Post # 1
Any other bees planning to stop trying to not get preggers starting next year? Hubby and I have decided to hold off for a year to a year and a half from now just to enjoy being newlyweds. I must say, some days are harder than others.
In the mean time we have started a Baby savings plan. Nothing really to talk about where that is concerned. Our goal is to save anywhere from $50 to $200 monthly. Anyone else in a similar situation?
Post # 2
ladyw: Yep, but we are planning on waiting longer. We got married last August and will be celebrating 11 years together this August. I am only 26 and he is almost 28, so we want to wait until I am 30.
It’s crazy, I haven’t really had baby fever until the past 3-4 months and I am trying to make it go away (I work in education and even being around misbehaving children isn’t stopping it). But our plans are to pay off our remaing student loans, go to Europe and the East Coast for vacations, pay extra on our mortgage and then build our savings up again before we TTC. We should be able to tackle that in the nex 4-5 years.
Post # 3
ladyw: hi! i could have written this post! We will go off birth control August 2015, so about a year from now. This may sound odd but how i control my baby fever is to do research on all things baby. I find when my husband and i dont talk about babies if festers and grows in me and i have no outlet. But hearing him be excited and hear what i am reading about it just helps… I think its a combination of talking about our dreams for starting our family and talking about how waiting a little longer we can be in a better situation and enjoy it even a little bit more and live out our dreams…
We are also saying a bit each week. Im hoping between 50-100 a week. Some weeks might be less and some more.
I wonder what kind of cool baby stuff we will out when we have babies! New strollers? Pumps? Baby gear or mama gear?
Im a dreamer… Lol
Post # 4
If I could give a (random) piece of advice? Depending on your age, you may have to factor in the fact that you might not get pregnant right away…. it could take a long time. Some people try for years.
Just something to consider… again, depending on your age.
Post # 5
Miss-Joker: lol I hear you. I already have items pinned on pinterest! As the months go by I day dream about what type of father my husband will be. Baby fever is no joke!
I’m trying to keep myself in check by reminding myself of the cost of daycare. If we were to have our baby this year or next year little w would be in daycare the same week of being born. That’s not what either one of us want so we wait.
It’s hard though since baby items are getting more gorgeous by the week! !
Post # 6
Rachel631: I hear you on that. Something we considered. I’m in my mid 20s but even at that age many of my friends either took months to 2 years to get that BFP while others fell into the “It only takes one try” category. It’s usually the ones who weren’t really trying who end up expecting and freaking out from my experience. Strange but hey. … it’s life.
If only there was an app to let us all know how long we’d have to actively ttc before conceiving.
Post # 7
I’m not in the same situation now (as my LO is 3 months old), but I was there a couple years ago. What helped me was to start to track my cycles and prepare my body for pregnancy. I got to know my body and my cycles really well which made TTC less of a mistery for me. I found trying not to think about it made the baby fever worse. Good luck with the wait and congrats in advance! Positive thinking is always the best way to go about it!
Post # 8
DH and I alternate getting baby fever. Ultimately, we want to wait til we get our house and take one last Sandals vacation for awhile. Plan was house in October, Sandals in December but the house has been pushed back to December. Unfortunately that means the “pre-babymoon” won’t happen til Spring since I can’t take vacation at work from January til April 15!
I look at baby pinterest stuff constantly but won’t let myself pin them yet!
Post # 9
ladyw: Well, if you’re in your mid 20s then I think you’ll probably be OK, LOL!
I only say this because I’m 30 and have been trying for 7 months and counting…
Post # 10
ladyw: yes 🙂
FI and I are getting married this November. We’ll be starting TTC mid to late next year. theres a few things left on our baby to do list, and it should all be done by then!!
Post # 11
We are! I will be going off the pill in october (thats when my prescrition runs out and i don’t want to refill it!) And will be charting to aviod until spring/summer 2015 when we will start ttc! I agree with MrsMath on the charting, i definitely think it will help keep me occupied and help me understand everything better:)
Post # 12
We are getting married in June of next year, and my IUD has to come out in May… we haven’t decided when we’ll TTC, originally we were thinking August, but we’ll probably just see if we’re ready then or not. I already have two children (4 and 6) so I dont want to wait too much longer, but at the same time, we’re kinda enjoying the kids been pretty independent right now.
Post # 13
I get baby fever all the time. Its really hard at family events cause three of my cousins have babies under 1. But we plan on this time next year. We just bought a house in April and are working on paying off debt from that. I too just look up the cost of day care around here and that helps settle the fever for now.
Post # 14
We just got married last month and baby fever is killing me now. The original plan was to start trying next month, but we have decided on August or September 2015. I won’t graduate nursing school until May 2016 and would like to complete my boards before baby arrives. For now, we are tackling as much debt as possible and hope to buy a house in the spring of 2016..also before a baby comes!
Post # 15
RedWine13: I love the idea of a pre-babymoon. We plan to go on vacation next summer. But why call it a “vacation” when we can now call it a “pre-babymoon”….* swoooonnns*
MrsMath: fiona2011: I hear you on the charting. BC pills and patches don’t really like me. I’m a mess when I’m on them. So right now we are being careful around or avoiding my fertile period every month. So far so good. One thing I plan to start doing is taking my basal temp.
Mrs.LaFountain: yes! Daycare costs are ridiculous! Here it ranges from $600 to 1000 per month… So college tuition. -_-
mrsdfarrar6714: Hey there fellow nursing student!! Baby fever is a serious thing. We were originally planning for 1 year after ours…. But it’ll be hard having to leave the baby at day care shortly after it was born. Ideally, I’d like to be home for 3 months with our little one… But at the same time can’t wait to see our little one.
Rachel631: Really hoping you get a BFP very soon. … Maybe even this month *wink*