Post # 1
So on a boring, gloomy Monday I thought I might spark some conversation..
When did you feel you were ready to start having children? How long had you been married? Did you and your partner always want kids or did you think about it later on? Were you both ready at the same time?
Post # 2
I don’t have any bio kids of my own yet. I have a 6 year old SS.
My husband and I have been together 3 years and going on 2 years of marriage this year. We have always wanted a baby from the beginning but knew we wern’t financially prepared and I was very young, still am. I will be 22 this year. We have decided to TTC 2018. Both my husband and I are in the run for better jobs with better pay this year. We are hoping to have at the very least 5k in the savings for emergencies. When 2018 comes around, if we do not feel ready yet, I will just continue being on my BC
Post # 3
Still no kids for me and Darling Husband, we have been married 6 months & together for 3 years.
I am 23 & Dh is 27
I have been ready for about a year, whilst Darling Husband hadn’t been ready till recently. Once we do start trying we will have been married for about one year. We weren’t ready at the same time, and it’s ok because we kept open communication about it. We had our bumps in the road, but once we finally had good communication it helped a lot. We always wanted kids. We spoke about kids early on in the relationship.
Post # 4
i was ready sooner than we got married, but Darling Husband wanted to wait until after our wedding. we started TTC on our honeymoon. unfortunately, it took us 2 years and many rounds of IUI and IVF to acheive success. we have been married 3 1/2 years and have a 10 month old.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I have always known I wanted to be a Mom!
Darling Husband and I started dating when I was 22, and he had just turned 25. We moved in together after about a year of dating. We got married when we were 27 and 29 respectively, and bought a condo three months later. The ‘original plan’ was to be married for a year before TTC. But we becan TTC after only two months. When it feels right, it feels right. We rationalized that even though we were newlyweds, we’d had A LOT of alone time as a couple, we were on the market to buy our first home, we were in a good place career wise. We got pregnant after seven months of TTC. I am due in March and so happy things have worked out the way they have.
I can confidently say I am 28 years old and ready to be a Mom 🙂
Post # 6
We’ve always talked about having kids. We’ve now been together 8.5 years (married almost 6 months) and are thinking about TTC late 2018, after 10 year anniversary. We both agree that should (assuming life doesn’t throw a curveball at us) be a good time for kids so I would say that yes we are both going to be ready at the same time.
Right now I’m trying to lose 75 lbs so I will be ready physically as well as mentally about a year and half from now.
Post # 7
We are TTC and are 25 and 29. When we first started dating he stated that he “NEVER” wanted kids. I was always very fine with either way, but have always loved kids. Just not sure I wanted my own.
Fast forward a few years, we are/we’re TTC and now we’re invested. If we can’t conceive naturally (which I think we will be able to) we will adopt. I would like to adopt either way though honestly, even after biological children.
We are in Cancun right now and while I was initially worried about Zika, I have not seen a mosquito here yet so I think we will be able to continue TTC when we get home.
As far as careers, I work a full time salary job and my Darling Husband works in the same industry but works contracts province wide and I work locally. I will stay at home for a year total with each child and get topped up to regular wage from my employer. I think now is a great time for us!
Post # 8
We were both 33 when the decided to start a family. He always wanted children, I was on the fence. Because of my hesitation we waited 4.5 years after we got married to TTC (he was ready about 1.5 years earlier).
It only took us two cycles to get pregnant and we now have a seven-month-old.
Post # 9
I was married 8 months and we were 25/30 when I concieved. We never got to the point of “trying” haha. Felt like a good age and things fell into place for us even though it was a bit of a suprise. Hubby got a new job soon after and I am a Stay-At-Home Mom. Our boy is 3 weeks old and such a joy. I don’t think I was ready when I got pregnant ( I also suffer from anxiety/depression), but now that he’s here, he’s the love of my life ( hubby too haha). We always wanted kids. 🙂
Post # 10
More been the most exhausting and amazing 3 weeks of my life haha.
Post # 11
how gorgeous, congratulations!
Post # 12
We’ve been married for 1.5 years, together for 6. We just bought a house and we have a room that will be used as a nursery, basically it’s empty right now, so I am getting antsy to make a baby to put in it! But we still have some traveling we want to do. This year we are going to New Orleans and I am trying to plan a vacation to Japan for Spring 2018, which is my ultimate dream! We are thinking of TTC Fall 2018 (which will make me 28, Darling Husband 30) because then we will have traveled some more, fixed up the big stuff with the house, and saved up more money.
Last year, I though we’d TTC Fall 2017 but now that seems too soon, hubby is ok with waiting another year. It’s a hard decision, I honestly feel like in some ways we will never be ready, but in other ways I am already ready!
Post # 13
We are going to try in about 1.5 years. We will have been married for 2 years at that point.
I think we are both ready now, but that’s a recent change. Up until now, we have wanted to wait, but we are starting to feel ready. We want to buy a house first though, and that won’t happen until next summer. We also have a few trips we want to go on, and of course, having more in savings will be helpful too.
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom
I’ve always known I wanted to be a mom and Darling Husband told me he’d always wanted to have a family, too. We met in our early 30s and we talked about having kids right after we got married since we were getting up in years. I wanted to have our first before I turned 35 – which is this year! We got pregnant the month after our honeymoon and our baby will be turning 1 in March!
Post # 15
I don’t think we were on the exact same page, but close enough that it wasn’t a huge deal lol. He was ready right after our wedding but I wanted to wait a year or so, preferably, to travel.
We were NTNP after 5 months, and I got pregnant about 8 months after our wedding. We’ve been together about 7 years. Ready as we’re going to be!