(Closed) How soon after getting married do you plan on trying to have kids?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How soon after getting married do/did you plan on trying to have kids?
    Right after the wedding : (44 votes)
    12 %
    Within a year after the wedding : (67 votes)
    19 %
    A few years after the wedding : (161 votes)
    45 %
    Not for quite a whilte : (43 votes)
    12 %
    We haven't put too much thought into it. : (11 votes)
    3 %
    We're not planning on having kids : (18 votes)
    5 %
    We had kids before we got married : (6 votes)
    2 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We are hoping to begin trying within the 1st year.  I will be 27 by that time, so age being the main reason why we will try so soon after the wedding.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I plan on going off birth control 3-6 months after the wedding.

    We’ve been together for 6 years, lived together for 4 of those years (add 1 more year to each by the time we get married), so I don’t feel like we’re missing out on “couple time” by trying soon.

    I’ll be 28 when we get married; I want to have my 1st kid before age 30 and be done before age 35 (planning on 2 kids).

    Post # 5
    Member
    446 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I want to have a whole slew of kids, and I’ll be 32 when I get married and Fiance will be 33, so age is the primary factor like bride2bejc.  I’m terrified at the thought of not being able to have kids, I kind of feel like I was placed on this earth to be a wife and a mother!!!  I know a bunch of people who, for whatever reason, were unable to have kids.  I’m terrified at the possibility of this happening to me! Although I want to spend some husband-wife time with my Fiance, I think we’ll just get started a few months after.  I can’t wait to start a family with him!!!

    I think it just depends on where you are in your life and what your priorities are. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We’ll only be 22 (me) and 23 (him) when we get married. We talked about this and I think we’ll probably not necessarily try when we’re 25, but we won’t try not to have kids anymore and see what happens.  

    Post # 7
    Member
    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My Fiance and I are both excited to be parents in the future, but we’d like to have at least one year of marriage to ourselves before we start TTC.  However, we’ve both decided that if it happens before then, it happens.  We’ll be ready.

    Post # 8
    Member
    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We have decided in about 2 years, so we’ll be married a little over a year. It puts me TTC at 27 and he’ll be 30, sounds like a good plan so far! lol

    Post # 9
    Member
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I want to go off BC 14 months after the wedding (early 2012).  Fiance will be 31 and I’ll be 28 at that point so I don’t want to wait too much longer.  But I want to finish nursing school and enjoy being married for a bit first.  We want to buy a house too.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m going off BC 6-8 months after the wedding… Fiance will be getting a badass promotion (military) and we already have a little girl who is almost three. we would wait longer, but we don’t want the age difference to be 10 years! 

    Post # 11
    Member
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We wanted to try soon after the honeymoon (wanted to drink as much as I wanted during honeymoon).  But we then both had unplanned job changes after the wedding and have had to wait about 4 months for new insurance to kick in before we could “pull the goalie”. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    240 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I got married in May of 2009 and turned 30 a month later.  So, I always figured we would start trying after a year of marriage. But then we were a few months shy of our anniversary, we both figured it could take some time to get pregnant, so ‘whatever happens, happens’…whelp, it happened!  i got pregnant right away–baby’s coming later this year!  Because we had just started TTC, I remember being totally freaked out that it happened before I was mentally ready for it.  Alas, I did get over it and feel pretty blessed about it all now.  I guess the lesson learned is that it can happen sooner than you think!

    Post # 13
    Member
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We just got married in July, im 27 (28 in Oct) and he is 27 (28 in April) we are taking our honeymoon for our one year anniversary so i DO NOT want to get pregnant in the next year 🙂 I think we will start trying on the honeymoon and go from there….we (i mean me…he wants “a hockey team”) only want two kids by 30 🙂

    Post # 14
    Member
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    A few years. My fiance is older, so that will put him as a new dad in his mid-thirties, while I’ll still be in my mid-twenties. That’s a little older than he expected to be, and a little sooner for me than I’m ready to admit, haha. I have lots to accomplish in that time, but I think it’s better for both our sakes that we don’t wait too long.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Not for 3 years at the least.  We’re getting married at 27 and don’t want to TTC until we’re 30 or 31.  We’re only planning on having 1 child.

    Post # 16
    Member
    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We’re going to try, like, immediately.  Maybe that night :).  I’ll be 33 and he’ll be 35 so it’s time.  Tick tock. 

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