Any bees Pregnant at 24 (or younger?)

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@future_mrs_s:  I’m 24 and very newly pregnant. DH and I have been married for a year. I am so happy to be pregnant right now! I think it’s the perfect time. Although we are the first of our friends to be married and having kids it doesn’t matter bc it is the right time for us. We own our home, 4 bedrooms, plenty big to start our family. We both want to be young parents and want 4-5 kids so we need to start sooner rather than later! It just feels like the right time for us! GL to you and hope you can start TTC when is best for you and your DH!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@future_mrs_s:  I say if you have the time (you don’t HAve to work or have great mommy benefits at work), the money, everything else together, I say go for it! I am almost 25 and am slightly jealous you have all your ducks in a row by your age!!! At this point, we’re just not going to be in a place– with the right jobs, housing situation, insurance situation, etc, for probably 4-5 more years 🙁 More power to you!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I got pregnant at 21, and had our DD 2 months after I turned 22. I wish we had waited for various reasons (too young, long-distance, not married, etc.), but I wouldn’t change anything… she’s the light of our lives.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It sounds like you have really thought about this and you both sound very ready for children. I was 24 when I had DD1 and it was the perfect time for us.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Wow what job does he do that he’ll get a 20k raise every year?? If you don’t mind me asking! I think you’ve given it some good thought. I’d keep thinking and see if there’s any downside that you can think of. If not, go for it

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Based on what you outlined, there doesn’t seem to be any issue? You’re obviously aware that TTC isn’t a guarantee that it would happen that first month, but it could. As long as you’re okay with it happening that first month (or having to wait longer for that postiive pregnancy test) then why not? It sounds as if you’ve thought it through and have all of your “ducks in a row” so to speak. There is never a “perfect” time to have a baby anyway, and if you are happily married and feel ready, go for it.

*I’m not 24 (23 still) or pregnant (yet) but I just thought I would give you my input. 🙂

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@future_mrs_s:  You are definitely thinking things though. If you want even more reassurance, maybe go see a counselor together. Even when I don’t see someone on a regular basis but have a big life decision to make, sometimes it helps to talk to another adult who knows nothing about my life and who has no emotional investment in it to talk me through everything. 

 

ETA: My FI has somewaht similar hours, more like 8-6, and 8-11+ but it pays 20k and it’s called graduate school LOLZ

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@future_mrs_s:  DAMN I knew I should’ve stayed an accounting major! lol I honestly don’t think I’m driven enough for that though. Good for him! It definitely sounds like it pays off, holy hell 1.5 mil PER YEAR is something I legit can’t even imagine.

I think you have plenty of reasons to go ahead with TTC if your hubby is on board!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I had my first son 5.5 weeks before I turned 24 and my second 6.5 weeks before I turned 25.  I had been wanting kids for a long time before that.  My situation wasn’t good (abusive partner) but physically it was perfect.  I regained energy and strength much more quickly then, than I would now (33).  I never can understand why some people think that’s such a young age.  It was perfect for me.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

I’m due December 10 and turn 22 in September Smile Surprise baby since we were actually due to start seeing a fertility specialist the day after we got our BFP! I’m glad we’re having him young since my immune system is good and while I’m suffering from the symptoms I’m able to continue working through them. I also want my parents to enjoy being grandparents for as long as possible! 

I say if you’re in a steady relationship, in a good headspace, financially stable, and willing to make a few sacrifices in your own life then go for it!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had my DD 3months before turning 23 and the timing was great. I was only working part time and so stayed home from about 5 months pregnant until she was almost 2. My DH is almost 7 years older and has a kid that is 10 years older than our DD so we were ready.

seems like you are thinking things through and planning a lot so that’s good. It’s definitely tough when you are doing most of the work (DH works crazy hours too) but they are definitely worth it.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@future_mrs_s:  it seems like you are in a great position to start ASAP:)

i had my first child at 22 and my second at 24 and I’m so glad I did. I loved being a young mum. I wouldn’t change it for anything! 

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