- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Hello lovely ladies 🙂
DH and I are trying to sort out when to TTC, as I have baby fever and need something specific I can hold onto like a timeline. I have been thinking when I am late 23, early 24 would be the ideal time to get pregnant, due to a few reasons:
enough time from now (I’m 22 since April) for me to work a bunch and pay off most of our student loans, as well as get me a new car since mine is 2 door and 13 years old.. neither are good for baby
our medical insurance will change around the time I turn 25, but until then. its AMAZING. meaning.. I could have all my obgyn, pregnancy appointments, birth, and a month of well-baby care for FREE. that right there is tempting enough for me..
we want 3 or 4 kids, but don’t want to be old parents. this timeline would ut us at around 50-52 when the youngest gets out of high school.
i have a tilted cervix, so I dont know how hard it is going to be for me to get pregnant. therefore, I want to TTC sooner rather than later, plus I want to take advantage of my peak fertility in case it DOES add challenges to getting pregnant.
DH will have gotten a 10k annual raise, and will be receiving a 20k raise EACH year for the next few years (thank goodness for his wonderful job, since he wants me to be a SAHM) so wihle the first few months may be tight, it wouldn’t be too tight for long.
What advice/input do you have, as a 24 year old pregnant momma? Is it a good age to be pregnant, or do you wish you had waited, or what were your reasonings? I just want to gather information because I’m afraid DH is going to make me wait until I am his sisters age to have babies.. he always compares us to his older sister’s marriage. drives me crazy, because we just happened to get married a lot younger than they did. Oh well.. I just feel like 24 is a great age to start having kids, and I wanted some outside input from people who are/have been there 🙂 Thanks ladies!