I am way too excited to see this, because I have been reading the TTC boards because I’m so excited! lol
Your age/partner’s age: I will be 26, FH will be 31
Baby #: 2, I have a child from a PR who turns 3 in August.
Sibling age now/ when TTC: He is almost 3 now, will be 4 when we start trying
When will you start TTC: Right after our wedding, (9/29/18), so Oct 2018
Doing anything to prepare (vitamins, charting, etc)?: Not yet, but I will start probably about 6 months prior (around spring or summer next year). I have the copper IUD right now, but planning on getting it removed next spring and using condoms until we’re ready to try. I love my IUD but it has made my cycle extremely irregular, so I want to get it out and give my body some time to adjust and for me to get used to my cycle before we try. I will start taking a prenatal around that time also.
Most excited for: Everything. being pregnant, having a newborn again, seeing my son as a big brother, giving my husband a biological child (he is an amazing father to my son). Decorating the nursery!
Most nervous about: Giving birth. I had an extremely traumatic delivery with my son…and while it was a total rarity , it still makes me anxious at the thought of having to go through it again. I ended up having an emergency c-section (and was completely unconscious during it). I am really hoping to have a routine c-section with no issues so that I can actually be awake and conscious during the birth of my second child!
Anything you want to accomplish before having a baby?: We have a lot going on before then! I am graduating with my master’s degree this December, we are hoping to purchase our first home next summer, and we are getting married in September.
Do you anticipate any trouble conceiving? No – because I have had a previous child who was not planned, I anticipate my fertility isn’t an issue. However, this IUD has made my cycle so wacky I am of course a little concerned.
So excited to read through all these posts…can I add a question? Do you guys plan on finding out the gender of your baby? We do…I don’t think I could wait, but I think it’s amazing to do so! Also – are you hoping for a certain sex? Obviously we all want a healthy happy baby…but I would love a little girl. My FH and son would love a boy, though!