I want a baby now!!
Pleaseeee tell me that everyone else gets that baby fever that comes around every so often typically when you fall in love with a new name. I have got the fever BAD. I just absolutely fell in love with the name Aurelia. I love the sound, the spelling, the meaning. EVERYTHING. And now I just want my precious little lia to come to life! I'm nowhere near baby making time, however, so for now I'll just suffer.
But please tell me everyone else gets like this too right? My boyfriend doesn't believe me, he thinks I'm just strange (in a cute way, he reassured me). Were there any names for you berries that made you want to have a baby so you could use it?
Ohhhhh yes yes yes, it happens to me all the time. Not so much anymore, but when I was in high school, my desire to have a baby was so emotionally devastating. I'm 26 now and incredibly happy I haven't had a child yet... but that doesn't mean I never get baby fever. I actually am pretty much in a perpetual state of baby fever but I've just accepted it.
I've recently fallen in love with Maixabel (I wrote Maixabel Mar with a calligraphy pen the other day and swooned so hard, haha), I'd love to put it to use, but ummmm now is not the time.
Hang in there :)
Aurelia is gorgeous, by the way!
Oh I know what you mean. It's not just falling in love with a name for me. Sometimes seeing really cute baby clothes just makes me want to have right then and there so I put that baby in that outfit...lol.
Um, yeah! Your boyfriend just thinks it's strange because he's not a woman.
I'm 26, I've been married for almost 5 years (our anniversary is in August), and we had our first child a year ago this month. She's a...spirited little thing, to put it nicely :) I love her to bits, but I'd go crazy trying to take care of TWO babies like her at the same time. That hasn't stopped me from naming obsessively naming our future children, though. We have agreed on a boy name and a girl name now.
The other day when I was playing with our daughter, she was just being so sweet and so cute and I was overwhelmed by how much I love her. It got me thinking about hypothetical little Birdie (Brigid) and/or Paddy (Patrick) and how sweet it would be to watch them playing together. I was THIS CLOSE to asking my husband if he wanted to have another baby. But, I didn't, thank goodness! LOL! Maybe in another year.
I've never heard Maixabel before but it's so interesting!!
I have to literally avoid the baby clothes section or I"ll swoon and start hyperventilating from excited and cause a public scene...it's embarrassing haha.
thatkathryngirl: oh my goodness that made me laugh!! I was talking to my dad today about how nannying is the PERFECT source for birth control because spending 13 hours a day everyday with someone else's kids makes me realize that I am no where near ready to have some of my own haha. I watch very "spirited" children as you put so nicely :) obviously I think it'd be much different if they were my own but seriously I'm happy that at the end of the day, I give the kiddos back to their parents and I get paid. I mean of course I love kids and what I do but there are just some days that I quit in my mind haha.
ps: Patrick is my cousin's name and I LOVE IT! I heard the cutest nn of Patch too. We just call him Pat or Patty :)
I think I get baby fever so bad because I don't just imagine the name but the kid who would own that name and what he/she will be like. Not to mention that me and my boyfriend are at that stage of ready to move on to the next part of life so it really gets me thinking.
Oh dear god yes. I've been experiencing what OffbeatMama calls Baby Crack for four years, and it's no joke. I have a plan: finish graduate school and then, if I haven't found someone I want to procreate with, a dear friend has agreed to be my donor. But graduate school is so looong and I want a baby nowww! Sigh. D@mn uterus.
mnmemily15: I've been a nanny and a preschool teacher and I substitute in elementary schools, so I know ALL about the joy of giving the kids back at the end of the day! LOL! It's the same and different with your own kids. It's like some days she is so needy and clingy and demanding and I just can't wait for her bedtime to roll around, but then she looks so sweet when she falls asleep cuddled up on me and I think "this isn't going to last forever" and then it's hard for me to put her down.
P.S. Thanks! The name Patrick has a lot of significance to us. I think Patch is super cute! My husband just wants to call him Patrick, though, no nickname. However, I know with 100% certainty that my dad would call him Paddy (even if we asked him not to, he wouldn't be able to help himself) and my father-in-law most likely would, too (he has nicknamed our daughter Mo), so I guess we're stuck with it. I kinda like it, though.
augsta_lee: you go girl for getting through grad school though! I'm in my sophomore year of college (technically it's my first year but I got a lot of credits!) and I can't stand it. It's like learning the same stuff I learned in high school except now I pay a lot of money for it! Anyway, my plan is to marry my wonderful boyfriend in a couple years then wait a couple more and start ttc! He's in the navy so we've been doing long distance for a year and a half now and we're just ready to start our life together. Like in the same city haha.
thatkathryngirl: that's the beauty of nicknames though, you can plan all you want but you can't stop others from calling them what they want. I gained the nn of Boobie in high school. Yes, boobie. My last name is Rubin which went to Boobin to Boobie. And as a kid I hated it, then when I got to high school one of my friends remembered it and we laughed soooo hard. So it came back via my softball team haha. And even though my name is Emily I get called Em, Emmy, Emma, Emery, Emilia, E-rubs, E-rubski, Rubin, Ruby, Rubes, and Emasaurus. So I'm sure even though you want Patrick to stay Patrick, he'll get a nn and you'll just roll with it :) But I definitely know what you mean about bed time rolling around! haha
Oh goodness, yes! I'm glad I'm not the only one!
I'm nowhere near close to ttc. I have grad school in my future as well (if i manage to even get in), and then for me personally i prefer the marriage before children route, so i actually have to find someone first, date, marry, wait a while (cause IMO marriage is a big enough change without throwing a baby in immediately), then finally ttc. It seriously seems like it's decades away sometimes. *sigh*
The other day i made the mistake of looking at Doctor Who themed onesies on etsy, and about died from the cuteness. I have seriously considered just buying all the ones i like and storing them until i have a kid...is that crazy?!
And i have an entire pinterest board (secret one, of course! Thanks, pinterest) devoted to baby fashion, nursery ideas, parenting tips, etc. I have a baby addiction.
Like the other posters above, i am a nanny too. Some days that keeps my baby fever away and other rare days it fuels it! I adore those kids, and even when they're driving me nuts I'm still at least halfway wishing i had my own.
OH. MY. GOD. you are no where near crazy for wanting to store those onesies!! Seriously I would die if I saw doctor who onesies, my kid will probably have a sonic screwdriver for his first toy. No joke.
Originally Posted by ameliawilliams
Andddd, I have a whole pinterest board labeled "nannying" that has really fun crafts/activities/clothes/cute stuff but honestly I don't do that kinda stuff with the kids I nanny it's just to hide the fact that I'm baby crazy :) And I hide my nursery ideas in my "dream home" board :) thank god for pinterest!