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Baby Fever Patient Zero

It’s happening again. Just when I thought I was immune. Just when I thought there was no way I’d ever want another baby. The bigger car, price tag on vacations, inevitably that they turn into teenagers, and other terrifying facts about having another baby don’t scare me anymore.

I’ve been away from my kids on business since Monday. I’m working with my favorite camera brand to create an online class for parents.–You’re going to love it. But anyway, during this experience I played with other kids, held the sweetest newborns, got kisses from a toddler who thinks I rock. I goofed off with kids older than my own. And I met moms who have four kids and seem to have it all together.

Now I’m unequivocally convinced I want two more. I mean go big or go home.
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Three nights ago I had a dream I had a baby I didn’t know about. She was 8 months old and I was so sad I had missed out on the first part of her life and wondering how the heck I had a baby and didn’t know it.

Two nights ago I had a dream my husband asked me if I wanted another baby.

“N… Ye..” I couldn’t answer him. Even my dreams were indecisive.

Last night I had a dream I was driving in my car and noticed a shooting star. I wished for another baby.

In another segment of my dreams I gave birth to a baby and was hiding it from my husband.

It all seems so clear to me now.

Even though my husband is so done, and probably looking at a calendar and seeing what date is nice to have a vasectomy, I’m not scurred. (I probably should be.)

Just when I thought we were done. Just when I thought this would never happen again. Baby fever slapped me in the face.
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GAME OVER

Or maybe I just miss my kids. Maybe once I get a good dose of loving from my own babies I’m dearly missing the fever will reduce and I’ll be back to normal. I sort of hope so. But I sort of don’t. I may need to take some of my baby fever antidote.

Monday. I should know by Monday.


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christina says:

i think we all have a number. i feel like mine is three. i dont know how it will happen with a husband who was done with one kid and financially but im praying for one more regaurdless. you look good caring another baby and i hope it happens cause your kids are too darn cute. God knows 🙂 not going to lie, crossing my fingers over here for you, lol

AprilD says:

I love the title!! I’m still baking baby #1 so no baby fever yet but I definitely think my husband had baby fever before we finally got pregnant 🙂 I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next for y’all!

Yvonne says:

I have 3. I’d do a 4th in a heartbeat, but at 46, I’m not expecting anything (even though my youngest is only 1).

The only thing I worried about was the car. Having to buy a 3rd row makes a big jump in car prices, but it worked out without too much pain (my old car had been paid off since 2009 so having a car payment at all was the hard part).

Hang in there. I have been thinking a lot about that 4th. I feel ya.

A says:

Three is hard, dude. It’s really hard. Mine are 5 (DOB 6/29/10 — so close to J!), 3 and seven months. I’m a working mom, and I am so tired all.the.time. I have absolutely no time for myself to read, work out, etc. “Time” with my husband is eked out in random places. I feel like I am not able to give each baby the attention she needs because we are constrained by time. I wasn’t prepared for how hard it would be, both emotionally and financially. But, it’s not like I would give any of them back. 🙂 I love them so much. I have never heard anyone regret having that last baby!

And, I feel completely different than I did after Baby #2. Now, I feel DONE. I have a peace inside knowing that I am done having babies. If you don’t have that, you are not done.

Jennifer says:

I wanted 3. I had to push my husband a bit to go for 3. That was early 2013. We did get pregnant, but unfortunately lost a boy at 16w.

Finally, 2 years later we are pregnant again ….with twin boys. 27weeks so far. We definitely need a new car. Soon! I’m excited and nervous at the same time. It’s been over 5yrs since we’ve had an infant.

From Mrs to Mom says:

these are my thoughts!!! I kinda of want for but thinking we are two and through. My littlest is only 2 months old so I have time- but so I really?!

Have you considered fostering? I know you works with children who need adopting but what about foster children. I don’t think it’ll work for me cause I tend to get attached and would be heart broken if a child had to move on from my home- especially if the circumstances aren’t great.

We need to know more about this online class for parents ASAP!

Aw, I hope you have another one! Your kids are so adorable. I come from a family of six, and my hubby comes from a family of ten. We are newlyweds, but we both definitely have baby fever. We are both finishing up our undergrad degrees this year, and we just aren’t ready for a baby financially. Just trying to wait. It is hard, though!

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