(Closed) What did you do to prepare for the baby or before TTC?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What did you do to prepare for the baby or before TTC?
    Took a vacation : (15 votes)
    21 %
    Bought a new house : (11 votes)
    16 %
    Bought a car : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Moved into a bigger place : (8 votes)
    11 %
    Saved $1,000 to $3,000 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Saved $3,000 to $6,000 : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Saved $6,000 to $10,000 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Saved more than $10,000 : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Paid off credit card debt : (15 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I checked OTHER. 

    Darling Husband started his business!  We were young, pregnant, and he started his business to bring in extra cash while working another job.  He was able to do both and support us.  Eventually, he was able to cultivate enough clients that we could live off of his business and he quit the other job.  When our Dirty Delete was born, I started my business and finally “launched” it when Dirty Delete was a year old (she’s now 10).  We’ve been doing well off of both our businesses and managed to have 3 more kids, and I went through college and grad school. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I’m TTC but haven’t done much.  I’ve pretty much eliminated caffeine and am limiting alcohol (but not completely not drinking).  I imagine how a baby will work in our house, but I haven’t made any changes yet.  We already have cars and savings and things like that so we are as prepared as we can be…  

    It’s funny each vacation I have while TTC I think to myself that it may be the last!

    Post # 5
    Member
    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We may take a small vacation before baby, but other than that we’ve already always tried to eat healthy, we have money in the savings, own our home and our cars, and we’ve both graduated college so we feel pretty set.  Now we just need to start making actual baby purchases.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I *wish I could say pay off student loan, but we got pregnant very quickly, and we are still working on that.  I’m not worried, though, since our cars are paid off, have savings, etc.

    I also guessed on the amnt we saved, bc honestly my baby brain doesn’t remember, plus we kept having to spend the $$$, bc things around the house kept breaking during my pregnancy (AC in July in Austin, last trimester, ugh!)

    I am also so glad we took an int’l vacation before having kids, as I’m realizing now long it will be before I will want to do that, since we plan/hope to have kids close in age.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Taking vacations (our last of 3 trips is coming up); drinking lots of good wine; reflooring the house (renos coming up while TTC)…

    Post # 9
    Member
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We’re looking at a couple big vacations (NYC, Europe, Egypt and Dominican…. so really 3 or 4 vacations) before TTC.  We’ll also be buying a larger place to live hopefully.

    Post # 11
    Member
    497 posts
    Helper bee

    I clicked other…I called around and secured a new OB/GYN based on the hospital where I wanted to give birth.  I also started taking pre-natal vitamins about three months prior to TTC.

    Post # 12
    Member
    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We are Pre-TTC but I chose other because I picked up the book what to expect before you’re expecting and have read it like 10 times. I also chose saving and buying a home. We live in a little 1 bedroom apartment and we went to buy a house.

    Post # 13
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    19 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I had to get a car, it died a week before my Chloe was born.  The average birth is anywhere $7000-16000. Believe me honey if that’s what you’re asking about none of us would ever have babies.  If it’s money to go on maternity leave, I had enough for my time off plus a little bit more saved.  I think by you second post, that’s what you’re asking?!

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