august and i have someone ask/joke about it at least once a week. so including the engagement, we've had people bugging us for a few years now. we don't want kids for 3 or 4 more years either... this is our time, darnit!
    (and we are LOVING it).

    the worst part? five girls at my work are pregnant and the office won't stop the chattering how i will be next. sorry to disappoint everyone! HELLO there's more to me than being able to make a baby. :)))

    thanks for the post. glad i'm not the only one! :)

  2. I have never wanted to have kids, and I don't plan on changing my mind. Luckily, my fiance feels the same way, so we won't run into problems later on as far as that goes.

    For some reason, I just can't stand children. I don't like being around them, and I don't feel comfortable being alone with them. I have been this way for as long as I can remember.

    I would also be afraid to have kids because I would need to stop taking all of my arthritis medication, and the kid would probably be born with it.

  3. I always wanted kids. And knew I was going to start (as long as I had the guy) when I was 21/22. I wanted to be a super young mom and done with birthing them before I was 25.

    Um, that did not happen. I wanted to have kids early so that I could ensure that they got to know my parents. My dad is 67 and has minor health problems, but I'm a worrier, so I always come up with the worst scenarios.

    Once my sister started having kids, it changed my views (I was 18 at the time). I still want to have kids, but I know that it was right to wait. Ravi and I definitely couldn't have provided well for our children if they had come along as early as 21. And now I'm 25, with no kids and okay with that. We will have them at some point, but we also feel that the first couple of years of marriage is for us to enjoy each other (even though we were together 7 years before we got married).

    However, we are definitely feeling the pressure from both of our sets of parents.

    But it definitely does seem like everyone around me is pregnant! My sister just told us last weekend that she is pregnant with her FOURTH!!! Insane.

  4. These pictures are killing me:)

    I was recently married in July, but the hubs and I want to wait a few years before having kids. We'd rather experience big city life and travel first. I do get tired of everyone asking and getting all judgmental when we say we don't want to live in the burbs just yet!

  5. The baby fever I think comes with being "allowed" to have a baby now. You're allowed to toy around with the idea. I can't wait to see Babies next weekend :)

  6. I have always wanted kids, and I do plan on having a few someday. but, that is so far in the future. I want to be completely finished with school, have a stable job, and be a few years into my marriage by the time I think about popping out a baby. i need to do a few things for myself and for me and my husband before i can tackle taking complete care of someone else.

    but, i know what you mean about the fever. every time i see one, i want one even more. but, i know i'm doing the smart thing by waiting.

    as soon as ryan and i moved in together, people were saying we were going to end up having kids."it's not too long after you move in with someone until a little one shows up." and all we said was "birth control".

  7. The photos are amazing, and i also have baby fever. having a child is an amazing feeling and a big step towards adulthood :)

  8. i think i have had baby fever since i was a baby lol. i have always been a very maternal person. i can't wait to see that movie!!

  9. Yes & No.. I knew I wanted children but it wasn't until I met Bryon that I knew who I wanted them with (: !!


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