Post # 1
DH and I have discussed TTC and have decided to start trying next year, after we have finished paying off my student loans. I am having a hard time lettng it go in the meantime, though!! I keep trying to tell myself to enjoy this “just us” time that we will never be able to get back once we have kids, but I’m having a tough time pushing away the baby fever!!
How did you deal with the waiting to have kids when you were so anxious to get going on TTC?
Post # 2
When we got married last March, we agreed to wait a year before starting to try. While I would’ve been okay starting right away, I agreed it was a better choice since we also wanted to pay off as much student debt as possible before starting. And, I really did want to enjoy our first year married without a baby.
The way that I dealt with baby fever, and I def had it at times, was by really enjoying the fact that we did have just “us time”. I know that sounds kinda boring to say, but when we would be snuggling on the couch at night watching a movie with no interruption, or going out on the weekend to dinner and whatever else we wanted to do, or if we decided to take a last minute trip somewhere…during all those times I thought to myself, if we had a baby right now, we wouldn’t be able to do any of this. And once the baby comes, we really won’t be able to just do whatever we wanted, whenever, and to just ENJOY IT. And that honestly made me feel a lot better. It would take away my baby fever because I just thought, we have the rest of our lives to have children and a family…but we only have this time to enjoy being kid free and just living life married and having fun. What’s a year of waiting in that sense?