Post # 1
I have constantly been going back and forth about whether to start TTC in September v. October. Darling Husband agreed that he doesn’t really care when we start. It would obviously mean one more month of salary if I were able to pull a goalie my first month TTC (I know that it is not guaranteed). What did you do? Did waiting an extra month really make that much of a difference in whether you were prepared for the baby. Financially, we are great, I just wanted to make as much money as possible (I’m kind of a worry wart) since I will be a Stay-At-Home Mom for atleast the first year of my LOs life.
Post # 3
I guarantee it won’t make a difference. September is already half over, when are you due for your next AF?
Post # 4
Not a big difference, plus many women don’t get pregnant in their first cycle anyway.
Post # 5
Yep, no difference at all… at least it wouldn’t be to me! 🙂
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Post # 7
@Charlies_Angel: These things are just too hard to plan for. It could end up being a few months- you just never know. I say go for it!
Post # 8
AF is due this week ladies, and I’m so anxious!!
Post # 9
If we had a crystal ball it would make life so much easier. Darling Husband and I took the approach that it would take us a few months to get pregnant, and that I really wanted to be pregnant by the end of the year. So we started NTNP in July … well … Darling Husband has some really good swimmers, we only hit once in the FW and I got pregnant. If I knew it would be that simple for us, I wish it didn’t happen until September, if only because we had a trip planned for the beginning of the month to Universal and I had to sit out on rides (which is worth it to keep the LO safe).
Financially, one month won’t make a huge difference.
Post # 10
I can’t imagine it would make much difference to wait a month… besides if you get pregnant earlier, the baby will be here sooner!! I had planned on waiting until November to start TTC but I got pregnant in April. I will be two months away from meeting little one when we might not have even been pregnant yet.
I also dont think that one month’s salary will really make that big of a difference if you plan on being a stay at home mom for a year. The sooner you start cutting your budget, the better!
Post # 11
We talked about TTC in July and ended up TTC at the end of June. I told Darling Husband it could be our “practice month”. We got pregnant on our first month trying (didn’t expect that at all) but it gives us a mid March baby (I didn’t want to be in my 3rd trimester during the summer) so I’m looking forward to having a late winter/early spring baby!
Post # 12
In some months, it would have made a very big difference. With my job, I have a ton of things to do at the end of the school year, and they are things that a long term sub or another staff member can’t accomplish for me. Being out in April/May would not be ideal (though before taking this job, our original plan was to have a baby in March so I could have a long summer break :-)). We were going to hold off TTC in the summer months, just for that reason. We started in April and I happened to get pregnant the first cycle (which is common in my family).
It all depends on your own schedule and reasons for things :-).
Post # 13
@Charlies_Angel: If you get pregnant a month earlier, you return to work a month earlier. So I don’t see how it makes a difference.