Post # 1
So my fiance and I are engaged, and getting married next June. We will be 25 then.
My question is, how many of you are planning on trying to conceive after you get married? If right away, what made you come to that decision?
Post # 3
My FI and I are getting married August 2012. I’ll be 24 and he will be 26. we are not going to TTC directly afterwards. We are going to wait a year or so until we try. Just to get our feet back on the ground after the finances of the wedding haha 🙂 I definitely want to have children sooner rather than later. His mother has 3 grandsons…she’s BEGGING me for her first grand-daughter! no pressure or anything hahah
Post # 4
DH and I explicitly do not want children in our 20’s, especially our early-mid 20’s. So we’re hoping to wait until I’m 29-30, so 8-9 years. It makes more sense for us financially and professionally (I NEED a MA for my field and a PhD wouldn’t be bad, and DH wants to get into management in his area), and its kind of family tradition on both sides.
Post # 5
We won’t be TTC. Actually, we’ll be very careful not to. I’m on the pill and will be while we’re married, plus we use condoms. God willing….we won’t conceive until I’m at least 26 (I’m 22 now).
Why? We’ve both graduated college- me with a BA and FI with a BS + his paramedic license. We both want to do grad school to increase our job opportunities and make a better life for us and our future kids. 🙂
Post # 6
When we get married I’ll be 27 and FI (I guess DH by then 🙂 will be 25. We’re going to wait probably about a year or so. We want at least 2 kids but no more than 3 but not stacked one right after the other and I don’t want to be mid to late 30s having our last baby. Speaking as someone in their late 20s now I definitely would recommend waiting until then because even a couple years can make a difference. I feel much more settled now than I did even 2 years ago. I’ve been in my career for 4 years now and feel more financially stable and the same goes for FI. Plus so many people have said this to us but we had already decided that we felt like we wanted to enjoy time as a married couple for awhile before we became a “family”.
Post # 7
We’ve talked about children but hopefully it won’t be for another several years. I’m 24 and he’s 23. He’s looking into joining the Navy and depending on how things go that could mean about a 6 year commitment. We both agree that we don’t want him missing the first years of our baby’s life.
There is a possibility though it could be sooner. I haven’t been to the doctor in years so I need to get checked because my family has a history of ovary issues. My sister just had surgery and can’t have children anymore and she’s only 27. If I do end up having signs of the same thing, I’ll try getting pregnant now rather than forfeit the chance later.
That and financial stability are major factors in whether we’ll have children right after we get married.
Post # 8
We talked about it and are both ready, but we’ll have to wait until he has a full time contract because we can’t afford daycare on my salary. So it could be right after the wedding or another year or so. I’ll be 30 by then and want to have a baby before I’m 35, so we have some time.
Post # 9
I and FI are 24, we’ll be 25 by our wedding and turning 26 a couple months after the wedding. So he wants to wait a year but I wouldnt mind having one right away. I have a really secure govt job and he is in a high-paying and high-demand career so he can always find good jobs. But he wants the year to just settle into being husband and wife and I can agree with him so I may want to wait the extra year. We want 4 kids and I want to be done by 35, so I figure the earlier the better.
Post # 10
I will be 26 and FI will be 27 when we get married. We want to get a house and get a little more settled before we start TTC. I think we will probably start trying in a couple years. I do want to be a relatively young parent, but I feel like we still have some things we’d like to do just as a couple before adding to our family.
Post # 11
I am/was 23 when we got married, DH is 26. We started TTC immediately, even though we are not in a home of our own yet. I have a medical condition that makes the issue pressing for us, we are emotionally and socially ready for it – financially will fall into place. We’ve felt like we’ve had enough “us” time and now we can’t imagine doing anything without having a little one in tow. I’d always planned to be married and have kids pretty young, so it’s right on track with what I always though I’d do.
Post # 12
I am 27 and FI is 28 and we will be TTC right away. We’ve both wanted children for as long as we can remember and don’t want to wait! We don’t have a lifestyle that would prohibit us from having kids (don’t go out partying much, not big travelers etc) and we want to be young parents, God willing, we’d love to have 3 kids so we figure what’s the point in waiting?
I’m curious, are you wanting to wait or TTC right away?:)
Post # 13
My fiance and I will TTC after the first of the year, I am going on a cruise with my family and we will be apart for 2 weeks and I don’t want to find out alone, especially on a cruise ship!
Post # 14
I’ll be 21 when we get married and FI will be 23. We’ve decided to wait maybe 4-5 years. I want to be graduated and hopefully have a decent job, and we’d like to be financially stable before we have kids. Of course, sometimes life has surprises, haha. But that’s our plan anyway.
Post # 15
We are not planning in the near future, we are 24.
Post # 16
We’re 24 as well, and we’re not going to TTC for several years. Just not there yet.