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steffw89 Wed 11-May-16 22:08:35

Hi, my first post and I'm not sure if I'm in the right place.

I'm 26 and been married a year, work in education and have two beautiful (crazy) beagles. I thought that was me happy and set for a good few years as i can't wait to move in my career. Then the broodiness hit.

Now I love kids but not yet for me. But now it's all I can think about, involuntarily every thought links back to kids. My kids.

My husband and I talked about it and agreed to start trying for a family later in the year. But at the minute I'm really struggling. I'm lonely in my friendships as there is no one I can talk to about it. They are either sick of my constant detours to baby talk or have babies of their own to deal with. My husband is starting to get excited but very much still on the freaked out side.

It's all getting me down, I love my life but at the minute I feel dislodged. Like I'm on pause. Can anyone relate? Please tell me I'm not insane.

pippistrelle Thu 12-May-16 10:30:16

Hello steff. Welcome.

This is a quiet corner of the site so don't take the lack of responses so far personally.

First of all, I thoroughly approve of beagles, and it's so nice that they seem to be enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

I think you're describing classic broodiness. The very fact that it has a name demonstrates how normal it is, but I can also understand that it might not be a favourite topic of discussion with friends who are not at that stage of their lives. Maybe Mumsnet will help to plug that gap in your friendships.

steffw89 Thu 12-May-16 12:46:14

Thank you for replying! It's nice to know that it's not just me being an idiot. I used to think broodiness was just a choice to want kids but this is so weird. It's like I've lost control of my thoughts and desires, it's literally getting me down that I'm not pregnant or have a baby - and that is definitely not me.

Also beagles do rule, one of my boys is half staffie and is the laziest softest thing you've ever met. The other is just beagle and pure lunatic.

pippistrelle Thu 12-May-16 13:22:39

Aww, lovely dogs!

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