Post # 1
This post is mainly directed at people who are already TTC or have in the past, since plans and intentions seem to change so much, haha. And also I’m not really counting unplanned pregnancies either. I’m really young but I think Fiance and I both have a bit of the baby fever already. We for sure want to wait to be a little better off financially, but I’m back and forth about the pros and cons of having kids (or trying, anyway) young.
So… how old were you? I’ll be 21 and Fiance will be 23 when we get married. Any advice about if you wish you would’ve waited to TTC or wish you would’ve earlier is helpful too 🙂
Post # 3
I won’t vote in the poll since you said actively TTC, but I’m wondering about this too. We will be TTC late spring/early summer and I will be 22, DH will be 23.
Post # 4
Well, it’s nice to hear from another young bride with baby fever anyway 🙂 I sometimes wonder if I’m nuts for even considering it, lol.
Post # 5
I was only 20 when we got married, so I kept saying it’d be at least 5 years lol. Well after a year of marriage I got baby fever too. DH had just gotten a great job with benefits and even though we’re not as financially stable as I would have liked, he has a secure job with medical so I’m good. So I was 21 TTC and I’m 22 now and 21 wks pregnant 🙂 I think that if you’re mature enough, responsible, and at least secure in employment, why not! I was told sooo many times our first year, “if you wait til you can afford it to have kids, you’ll never have them!” hahaha. In some ways I’d wished we’d waited, like til we had our own home, but I know it will all work out 🙂
Post # 6
We were both 23 when we started TTC and 24 when Dear Daughter was born.
Post # 7
I was 25 when we started TTC, and DH was 31. I’m now 26, and he’s now 32.
Post # 8
I am 32 soon to be 33 and DH is 34 soon to be 35.
Post # 10
I just turned 24 last month and my Fiance turned 28 this month. S0 we started TTC when we were 23 and 27 but we are only on month 3.
For my Fiance the biggest thing is he wanted to have a house. And we moved in in June. I have enjoyed the last few years of freedom. If was nice. I have the best 22nd birthday ever! My Fiance and I went to the mountains for a nice week away.
I don’t really think there is an “age” that is best. I think it differs for different people. If I were you I would enjoy being married for a year but really if you guys are ready then go for it! I can’t judge we arn’t even married yet… lol We are just too excited.
Post # 11
I’m also not actively TTC, but am trying really hard to start in 2013 (we will be married in 2012 and I will be finishing up school late 2012-early 2013). He wants me to start working and saving money for awhile beforehand so 2013 he is not sure about. But man, I work on mother-baby/labor-delivery so it’s SO hard to NOT have baby fever.
P.S. in 2013 I will be 22-23 and he will be 25-26. Just so you get an idea on our planned TTC ages.
Mmm… babies are adorable!! 🙂 Just take your FOLIC ACID and IRON supplements prenatally! You don’t really need special vitamins (it’s recommended that any women’s daily vitamins are sufficient), just make sure to get folate/folic acid and iron in your supplements to help your babies because the first 12 weeks of gestation are SO important!
Post # 12
We started after our wedding…I was 21 and DH was 25. We are now 22 and 26.
We both have stable jobs, we own our home, we’ve both always wanted to start a family and we’ve lived together for over 2 years as “just us time.” We are definitely ready 🙂
Post # 13
Funny, we’re wedding date twins and apparently the exact same age 🙂 We’re in the same place as you- wanting kids but not sure if it’s the responsible thing to do since I’ll be graduating in spring 2013 and it’s unlikely we’ll own a home by that point.
Yeah, we’re long distance until the wedding, so I’m torn between wanting to enjoy the two of us and wanting a family! lol
Oh wow, how did you own a home so young!? I feel like we never will 🙁
Post # 14
I always thought I would wait until 30+, but we are thinking about 28-29 now. I am 28 now… We shall see. DH is 32.
Post # 15
Im 23 DH is 27, weve had baby fever for about a year now,so we decided to not try to stop “anything” lol but there has been no real success on that front,so the past week we sat down and really talked about it.Hes been ready for kids for a while now,but I wanted to be past the first chunk of my college before we started really trying. For a while it was really frustrating,because although we were NTNTC,we both kind of assumed it would happen,and of course everybody around us started to get pregnant,I must seriously know at least 7 people that are pregnant now!But we are starting now,and just taking our time with it,
Post # 16
We bought our house right when we moved in together actually and we’ve been in it for over 2 years! It’s really nothing to do with me…DH has always been really financially responsible and we found a great house for a really cheap price right when the housing market was really low. It was a foreclosure. DH had been saving and since it was such a low price we didn’t have to put much down. We’re paying the same amount for our mortgage payment that we would be paying in rent in our area. We’re working on moving again though and we want to move into a more permanent home for our kids in a better area. We plan on me being a Stay-At-Home Mom so we’ve been living just off of DH’s paychecks as practice and saving mine to go towards our next down payment. It definitely requires us sacrificing a lot but I think it’ll be worth it!