No, no, no, I won’t be breaking any news today, or going “SURPRISE!” – no babies on the way.
But it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been having baby fever lately. AND BAD.
I never understood when my friends would talk of baby fever. It sounded more like a made up thing, than an actual phenomenon, but for the last 6 months or so, every time I see a baby (and there’s a lot lately – every friend and every blog I read seems to be popping out babies this year), I think “I want one too!”
When we first got assigned to Manila, Karl and I decided to put kids on hold and enjoy two years traveling as much as we could. And we really got a lot done already in the 6 months we’ve been here, averaging 1 trip a month.
But I don’t think I can wait the 2 years we discussed anymore. I want a baby NOW. (I don’t even know how the heck I’m going to deal with being 9 months pregnant: I’m not a patient person. And childbirth terrifies me – I can’t possibly be the only person afraid of it, no?)
For those of you single and/or child-less friends, no worries: there won’t be any announcements anytime soon. We have a BIG DEAL diving trip planned for April, and it didn’t take much googling to know that one cannot dive when pregnant. It’s not even like drinking “a glass of wine is ok” – nope, it’s a no-no-no-no thing. Not only it can cause miscarriage, but an embryo’s lungs are not fully developed, and there are no studies showing how the nitrogen could affect them on the way up from a dive. (It’s not one of those things that people are offering themselves up as volunteers, you know?)
So yeah, after April, we might reconsider the idea. I truly hope to have lost some weight by then and be back in shape – if I were to get pregnant, I would want to be at my healthiest. But who knows, by then I might be even more excited about future travels and not willing to give up my last year in Manila. But we’ll see.
Baby fever sucks. Good thing I have pets to keep me distracted.