Post # 16
I would wait a year and try to knock a few other goals out in that time. Once you have children it will be very difficult to travel, and kids are expensive. Plus, then you’ll get to tell your kids about all of the amazing things mom and dad did when they were younger!
I know PP have pointed out that if you have trouble concieving, you may wish you had those 12 months of trying under your belt, but if you have trouble conceiving, 12 months won’t change the situation drastically. One year is such a short amount of time; it will fly by, and to be one year behind on your plan shouldn’t throw things too out of whack.
Post # 17
It sounds like you two want everything. You want two kids, but don’t want to give up your lifestyle. That is possible if you work, but you also don’t want to do that. I think you need to evaluate what’s most important to you and prioritize. It’s hard to get by on a single income for most families, especially if they want to travel and have all the extras. Maybe you need to save up more money to draw from when you won’t be working (or else work).
Post # 18
Another factor to consider, is that if you are on the pill, sometimes it can take a bit for your body to start operating on its own after you come off it. One of my best friends (who went on the pill right after she got married) and her hubby have been trying for about a year now, but I have heard of others who accidentally get pregnant in the midst of switching pills. You never really know. Personally, I would evaluate if there are things you still want to do “just as a couple” before the littles come along, do them, and then start trying. Once you have kids its gonna be about 18-20 years before it’s just you two again.
Post # 19
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Thanks. I’ve been off of hormonal birth control since last March due to other complications, but I’ve always had an irregular cycle, so who knows if/when it’ll be back to normal.
We’ve decieded to go ahead and start trying now just in case it takes a long time or something, we basically decided that if we waited a year we didn’t really have that much to “gain” by the year, but we’d have a lot to lose if we didn’t succeed right away, so as of yesterday we are officially trying!