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#1 of 6 Old 12-06-2002, 11:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Can somebody please tell me if this is normal or if I am, in fact, truly crazy?

When "baby fever" hits me, I go nuts. Until about 6 weeks ago I was totally content. My son was almost 1 and I thought we'd start ttc #2 in about a year. Then pretty suddenly I started feeling like I was ready to start trying. Now, 6 weeks later, I am completely obsessed with it. I'm even looking at the maternity clothes in Target! There are 2 problems with this- (1) I don't think I'm ovulating yet (haven't yet had a period), and (2) dh wants to wait a few months to start trying. While a few months might seem like nothing to a normal person (especially when I'm probably not even fertile yet), it feels like an eternity to me!

Am I insane or is this some kind of hormonal thing? Don't worry, you won't hurt my feelings.

Chrissy, lucky mama to Noah (9), Lilah (6), Rowan (3) and Laney (1).
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At least for me. Dh and I always planned on having kids 3 years apart. All was fine with that plan until about 2 months ago, we both got the fever bad, and are now trying, the kids would be (assuming I get pregnant) 2.5 years I realize that might not sound like a big deal but to us it was huge.

Starty trying and see what happens if that's what you want to do but I totally get it.

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Yes that is totally what happened to me!! We are not officially TTC yet, my youngest is only 9 mo!! My other two are 5 and 2 yrs. But anyway, like a month ago or something I was almost at the point where I would be happy having NO more kids!! Then all of a sudden, I started getting baby fever... I'm addicted to reading TTC and pregnancy boards!!! I love being pg and love labor/birth..........

I think it may be hormonal, somewhere I read that rising estrogen levels can spark "baby fever".. I've also had several baby dreams!

And I think I MIGHT have ovulated... my ovary areas on both sides are achy... I wonder why BOTH sides are achy? But we have been using condoms so probably no pregnancy...

I have been hinting to DH and looks like we may stop using condoms!! Yee-haw!!

Time to do the booty dance--




This reproducing instinct can be QUITE strong!!

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thanks you guys! it helps to know i'm not the only one. i'm thinking i might go buy an ovulation test. i've never done one of them before, but then my body has never been this wacko before.

good luck to yall too!

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When the instinct to create a new life takes over it can be a crazy ride! I am obsessed too.

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Well drat!

We are putting off ttc until March 1, or whenever I ovulate around then. It's kind of stupid, but practical. I am a bridesmaid in 2 weddings in my hometown (which is a 6 hour drive from where I live now) a week apart in October. I would be miserable having to drive that far if I was 9 months pregnant or with a teeny weeny baby or if I had to miss the weddings. So we've decided to wait until early March. That way I will (hopefully) still be big and pregnant at the weddings, but at least I'll be able to go.

Hopefully I will be able to live with this plan. I'm starting to feel a little calmer about the whole thing already actually.

Good luck to you all and thank you for your warm replies.

Chrissy, lucky mama to Noah (9), Lilah (6), Rowan (3) and Laney (1).
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