Did You Always Want to be a Mom?

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baby girl

My niece made me want to have kids

even more!

Soon after I got pregnant, my husband and I had a talk about becoming parents. We had the talk many times, but this time it was becoming a reality -- I was pregnant!

I had always known I wanted to have kids, even when I was a kid myself. I just felt that I was going to be a mom someday. My husband didn't think like that when he was younger, but he did talk about having kids even before we got married.

I have friends who don't want to have kids. Even my sister said she didn't feel like I felt -- she didn't have that motherly yearning I had until she got pregnant with her first child.

I know it's different for everyone.

But here's the thing...I'm not a mom...yet. My twins are due on December 24th and I know a whole new world awaits -- I can only hope that I will not let them down. I want to be the best mom I can be. I'm going to be walking into the unknown and I know it's not going to be easy. But I'm ready. Excited.

I even think my pregnancy is making some friends who said they never want kids to think again. We'll see how they feel once my babies are born.

Did you always want to become a mom? Was there a specific turning point or time you realized you wanted kids?

 

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kylis... kylismomma

I have always wanted children! My favorite toys as a kid were always my baby dolls. I didn't expect to have children as young as I did, but nontheless i  knew I would be a mother one day. Now that I am I couldn't be happier. I love every day with my daughter and I can't wait to meet my son. =D

nmmama09 nmmama09

Like kylismomma, I always knew I wanted kids. I would play with my baby dolls and think about what it would be like when I would become a mom. A couple of my friends said they never wanted kids and they never had them. So I guess we all knew what we were talking about!

Freela Freela

I can remember not wanting kids when I was a child myself.  I think a lot of that was because my mom and I had a lot of issues and I didn't want to be a mom if that meant I had to be mean and call my kids names and hit them (I didn't realize at the time that not all moms were like this- my mom just had some serious anger management issues.)  From my teenage years I knew I wanted to be a mom.

auror... aurorabunny

Nope.  I never thought I wanted kids and wasn't particularly fond of them.  My son was a "surprise" (a happy one but still) and I'm so glad.  I love kids now. 

Wanna... WannabeMommy87

I knew. I always knew. The only time I had doubts or got scared about being a mom was actually when I was pregnant (I know, a lil late right?). But I'm sure it's normal to get nervous...

ethan... ethans_momma06

I have always always loved kids and I figured that having a family of my own was an eventual reality. My sister on the other hand has always acknowledged the fact that she doesn't want kids of her own....so we'll just have to see how that works out!

logan... logansmomma2007

Nope.  I didn't think I would marry nor did I picture myself having children.  I think a lot of that had to do with seeing my parents go through a nasty divorce.  It pretty much screwed up my perception of marriage and children. 


It wasn't until I met my husband that I started to change my tune.  I saw how his parents made it 30 years, and realized there is such a thing as a functioning relationship.     

Aniyu... Aniyunwiya

I always have wanted kids, even when i was still a child, specfically a SAHM. My niece (who is 14 months older so we grew up like sisters) has NEVER wanted children admits she is too selfish to have them (her current beau has two boys that they have like every other weekend, i guess that's enough for her) she's made good on it, she's on a lot of medications right now and can't wean off of them. Though I don't agree with her choices, it's her choice to make.

puppy... puppyraiser8

I have always wanted to be a mom! While I did have dreams of further education and a full time job, being a mom was first. I did the education, but I am not seeking a masters or a full time job at this point, and I LOVE IT! Of course, everyone is different. So to answer your question, I've always wanted to have children and I can't really remeber a time when I didn't, so there was no turning point, so to speak. Congrats on your twins!

mupt02 mupt02

I have always wanted kids.  But, I only wanted two, wanted to continue working, and just pictured a different type of mom.  Once I got pregnant with my first, everything changed.  I am pregnant with my 3rd and have plans for another one.  I am mostly a SAHM only working as needed.  And absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!

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