Back.... After a short break

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Registered: 09-14-2008
Back.... After a short break
Sun, 06-05-2011 - 1:36am

Hey Girlies!

I have been popping in and out lately. Justl urking mostly.... BUT I am sooo back. hehehe!

I am really happy to announce that ONE of the 3 major steps to TTC was met TODAY!

My MIL has always been SUPER against kids. And she says constantly that 'one is enough'. Well today she and I spent a lot of time together (which isnt unusual) BUT the conversation we had was. I basically told her that we will be having another and that was that. Then we proceeded to have about a 20 min conversation on BABY names. In particular boy names. :-) So now that she is 'okay' with things this is one major obstacle OVERCOME!

The main reason for this being one of the three final steps before TTC is because I know it makes DH REALLY uneasy not having her on board.

This brings me to step two. DH on board.... he is just really eneasy about it. BUT he was SUPER uneasy before DD and I kinda pushed and we went for it and BAM he was happy. I am not doing that this time BUT I am not letting the idea go. I am thinking about getting my IUD removed this month or next (which is step 3). And then trying to watch my cycles closely for a few months (and use that as BC as well as withdrawl which worked for us for a year prior to TTC our DD).

This will give him time to get used to the idea. And me time to work on getting healthy. Soooo we shall see. I wil def be around more now that we have our TTC date getting closer and I have baby fever BAD! hehe!

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Registered: 07-15-2003
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 3:17pm

Welcome back Mandy! :) Congrats on getting your MIL on board, that's a relief!

My SO says he'd like to start in February! Yikes! I don't feel ready yet, will I ever?


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Registered: 04-17-2009
Mon, 06-06-2011 - 10:30am
Hi Mandy! It's good to see you!

Yay for having a good talk with MIL! Way to go! Good luck with DH and getting healthy!

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Registered: 04-29-2006
Sun, 06-05-2011 - 8:43pm

Nice! I'm glad your MIL is on board - not that you should really need her permission, but I'd be stressed if my parents or ILs were against a major life decision too.

Good luck with DH! That's certainly the hardest thing for me!

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Registered: 05-04-2009
Sun, 06-05-2011 - 11:59am

Hi Mandy,

I think I joined the board while you were away, around 2 weeks ago. I'm Jenn (32), my DH is Will (31), and we have a 19 month old daughter. We're waiting for our daughter to be at least a couple months older, and for me to lose some weight before TTC.

Congrats on getting your MIL on board! So exciting to overcome one of your obstacles to TTC. :)


Mom to Ashley Elizabeth, born 11/3/09