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Whoops, I Gave My Kids Baby Fever Too!

My Kids Want Us To Have a Baby TooI feel like I have been wanting to be pregnant forever. I have only been trying for 6 months, but it took nearly a year for me to infect my husband with baby fever and I’ve had it for almost 2 years myself.

I am so ready to be pregnant. I am so ready to feel all the amazing things that come along with pregnancy, to deal with the fear and challenges and to hold a newborn in my arms.

My baby fever has hit an all-time high and it’s cute to see that it has hit my husband hard as well. We talk a lot about a new baby at home — the fun what-if questions, debating if we will find out the gender early, discussing (and sometimes laughing at) different baby name options.

It’s been really fun with our three kids at home (Speed, 6; Raru, 5; Bean, 3), since they have been listening to us talk about our plans and excitement too. So much so that we seem to have given them a big case of baby fever as well.

We have been talking to them about the idea of adding another child to our family. I wanted them to be prepared and to have some time to ask questions. Yes, even before we are expecting.

They have been really interested and I got proof a few days ago when I caught the three of them doing something so cute that I thought I would implode.

They took their favorite blankets and stuffed them inside their shirts. They held their “baby,” held conversations with the “baby,” and talked about the cravings that they were having.

After that they took the time to “born” (as they say) the baby and the girls held their blankets to their chest and pretended to give their blanket some “mommy milk” while Speed changed his “baby’s” diaper.

It’s been quite adorable to watch and so sweet to see the three of them pretend that they have their own baby bellies. I love the smile that they get on their faces when we talk about the nickname we’ve given the not-yet-conceived baby and I am so sure they will continue to be amazing big brothers and sisters.

Now, if only I could get it to happen for us.

Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness

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