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Middle-aged and broody

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Mercy Wed 22-Aug-07 21:47:13

That's it really.

I was waiting to see the Practice Nurse and a mum came out of the office with her little baby (about 2 months old) who had just had his first immunisation. He was whimpering and really looking into his mum's eyes the whole time - she was lovely, kept reassuring him, looking back at him the whole time etc.

The whole scenario brought a huge lump to my throat

I don't even know why I'm posting this tbh

KTNoo Wed 22-Aug-07 21:53:45

I think I would have felt the same as you. My 3rd and last dc is now 18 months and not really a baby at all. I won't have more (had 3 c-sections) but feel sad to leave this stage behind. I think once dc3 is past the picking up and cuddling stage I'll be one of those women who's always trying to get their hands on other people's babies. Most of my friends don't seem to feel this way - they can't wait for the small-children stage to be over.

stickyj Wed 22-Aug-07 21:59:46

depends on what you call middleaged?

noddyholder Wed 22-Aug-07 22:01:57

I am like that sometimes dp says get a puppy

Mercy Wed 22-Aug-07 22:02:32

My youngest is 3½ now and will be starting nursery school in a month's time. I suppose it's a combination of last baby becoming independent (ish) and all-over-the-place menopausal hormones. I was just totally surpised at my reaction - it was lovely to observe the closeness between a little baby and a mum.

Thank you KT.

Mercy Wed 22-Aug-07 22:04:58

sorry, am a slow typer tonight! lol at getting a puppy - erm, it's not quite the same - or is it?

sticky, middle-aged means almost 44 and going through the menopause im my case!

evenhope Wed 22-Aug-07 22:09:28

I'm also 44- with a 5 month old, teens of 15, 17 & 19 and a 21 year old

Bubble99 Wed 22-Aug-07 22:10:14

Awwww. Mercy.

I'm 41 and I think I'll always want to have another. But I've already got four...so that would just be silly....wouldn't it?

Mercy Wed 22-Aug-07 22:16:22

lol Bubble!! And blimey evenhope!

The odd thing is I don't want another baby - at all!!

Bubble99 Wed 22-Aug-07 22:21:36

It's such a lovely time with a DC isn't it?

<bubble totally blanks out the 3 hourly wake-ups>

It obviously brought back all those warm post-natal fuzzy feelings.

Angeliz Wed 22-Aug-07 22:26:53

DS had his first Birthday today with dd1-6 and dd2-2. I kept thinking, 'Imagine when they are all older and ds is not sucking the face off me and pulling my hair and not letting me sleep ' and i felt really sad.
Think we'll have more though but i can totallt see how people would yearn for the baby stage again.
Knackering but umcomplicated (aside from vaccines and stupid H.V's)

WinkyWinkola Wed 22-Aug-07 22:54:15

What's middle aged?

KTNoo Thu 23-Aug-07 00:31:53

Glad it's not just me who'll be sad to stop going up the nappy aisle in the supermarket then. Oh well, shouldn't be greedy.

You could always become a childminder. Or foster.

I'd be quite chuffed if someone left one on my doorstep.

Acinonyx Thu 23-Aug-07 16:23:14

I'm 45 with a 2 yr old and would love another one but I'm literally passed it. Oh well.

Mercy Thu 23-Aug-07 16:33:13

A friend of mine who has older children said she moved onto what she called the OPB phase when her last one went to school

OPB = other people's babies

KT, re the baby on the doorstep. I've had a couple of dreams about situation too.

KTNoo Thu 23-Aug-07 20:24:56

Mercy - will definitely think in terms of OPB from now on!

My friend (single, childless) says I should get a cat. I can't think of anything worse. They make me sneeze anyway.

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