(Closed) For those who are not TTC but plan to within the next 6months-1year

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

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@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: First, I want to say I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.

We were initially going to wait 2-3 years after marriage to TTC, but ever since I got diagnosed with PCOS I think I want to start trying after 6 months of marriage to take some of the pressure off.

I plan on eating healthy, taking prenatal vitamins and exercising as much as possible. Also, I want to reduce my anxiety through exercise and yoga.

I think my main goal will be trying to find ways to cope with anxiety/fear about not conceiving, since I know that can really make conception even more difficult.

Post # 18
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: Thank you for making this thread, and sorry about your loss. I can only imagine how hard it must be.

I’m glad this thread started. I hang out on the TTC thread, but I’m not really TTC, so I don’t feel it’s a good fit.

We’ve been married for almost 6 weeks, and I’ve got hard core baby fever. We’re ready, and willing (just had my blood work done this morning), but I’m on a contract job, and we don’t know what’s going to happen in 6 months, so that’s holding us back. I’m in serious jeopardy of becoming really upset about it! lol.

DH wants me to have a full time job to go back to – and I do to, but realistically, the chances of me getting a full time govt job in the next 6 months are slim to none. I’m not really bilingual, and that’s pretty much a requirement.

I’ve decided that I’m going to start looking for ways to save money now, and see how much of my salary we can put away for the next 6 months (well, 5 since we’re paying off the honeymoon this month….)

We saved really well for the wedding, but we kinda went in reverse after, since we’d scrimped so much before. I feel like we need to get back at it. But I also feel like we’re always living paycheque to paycheque, even though for the both of us right now, we’re clearing 100K/yr.

Anyone else feel stressed about money once baby comes? My plans are these:

stop buying drinks when we eat out

limit evenings out to once a week (or $40 a week)

no more pop

generic brands for groceries when possible

couponing! πŸ™‚

Any other thoughts?

Sorry to hijack the thread, but it’s kinda relevant, since $$ is why we’re waiting.

Post # 27
1806 posts
Buzzing bee

I think we’re going to start NTNT next fall. At the very least, get off birth control. We’re not getting married for 18 more days, and we’d like to have a year of marriage under our belts before trying.

Post # 29
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m 33, will be 34 when we get married.  I think we’re going to start trying next summer, but we’re sitll in negotiations.  Fiance has unrealistic expectations that it’ll take a month or 2 to get pregnant *rolls eyes*.  I’m afraid it’s going to be more like 9months to a year, if at all.  I’ve been on BC most of hte last 3 years, so I’m not sure what to expect from my cycle when I stop.

I also have lots of conflicting worries.  I’m not really ready right this minute to be a mom.  I have a dog and Fiance who works full time + grad school.  I don’t want us to rush anything, and I love for us to be able to do more travel.  And yet, I feel like we’re in a super time crunch :(. 

I don’t want to miss out on having kids because we wanted a european vacation.  And yet, we want to travel and see the world too.  Ugh, life decisions. 

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