Post # 1
Alright bees – DH and I have talked about TTCing come April/May, when we take our delayed honeymoon. Now, he has been with his job for several years and at this point they give you a free trip. This trip is anywhere we want to go, one week, up to 10k. We had talked about it before and wanted to do Europe or Australia, but assumed DH never would stay that long. We have the budget to pay for an additional week if we wanted to go longer as well.
So would you put off your TTC plans for a trip like this? I’m back and forth on the idea. We are still young (25-26), but have been together over 6 years now and feel like this would be the next step.
There is no way we can take the trip in 2012. It would have to be 2013 or later. We have our one trip already booked for April/May timeframe (1 week), then a beach trip booked for September (1 week). DH likes his beach trip, as it means we can bring the dogs. Neither of us have additional weeks for vacation, so it would have to wait until the following year.
I know there is no guarantee we will concieve right away, but I don’t want to start planning such a trip with the possibility of having to cancel due to pregnancy.
Post # 3
I’d take a legendary trip over TTC any day, so my vote probably doesn’t count, but I think since you’re young enough that you can do it without fear of health problems AND it’s freakin free, it’s a great option. So jealous 🙂
Post # 4
I agree! Take the trip. Once in a lifetime! (Plus you can TTC ON the trip and that’ll be an cute story ;0) )
Post # 5
@DDG84: That was our plan with our ‘honeymoon’ – to start trying then.
I’m so not sure what to do. Part of me really wants to take this trip, but we won’t be able to until next Winter. At that, I don’t want to start TTCing until March/April, as I do not want to be in the later part of my pregnancy in the heat of summer.
I guess I didn’t mention that I do have some health issues. Family member with PCOS (myself never having a regular cycle prior to BC – just went off in January, so we will see what happens) and due to procedures I’ve had done, the doctors have forwarned issues carrying to term.
Post # 6
Absolutely! I am going to turn 29 shortly after getting married and we plan to ttc 16 months later…that being said, I have always stated that I want to backpack Europe to SE Asia for 4-6months before having children. Fiance agrees with me. So if we need to put off ttc to accomplish this goal, then so be it.
Once you have a kid you can’t undo it…I would wait if I were you!
Post # 7
That sounds like an awesome company! They give you a 10K trip?!?! I’m not one to advocate putting your life on hold to TTC (or vise versa) but you guys are young so I would probably hold off TTC for another year for such an awesome opportunity!
Post # 8
I wouldn’t but that’s just me.
Post # 10
Take the trip. TTC can occur afterwards.
Post # 11
@snoie: on a side note, a benefit of pregnancy in summer is maternity leave in fall! I actually want to avoid having our next baby during the winter because then I would be too cooped up 🙂 that said I live in a cold and urban environment, and when I had my son in August I was able to walk everywhere all the time, which I loved 🙂
Post # 12
You’ve got the time. I would go on the vacation! Perhaps make it your TTC kick off trip.
Post # 13
Given youre age and that you’re just getting married, I would say take the trip first, and TTC after. Even if it takes you a while to get pregnant, there should be plenty of time in your life for both the epic trip and the future babies. (Btw, I’m super jealous of your all-expense paid trip. Enjoy it!)
Post # 14
@Sunchick19: I’m a cold weather person. I hate being outside in the summer and am miserable. Give me snow and cold temperatures anyday over the heat. I don’t think I could tolerate giving birth in the summer, especially in August/September time. It’s HOT.
I’m stuck going back and forth on it. My biggest fear is being on a plane for that long to get overseas. Not something I like dealing with. I’m already having panic moments thinking of flying to Florida for our cruise in April! While we may be ‘just married’, we’ve been living together for our entire relationship (over 6 years). So other than making it ‘official’, nothing has changed.
I wish the guy would just give us money, or even half of what he’d give for the trip. The majority of people are out of college and don’t last the time required for the trip. Those that do are all still single or in a relationship (most not married), so they have nothing tying them down. Those with families that have gotten the trip haven’t even been able to take it as it’s only for 2 people..
I hate this decision.. I wish it was just a simple thing. I have to stop and think about the future too (if we have a kid at 28, we won’t want another until they are 2-3 years old, then I’m into my 30s). My family has a history of disabilities as well, usually after age 30..
Post # 15
Given how young you guys are, I say YES wait and take the trip, then TTC. It’s a FREE TRIP!!!