Post # 1
It’s been hard to get my husband to discuss a TTC timeline. I promised to wait until our anniversary. When that passed, he said he wanted to wait until after we moved into our new home. Well, we are here now, so tonight I asked him if we could discuss the timeline. He gets very giggly when I bring up the subject- I think it is uncomfortable for him.
He asked me what I had in mind, and I said one or two more months of BC, then go off it and start NTNP after a few months to let my cycle regulate. He admitted that idea probably made the most sense! He was talking about wanting to get more settled in the house, but I pointed out that it’s not like we decide we want a baby and *boom* there it is. It may take a while as long as a year to conceive even if we don’t have fertility issues- not to mention 9 months before a baby comes even once we do. He seemed to feel a bit better after I reminded him of that.
So, I may soon be off BC for the first time in nearly a decade in a few months!
I just hope I don’t start stalling myself….while there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I want to be a mother, big changes like that make me jittery!
Post # 3
Ooooh that’s exciting 🙂 I just came off BC to regulate my cycle before we NTNT next April, we are using condoms now because we have a Eurotrip planned in April and I didn’t wanna to be showing pregnant for it *if* we got pregnant straight away (I know not likely but a slight possiblilty was enough for us to stall being NTNT) – I think if we aren’t pg before Xmas next year we then may start TTC… It’s freaking exciting But yes jittery scared too 🙂 I am guessing it is normal for such a big step 🙂
Post # 4
That is so exciting!!! Don’t get to worried. Things always work out in the end!! 🙂
Post # 5
Big changes make me jittery, too. While we were trying to decide on the pregnancy timeline, I was hesitant and unsure. But now that we’ve made the decision to TTC, I am 100% at peace with it and excited for this phase of our lives. You may find that you are the same way–once the decision is made, you’ll be less jittery! Good luck.
Post # 6
🙂 Yeah, it is exciting…and scary. Funny how you can greatly desire something yet fear it at the same time. But you are right- it’s usually the anticipation of something that makes me freak out more than actually going through with it.
DH’s fear is that I’ll drag my feet with important things with a baby- because I’m a world class procrastinator when it comes to getting things done around the house. Moving to a new place was a painful experience- he felt he really had to push me to pack and such, and I guess I did act rather childishly….I tend to freeze up when I get overwhelmed (it has been suggested to me that I may have adult ADD, although my parents insist that’s rediciulous). I also tend to take forever to make doctors appointments or take my car in. I promised Darling Husband that I’d step up to the plate when a baby is involved though, and I think I will- when a helpless little being is depending on you for everything, you want to do everything for him or her.