There is a sickness that affects mothers that they don’t warn you about before you become one…BABY FEVER! Baby fever has been very real in our house for a while. However it is not always an easy thing to manage. I talk about my experience today for our Adventures in Parenthood from A to Z post.
Baby Fever tends to strike between 9 and 12 months after giving birth to your first child. It is just far enough away from being pregnant and giving birth so that you have forgotten what that experience was like, and before they really hit those fun, FUN toddler years. You hold a new baby and you think to yourself, “I could do this again! I miss this little bundle of joy.” Gone are the memories of the sleepless nights, spit-up, and hourly diaper changes.
My Baby Fever started right on cue. Around Patrick’s 1st Birthday, we started talking about wanting to have another baby. Starting with your child’s first birthday, everyone starts asking the question, “When are you going to have another one?”, like it is an automatic cycle. We waited a few months before we started trying. Here we are 10 months later, and we are still trying. It took us a long time until I became pregnant with Patrick too. The waiting is the hardest part. With Patrick nearing 2, we get asked even more frequently about if we are going to give Patrick a brother or sister soon. I always just feel like screaming “We are working on it people!”, but instead I politely say, “Maybe soon!”.
When you have Baby Fever, and are also having a hard time getting pregnant, that is the hardest part. It seems like everyone around you is pregnant, or just had a new baby. If I learned anything from getting pregnant with Patrick, it is that it will happen when the time is right. Patrick could not have come at a better time, and I have to believe our next baby will too. I just with he/she would hurry up a little! I am about to gain two more nieces/nephews soon, so I know my Baby Fever is going to be spiking soon!
This post was part of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge! Be sure to visit the challenge’s blog to see some other great posts from today!