Post # 1
Is anyone else out there considering going off BC right after wedding?
I was having dinner with fiance last week and said, “So, when do you think I should go off the pill?” (We are getting married on October 27, 2012 (31 days away!)
He said, “Now.” He was serious. I was thinking he would want to wait a year. Ha!
I think I’m fine with going off of them though. He will be 31 in November and I am 32 (Will be 33 in July). Neither one of us has kids. First marriage for both.
Is anyone else having a hard time with this decision?! haha! We want kids. And we are financially stable, have good jobs, a nice home, etc. But it is SCARY. 🙂 In a fun way.
What are you ladies planning on doing? Going off BC as soon as wedding takes place…waiting?? Just curious.
Post # 3
I’m 26 and Fiance is 28 – he is more ready for kids than I am, so we will be waiting a couple of years. Maybe 2 or 3. I’d like to enjoy my husband before I have to share him with anyone else 😉
Post # 4
I agree with you in the fact that it is SCARY but in a nervous type of way. We spent all this time making sure we didn’t get pregnant and now we are going to try? It seems like it is going aganist everything I have told myself for the past few years. We are getting married in April 2013 – a little over 6 months away from now. We have a friends wedding in July and I don’t want to be pregnant for that. I want to be able to enjoy her wedding. Not that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it if I was pregnant but I am the first out of all my friends to get married so I would like to be able to have a few drinks as a guest at a wedding. We will probably try in August. I will probably go off the pill right after our friends wedding in July. I get horrible cramps which is the reason I went on the pill in the first place so I am scared!
Post # 5
Ooh, how exciting! I’d love to start TTC immediately, but it’s not practical for us financially and career-wise. It must be quite nerve-wracking.
Post # 6
I’m staying on the pill for at least a few years. we are going to pay off our student loans and want to buy a house before we have kids. I also want to just be married and enjoy that for a while. I hope to wait another 3 or 4 years for kids. But my husband is already ready for kids.
Post # 7
SO and I are still young (almost 26 and 24 respectively) so we plan to wait until he is done with graduate school (another 5 years from now, roughly 3 after the wedding) before reevaluating if we’re in a good financial place to have children.
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
We are waiting, but it’s only because we aren’t financially ready yet. When we have kids, I am going to stop working– so we have a few more milestones left before we’re there… we are going to build a $10k emergency fund, pay off DH’s truck & our credit cards, and replace my car with a “mom-mobile” before I go off BC. We are expecting this to take about 2 years from the wedding date, at which time I’ll be 25/26 and he’ll be 28/29, so we feel like that’s the right time to have kids for us.