Post # 1
and we are both 100% ready to start a family.
The problem is that we both want to start trying now now NOW … but we have a big trip planned for June; it’s a 4 day hike at high altitudes in South America and I don’t feel comfortable either (a) being two months pregnant and attempting this hike or (b) not being pregnant and getting my period while I am hiking in the middle of nowhere. Plus, the fact that even the smallest potential of harming the baby (possibly causing a lack of oxygen to the fetus due to such high altitudes) is not worth it to me. Sigh. So, even though every hormone in my body is screaming BABY, I’m trying to use my head and come to terms with the we are going to have to wait two llloonnnggg months. 🙂
So I am trying to distract myself with pre-conception things. I’ve brought some prenatals, checked out TCOYF from the library, and registered for a Purposeful Conception e-course. Next up on the list is to get back on the exercise train. I want to be as healthy as possible when we pull the Goalie in June.
Anyone else have a couple more months until you start TTC. What are you doing to try to prepare/distract yourself?
Post # 3
We’re pulling the goalie next month… I would have loved to have tried for April, but we’re taking a delayed honeymoon the end of May. So on the honeymoon is when we’ll be totally bc free. But June will be our more likely month due to ovulation schedules. So I’m right there with ya! I just try to not think about it and remind myself why we’re waiting. 🙂
Post # 4
Charting is really good because it makes you feel a little in control. And if you start charting now they you will know when you O each month when you are ready to start trying. I think you list is great but I would also make a preconception appointment to go over genetic testing, any medications you may be on, and also any shots you need. Good luck, and your trip sound very exciting!
Post # 5
We are in kind of the same boat. We are going to Europe for 2.5 weeks Aug 30-Sept 16 and decided we wouldn’t try until end of Aug and on the trip. We got a little excited and pulled the goalie this weekend but I don’t think it will result in anything. I am like you, don’t want to be away and pregnant just in case. However, it if happens… won’t be far enough along to really have any issues. As for your trip, might be best to avoid due to the altitudes and exercise 🙂
We are filling our weekend with lots of stuff for “us”. Camping, weekend getaways (hence this past weekend LOL), house reno’s, cooking classes etc. Stuff we can do selfishly, that are a little harder to do once you have another member of your family.
Best of luck!! Keep busy!!!
Post # 6
@sunshinyday: I know it’s sooo hard to wait, but I think you’re making the right decision! I’m almost 8 weeks pregnant and there’s no way you’d catch me hiking in South America, even though that trip sounds AMAZING. I am just too tired and sick…it would be so miserable!!! Just focus on getting as healthy as possible and dreaming about your trip, and soon enough it will be time to try. That’s awesome you are both ready. Good luck!
Post # 7
@MrsConnick: ahahaha!! I love that :’Pulling the goalie’!!
Post # 8
@roxy821: I would love to be able to start charting right now, but I’m still on BCP because I want to ensure that I don’t get AF while hiking. It’s very frustrating because initally my plan was going to be to stop BCP in April/May, let my cycle regulate and start charting. As it is I wouldn’t be able to stop the pills until June. I’m so nervous about how my body will react to not being on birth control anymore. Will I ovulate immediately? Will I have weird long cycles? How long will it take the hormones to leave my body. Too my questions! Also, thanks for the tip about preconception counseling. Will be making an appointment with my doc very soon.
@StaceyA: Glad to know that I’m not the only one in this boat. I’m definitely enjoying the next couple of months. Lots of nights out with friends and “us time” with the Hubs.
@78h2o: Thank you sooo much for posting what you did. I’m constantly second guessing myself about the waiting decision. It’s going to be a strenous hike and I really want to enjoy myself, not be exhusted the entire time. Reading what you wrote really helped me reaffirm that I’m making the right decision in holding off those two extra months.
Post # 9
@sunshinyday: @StaceyA: We are in a similar situation – we have a trip to Italy planned in September and I definitely do not want to be preggo while there – I plan on being able to drink wine, don’t want to be exhausted/sick, etc. So while I wish we could start sooner, I am holding on to that as the last big trip before TTC and hoping I won’t go crazy in the meantime! =)
Post # 10
@Mrs.JA: That’s awesome! Seems like there are a few of us bees travelling this fall!
And while I was in total agreement with what you said, DH and I had a weekend of way to much unprotected fun… so… still hoping to see AF in the next couple weeks but if not… guess he’ll be drinking the wine for me! :S Whoops. 😐 Not planned, but that’s okay. 🙂
How long are you guys going for?
@sunshinyday: I hope you take lots and lots of pictures and post when you return .. that sounds like such an incredible trip!!!!
Post # 11
We were originally going to pull the goalie in May, however, one of my brothers is getting married at the end of summer/beginning of fall and I have a past tendency to be the one on the dance floor with drink in hand all night long at weddings. If we did conceive right away it would be okay, but if it was later I wouldn’t want my big fat not greek family being like “hmmm, why’s NurseMarriedToAFarmer not doing the one hand dance tonight” when we weren’t ready to share our news yet. Ugh, waiting for events is no fun at all. We might just say “adios waiting, hello ttc” anyway (=.
Post # 12
June is when I go off BC too! I’m so excited and it can’t come fast enough, but as well I’m going to enjoy this time of us and keep working on being as healthy as possible!
Post # 13
Good luck! We’re waiting a few more months (at least) and so far I’m just taking prenatals, getting in shape, and planning to read the copy of TCOYF that’s sitting on my coffee table.