Post # 1
For those of you who waited to have children until after your married. When do you plan on starting to try for a baby?
Personally we want to try the month after were married. Because our finances will be in check, already have a house and both have great paying jobs. I’m almost as excited to try for a baby as i am for the wedding.
Post # 3
Or more realistically, about a year after we get married. We would like to purchase a home first and are not planning on doing that until after the wedding. 🙂
Post # 4
i stopped taking my BC this week actually 🙂 (after 2 years of being on it) got married 2 1/2 weeks ago
i do not want children right away though – but if it happens i would be the happiest woman alive.
I just really really want some time to be husband and wife for a while – i want to take beach trips this summer and possibly another big honeymoon type trip for our one year and maybe we will try then
but i dont plan on preventing it beyond the pullout method – i’ve tossed and turned with the idea of NFP but i dont know how well i would be able to keep track of that, it took me a good 6 months to remember to take my BC everyday haha.
my sister just had a baby – he will be 1 in april so i have baby play time and i still get to sleep at night haha
Post # 5
I would love to start trying for a baby on the wedding night, lol, but my FI would like to wait at least a year because he wants to enjoy just being married before having children.
Post # 6
We’ll be waiting for several years. Not at that point yet!
Post # 7
We will probably wait a little while after we are married, so we can enjoy just being married before we bring a little one into the picture. I would say 6 mo. – 1 year after we get married would be a good estimate. But who knows… we might change our minds and try for kids sooner! 🙂
Post # 8
We will be waiting another 2-3 years (got married 6 months ago). We’d like to make sure we have time to do a lot of traveling, move, get a bigger place, etc before having a baby. Once you’re a parent, you’re always a parent, so we are savoring this time!
Post # 9
I want to start for one soon but we both need to have stable careers first. So probably a year or two.
Post # 10
We are planning on waiting until after our 10 year reunion (2014). We always said we wanted to wait until then. We have also considered trying in 2012, I guess it depends on how this year goes.
Post # 11
We’re established in our careers and moving into a house this summer. We both are ready to try shortly after we get married.
(Probably as soon as we get back from the honeymoon since I want to drink while we are there)
Post # 12
We’ll be waiting about a year and a half. I want to get the CPA exam out of the way and be nestled in to a decent job. Right now we could handle it financially, but we fear we wouldn’t be able to give a child the best life we could give if we just waited it out a little more.
AND we want three to four children about three years apart, so I definitely want to be better finacially prepared!!
Post # 13
a MONTH? jeeez you guys don’t mess around huh. what about a honeymoon? why not just enjoy each other first and enjoy the last you’ll ever see of “me time” or “us time” for a very lonnng time lol
i mean unless the 2 of you are REALLY wanting kids asap and don’t care but i dunno, that’s just my 2 cents.
i got married in december and i’m 29 and not even remotely close to wanting kids yet. we just added a kitten to the household (i have a 9 year old dog) so we’ve got our hands full for now. i’m a late bloomer though and don’t see myself wanting kids until mid 30s. i love kids and i’m great with them but i just know what is involved and i’m not ready to devote my entire life to them yet…still have some personal goals to accomplish and also still loving the way things are with my husband and me only. we want to do europe and all kinds of stuff that a kid would put a huge damper on right now.
Post # 14
TinyTina – I totally agree we want a honeymoon before an actual baby. But, even if we started trying right away it might not happen. And if it does happe right away i will not be showing yet and can enjoy the honeymoon still. 🙂
Post # 15
yea but what if you get bad morning sickness? my sister had it bad the first 3 months.
Post # 16
We will probably wait about five years. We are financially stable enough to have kids now, own a home, and my FI’s friends are all starting to try now (he’s 31). But I’m only 25 and plan to go to business school starting in 2012. I’d like to be out of school and settled in a job before we have kids.