I’m almost 35 years old. My whole life, I’ve known I wanted kids, and the baby fever was ramped up to 11 in my late 20s. My husband and I got married two years ago, after seven years of dating, but we decided to put off “starting a family” until he could find steady work.
Long story short: he still hasn’t.
My husband still wants kids, but I’ve found my baby fever has started to fade. I love kids, but I sometimes find myself thinking, “Maybe I don’t want this for myself after all.” After a lifetime of wanting kids, it’s a super-weird feeling.
I’ve seen all sorts of articles about previously childfree women who are surprised to find themselves contracting baby fever (like these)…
…But almost none about previously baby-fever-filled women who unexpectedly are losing the itch for kids.