APRIL Roll Call!

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APRIL Roll Call!
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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 11:57am
Hi everyone! Please let me know if you're on the board this month! Lurkers welcome as well, but I encourage you to start a new intro thread!

-Name, SO, ages: Victoria, 29 and DH, 42
-Where do you live? Canada
-Any kids? None yet
-Pets? One cat
-WTT reasons? Start saving money again, lose more weight
-How are you doing with your WTT goals? I need to be stricter with my diet as I have just been maintaining. I have been trimming our budget, but we need more income...
-When are you WTT? Hopefully soon! We haven't decided yet.
-What are you doing for Easter? Probably have dinner with my family.
-Add any questions!

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 3:11am

-Name, SO, ages:

 
 
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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 3:28am

Since this month is Earth Day, what do you do for your part in helping our planet? :-)

The things we're doing right now (including some that are so much easier by simple fact that we live overseas) are:

  • Don't use a car -- we walk almost everyone, and use public transportation when we have to get somewhere that is more than a 40 minute walk away.
  • Use a reusable bag at the store.
 
 
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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 3:40am

Does your SO's TTC timeline line up with yours?

Not really.

 
 
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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 7:31am
Jay - I didn't realize you were living in Japan. Have you been affected by everything that's going on over there?

That is frustrating about when to TTC. I am in a similar boat as we currently have insurance but no maternity coverage, yet my DH is still itching to TTC. Why is it men are fully on board when we're not ready? Lol

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 10:31am
That's a great tip, thanks!

Jay: I don't think you are crazy by wanting your DH to have a job first!

Does your SO's TTC timeline line up with yours?

Well I don't know what to think anymore. He was ready before me not long ago: he said let's go for it when we find an apartment which we did, and I said I wanted a bigger emergency fund in case something happens like this past year. Now that he convinced me to try soon, he changed his mind and has no idea when we should TTC, which is driving me nuts! I had hopes to try this month. Well if I could go further in my WTT goals while we wait, I won't mind. All he said is that I'll get PG this year.

Another thing he doesn't realize is that I probably won't get PG on the first try and that a PG is nine months, so there is more time to save money.

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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 12:03pm

Does your SO's TTC timeline line up with yours?

It's hard to tell! Since we haven't really had any serious when to have babies talks yet. We both want children together and we agree that getting married first is what we wanted to do. But we haven't talked past that. There are joking comments occassionally and things brought up casually, but no timeline talks yet.

Some days I get the impression though that he'll want to start sooner than me. He's older, he's already a parent, etc. I feel more scared, not grown up enough, etc. I have fears about becoming a mom and he is pretty fearless. He only worries occassionally about the effect a new baby will have on his 2 kids and about providing for all of us financially. I'm curious to see how things go after the wedding in September. Will he or I get baby fever right after we're married? Did that happen to any of you?

I also think we might disagree with how many kids to have. Right now the number 3 sounds perfect to me. I think he'd be okay with 1 since he already has 2. We'll see who wins. ;)


 


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Thu, 04-07-2011 - 10:02am

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Thu, 04-07-2011 - 10:38am

-I'll add a question! Since this month is Earth Day, what do you do for your part in helping our planet? :-)

Welll, we are all vegan (one of the biggest environmental choices you can make!), and we eat mostly organic stuff (though I need to do better about buying local, and hope to join a CSA over the summer!).

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Thu, 04-07-2011 - 10:55am
kuriboshoe wrote:
Does your SO's TTC timeline line up with yours?
Ummmm, yes this time around it does.
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Thu, 04-07-2011 - 11:33am

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