Post # 1
Bees, I’m going nuts with baby crazy fever at the moment. Hubster and I talked in the summer about a time line, and we roughly decided that in January (after I’m done my current BC prescription) I would go off BC and we’d go to condoms. Then in September try actively trying.
When we first started dating, I wasn’t entirely sold on this whole “having kids” thing, but over the years I’ve started to warm up to the idea. Since establishing an actual time line however, I’ve started to get pretty darn excited, hence the baby fever. It also doesn’t help that in the last 6 months there have been lots of babies born in my life, and some more friends have recently announced their various pregnancies. So, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to wait until the fall to start trying. Hubster and I talked about it the other day, and agreed that we would reassess in the spring and see where both of us were at and go from there.
I’m hoping posting to the bee will help with some of the baby thoughts, or at least give me an outlet to get it all out. My BFF is actively trying to have babies, and has for 2.5 years, unfortunately it is looking like she’ll need some external help to make that happen. So I don’t want to gush about how much I want babies, when right now that topic is pretty hard for her.
Any tips for baby fever?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
@awakemysoul: How actively TTC do you guys plan to be? There are many people who would recommend charting. I personally like charting because I don’t have the most regular cycle and would like to know when to expect AF. I also find it really interesting to know what’s going on with my body. It’s so neat how there are all these easily observable fertility signs that most of us don’t notice until we’re desperately trying to have a baby. I have the same problem as you with almost every female in my life either having just had a baby or just announced their pregnancy *sigh*. And I’m pretty much the only one married or trying. Lots of people recomment starting to chart a couple of months (2-3) before TTC so that you get an idea of your typical cycle and get used to understanding the observations. Things like the time before ovulation can vary but the luteal phase (the time after ovulation) rarely varies by more than a day or two for an individual woman. You can learn a lot about your body by charting and can even detect certain things that may cause infertility (such as a short LP) and get them checked out before you’ve spent the requisit year trying. If you were looking for some other type of info feel free to say so 🙂
Post # 4
Try setting a goal for yourself before the ttc begins. DH and I decided that we are training to run a marathon and once we’ve done that we will start trying! It gives us both something else to focus on.