(Closed) Waiting to TTC chat

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Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

We are planning to start May/June. We both want to get back into great shape before trying. I’ll be 35 hell be 40 so we want all the benefits we can get. We are both taking fertility supplements from FertilAID. We are most excited to have a baby. Things I am nervous about, having a healthy baby. Also DH wants two with an option for 3 and with our ages we need to do it back to back to back so that’s stressful. I am also looking forward to the sex reveal, we are planning to do a blue or pink cake. Our immediate families will have a fun time with that. 

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge

I’m so glad someone strated this thread… DH and I have been together for 6 years now we recently got married in September. I cannot wait to have a mini us together but I know I will regret not spending time as just husband and wife so I told myself to wait a year. DH and I plan on startin to TTC September 2016 (God willing of course) if all is still well with our careers and finances. 

I found the cutest baby boot ornament at target and bought them because I just couldn’t pass it up … obviously in hopes of using it next christmas to tell our family we’re expecting. But that’s all what if’s. I’m just so excited to become a mom I can barely wait till September !!! lol 

 

To prepare I will probably start taking prenatals during the summer , obviously I will go to the Gyno for my yearly check up to make sure everything is ok and good to go! SAVE SAVE SAVE MONEY !! lol thats probably the biggest thing we will do from now until the baby is born. 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge

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BreezyBride24:  OMG DITTO with the NUVA RING comment! 

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee

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herrera2016:  that is funny and I think a great way to relieve some of the pressure and recapture some of the carefree aspects of baby making πŸ˜‰

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee

For us,  we have no set date,  but not until at least 2017. We wanted to be out of student loan debt,  have our nest egg well started,  and be able to live well and still save for retirement on only one salary while I’m home with baby. So that takes us out pretty far in the future. Some other things are really unsettled right now too- DH changing careers and us moving early 2017. However,  the more time passes,  the less concerned I am with trying to time it perfectly to big life events, especially considering we’ll likely try for two. 

I just get so excited seeing our debt melt away! We put my husband’s salary towards debt, so if we waited until 2019-2020 with both of us working, we’d be in a great place. 

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

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jily:  I want to do a cake reveal if we end up finding out the sex too. Some people find it distasteful, but I really don’t think I’ll be super excited finding out while laying on my back in an impersonal room when I’m much more worried about how things are progressing. Plus, I think it is a great way to have people involved that normally just get to hear the news. This way, you can all share in the excitement together. I know that little things like this make my mom and Mother-In-Law so happy, so if it doesn’t bother me to do it this way, why not? Did your friend group wait as well, or did they start earlier (or not start at all)?

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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MooseMeese11:  No most of our friend group married in their late twenties and got started right away. DH and I were in no great hurry, we had a lot things going on, but now that the clock is ticking…lol

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We are getting married in October, but won’t even start THINKING about TTC until about a year and a half from then. I’m working toward my professional designation and he’s changing careers. We will be about 26/27 (me) and 30/31 (him) when we start. Plus we have an awesome dog and cat already πŸ™‚

Anyways, I’m NOT super excited for all aspects of pregnancy, I have a feeling I won’t do so well with it – sickness and hormones wise. Other than that, I’m excited for it all! I have always wanted kids and I’m excited to raise outdoors loving rugged little kids. Ideally we want 2 boys but you can’t really choose! I was (and am still) a total tomboy so I’m not worried either way. I’m excited to raise good people for the world… 

To prepare – not much at this point, I’m still on BCP and will continue to be. I am a healthy and active person already, so I guess the only thing I would change is taking vitamins!

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My fiance and I are going to start TTC at the end of March 2016, which will be 2 months before our wedding. It’s coming up fast and we are incredibly excited! I’m most excited about being a mom and creating a family with the man that I love. I’ve wanted to be a mother since I was very young and it’s an instinct that has always come very naturally to me. I’m excited about all the cute little baby clothes too and designing and decorating the nursery. And just having a little human being that I can hold, love, play and teach along with my husband.

I’m a little worried about having infertility issues or pregnancy or birth complications. But I do my best not to focus on my fears! If I focus on all the “what if’s” than I will just freak myself out unnecessarily. My main focus is to just educate myself as much as possible and only worry about taking care of my overall well being and health.

As for what I’m doing in order to prepare… I’m thinking I should start taking prenatals to help better prepare my body for pregnancy. My fiance and I also just moved about a month ago, so my goal is to find a family doctor in our new location so that I can get a physical check up done to make sure everything is okay. We will also be buying a house within the next few months. So that will be a big step towards preparing to start a family as well. We have lots to do before we start, but we are excited! Between starting TTC in 3 months and having our wedding in 5 months, everything can’t come fast enough for me lol I have lots to look forward to in the coming New Year πŸ™‚

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Waiting until mid May/June to TTC our first child. Husband and I love babies, but like many, are going to miss “just us time” (although we can’t wait to do fun things with our baby!!!)

We have a few road trips planned and are going to take a big adventurous trip in May and then we will start. We’re both very family oriented and can’t wait to have our own family unit one day. I am excited to be pregnant, i’m excited to see my husband’s face when I tell him he’s going to be a daddy, i’m excited to be a mommy, to breast feed, to be parents together. I know my husband will be the best daddy.(and also will be so helpful during my pregnancy). Oh, and i want to do a gender reveal party hehe

To prepare:

prenatals starting now( early i know)

In march going to go to n OBGYN appointment 

I need to start working out and eating healthy. I want to lose 10 lbs so that even if I gain pregnancy weight i’ll start off skinnier. 

A few months before will stop dying my hair, painting my nails, i will be very careful with what I put in my body.  Excited/Nervous/ Praying for a smooth ride πŸ˜‰ good luck ladies

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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teacherbee01:  Super tempting!! We were at a children’s market recently looking at Christmas gifts for my nieces, I saw SO many things that I would have loved to have bought for my future little one.  I haven’t bought anything yet, I think I know that once I start I won’t be able to stop – LOL.  I do agree with you that it could possibly be more cost effective to spread things out, but that’s really only if you can realistically keep yourself to the one thing per month rule πŸ˜‰

Post # 43
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Helper bee

I’m pretty thrilled this thread was started. I was part of the other waiting to ttc thread you mentioned. We got married in October and have decided April 2016 is go time for us. We are both SOOO excited and quite a few friends of ours have had babies recently so we’ve been getting lots of hands on practice. It is taking everything in me not to try now, but we just moved and bought furniture and we are saving money and I am paying a small debt on my credit card to prepare. I’m also starting prenatals January 1st. 

I’m most excited about telling my DH, my parents, family and friends and seeing my DH as a dad. He was holding our friend’s 7 month old this weekend who passed out on him and he was sniffing her head and kissing the top of her head. It was seriously the cutest. I wanted to tell them to leave and BD. haha

I’m nervous about potential health issues for the baby and also about hormones and morning sickness. I just have a feeling I’m going to be a bat shit crazy pregnant chick. haha Hopefully everything will go smoothly. I have the same concern as others do for difficulty TTC, but hopefully all goes well!

Post # 44
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Helper bee

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teacherbee01:  I haven’t been able to resist a couple of small, cute items like a bib with a cute print on it and a couple of onesies however I feel like if we struggle to conceive these little things will be super depressing, so I’m really trying to keep it to a minimum. My mom, on the other hand, is nuts and if she sees something cute she buys it right away. I keep telling her to stop!

Post # 45
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Busy bee

Same boat here. Baby fever! Got married in may, sold our starter home in october thinking we were going to build but we ended up finding our forever home!! Lots of room for kids. But we are waiting till august 2016. I cant believe its about to be 2016, the year I hopefully get pregnant!! Ive been on birth control for 11 years since I was 15 so I am very anxious to see what its like not on birth control. Im going to get off the pill in May and start taking prenatals then too. Its so exciting!! 

We could get pregnant now, but we have 1 thing we want to pay off that will leave us with only mortgage debt. Also I want to have a baby between may-october. It seems so selfish, but I am a person that thrives on getting outside or atleast out of the house. So i need warm weather so I can walk or atleast sit outside during my time off work(without bringing newborn around people). I will go into depression if I had to be stuck at home during cold winter months. 

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