Since about week 5 of marriage, I have been struck with a grueling bout of the baby fever. I am consumed by this incredible need to procreate. I have cravings for babies like one might have a craving for a cigarette. I want to cuddle every baby I see and am jealous of all the woman who are walking around with their bellies bulging out. I read pregnancy blogs, look at cute nursery decor, and dream of what color eyes our baby will have.
My justification for it, is that by spending so much time learning about every little thing, I will be oh so prepared for pregnancy. I already feel like I could damn near be close to passing for an OBGYN. Ask me anything about pregnancy, I bet I know the answer.
I know that this is the way I was built, how God intended it to be. Women want babies + men want sex = the world continues to populate. So how much of it is instinctual? How much of it is just the overwhelming number of pregnancies and women feeling like shit, I better hurry up. I think I forget sometimes that its okay to have a baby when you’re older and that you don’t have to start pumping them out at the age of 20.
Does anyone else have baby fever? Had baby fever? How soon after getting married did it start?
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.