Are you baby-crazy too?

At one point, I wasn’t really into babies. I didn’t really notice them. I just sort of registered that they were babies, that they were sort of cute and didn’t think about them. I certainly didn’t ask to hold them. In fact, on occasions when they were offered to me, I took them awkwardly and counted the moments until they could be returned.

Then the womb-longing started. Suddenly I noticed babies. Everywhere. And they were so cute. A woman would walk past us with a pushchair, I’d glance at Laurence and he’d shake his head. It was as if my baby radar had been switched on without warning.

None of this compares to what’s happened to me now. Not only do I notice babies wherever I go but I get all emotional about them. Let me explain.

You know those karaoke TalkTalk adverts during The X Factor (Yes I’m one of those)? The ones with the babies, man, I can’t get enough of them. I can feel my oxytocin levels rise while the babies are being danced about by their parents. It’s made me take bathroom breaks so I can sneak in and look at my sleeping daughter. It’s sad.

What I want to know is, have you had this? Has having babies made you baby-crazy too? And does it last forever?


  1. MsXpat
    November 15, 2011 / 10:13 pm

    I never thought I’d be a mom. The first time I felt the ‘twinge’ of wanting a baby was during the Australia. The little boy in that movie really tugged at my heart strings. Even now. I love his big brown eyes and sharp curious nature. Not unlike the son I have today :0)

    • November 16, 2011 / 10:52 am

      You could get your son to call you “Mrs Boss” instead of “Mum”…

  2. November 15, 2011 / 10:25 pm

    As a career driven workaholic pre children I’d love to say that it goes but you are changed by having children whether you embrace it or not – despite still not liking all children I definitely am now far more pro children than I ever was.  Just don’t ask me to commit to that in a boardroom

  3. AmsterdaMummy
    November 15, 2011 / 11:26 pm

    Its funny, i was drawn to your first sentence in your blog as i felt exactly the same for ages, until I held my baby.  The day after giving birth, i said, i want another one, I knew right then this was amazing…. ha ha.. Mine are now 4 and 2 and i feel complete, knackered, but complete

    • November 16, 2011 / 10:53 am

      I know what you mean. I want another one and that’s mental to feel like that right now when this one is such hard work!

  4. citygirlec1
    November 16, 2011 / 9:24 am

    Ah that’s a lovely post! Making me excited 😉 x

    • November 16, 2011 / 10:54 am

      And so you should be. You’re going to love the heck out of that baby!

  5. Shalimar Ali
    November 17, 2011 / 2:31 pm


  6. November 21, 2011 / 11:24 pm

    Yes. And then it went away for a bit. And now it’s back with a vengeance. Apparently it goes away again when they’re two. Or at least, that’s what @northernmum1 told me!

    • November 23, 2011 / 9:34 am

      Haha, is tha when you start thinking: “I wanted another of these nightmares? Really?”

  7. November 23, 2011 / 1:13 am

    I felt like life suddenly had a whole new dimension when I was first pregnant – the I realized that dimension had always been there, just not for me.  Once you tune in it really is compelling!

  8. November 23, 2011 / 10:05 pm

    its terrible isnt it!

    i also have baby twin obsession, I almost stalk them in the street and then have to tell them I had twins…..

    • November 23, 2011 / 10:35 pm

      Jane, that made me laugh out loud. Do their parents seem to feel a kinship or do they run the other way?

  9. November 24, 2011 / 10:22 pm

    I’d always been baby-crazy, even as a young girl.  I couldn’t think of anything else I’d rather do than be a Mum.  I had my first at 23 and second at 27 and still wanted more, but when the second got to about 4 the feelings started to wain and I resigned myself to having only 2.  Then, surprise no three turned up aged 35, then number 4 at 38 and finally number 5 at 40.  Now as I approach 45 I think I’ve finally got over the baby crazy phase, at least I hope so – I’m running out of names!

    • November 27, 2011 / 11:12 pm

      You sound like you’d have a thing or two to say about the differences between age gaps too!

  10. Crystal Jigsaw
    November 25, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    I was never maternal though I adore Amy, naturally. But I couldn’t have had anymore children because I’m just not a baby-person, if that makes sense. I think you either are or you’re not!

    CJ xx 

  11. Mum2BabyInsomniac
    November 25, 2011 / 8:39 pm

    I have always been baby crazy! And I am even more so now… I am so broody! I would get pregnant tomorrow if I was allowed! x

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