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.
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