What do you do for baby fever?

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What do you do for baby fever?
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Sun, 02-21-2010 - 1:50pm
How do you keep your desire for a baby from overwhelming you?


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Wed, 03-10-2010 - 12:19am
I knit baby things to sell. I don't know if it helps or makes it worse though LOL!
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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 8:41am

That's a good idea, Becki. I am in school right now to get my master's degree, so that does keep me fairly busy, especially this week during finals. You'd think I would have enough on my plate not to think about it!

Yesterday was one of those days when I was about to pull my hair out with the twins. They were cranky, not sleeping well for nap, threw all their dinner on the floor, and just generally being unpleasant. Instead of thinking "am I crazy for wanting another one?" I actually thought how nice it would be to have a little little baby again that can be comforted just by cuddles and a good breastfeeding session. I thought "at least I would know that *someone* in our family was content!"


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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 2:36am
Lol...yea, I feel not right knowing the 2nd will be our last. Unless by some strange way of fates I end up with twins. DH will not go for more.


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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 11:27pm
I just try to remember the lack of sleep!

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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 6:36pm
I indulge it by researching baby things once in awhile, but if I get too into it it can be a real problem. The only thing I can really do is distract myself by keeping busy with other things, taking on new projects, etc. And I rarely think about babies when I'm with friends. But when you already have babies around, they're impossible to avoid, so I don't know, but I do sympathize! If there is anything new you can find to keep your mind busy, though, especially a long-term creative project that you can spend time thinking about, that is my best suggestion.


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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 3:56pm

I feel like an oddball even saying this:

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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 11:34am
That's what I've heard as well! That once you become a mom, you're constantly worried! I am like that with our cat, I worry about him and constantly want to protect him! It's not the same as a baby of course, but it's good practice for us, lol.


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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 9:15am

LOL, amberlee. I do have those moments too. Today will probably be one of those days. My husband won't be home until after the twins' bedtime so I'll be taking care of them all by myself. I hear them throwing tantrums with the part-time nanny downstairs right now, so it may be a rough day. It's times like that when I think about how hard it would be to have a newborn on top of that.

But then I just think about that tiny little body that I'll be baby wearing and breast feeding and think, how hard can it be?


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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 9:13am

Yes, it's logically-minded people like you, Devin, that remind me just how much I think with my heart and emotions instead of my brain! We have reasons for waiting too, but those reasons could be important enough to push it off for literally years. Now that we've decided to start in May, I keep thinking "That's only 2.5 months away. What's the difference of 2.5 months over the course of a lifetime?"

I love your last sentence. My heart beats baby too.


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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 9:10am
Victoria, that feeling of being excited but also apprehensive will *NEVER* go away. There's always something to worry about. Things can be going great and you'll still worry. It is a lot of responsibility and we were nervous during the pregnancy but it was more that we wanted healthy babies. We didn't really think about the responsibility afterwards. I feel like having one baby now will be a breeze compared to twins ;)


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