Post # 1
How long did you wait/do you plan to wait before TTC? I thought we would wait a couple of years but now that we’re married I’ve been hit hard with baby fever.
To Bees who had babies early in their marriages… Do you recommend waiting or is a matter of knowing that when you’re ready, you’re ready? I don’t want us to feel like we missed out as newlyweds by skipping straight into TTC, but I’ve never heard anyone say they regret starting early.
Post # 3
Darling Husband and I were together 5 years total before we got married. We were married in September of 2010 and got pregnant in July 2011 so I am now 22 weeks along. We felt like we had already had OUR time and we both feel completely ready for kids =) I’m 24 and he’s 30. I’m not that much help since my baby isn’t actually here yet, but I think it’s just one of those things you have to decide as a couple. Everyone’s situation is different =).
Post # 4
We are thinking about TTC next year! We just got married this past May, but I don’t think it is too soon because we lived together three years before marriage so that was kind of like a newlywed time for us. lol
Post # 5
We waited two years after getting married to TTC. We had a bunch of big life changes after we got married with moving into our condo six weeks after the wedding, then honeymoon later. We married at 29/31 after being together for 5 years. For us, we wanted some time to just be married, just the two of us. We’ve had a lot of fun in those two years with trips, parties, and friends. I’m honestly glad we waited to try until we had two years under our belts. TTC is intense and emotional. It’s not easy on marriage especially a new one. I think that we were better prepared for it emotionally by waiting a bit.
Post # 6
@brox: Thank you for that perspective… it helped calm me a little bit 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks for posting this question because I started to get baby fever the second I said “I do”. But we’re waiting until I get a full time job and save for 6 months. I think it all depends on you and your husband and what you guys feel is right for yall.
Post # 8
Mr. R and I just got married about two weeks ago and I have baby fever really badly right now! It only got worse after we got married! We sat down and had a discussion about finances and we think we’ll be able to TTC in about 2-3 years assuming everything goes to plan. We both still have 1 credit card each that we plan on paying off, then we want to purchase a house (I think I have “house fever” too! Can’t wait to stop throwing our $$ away renting!), after that, both car loans need to go. Once we accomplish all this, then we want to TTC asap.
Post # 9
We are TTC a little over 3.5 years after being married. We will have been together seven years when I have a baby, if things go according to plan (who knows if they will).
Post # 10
Darling Husband and I were married June 2011 and plan on TTC this summer/fall. I went off the pill end of Feb and we are just using the POM. Figure if we get a little too excited one night and it doesn’t happen we would still be super excited if we got a BFP :). We have a trip planned in Sept for 2.5 weeks so we’re hoping to have that kick off our official TTC plan 🙂 If all goes according to plan we will have been married 2 years before a little one joined the family, and together 2 years before that. 🙂
Post # 11
We’ve been married for 2 ½ years now. I had contracted baby fever horribly about half a year after we were married, and it stuck around. Before marriage I had always wanted a few years together first (we hadn’t cohabitated premaritally, we had only been together for less than two years at the time of our “I do-s”, and I was a younger bride). Darling Husband had to remind me multiple times that while I would never regret a baby, I also probably wouldn’t regret some “us” time either. Now, we intend on “firing the goalie” soon, and I am very excited to ttc, but I couldn’t be more happy with the fact that we waited either. While at the time I was certain waiting would kill me, I am so incredibly thankful that Darling Husband kept telling me “not yet, NurseMarriedToAFarmer, not yet”. Everybody’s situations are 110% different, so I know for a fact that my story is not like anyone else’s. Looking back, I can honestly say that while I know I will be a wonderful mother someday, I’m glad that someday is in the upcoming future instead of 2 ½ years ago.