Post # 1
We’re getting married in 5 weeks and babies have definitely been on our mind- I’ll be 28 a month after we’re married and he’s 34. I don’t think we’re going to start trying right away, although we have discussed me coming off the pill and just “seeing what happens…”. Something we’ve begun talking about is what all we’d like to accomplish prior to bringing another person into this world- although I firmly believe there’s no such thing as perfect timing for having a baby.
What are some thing you and your DH wanted to accomplish prior to baby?
Post # 3
We plan on buying a home, taking a few more vacations (Europe, South America & East Coast) and just enjoying a few more years as a couple. We are 29 and 30. So we will probably start TTC when I am 33 or 34.
Post # 4
@jayjaybee: I think we want to recover fully financially from the wedding and have a specific amount in savings. We’re not 100% on buying a house, we have an awesome rental house with a great landlord. I like the idea of getting some more travelling under our belts. It’s funny because it took him 6+ years to propose, but when it comes to babies he says, “why wait??” I know we’d definitely like 1 before I’m 30.
Post # 5
@caits615: My FI waited 10 years to propose. Luckily, he is not anxious to have children yet 🙂
Post # 6
Before having children I definitely want to travel quite a bit, if possible by an apartment, and spend a lot of money on myself!
Post # 7
Ideally we’ll both have secure jobs by the time we TTC. Although the idea of having children is really lovely, I feel uneasy at the thought of having a child in uncertain financial times.
Post # 8
We’re ready and trying and it just hasn’t happened yet! But we wanted to be married, graduated from school and stable in our jobs, own a home, and get a dog. All done, just waiting on the little one now!
Post # 9
Before Baby List:
Do something unexpected like move out of state for a while…check!
Move back home and put down roots…check!
Have stable jobs…check!
Buy a family home…check!
Fix up the home and make it ready for a family to fill it…working on it.
Travel with friends, drink, party with friends, go out to eat lots, movies, be lazy…ya
Wait until we’ve been married at least 2 years…working on it.
Ideally be 27 or 28 for our first…waiting a few more years. 🙂
Post # 10
Travel, remodel certian parts of our home, save some money – like $2-3k, buy “his” toys – get my newer car, then maybe we will talk about it. Hopefully with-in 2-3 yrs. We only want 1.