Hey everyone! \:D/
I'm Kirstin, and my husband and I are new to this TTC thing. I still can't quite figure out all of the acronyms... DD? Dungeons and Dragons?? LOL
Anyway, I'm 21 and my husband is 23, and we've been together since I was fifteen. We've always wanted to wait to TTC until we were at least in our late twenties, but life has a funny way of not caring about your plans.
I have severe Endometriosis that is progressively getting worse every month. I also have what my doctor is assuming is Pelvic Organ Prolapse, with tests to confirm scheduled in March. I've seen multiple GYNs, and they've all agreed that our best course of action would be to get the kids "out of the way" so that we could go ahead with a hysterectomy.
We're not "set" by any means, but we both have full time jobs and are stable financially, and I'm half-way through college. My company (who is thankfully paying for my tuition) has me on a set plan to promote me to a GM at one of our locations after I finish school, and they are (luckily) very accommodating to mothers. So while we're not raking in the bacon right now, I'll be in a high-paying position within the next few years -- at which point we plan on my hubby being a stay-at-home dad. He's got a bad case of baby fever, and was dying to TTC while I was still on the fence, so needless to say he's 100% on-board.
God-willing that the damage from the Endo isn't extensive enough to keep us from conceiving. We figure if it's between having kids early or waiting to be financially "set" and run the risk of never having them, we'll take young parenthood any day.
I would love to meet some new friends around my age, or who share my struggles with chronic illness. I browsed the boards, but didn't find anything for young mothers (which I guess is understandable) or mothers with Autism/chronic illness (which kind of surprises me.) Are those things that I would find in groups instead of on the boards?
Thanks in advance, and hope to get to know a bunch of you guys soon. What an exciting adventure! <:-P