The Call of the Cluck

The Call of the Cluck

One day you wake up, and take a drive to the shops. You hear an advert about a sale on baby clothes at Pumpkin Patch or a Great Baby Sale is coming to Target right now.

You think how cute would it be to be able buy cute little baby shoes, baby socks, those itsy bitsy cute little slogan shirts. But then you realise, you are not even pregnant, in fact you have never really thought about it deeply until today.

You shrug it off, and park your car and straight away you notice a pregnant woman and her toddler packing bags into her car. You think how cute the toddler looks, how wonderful the mother looks. You swallow and make your way to the store and in the space of 30 mins, you feel like you are utterly surrounded by pregnant women, newborns, and you start feeling a little sad, and sigh loudly.

You have started answering the call of the cluck. You are getting clucky.

Before long you think about nothing but things like baby names, what would it be like to be pregnant, and every time a friend or family member announce they are pregnant, you feel jealous. Green around the gills. Before long it feels like everyone is pregnant or have just had babies.

You talk about babies alot, you don’t even realise you are. Not until someone tells you and no matter what conversation you still manage to talk about it. You are a crazy baby person!

When you reach the stage of desperation, for some women, holding a new born, can cause them to cry. It’s a beautiful feeling. But so sad when it’s time to give it back. So chances are you crying about giving it up.

Some people start collecting baby clothes, even if they don’t even have a baby coming.

And women, are not the only ones who can suffer with ‘Baby Fever.’ Men can get clucky too.

The Call of the Cluck, sadly there is no remedy for this. It’s a matter of taking one day at a time, and trying not to think about it to much. And know that sometimes, even if we want a baby, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to have a baby, or that you should.

mimmi - The Call of the Cluck


Mimmi is a mother of 2 handsome boys, Keiran (2009) and Davin. (2012) She is a full time stay at home mum, taking care of my boys; her eldest with autism and both of them with developmental delays. She is a huge video game player, and loves to eat large amounts of curry.

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