(Closed) Did you and your DH start a family earlier than you had planned?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Did you and your DH start a family earlier than you had planned?

    Yes

    No

    Kind of?

    We found ourselves ready before our actual plan to start a family.

    We were pregnant by accident/was a surprise to us! Oopsies!

    Other - please, do tell!

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I initially thought I would want to wait 1-2 years.. but once we got married, my mind changed. I would be happy whenever it happens. We’re not actively trying right now, though.

    Post # 19
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    1501 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Our plan had been to get married and then start trying after our first anniversary. We went on our honeymoon six months after the wedding and we were talking and realized that we were ready to start trying and we really had no reason that we were waiting. So we agreed to wait three months and I’d go off the pill. The only reason we waited that long was because we had a couple things going on that it would be easier to not be pregnant for. Second cylce off the pill and BFP. Our LO will be here this April, right around our 6 year dating anniversary.

    I think timelines are great, but you also need to revisit them every so often as things change in your lives.

    Post # 21
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    1501 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

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    @NYCkindaBee:  Thanks

    Post # 22
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    6933 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    @NYCkindaBee:  We are not TTC yet, but we do want a planned pregnancy! I would be nice to add a poll.

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We always thought we’d wait a year or two after getting married.  In the end, we were married seven months before we stopped preventing and found out we were pregnant at 11 months.  Considering we didn’t live together before marriage, I’m surprised that I felt ready so fast, but…

    Post # 24
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    10635 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We started our family right when we wanted to – the day we got married we became a family of 2!  Smile

    Post # 29
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    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

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    @NYCkindaBee:  For us, we hit a point of, “Well, why not?” and realized we didn’t have any great reason.  True, we don’t have great incomes, but we live pretty simply, and everyone tells us, “If you wait until you can afford it, you’ll never have kids.”  Plus, with some medical factors on my side, we weren’t sure how long it would take us to conceive.  We just left it in God’s hands, really.

    Post # 30
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    10357 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I got pregnant while on the pill way before we were ready. We didn’t keep it, and we have zero regrets.

    Post # 31
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    2319 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I wanted to start trying for a baby when i turn 33. But we are trying now, 2 years prior cuz DH wants to be a daddy badly. 

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