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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Babies on the brain.

I think my biological clock just started ticking. Seriously. I'm 28 years old, and I have suddenly and inexplicably starting fantasizing, obsessing and even dreaming about babies.

I've started reading memoirs about nannies and motherhood and blogs written by moms. Every baby I pass on the street is cuter than the last; I coo and wave into their strollers. I think about babies all the time, as well as baby names: Oliver, Sasha, Sophie, Zoe (with an umlaut).

Has this happened to any of you?!

(Just the cutest photo ever via Nie Nie)

28 comments:

nie nie said...

they are pretty amazing little creatures.

TheYoupiTouch said...

I love this photo ! so cute !
Your situation happened to me 3 times ;-) but I think now it's enough !
Go ahead ;-)

a. said...

I am 36 and have yet to have the urge...I think my clock is broken!

LowerEatSide said...

Come work at Parents... you'll be cured instantly!

Laura said...

I love that last comment by lowereatside!

I also like your baby names ;)

Joslyn said...

loving lowereatside's comment too! beautiful...but there's so much good stuff to make up for the chaos, like when my daughter informed me this morning that when she grows up, she'd like to carpool with me to work, since of course we'd be working at the same office (she's four!)

Claire said...

Funny post. My baby urge hit me about a month after I turned 28 while visiting some dangerously adorable nephews. And I have loudly proclaimed for 28 years and one month how I never wanted to have kids. Now I find the idea somewhat intriguing. Maybe the 28th birthday is a turning point for some of us ladies. Love your blog!

Lola is Beauty said...

Nope! Never had that urge...only with kittens.

Rebecca said...

the urge to have a baby comes over me when i see all the darling knitting patterns for babies and toddlers. i want to knit them all, for one of my own. a girlchild, please.

jean goddard said...

I had that same urge at 27. Et voila, one week befoe I was 28, I gave birth to beautiful twin girls. They (along with their totally lovely brother) have truly been the joys of my life. Perhaps I was uniquely lucky. I don't think so. They make my life worth living in spite of the inevitable end of it. jmg

Anonymous said...

those chubby legs - irresistable...

lynne said...

that picture kills me! so cute.

even though 90% of my waking hours are now consumed in breaking up fights, it's turns out that it's surprisingly fun.

erika said...

It happened and now I am the proud mama of my very own Sophie!

Anonymous said...

I have children now, too. They light up my life. In every corner.

Really.

WendyB said...

Nope, never happened to me. Hee. But I have great stepkids and through them was able to get to be a grandma with very little effort on my part! I'm so lazy, it suits me just fine.

----------------- said...

happened to me at 21... no kids yet though the increasingly obsessed.

s said...

Yes, but only recently. I'd always felt undecided about having children up until about a year ago. Now I can't wait to have a baby. (I'm 33 by the way.)... What you wrote about baby love pretty much sums it up.

Amy said...

I am now 32 and at 27 I finally confessed my desire to have kids. Prior to that I didn't ever think about it because of the boyfriend-repellent potential.

I think admitting to yourself that you want to have kids is the first step... watch out! :)

Clementine said...

I"m 30 now and it hit me when I was 28... it doesn't help that my niece and nephew are so dang cute!

I also second the fact that your name choices are right up my alley. (I'm guilty of writing my potential kids name down too.)

nana tartar said...

since iam 30-every day.
well, i just dont wanna be an "old mom" but on the other hand i wanna wait just a little longer..i think the time is never right and never wrong-you seem like a pretty cool couple- whats better for a kid than loving parents?-so go for it!!!!

by the way i love your blogg-and i think ist so cool that you visit berlin and saw all the beautiful things about this city!

have a nice weekend

nadine from berlin

Isabell said...

Yes! It's amazing how it happens. You're just going along enjoying life and then wham! You start noticing babies all around you and they are SO adorable. Then enters my daughter who i love and adore!

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la franglaise said...

Hi Joanna, I clicked on an old post of yours via LinkWithin and have ended up spending an hour going through several of your old blog posts! This one made me smile. Little did you know three years down the line you'd be a mummy to a beautiful baby boy. La vie est belle! Bye for now x

Sarah K said...

Jo

I clicked through to this from your old announcement post and it perfectly sums up where I am at the moment!

I think it started for me at about 28 and now I'm 29 and in full blown baby fever phase - with the blog reading and thinking about babys and everything!

We've been talking about the baby thing for a while now and I think we are just about to start trying to make one of our own. Exciting and scary too!

Love your blog!

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Samantha said...

I know this is an old post, but I just saw it for the first time. This has happened to me in the last 2 months or so, and I am becoming totally obsessed! I am 27 and it was like someone flipped a switch in my brain. I also read tons of mommy blogs and am dreaming and fantasizing about having a baby of my own. I was shocked by how suddenly this happened. Thankfully, my husband also wants one and we have decided to start trying next spring....if I can wait that long!

Sandra DK said...

I am 28 - and I feel EXACTLY like how you write in your (now 4 year old) post... I worry that I will be too old when I have my first baby even though I somehow also know it won't be long from now, and alos know that I am not at all too OLD to have my first! I guess it's just a silly thought that I can't seem to let go! What I also worry about is having enough money, time and energy (I run my own business) and so this is the main factor that I am not yet a mother! But judging from some of the above comments 28 seems to be the "magical" I-want-a-baby-age! :) FUN!

Sandra DK said...

*NOT having enough money, time and energy ... that is! ;)

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