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Tell Mommy: Did You See Babies Everywhere?

They say that once you get baby fever you can't help but see chubby little faces and pregnant women everywhere. It's a sweet thing, but can be bittersweet for couples trying hard to conceive. Particularly those who take longer to get pregnant or cannot. I'm rereading Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife and was struck by a heart-wrenching passage that captures that longing.

So I was simply not thinking about a lot of important stuff because I was completely drunk with the notion of a baby: a baby that looked sort of like Henry, black hair and those intense eye and maybe very pale like me and smelled like milk and talcum powder and skin...I suddenly saw babies everywhere...My body wanted a baby. I felt empty and wanted to be full. I wanted someone to love who would stay: stay and be there, always.

Have you experienced that passionate and romantic pull toward the notion of having a child and seen their shiny lil faces everywhere?

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kmckay kmckay 8 years
having been unsuccessful at conceiving for over 2 years, EVERYONE is preggers. seriously. the more frustrated i get, the more pregnancies i hear about/see.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
My clock is far from ringing. So, I don't right now. I know that my mom did with her 2nd pregnancy. I was the quintessential "oops" baby. Like, huge oops. She just turned 26 years old 4 days before I was born. Her alarm didn't ring then. But not too long after I was born, she really started to want a baby again, and 2 years later she finally had one.
Sarana Sarana 8 years
I'm reading this book now and am at the point where they are just starting to try for a baby.
kellys kellys 8 years
definitely. when i was trying to get pregnant with my first daughter, pregnant women and babies were everywhere. now that it's "time" to get pregnant again (although my "alarm" has gone of a few months early) i see pregnant women with a single 3 or 4 year old child. everywhere.
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