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Anna Catherine 7/23/2012, 35 weeks 5 days, 5 lbs 5 oz (PProm)
Baby Sam 10/4/2013, 36 weeks 2 days, 5 lbs 14 oz
We decided about a year and a half ago that we would start trying this fall.
We always knew we wanted kids and I think seeing my friends with their children and having a house, good jobs -- we just felt like it was time and gave ourselves some room to be us for a while.
My DH turned 30 this year and I will be 28 this week, so that is a factor, too. I wanted to have my first before I'm 30.
We have been talking about it for about 6 months or so. DS turned 2 in November and we all went on a cruise at the beginning of December. We didn't want to start TTC prior to vacation just in case I got pregnant quickly. I didn't want to deal with 1st tri symptoms while on vacation.
We want DS to have a sibling somewhat close in age and I also want to be done having children before age 35.
We want a large family (4+ kids), so having second soon makes sense. We figure we'll consider how long to wait between future pregnancies after we see what it's like with two children.
More than that, dh is a twin and I have a sister who was adopted when we were both 2. DH and I loved having a sibling our age. DD won't have a twin (or "almost twin" as my sister and I call ourselves), but a sibling just a year younger would be close.
In October I had Stage 3 endometriosis removed. It was all over the place, grew fast and was pretty painful. My doctor said that our best chance to conceive was in the next 3 months - 6 months tops. We had planned to start TTC in January but we weren't willing to wait given those odds.
So here we are! We are excited but to be honest I feel so pressed for time some days I'm incredibly nervous. I know the whole 1 year thing, but for me it just doesn't feel that way given my doctor's advice.
ETA: Forgot a word.
I think the short answer is "we are ready". I wanted to graduate - check. I wanted a career - check. I wanted a wonderful man - check. I wanted to marry that wonderful man - check. We wanted a house - check. We wanted to enjoy being married - check. We wanted two corgis - check.
All that is missing now is a baby (or two).
Well... DS is 16.5 months. My OBGYN asked me to wait 24 months before getting pregnant again due to my C-Section ( others have told me that they were told to wait less time than that). DH and I think at this point we want three kids and we don't want them too far apart. I'm hoping to get pregnant in the next 6 months (just started cycle #2 of TTC#2)
I have been TTC since August. DH and I decided that we wanted to have all of our kids before I turn 30. I'm 24 now and we would like 2 or 3 kids so that means it's go time! We actually would have started trying sooner but I had some medical issues and surgeries to deal with first.
DH and I were talking about it on and off. We just didn't feel ready before. Finally we both felt the biological clock and feel ready! Went off BCP in Aug and this is TTC C1.
agagosta and all the ladies, good luck to you~
TTC since March 2012DX: MFI (4% motility)Cycle 13: BFP - Identical twins! Lost my angel boys at 10.5 weeksCycle 17: Follistim + Trigger + IUI = BFNCycle 18: Natural Cycle = BFNCycle 19: Follistim + Trigger +IUI#2Polyp found: SIS 11/11 - hysteroscopy 11/14Cycle 20: Follistim + IUI#2
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TTC since August 2011, Me = 40 (WhenTF did that happen??), DH = 38 CD 3 bloodwork: Normal, HSG 3/29/12: tubes clear, DH's SA 3/29/12: Everything normal Unexplained IF. Tried Clomid for 3 cycles. All BFNs. BFP 1/6/13. Chemical pregnancy.
Moving on to IVF. ER 11/26/13, 16 eggs retreived, 12 mature and all fertilized. Grow embies grow!!!
DH and I have been together for 10 years (married for 5) and never planned on having children. We were actually vehemently against it for quite sometime. I wanted a crazy number of degrees and a career, think that for sometime I was actually the greater force against it. We both turned 30 this year, and I started thinking more about the comment I often made, "We're not ready.", and realized that in my mind, we would probably never be ready and that that really wasn't a valid excuse. We sat down and talked about it and realized we could check all the typical "ready" boxes (education, career, financially stable, healthy marriage, etc.). I also just started to feel that something was missing, and that a child would fulfill us in a way that nothing else ever would.
After that conversation I consulted my obgyn about taking the next step. I opted to have genetic testing performed (I'm a molecular geneticist, so was uber paranoid about this), found I was a carrier for one disease included in the panel (Counsyl); DH was all clear.
I turned 30 in November, and just had my 6 month "anniversary" at work, so now we are all systems go and on cycle 1! :)
I've always known I wanted children and quite frankly I'm not getting any younger. I'm pushing 35 and ideally would like at least two children. DH and I got married in August and started TTC right after the wedding.
TTC since November 2012. BFP: June 14, 2013.
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