Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Baby Fever?


It seems like every other day that I find out a friend/blogger is pregnant recently. Has anyone else noticed that?? Is that the stage of life I'm in now? I still have so many weddings this year so it's not like that stage is over...but man, baby season is hitting hard. I'll turn 24 next month so I guess that's normal for my peers to be  makin' babies. 

And I'm not complaining. I love it and I get SO pumped when I see/hear that news! 

So since we've been married 1.25 years now, we get those typical questions. The "how's married life" questions have decreased, and the "when are y'all adding to the family" questions have increased. 

I never really know how to respond to those questions because it's not like we have an exact plan. One day I'm just going to shock someone and give a reply such as,

"We have decided that November 14th of 2014 is when we will begin to attempt to conceive a child. Until then we will be practicing."

But I suppose I'll refrain from that and just be honest as usual -
We're not planning on having any kids anytime soon but you never know what God's plans are!

And we'd love to have some more years as a family of two. We're in NO rush to expand. But if we were surprised with a little one, of course it'd be a blessing! 

Is that a sufficient answer? Ehh, I don't know, but it's the truth. :)

When my nephew was born, people were constantly asking if it gave me any baby fever. That answer was easy - No!! My sister-in-law Danielle is so wonderful and so much more advanced in wifedom than me that it makes me look at her and think that I'm a LONG way off, haha. 

My nephew Harvey at Easter this year. Can you even handle that cuteness?


I barely even remember to put my cereal bowl in the dishwasher after I eat. I have no desire for even the smallest of pets. Not even a fish. So I doubt I'm ready to care for an adorable, helpless human being that depends completely on me and Jordan. 

Don't get me wrong - I have my moments when I get a baby fever temperature of about 104 degrees. But it usually goes away pretty quickly. 

When I'm feeling that way, I have a conversation with Jordan that goes like this:

"Jordan....."
"Yes...?"
"Remind me again that we're not ready for kids."
"We are not ready for kids."
"Yeah, you're right."

End of conversation.

For now I'm definitely content keeping up with all of my friends' pregnancies/babies, seeing cute nurseries on Pinterest, and reading your pregnancy/motherhood blog updates! I SO admire you beautiful mamas out there! And will be asking you for advice later. Not now. Later. :)


Ashley

17 comments:

  1. My husband and I feel the same way!! People ask us all the time!! We have 3 nephews and they keep us busy enough :) No baby fever here either!!

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  2. Oh man I know how you feel! People love to ask that and I'd love to come up with something that makes them feel awkward. Sometimes I get the bug too and other times when I'm enjoying a relaxing moment I think of how nice it is lol.

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  3. oh my gosh yes everyone i know i feel is pregnant, ok everyone minus the guys that i know ;-) but so many blogger friends are pregnant. and sometimes i get the urge to have a baby with my husband and then i forget how much independence i would loose. but i love your response giving a specific date and practicing before then ,brilliant!

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  4. Girl, I feel your pain!!! I was just talking to my sister about that lately...I feel like we're RIGHT in the middle of wedding season, but slowly and surely, friends are starting to have babies, so I know that season is right around the corner. To say I have baby fever is an understatement, but I know it's not time for all of that yet. Heck, I should probably get a ring first, huh? Haha :)

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  5. I love your response! It would be awesome to tell people an exact date of when you're ttc and let them know that for now, you're just practicing! That made me laugh so hard :)

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  6. People have already started asking my husband and I that and we've only been married for about a month! We are just looking forward to years of just us too like you said too!

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  7. There is nothing wrong with waiting... enjoy this special time in your life with just the two of you. You will never get this back. :) Once the blessings of children come everything changes... and it isn't bad, but it is definitely different. Savor just the two of you. I hated when I got those questions about when we were going to have a child. My MIL was one of the worst and it was hard to deal with when we went through a difficult time even having children. My thoughts are that people just need to be quiet and let the couple enjoy each other and not be in any rush. God's timing... that is what is best.

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  8. I think a lot of people feel this way, and it's your answer. It's your honest answer, so who cares if other people find it sufficient? People are always talking to newlyweds about having children, but it's like they forget that they newlyweds would be the ones taking care of said child...so maybe its best to wait until the newlyweds are ready. =) In the meantime, practice away!

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  9. I completely understand how you feel! {Except I am 31 ;)} When we first got married I could not wait to get pregnant but I knew we wanted a few years of just the two of us. To be honest, I am so glad we waited!! We will be married 7 years this year and it has been so nice to grow as a married couple without children, now we are ready for them! Don't let the pressure get to you, when y'all are ready you will know!

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  10. Bahaha! "We have decided that November 14th of 2014 is when we will begin to attempt to conceive a child. Until then we will be practicing." You're hilarious- I may have to steal this ;)

    I get baby fever every now and again. But it's usually because I'm looking at cute, little baby clothes. When I actually stop and think about me being a mother, I feel so incredibly unprepared.

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  11. I love that there are so many of us in this boat! We have been married a year also and I feel very much the same. We are happy being the two of us and will be so for a while, but if God has different plans we would be ok with that too. Sometimes its nice to have a reminder though, that we aren't ready just yet! Ha ha

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  12. Yes, I'm pretty much at the same stage of not even wanting the responsibilities and commitment of taking care of a pet. Though, I do think a kid would be way more fun than a pet. My husband's and my standard answer to the inevitable question is "Not today!" accompanied by a smile.
    And yes, we've been married a year and a half--but I just graduated college a month ago and I'm 20 years old, what's the rush everyone?? lol I'm definitely enjoying married life with just my husband. We will have children one of these days....but not today!

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  13. I am so with you on this! Goodness, baby fever is more like an inferno where I live. EVERYONE is pregnant or wants to be. I actually have been getting asked at work AND church if I am or want to be pregnant soon. I always say "maybe in a year or two." My husband and I have been married for 3 years, and we're still not quite ready to expand! :o)

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  14. I'm with you! I think every person I know has announced they're pregnant in the last few months. People ask us all the time and I'm always so perplexed by such a personal question. When we know, you'll know. Love your blog. Newest follower :)

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  15. Your nephew is just the cutest!! His suit makes him look so grown up!

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  16. I want to use that reply some time! I am 25 and my husband and I will have been married for 4 years in August, so we get that question just about every day!!! I was at a cookout for 4th of July, and I looked around and every single one of our friends was either pregnant or had a child (I'm seriously not exaggerating). Though we would love children, we are just not ready yet. Also, people don't understand that sometimes it's not so easy for everyone to just pop out a child! I've been diagnosed with a few things, all of which could make it impossible for me to ever get pregnant. I have accepted this, but it still can be hurtful when people say certain things.

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  17. PLEASE can you say that to someone when they ask next time? And blog their reply. Hilarious! I just laughed at work!

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