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15 signs you’re totally ready to become a mom

You pay your bills on time.

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You hear a cool name and immediately say it in your head.

... paired with your last name for your future child.

It has a nice ring to it.

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You took a serious look at your finances.

And you figured you could almost swing having a baby.

You and your partner can have honest conversations about difficult subjects.

But if you mostly prefer to rehash the latest from Game of Thrones, we TOTALLY GET IT.

You get a smile on your face every time you take a prenatal vitamin.

“Look at me, responsible mom-to-be coming through!”

When’s the right time to become a mother?

When the stars align just right? When your work and love lives are running at 100%? When you’re just so madly in love you can’t stop yourself?

The answers are different for each woman, but there are a few signs that are universal.

Read on for 15 signs that you are definitely read to become a mom.

You talked to your partner about how hot he'd look with a baby.


Every month you check those due date predictors “just in case.”

Can you really ever be “too prepared”? (Check your due date with our calculator here.)

You can't imagine a future in which you're not a mom.

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Neither can we.

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You try to imagine what your future children might look like.

You *might* have used the MakeMeBabies app, “just to see.”

Your friend has a baby and you immediately become obsessed with her.

Can I babysit? Can I change her dirty diapers? Can I sit and hold her? Squeeze her? Smell her? Please???

You get lost on #birth Instagram.

We don’t blame you.

You drool more over baby pictures than engagement pictures on Facebook.

Because they’re SOOOO CUTE.

You *might* have already bought some baby clothes.

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You make time for barre class.

Or SoulCycle. Or a run around the block. Or a run to brunch with the girls.

WHATEVER, you are totally power-walking that off.

When you get asked in an interview where you'll be in five years...

You think: BABIES.

But then you talk about rocking it at work.

You chart your cycle JUST FOR FUN.

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And you know, in case you ever wanna put a baby in there.

You asked for a raise and got it.

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Like a BOSS.

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