Post # 1
So most people say “enjoy your time without a baby by doing things you wont be able to once a baby comes around”. Sometimes doing those things make me want a baby more. I have been going out for dinners with friends, drinking wine, etc. and while it’s fun I always feel like I am so over doing those things. Bars, drinks, spending money on expensive meals.. It can be fun but it gets old fast. I’ve been doing those things for long enough. It would be nice to spend my time doing something more meaningful. I guess it’s a good sign that I will be ready to leave that lifestyle behind when we start ttc! I will say that I enjoy sleeping in still!
Post # 3
Once I knew I was within 6 months of TTC, I got a little crazy with enjoying myself! I definitely drank too much and ate a bizarre amount of sushi.
But before the 6 month mark, I definitely didn’t care about drinking or going out… I just wanted a BABY!
Post # 4
it definitely takes any guilt away from indulging and being a little selfish when you know ttc time is so close!
Post # 5
While I have been indulging in a little more wine and sushi, I’ve also upped my working out. I figure I will try to get my body in the best shape possible before getting pregnant to make it easier during and after. 🙂
Post # 6
Very smart! I plan to start doing the same
Post # 7
i don’t know why people say that. It’s as if you cannot enjoy yourself with a baby. I mean, not the clubbing/bar scene but c’mon, who honestly actually does that past their late 20s anyway?! Everyone, baby or not, buckles down at some point in time and wants to do something different from what they have been up to for the past decade. Whether it is having a baby, having a stellar career or both. Just to name a cpl.
The only thing I do like doing now and would miss is having to sleep whenever I want. Catch naps, or wake up late on weekends. But with my mom helping me out as much as she is going to, I don’t think this will be a huge issue. Sure I will lose the sleep more often than not but I am prepared for that and actually welcome the opportunity. Might ge more productive things done in the day when I am not at my snore fest. Haha!
Post # 9
The only thing I am surely enjoying a lot before having a baby is SLEEP. Everything else we enjoy doing, we often talk about how it’d be better to share it with a child. Trips to the farmer’s market, the park, hikes, even going to the grocery store and enjoying meals at home all leave me with the feeling that someone is missing! Most of our friends are all in money-saving mode for weddings or starting a family, so we don’t have many late nights out drinking anymore.
Post # 10
I just want a baby, at this point. I’ve gotten through two degrees, worked in my field for a bit, moved across the country for DH’s job, and been married for almost three and a half years. I just want a kid now, it’s the right point in my life and it’s all that I want.
Post # 11
I’m definitely over the club scene. DH and I spend more time on the couch at home, snuggling and watching movies than out with friends. As a matter of fact, our friends are now spending more time at home, too! 99% of our social outings include going over to each other’s houses and…you guessed it, drinking wine and watching movies. LOL
Post # 12
Same here, I’m over my past college lifestyle…and I just want a baby!! I currently get by by getting my nieces or DH’s nephew as much as we can! DH is not ready to TTC or NTNP yet, he wants to wait until “sometime next year”.
Post # 13
@Mint2Bee: Oh gosh totally!! I feel like this ALL. THE. TIME. I am to the point where I treat my dog like a baby. It’s rediculous.
My FSIL cracks me up. She has 3 kids but ALWAYS wants to go out. Me on the other hand would rather stay home and watch her kids while she goes out!! LOL.
My OH and I are TTC and are in the TWW of our 7th month. It has been frustrating to be doing everything right and still no luck.
Post # 14
To be honest, I get depressed when I go out drinking with friends anytime now. I keep thinking “but i want to be home taking care of a baby instead…” and going out drinking just reinforces the fact that i’m not pregnant yet, after trying almost a year, and it sucks. Especially because I have one group of friends who are pregnant, and the other group who are no where near TTC and I don’t really fit in with any of them. I’m sick of going out partying and have been for awhile. I also don’t want to spend money on going out and partying since I’d rather be saving for a baby (or for the infertility treatments we might ultimately need).