TTC timeline, did you stick to it?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Did you stick to your TTC timeline?
    Yes : (19 votes)
    43 %
    No, we started later : (6 votes)
    14 %
    No, we started sooner : (19 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We had no timeline so it doesnt hold true for us.

    We werent sure we wanted kids. At first we assumed we did, but as we lived together and then got married, we were no longer sure. So we decided that when it felt right we would discuss it.

    One day we were at breakfast and it came up and we started trying that night. We conceived 1.5 months later. 

    I think it just seems like it because people come to this board because they think about kids and want kids and care enough to join a community about it. Many other people may not be as focused on their timeline or not as flexible and are not on here. So this population is skewing your sample base.

    Its certainly possible that most people on here have kids earlier than their initial timeline, but I would not extract that to mean “most people”. This is a unique sample set of people and not representative of the population as a whole.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We kind of wanted to start in late fall, around October. Then we moved it to August/September and then one night we were talking and agreed to try because we knew we were ready anyway, so why wait? That was May and June. July we actively paid attention to my FF chart and we got pregnant successfully.

    Post # 5
    Member
    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We planned to start TTC in August last year, the month we were married.  We pulled the goalie in July, sort of as a ‘practice’ month with no stress or pressure.  I charted to get the hang of it and we just sort of went with the flow.  I got my BFP a few weeks before the wedding.

    Post # 6
    Member
    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We had a “five year plan” that turned into a “four year plan”. We’re TTC right now and would love to have a kid by our fourth anniversary.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1751 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We planned to start right after we got married in fall 2011. I wanted to wait a year, so we pushed back to fall 2012. Then I decided to do Accutane (a very powerful acne medication that you CAN NOT get pregnant on) so we pushed it back again to summer/fall 2013. We’re now in our second month of trying..so I voted for starting later than we originally planned to.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We ended up about 6 months sooner..which caused me to put our then scheduled wedding off another year.. lol

    That being said, we were ok with it. Our baby fever got the best of us.

    We were using NFP …and our friends had their first baby the month before…and DH has super-sperm (like, we only had unprotected sex once, 5 days before ouvlation)…and voila, my DD was conceived 🙂

    Don’t regret it in the least.

    The next time around, unless God has plans of me conceiving with an IUD, we’ll stick to plan. Right now the plan is *maybe* to consider TTC next fall..but we’ll re-evaluate once we get closer to that time.

    Post # 9
    Member
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We didn’t plan to TTC until after I was done with grad school… DH is 6 years older than me and feeling his age big time. He’s been very patient with me on wanting to wait—however, my time line got really messed up when I decided to change schools and put off graduation for 1 1/2-2 years. We figured ‘the the heck’ and gave us a 5 month time span to try and get pregnant so that I’d have several months to get adjusted and have the baby before going back to school full time. He swears he will “parent the sh*t* out the of the baby while I focus on school. We are due in March 2014 and I start school Aug 2014. It’s nerve-wracking, but I think it’d still feel the same way even if we had waited until after I graduated!! There was no baby fever until we actually started TTC and now I waver between being scared to death and being excited.

    Post # 10
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I wanted to start the month before our wedding, but thank GOD we didn’t–I got pregnant first cycle!

    One of DH’s cousins tried for three YEARS before getting pregnant, so her sister started TTC 6 months before their wedding, thinking it was going to take FOREVER to get pregnant… And ALSO got pregnant first cycle!

    Post # 11
    Member
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We originally said after being married for 2 years… then we said 1.5… then we found out that we’ll be migrating soon (God willing) and said why wait??  Started just after the 1 year mark 🙂

    Post # 12
    Member
    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    We started later than our timeline. Our original plan was to start trying when we got married in March.

    …Then it was, “I want to wait until we’ve not just had an offer accepted on a house, but we’re MOVING IN.” x.x on his end. We had been searching for months already by this point.

    We started trying 3 months later – about a week before an offer was accepted. We’re still trying (it’s our 3rd cycle now) and we’re moving into our new place in the next week.

    Post # 13
    Member
    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We’ve never had a super solid timeline – like saying “We’ll start trying two years after our wedding” – but our “go date” has moved back a couple times.  When we started talking about TTC, we said maybe this fall (October?) because if we were successful right away, the baby would be due in the summer, after I graduate from grad school and after my BFF’s wedding in May.  Then we moved it back to “this winter” to make DH a little more comfortable (I’m not sure what difference a few months makes, but if it makes a difference for him, I’m willing to wait).  Now it’s January *if* things are on track with DH’s career….so we’ll see!  We obviously haven’t started trying yet, but I voted later.

    Post # 14
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    795 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Our timeline got moved back twice.  This official starting date is the 27th of this month but we “accidently” started NTNP about a week ago 🙂

    Post # 15
    Member
    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We planned to start TTC in September of this year but we started trying in June and are currently trying.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    10902 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Cookie86: We started sooner as it felt right.

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