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7 Ways To Help Give Your Partner Baby Fever

By Devan McGuinness |

A photo I sent to my Husband

I have a huge case of baby fever & I am not talking about the ‘my child is running a high temperature’ type of fever (though, funnily enough, my youngest is dealing with a fever right now). I am talking about the huge and uncontrollable desire to have another baby. I have tried to will it away, rationalize it away and even made a few (hundred) pro/con lists as to why I should or shouldn’t be done having kids. If you’ve been following my story here, you will know that I have it bad too.

The fever didn’t budge and so I stopped trying to fight it. Instead, I actively began trying to convince my husband that I wasn’t crazy and to give him baby fever too. At first I was sure it would never happen — we talked a lot about it, but he didn’t seem too interested. I was committed though and determined that it would happen. I was right — after nearly a full year, the husband caught the fever. He caught it hard and I even think he has it worse then I do now. Crazy right? My ‘plan’ worked though and we’re on our second month of the new operation — Put Baby In My Uterus.

I learned a lot through the process of talking through the different opinions my husband and I had. I should say that we did a lot of talking, we had fun with this and while it was an honestly serious desire, we had a good sense of humor about it.

Click through for 7 ways you can try and give your partner baby fever too:

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Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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  1. mrs.d says:

    Took me a little longer to get my husband on board.. I’ve had serious baby fever since our first wedding anniversary (and we just celebrated our fourth two months ago).. And we’re in our second month of trying..And I already hate the two week wait.. I’ll be starting my second two week wait Friday :S

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