- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
I’m new here but I’ve been a long time observer from back when I was planning my wedding!
To cut to the chase – DH and I have never had baby fever but have known we would one day have a family, and we have come to a sudden realisation that soonish would be an ideal time to start our family for career and location reasons.
We both have very limited experience with children (we have a young neice we see every other month or so, I have babysat a 5 month old so have changed a few diapers, and I’ve also witnessed a birth.)
It is quite an unfamiliar territory for us, and we haven’t completely decided if we are going to go for it yet but we are in the “planning to plan” stage, working out different 3-year life scenarios and budgeting. I don’t imagine anyone would have a clue we thinking about it as we are quite private.
Anyway – this has lead me to have a few questions – I hope they aren’t too silly!
Supplements – I just picked up some Folic Acid today, and have heard various opinions on how long to take it for beforehand, I personally know someone who plans to take it for a year before TTC, but what do you ladies think?
Dr’s Visit – How important is this beforehand, and if it is important – what is it that I should be asking? I don’t have a doctor I see regularly, I am just assigned an available GP at the time of a general appointment. I moved here to the UK only a few years ago so am unfamiliar with what should be a general GP appointment and when I should book an appointment with a particular kind of doctor. We are both generally healthy people, I am still on BC (the patch), and exercise regularly.
We live in a 2 bedroom flat, and own a lot of stuff at the moment (instruments, sports equipment, PCs), and while we hope to cut down on it, it is unlikely the baby would have a room to itself for at least the first 2-3 years. Does anyone have any experience of a multi-use nursery? What worked, what didn’t work?
Well, thanks for reading!