Do you feel broody?Watch
I'm a 26 year old female and recently, I've been feeling envious, jealous almost, when I've seen people I know post photo's of their babies/children on Facebook. Do any of you, male or female, of any age, ever feel like this too?
I feel pretty silly but I almost feel annoyed seeing these photo's although I'm happy for the people posting them. Maybe it's jealousy creeping through and deep down, I want a baby (not specifically only an actual baby, but a partner/husband/family of my own etc) I think it annoys me when people who haven't intended on having children and have unexpectedly become a parent and come across as they have a perfect life with a baby they didn't plan on having and seem to focus on the cute baby bit where they're tiny and cute but they don't see beyond that, when there are lots of people who would love a child/family of their own.
I think a lot it is the fact that I'm trying to get some sort of career sorted at the moment and the people I come across as I've stated don't seem bothered about that sort of thing, which is fine and I don't have a problem with this, but in my culture (I'm Indian), a career would have to come first in other people's eyes, then Marriage BEFORE moving in with a partner and starting a family. Sorry if this sounds ridiculous!
Thoughts/opinions welcome. Please state your age and gender when posting if you wish, just out if interest x
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I only feel broody when playing with my nieces/nephews but once they start crying or once I get home, I don’t feel the same way anymore. Personally the idea of “an unplanned family” scares me and why would you want a child with someone you don’t live with or married to 😐 don’t want to be referred to as a “baby mamma.”
I'm absolutely not broody at all. I've done the whole baby thing - I have four kids. I had my first when I was 21.
I'm now onto the "let's help them study for their exams" stage. There's no way I could go back to the nappies and night feedings stage.
You're only young, you know. You have plenty of time to have children. My parents were 34 & 35 respectively when I (an only child) was born. Being broody is an understandable thing, absolutely normal, but try to just remember that you're not running out of time yet - not at all. Patience is a virtue. It'll happen when it happens.