Post # 1
FH and I had a great chat on Saturday night and we’ve both agreed that after the wedding we’re going to start TTC, or at least stop NOT trying.
That makes me really excited and nervous and happy all at the same time.
Just curious if people found it ‘better’ to actually TRY versus to just be careless?
Post # 3
Congrats on your decision! Just know that it might not take you long… at all! We had only decided to not NOT try while on our honeymoon… and BAM! Honeymoon baby. I’m 6 wks, 1 d as of today. It could be easier than you think! I’m excited but… damn it was fast!
Post # 4
It depends on what you and your DH are ready for. Some ladies are lucky and get pregnant right away, others (like myself) it takes quite a while.
It also depends on what you mean by trying – using OPKs, charting, etc. It can be a lot to handle, but they’re great tools when TTC.
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 5
I second what the PP said, just be prepared to have it be really quick! My DH and I decided to start trying and BAM first month I was pregnant. Everyone is different though, you can’t really know how long it will take or in some cases “won’t take”:) good luck!!
Post # 6
@kitakitten: I know! My sister had it happen first ‘try’. That happened to a friend of mine as well. We’re both ready for kids – we know we both want 2, we’re 30 and 31 (31 and 32 at the wedding) and we don’t want to wait too long. If it happens fast, we’ll be okay with that
Post # 7
I think I should have been more thoughtful in my reply – every woman is completely different, and it is hard to know how your body will respond until you give it a whirl. It definitely can take a while for some, and I know that for women who are trying, it can be a difficult and emotional process. I don’t know why it happened so quick for us – as long as you are okay with the outcome in either circumstance, go for it and good luck!
Post # 8
@kitakitten: I’m actually really worried that we will have a hard time, I do know people that that’s happened to as well, one of my friends didn’t tell me until after she’d had her baby that they’d had 2 miscarriages and an ectopic before being successful.
Post # 9
Good luck! We are really trying now, as in OPKs, charting, etc. I’m too much of a control freak to just let it happen. My son was the result of “carelessness” so honestly it scares me that it was so easy with him and that I may not get pregnant so easily this time around!
I do l ike charting though. I definitely feel much more in tune with my body now 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
Charting worked well for me because I felt confident and in-the-know with what was going on with my body. I think a lot of women aren’t familiar with their fertile window and how short it really is, so if you’re not having sex SUPER often, you might not hit it. That can be frustrating for people TTC– thinking something might be wrong when really it isn’t. There’s nothing wrong with just going with the flow, but I personally enjoyed having that knowledge-is-power feeling. 🙂