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How Do You Ladies Get Rid of....

baby fever?

Every once in a while I get this little twinge that I am really ready to have a baby. I used to just hang out at my brother and SIL's house with my 4 neices and nephews, but even that isnt working any more, I guess I need a dose of something stronger, maybe a day at Chuck E Cheese? 

At this time we are definitely not ready for babies. We still want to travel and enjoy our time together before we start having babies.

What do you ladies do to get rid of that kick?

Re: How Do You Ladies Get Rid of....

  • Walmart.  Head there around 9PM and listen to all the screaming kids up past their bedtime.

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  • I have never had it.  But, thinking about a dirty diaper does the trick for most.
  • Set your alarm clock to off every two hours, get up and rub a loofah on your nips, try to go back to sleep before the alarm goes off a again. Do this for three months and see if you still want one.
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  • I take the time to realize when I'm walking/stumbling home from the bar at 1am, when I just grab my car keys and leave the house in 5 minutes, when H and I can take a weekend away, when I'm napping on the couch, that these are all things that I probably wouldn't be able to do much if we had a kid. 

    I realize that a baby would change everything, and I like the way things are already. 

  • I just think about how much I like beer and sleep and that usually does it for me.
  • image RevJen:
    Walmart.  Head there around 9PM and listen to all the screaming kids up past their bedtime.

    So true!

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  • image MaineWifey:

    I take the time to realize when I'm walking/stumbling home from the bar at 1am, when I just grab my car keys and leave the house in 5 minutes, when H and I can take a weekend away, when I'm napping on the couch, that these are all things that I probably wouldn't be able to do much if we had a kid. 

    I realize that a baby would change everything, and I like the way things are already. 

    THIS!

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  • I've never had the rabies. But every time I go shopping or to a restaurant & there's a screaming child, it just reinforces the not ever wanting them.
  • image Hyfagal:
    Set your alarm clock to off every two hours, get up and rub a loofah on your nips, try to go back to sleep before the alarm goes off a again. Do this for three months and see if you still want one.

    Perfect advice!

    Now, fortunately I made a choice at about the age of 14 and there hasn't been anything happen in my life that's changed that decision. 

    It's like stopping smoking, something I just won't do again.

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  • I've never had a twinge, but I guarantee that having dinner at Red Robin will turn anyone off from wanting rugrats.
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  • I feel for you!! I am in the same situation!

    My sister in law just had a baby about a month ago and ever since she started showing, I started thinking about having one of my own. Sometimes, I slap myself out of it when shopping at walmart or going to the mall and seeing parents yell at their children, but then I see my nephew and it all changes. 

    My FI and I are getting married in May 2010and we have had the discussion of children or not, which we both know that we want children, but the question is when??? I think about having a baby so much that I have talked myself in and out of getting the IUD in case we may want to have a baby in the next 2 years. 

    SO girl if you find any tricks that work, let me know!

  • Read the "Birth Stories" board on the bump. That'll do the trick
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  • I think about the big picture responsibility. I also have gone through phases where I wanted one so bad I would cry about it! But I really think about all the ways it would change my life like some of the ones that were mentioned - less flexibility, less sleep, less time with my Honey, constantly having to attend to the baby's needs, etc- and I realize that I can wait. I know we will have a family one day and we can always choose to have a kid but once that choice is made it cannot be undone. During one really bad phase I gave myself a time frame. I said in six months if I'm still dead positive I want one then we will talk about it. That took care of it. Several weeks went by and logic returned :) It can be hard in those times of strong longing but one day the time will be right and then when the really hard times come - sleepless nights, terrible twos, the teenage years - you won't have to think "maybe we should have waited longer".
  • Take a toddler, a kid maybe 18 months old, home for the weekend by yourself. You'll be cured for years.  

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  • Watch a few episodes of "A Baby Story" and that should fix you right up. 
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