Timing of TTC interfering with being MOH

posted 2 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Should I try to conceive when I am MOH next summer for my sister?
    Both due dates are fine. It doesn't matter if the due date would be 2 weeks before or 3 weeks after : (24 votes)
    50 %
    Two weeks before the wedding is the better option : (4 votes)
    8 %
    A due date three weeks after their wedding is a better option : (9 votes)
    19 %
    Nether are good. Don't try for a baby now. Are you nuts?! : (11 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 4
    7019 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    if you’re actively TTC, keep doing it. Baby trumps wedding.

    If you are prepared to skip TTC for one month, skip the first one. Due date before the wedding is a bigger “problem” because a newborn makes life difficult. (Also first babies are often late, though maybe that’s a myth). In fact, I would recommend stepping down from MOH if your due date is 2 weeks before. But I wouldn’t stop TTC.

    Post # 5
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I had the same thought process a few months ago. We decided to wait on TTC purely because we live a 3 hour flight from the location of the wedding and I didn’t want to put my self in a position where I;d risk not being able travel to be there. I also talked it over with my sister when she asked me just so she knows there’s a chance I could be pregnant and she’s totally fine with it and excited for us. All of that said, we’re still not pregnant yet, so all the overthinking didn’t really matter in the end anyway 🙂

    Post # 6
    1136 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    RedPandas:  There are pros and cons either way but personally I think you should do what feels right in your heart.

    If you aren’t fussed and you guys have a ‘let’s just see what happens’ approach to TTC then holding off a few weeks probably won’t matter, but if it is really important to you that you stick with it, don’t put your life on hold for someone elses day. There are SO many pregnant bridesmaids/MOH’s and even brides out there, you will be able to work it out if it so happens that you are pregnant by then 🙂

    Post # 7
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    For a friend I would continue TTC, for my sister I would put it on hold. Neither bein super pregnant nor havig just had a baby will be fun for you.

    Post # 8
    4956 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    RedPandas:  I totally get the whole “weddings dont make the world stop – continue with your life” thing, but I would probably stop for the next two months if there werent any health issues (taking you a long time to conceive, older age, etc.). I know that I wouldn’t want to miss my sister’s wedding! You could still be pregnant the day of or have a tiny, tiny baby and not be able to attend. Just my opinion 🙂 

    Post # 9
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    RedPandas:  To answer your question, I think I would rather be two weeks out from having a baby – evne if I would feel awful – rather than ‘worry’ about being in a wedding 3 weeks post partum.

    With that said, do not delay your plans.  You stated you are already TTCing, and depending on how many cycles you have been thru up to this point, I certainly would not stop for fear it would not happen, or prolong it from happening!!  It could happen next month, it could happen in four.  Either way, if you are mentally prepared to be there come hell or high water, then you will be there…unless you are in labor, I assume 🙂

    Post # 10
    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I would probably wait a few months – in this situation, it’s your sister’s wedding, and I’m betting both you and she would be pretty sad if you had to miss it.  Unfortunately, with both of those due date possibilities, it’s entirely possible you could go into labor the day of, still be in the hospital, or be home with a days-old baby.  While I get how much it sucks to put off TTC, I think in this case it would be for the best.

    Post # 11
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    If I were in this situation I wouldn’t wait.  Its not guarenteed to happen in the next 2 cycles, so you could end up worrying over nothing.  Also I imagine your sister would understand and accomidate as necessary.

    Post # 13
    2172 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I have nothing to say as far as what to do, just that if you get pregnant, don’t expect your sister to change the wedding date or make any major changes.

    Post # 14
    8480 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013


    If it was my sister (and I hadn’t been TTC for a long time, if I’d already been trying 1 year I wouldn’t stop…) I would skip the 2 months and wait.  I was a BM with a 1 month old baby and I couldn’t imagine trying to be a MOH with a 2 week old.  IMO you’d be better off 9 months super-pregnant as a MOH than with a newborn.  I did go to the bachelorette party (dinner part) and I didn’t want to give her a bottle at 2 weeks so I basically had 2 hours free and had to be back home.

    When I was a BM, that was when we first gave our 1 month old a bottle (well we tried it out a few days before).  She did fine with it, but since they eat every 2-3 hours that is a lot of pumping or BFing that you need to be doing (unless you’re just going to formula).  By the way, some babies don’t want to take bottles and it can be a real challenge to get them to take one. 

    I didn’t really get to enjoy the reception because I was constantly worried about my baby lol, and she was in the next room with DH or my parents.  But I just wanted to be around her, so I didn’t really get a chance for much socializing or dancing.  I couldn’t imagine being 2 weeks post partum trying to deal with all of that.  And I was just a BM 🙂  It worked out fine (except the dress was kind of a mess), I just didn’t get to enjoy the wedding like I normally would have.

    And you will probably be weepy and could still be sore and bleeding a bunch 2 weeks pp…

    Oh and by the way, if your due date is 3 weeks before the wedding, you could be late and potentially have a 1-2 week old at the wedding.

    Post # 15
    1132 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Do what is right for you and your family planning, oh my god! Weddings, babies, it’s all joy and happiness all around. Your sister will understand. I’m TTC now and if I get a BFP this cycle, my due date will be 2 weeks after my sister’s wedding next year. And I know she’ll be THRILLED. 

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