Post # 1
Just a vent! I have baby fever like crazy!! Sadly, we’ve got to wait at least another year until we start TTC. We want to have a house and have enough saved up (and DH to be making a little bit more) so that I can stay home with the kids until they go off to school. I know this makes logical sense and it’s what I want…but it’s so difficult because I want to start TTC now! DH and I have talked about it and he knows I’m a little sad but there’s really nothing that can be done 🙁 Any thoughts on how to enjoy the now instead of focusing on the fact that I’d love for us to be TTC now? I really want to be able to enjoy the fact that I”m married to the most amazing man and enjoy the “us” time but baby fever has been rearing it’s head lately. I don’t think it helps that I’ve started a new job as a nanny and am around a baby all day.
Post # 3
Come spend an hour in my house with my 4 kids (including an almost 2 yo who is potty training). You’ll need that year to recover!
Post # 4
@Treasure43: I was going to suggest you spend time with a friend or relatives baby! But you are already a Nanny, but isn’t it nice to get a full night sleep now to rest up for your own?? 🙂 This year will go by fast, and you’ll be thankful for it when your bank accounts show bigger numbers and you will be able to be a full-time mommy.
Post # 5
I do not have any suggestions but I am in the exact same boat (minus the nanny job) and I have baby fever like CRAZY! Good luck!
Post # 6
I feel you girl. One of the biggest differences of opinion between FI and I right now is I want to start trying immediately after the wedding (well, I’d LOVE to start trying NOW, actually) and he wants to wait until we get into a house. We’ve got to save for at least 6 months after the wedding before we even start LOOKING for a house though, and I just turned 33 and am consequently going deaf from the volume of my biological clock ticking away.
I’ve got just under 3 months to wear him down… 😉
Post # 7
@Treasure43: i’ve got the fever & i’m a nanny, too! we are going to ttc around the wedding. once we’re pregnant, we have plans for me to just work 2 half days a wk, bringing the lil one with me (benefit to being a nanny!). until then, i find planning (online window shopping, etc) & trying to turn myself into a lean, mean, baby makin machine helps to pass the time.
Post # 8
I can completely understand the anxious part of wanting to start trying! But in the meantime, you should do everything you can to prepare yourself. Just consider the next year as PART of the “trying to conceive” process. I’m trying to do this- making sure I take my pre-natals EVERY SINGLE DAY. I’m starting a regular workout schedule that I can maintain, and I’m trying to switch to the healthiest foods possible. I know it’s easy to say that I’ll switch once I’m pregnant, but it will be pretty tough if I’m not sure to cooking those foods and preparing everything. (Also, drinking less coffee if you drink it a lot, or cut back on alcohol, knowing you’ll need to cut it out entirely when you’re pregnant.)
So maybe if you spend the next year getting ready as PART of the TTC process, it will make the wait a little easier!!
Post # 9
Thanks for all the advice ladies! I swear I have days where it doesn’t bother me and then days where I get so frustrated because I feel like we’ll never be where DH wants us to be when we start TTC.
@LoveHappy: I have started lessening my caffine intake so it won’t be a shock all at once! I’m also drinking a lot more water and trying to eat healthier. Just curious, when is too soon to take pre-natal vitamins?
@Mrs.Firefly1: I agree it’s nice to go home and rest up but it can be frustrating spending all day taking care of someone else’s kids and not having any of the joy of actually being their mother.