(Closed) What made you decide to start TTC?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
4282 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@UsagiTsukino:  We dated for 4 years and were engaged for 1 before we got married. We knew we wanted to start a family right after getting married. If we had it our way we’d be giving birth right now, but we are still TTC for the 10th cycle now. It was the right time in our life. We are financially stable, have good jobs, and have traveled and gotten the life without kids out of our system.

Post # 4
7646 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We wanted to wait until marriage and until we had a house. We are financially stable, have good jobs, and our house is way too quiet now, lol. We are going to get a dog to tie us over until fall, when we actually plan to start trying. We have two weddings to go this summer, one of which I am Maid/Matron of Honor, and I didn’t want to get pregnant before that. Otherwise, we are ready to share our life with someone together ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 5
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We wanted to wait until we had any and all debts paid, which we have been for the past year and a half.  We are on our 7th cycle TTC. 

Post # 6
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

For us, we finally got married and aren’t getting any younger. I already have children from my first marriage, which are 8, 6, and 6. Darling Husband is a great father and is adopting them. We’re in the right place to have a baby together. It helps that he has friends and family with young kids and my SIL is finally pregnant with her first. 

We like to stay home and spend time together. Going out at night and traveling a lot is not our idea of fun. I thik the key to knowing is that having more children won’t take away from our life together – it will only add to it. 

Post # 7
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Our friends are having babies and it has given us the “baby rabies” (LOL at that term!)

Post # 8
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We just feel ready for the next chapter….we are ready financially, we are happy, healthy and in love….we have had an amazing 9 years of travelling and making the most of married life. We are now eagerly awaiting the next challenge!

Post # 9
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We decided we are ready to TTC because of a few things. We have been married since August and originally wanted to wait 2 ish years but decided for me to go off the pill last month. We are financially ready, we have been homeowners since before we got married, own a 4 bedroom home with plenty of room for a baby or 3 ๐Ÿ™‚ my sister also has a 15 month old and I LOVE being an aunt, Darling Husband is soo amazing with him, same sister is now PG again and DHs sister is PG too! Lots and lots of baby fever all around. My grandfather recently passed away and it was so hard for me to think that our children will never know their great grandpa. Darling Husband and I both agree 100% that family is the most important thing and we feel ready and want our kids to grow up having their grandparents around for as long as possible! 

We are so excited TTC this is our first cycle trying and I am super hopeful it will happen this month! We will see ๐Ÿ™‚ GL to all other bees TTC! What an awesome and exciting time!

Post # 11
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our original plan was to be married for a year before TTC. We already had a house and stable jobs. We also got married at 26 & 29, so we certainly felt “old” enough to have kids. Of course right after the wedding the baby rabies hit and we were pretty much ready to start trying. However, I didn’t realize I had to sign up for short term disability to get paid maternity leave at my job and I had missed the sign up window for that year, so I had to wait until our actual 1 yr. anniversary before we could safely start TTC and have my maternity leave covered. So we followed our initial plan after all. Seven months later we’re still trying. 

Post # 12
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@UsagiTsukino:  So far we have been CBC but we are not sure if we want to stay that way.  We have prioritised travel and enjoying our 20s (and now most of our 30s as I am 36 years old), and also have not yet been financially ready. I want to be married (will be this month) and buy a house first. I am still undecided when it is a good time for us but as I will be 37 this year I think we will need to decide soon. Japan is awesome by the way and you will enjoy it no matter what age ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are waiting for 1.5 years after marriage, which is also 10 months after we go to Europe on our big trip… we wanted to pay off some more of our mortgage before we go onto 1 income. 


If I had my way we’d be TTC’ing in the 2nd half of next year but FH is 100% against it. It’s the biggest source of argument in our household… 

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