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"But.... Sock!!" [Nov. 12th, 2010|11:04 am]
Zoethe
Ferrett is running a poll based on a credit card commercial featuring triplets.

The weird thing is, reading the comments has caused me to have my only EVER perimenopausal craving for another baby.

It's insane and not happening. But in reading people's terror and mentally rebutting with the great things about babies, I'm actually feeling a little of that tug that makes women do the craziest thing possible to the later years of their lives: have another baby.

Contemplating what it would really mean is curing me of the craving. But I'm amused.
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[User Picture]From: fabricdragon
2010-11-12 04:12 pm (UTC)
and as a infertile woman who would have liked to have a baby, its downright painful......
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-12 04:28 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
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[User Picture]From: aiela
2010-11-12 04:14 pm (UTC)
My baby cravings are always cured when I realize that no one would come and take them away when they turn six.

I want a baby. I do not want another CHILD. ;)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-12 04:36 pm (UTC)
Wise of you to recognize that! Me, I loved them through those years, but I got to be a stay-at-home mom with lots of support.
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[User Picture]From: aiela
2010-11-12 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'm just so burned out on school and homework and Girl Scouts and band and afterschool activities and and and. I don't want to go through all that again. And a lot of it, I suspect, was because I was working through all those years, definitely.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-12 06:17 pm (UTC)
There is a lot of that. Homeschooling definitely made that easier.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-12 05:44 pm (UTC)
i'm ready for grandkids. i have a stepgranddaughter. but she doesn't live close. i'm ahead of the curve, though. my mom had me when her mom was 35 - and i'm almost 42.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-12 06:19 pm (UTC)
I'm looking forward to grandbabies, but that's still a couple years down the road at least.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-12 06:20 pm (UTC)
unless tayler and beth get pregnant while he's on leave next summer, it's not going to happen for me for a long time.
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[User Picture]From: sacramentalist
2010-11-12 04:15 pm (UTC)
Lily put it best. I have to admit little shoes and socks give a curmudgeon like me the baby rabies.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-12 04:37 pm (UTC)
Yay! Someone recognized the reference. And it is true.
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[User Picture]From: roniliquidity
2010-11-12 04:21 pm (UTC)
I was never interested in kids, then I went baby crazy for about 6 months after I turned 30. I consciously dismissed it but it has come back with a vengeance lately. I think it's spending more time with my boyfriend's daughter. For 4 out of 5 days I'm playing with her, watching her, carrying her around, then we see her once in the next 2 weeks. I think my hormones are going "No more kid? MAKE ONE!" Last night I was a day late and we were assembling a crib. The baby urge was INSANE.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-12 04:37 pm (UTC)
It does get you, no doubt.
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2010-11-12 05:34 pm (UTC)
Dan started talking about it and I think he was serious.

Sometimes I think, shit, I should have one YOUNGER than Ted so someone will outlive him and make sure he is ok.

Not that we will, but I worry...

I used to think that people who had babies so a child could have a bone marrow transplant or whatever were fucked in the head until Ted. Now I get it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-12 06:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you do have a special case there, but it's hard to think of birthing a "service child," too.
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[User Picture]From: lawchicky
2010-11-12 11:49 pm (UTC)
It's amazing the psychological draw most women have towards babies (me included). Several months ago, I was terrified when I got a positive pregnancy test because we weren't planning to have another baby yet, and last week I BEGGED the hubby to wait on getting a vasectomy because I really think I might want another baby after this one arrives!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-13 02:33 am (UTC)
It is weird, that draw. And I'm excited for you!
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[User Picture]From: ccr1138
2010-11-13 06:25 am (UTC)
At my 30th class reunion a few weeks ago, my old college roomie was there with her newest baby. She has six, ranging in age from 32 (yes, 10th grade, and oh the scandal at the time!) to six months. She looks happy, and not a day older than she did in 1985. Maybe it rejuvenates you!

[shudder]
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-13 02:09 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed that she graduated with the class back then! And wow, I can tell that the baby-tug was short-lived because I'm shuddering, too!
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[User Picture]From: ser_kai
2010-11-14 02:33 am (UTC)
I'm so glad I can't have another. I've been sorely tempted.
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[User Picture]From: call_me_harmony
2010-11-16 03:11 pm (UTC)
This. My current primary partner has never had children of his own out of choice, and I was sterilized many years ago after my 4th child. And yet occasionally we both seem to get the urge and if I was not sterilised might be tempted to act on it. A little later I suspect we are both glad that I am sterilised.
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