(Closed) Waiting to TTC chat

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 121
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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Brook10:  Oh that’s fantastic that you’re planning on adopting instead! So wonderful. As a child and teen I always said I wanted to adopt rather than have my own biological children. That completely changed as I got older. I have so much respect for people who do adopt, there are so many children who need homes.

FI’s cousin and his husband recently started the adoption process. It’s all so exciting! A long process it seems (and rightly so) but totally worth it. 

Post # 122
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Sugar bee

At this point in time we would like to TTC around Aug/Sept 2017. I am looking for a job right now and most of them are fixed contracts ranging from 1yr to 3yrs… I really don’t want an employment contract to dictate when we can start a family! I get stressed just thinking about it. I don’t know what the deal is when you break a contract!?

In the meantime we need to pay off a credit card, save as much as we can, we want a decent amount in our savings account before we have a baby.

For me, I’m set on getting as fit and healthy as I can before I get pregnant. I want to make sure I do everything I can to prevent any issues during pregnancy, and I want to snap back the best I can. We ideally want babies back to back so they will go to school around the same time and I can go back to work on my career. We plan on me being the primary brradwinner in the future when I get to where I want to be  careerwise, so the quicker I’m back into the swing of things the better.

I have health issues right now that I am working on sorting out, even though I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle sometimes.

We are hoping to go on two more overseas trips before kids. Once we have them we will be going on camping trips and traveling interstate to visit family until the kids are old enough to remember an overseas holiday.

 

Post # 123
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Busy bee

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mrsb616:  thank you!! 

Post # 125
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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teacherbee01:  haha, yea, I’m on them too.  and charting since I’m mid 30s, and have had some thyroid problems.  I would like to see if the charts show any problems, but so far so good.  I was thinking that if I can get 3 months of charts for both right and left sides, then not only will I have an average monthly chart to work from, but as it makes the 6 months seem a lot shorter.  I also used to work in analytics so I cant resist data 🙂

Fiance and I had another chat about it this past weekend, and he’s officially on board with the specific months! That is.. if I can tear him away from college football!.

Post # 127
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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mrsb616:  I am in a similar situation! Had an unexpected pregnancy (literally after having ONE oops night after a friends party), and lost the baby in a traumatic way. We didn’t realize we were ready for a baby until then, but after grieving and the engagement (and medically not being “allowed” to ttc for 12 months after the MC), we decided to wait until after the wedding. I don’t know about you, but as excited as I am to TTC, I am equally as scared…

Post # 128
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ahhh you guysss I officially took my last BC pill on Sunday!!  I ended up stopping them because my pharmacy gave me a generic all of a sudden (after 13 years on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo).  I had headaches every day that I took the generic, plus stomach cramps, breakthrough bleeding, and now my period is suuuuppperrrr heavy.  I’ve never had any of these symptoms before I took this generic 3 weeks ago.  So DH and I discussed and we’re just going to use alternative contraception!  We are waiting until June to TTC because we are going to South Africa at the end of May!  I’m actually really happy because now I can track my cycles and learn about my body – I’m pretty nervous because it’s been a long time since I’ve been off BC and if I remember correctly, I always had wonky cycles.  At least now I have some time to prepare!!

Post # 131
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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dispup:  If you’re looking for a recommendation I recommedn the app ‘Clue’ (It might only be for Iphone though) – it’s been great for me for tracking my period/symptoms ahead of TTC. 🙂 All the best!

Post # 132
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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teacherbee01:  Hmmm maybe you need to try to avoid social media for a little while? Do you have any small children in your life? I know that it helped to have baby nieces to snuggle with and spend time with ahead of TTC.  You can make it!! *hugs*

Post # 134
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hello everyone!  Jumping in to this conversation….it’s still feels a little weird, as I don’t have a huge presence on this board and that the idea of TTC is both amusing, exciting, and terrifying…but what the heck.  I have an appt to get my IUD out next week!  I’m kind of freaking out…we won’t be trying right away, I want some time to figure out my cycles and all that jazz.  We both have some thyroid stuff, so I also want plenty of time to talk to my doctor and naturopath to figure out what I need to do, if anything.  But the idea that we’re actually starting this journey soon…eek!  Talking about it makes it seem more real, but it still feels like such an abstract thing, not something tangible.  I’m sure once we actually start trying that will change.

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teacherbee01:  I’m sorry you’ve had a rough week.  Just remember that everything you’re doing now is part of the TTC process…the vitamins, the charting, the getting through the school year (I assume)!  So you’re waiting for the main attraction, but the opening act is still super important too!  But seriously…being a patient adult sucks!  I totally have that same gut feeling about it taking a long time- I can’t decide if it’s just to protect myself or not, lol!  The time will come though, so I’m just kind of trying to cherish these last few months of not having that in my mind at all times.  Also, even if your husband is totally excited to start trying, having that plan may be an anchor for him- he has little control over things once you guys do start, but for now he has something to hold on to, something to feel in control over.  Anyway, I hope your week gets better!  In the meantime, have a nice glass of wine and a bath- maybe with some lovely essential oils to boost your immune system and chase the sickness away!  🙂

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