(Closed) Baby Fever… How did you decide when to TTC?

posted 8 years ago in TTC
Post # 17
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1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Kate0558:  aah I have baby fever SO BAD!!  I’ve always wanted to have children by age 30 (I’m 25 now), but I want more than one and I want to start trying right after the wedding!  however, I’m in grad school and thus having a baby in the near future would be problematic:(  ideally, we’d like to start TTC right when I’m nearing my thesis defense.  we’ve always planned on this timeline, but we had a formal discussion about a week ago.  I would definitely make sure you have your finances under control before you start trying.  adding a baby in the mix will always take some adjustment, but if you don’t have a savings cushion to fall back on (or family to help out), it might be even more trying. 

Post # 19
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9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

We agreed to wait until our first wedding anniversary to discuss starting to TTC.  We keep going back and forth and it wouldn’t surprise me if we put it off for another year or two but it’s definitely happening within the next 5 years (before I turn 35.)

Post # 20
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486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had baby fever long before DH–but as soon as he mentioned it I was good to go!We had been married almost 2 years. However be sure it’s truly what you want and you aren’t just getting fake baby fever because it seems like everyone is having babies. I felt that way right when we got married, but ultimately I’m happy we waited a little while. You have to do what’s best for you! 🙂

Post # 21
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3561 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We pretty much said we were waiting until we got married and bought a house because we wanted to be financially stable. (We waited to get married until we were financially stable, been together 7 years.)  We’re currently deciding between starting soon, or waiting until later next year…somehow, my “comfort” during the summer is playing a role in his decision? LOL

Our goals were to finish college, get good jobs, get married, buy a house, and then start a family.  It just made no sense to us to get married, or purposely have a child if we could barely afford to pay our bills. 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have had spurts of baby fever. Comes and goes. Had it when I was fairly young (early 20s) then nothing until 27. Then 30. And now @ 32 I am finally TTCing. The one thing that is different this time is that now I am 1) married, 2) DH and I are at a whole other level psychologically with each other (We were together since I was 26 but not on the same wave length. Hard to explain.)

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