Are you suffering from baby fever? I thought I would be right now, but I’m not.
The Dreaded Baby Fever
I feared that as my son got older I would want to change my plans about having additional kids, but so far the baby fever is staying at bay. There are moments I miss when he was small and I could hold him in my arms forever, but I love all of the new adventures he takes me on every day and honestly I am afraid that if I had a second child I would miss out on so many of his firsts. He might be over a year old, but he has barely scratched the surface in regards to his firsts. I know that I have so much more to enjoy and learn from him.
I have seen so many moms and dads tell me that they love bunching their children close together and yet they also admit that there are many firsts that they cannot remember because life with multiple young children gets very crazy. I already feel like my life is crazy and cannot imagine what it would be like if I had multiple children to care for on a daily basis. Seriously, I have a soon to be 14 month old that is super clingy, who only takes naps in my arms, and fights me to go to sleep every day. If I had a newborn I feel like I would hurt my son’s feelings because I would not be able to give him the attention he needs.
Get Rid of Baby Fever
If you are unsure if you are ready for baby number 2… 3… 4… or whatever number you are on then I highly recommend trying what I did the other day. Borrow one or more of your friends or relatives kids and see how you can handle having an additional baby in the home. I did this just the other day (unintentionally) when my sister-in-law left her kids here with me while she went to pick up some family for a visit.
I was thankful that her 2 and 3 year olds were laying down for their naps, but I was left with my 14 month old son and her 1 month old daughter (who was struggling to nurse that day). This meant that I was stuck in the middle of nursing my son with a newborn that was squawking… I mean crying in her bouncy chair. I had to get creative and my son was not so happy with me about it because it meant he was getting a bottle not the boob. While I only had to manage the two kids for about an hour it felt like forever to me.
This really helped show me that I am most definitely not ready to part with my only son and have a second child. This little test might work for you, but it also might drive you to want another child even more. I figure if it does make that baby fever rage then you are ready for the next kid and you better get to work on it. Props to you.
If you have had baby fever, how have you dealt with it?
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