Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Top Ten Signs You Have Baby Fever.

I do not need another baby right now. In fact, I'd go so far as to say a baby is the last thing I need right now. It's taken 14 months to feel like I have any idea what I'm doing. To feel anything other than tired and frazzled, as a matter of fact.

But part of me really wants another baby.

That's right, people. I have a small case of baby fever. How do I know? Well, gee, I thought you'd never ask. Here we go...the top ten signs you're jonesing for a babe.

Pictures of wrinkly, newborn babies bring a tear to your eye. And not one of remembered pain, but one of "ohmygodsheissocutecanaIhaveonenowplease?"

You attempt to sell your child's outgrown clothes, but can't bring yourself to do it.  Because, sure, you have no plans to get pregnant again, but what if you did? And what if it was another girl? A girl who conveniently enough, was born at the exact same time of year? Then you'd want those clothes again, wouldn't you?

You start rationalizing why you don't really need the guest bedroom in your head. After all, you only have guests once every other month or so. Besides, those pull-out couches are surprisingly comfy! And hey, they could always sleep in your bed...

You start keeping track of your cycle again. You know. Just in case.

You look at pregnant bellies, and instead of smiling in sympathy, you have to stomp down a pang of jealousy.

You start sentences with "next time..." I'll exercise all the way through. And I'll watch what I eat. And...

You allow yourself to picture driving a minivan. And you don't feel the urge to vomit.

Speaking of vomit, you tell yourself morning sickness wasn't that bad. After all, it only lasted a couple of months. And those preggo pops were awfully tasty...

You give yourself a mental high five when your husband slips and says things like "our kids" (plural).

You find that you're almost disappointed when your period arrives on time. Not that you were "trying" but...

So yeah. I think I have baby fever. But I'm pretty sure I can wait this one out. Kind of sure. Sure I am.

How about you? How do you know when you're suffering from an acute case of GimmeABabyNows? And how 'bout you go visit Oh Amanda and spread some Top Ten Tuesday sugar around?


  1. I must have the fever because last week when I was talking to my sister in law about how big my youngest is getting and imagining not having another baby, it made me tear up. Maybe it was due to PMS, who knows.

  2. I'm starting to get baby fever; my oldest is 3 1/2 and my baby just turned 1 last week. It's strange how the baby fever can coexist with the stressed-out, overwhelmed, AAAAAAARGH that is motherhood. :-)

  3. I think it is when I go up, grab a random baby off the street and smell his or her head. Oh yeah.

  4. I dont even have a hubby, and I want another child! AHHH! Maybe in another five years. I about cried selling his little baby clothes!

  5. Oooohhhhhh, yay! I have to say that I am excited for your fever. But I am clearly biased and full of hormones.

  6. Oh yeah, girl. You have baby fever. I was able to say no to all of it. You'll know when your babymaking days are over. ;)

  7. I felt the same after awhile after having my first. Now? DONE, DONITO, DONOLA, done!

    Good luck and happy trying though!

  8. HAVE all the babies you can have before it's too late.

    Have 20 if you have to,,,b/c once that well is done run dry, you'll be lamenting not having more.

    Just sayin...

    Now, put in a video, and go get busy..

  9. I actually told a friend recently that having a c-section "wasn't that bad".

    Considering I split my stitches twice and couldn't even ride in a car for three weeks, I would say I'm having a bit of baby fever meself.

    And I agree with the Empress. Get out there and do it. No one ever says on their deathbed that they wish they would have worked more. . . . .

  10. Yeah, I get what you mean.
    Although at 3 children I think I am done.
    What a LOT of work!
    Although, it would be nice to have a little boy...Hmm.
    I guess there IS adoption. If I feel up to it. :) And i have the money.
    We'll have to see.

  11. That's a great list!! My little one is barely 6 months old and I already identify with some of those points...uh oh...

  12. I just want them after they turn about 18 months old. I'm not a real big baby person....babies hate me....even my own babies hated me....all they did was cry cry cry cry cry cry cry....it was bad.

  13. Oh my gosh... I have SO many baby clothes... but I am still thinking "What if we have another girl?" I hope we can get pregnant again... but not right now!

  14. I got preggers with number two when number one wasn't even one year old yet. I knew I'd have two, but getting baby fever for number three astonished me. I got pregnant with number three when number two was about two years old.

  15. Nope...not me! I can assure you that Baby Fever does eventually go away, about the time your oldest starts driving and your youngest gets to middle school.

    It will totally drive you crazy until then, though!


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