Coming back to curb the cravings...

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Registered: 07-27-2005
Coming back to curb the cravings...
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 3:33pm

Hello everyone! I have been on this board off and on for the last several years. I come back when my baby cravings get so bad I just can't stand it, then they go away and so do I.

I am Jaime, 32 (this coming Monday) and DH is Robert, 33. We have been married for 4.5 years and are still WTT. I started working on my Masters this fall, and we want me to be done with school before baby comes. It finally feels like we have date set and will start TTC next fall, probably in October since I will be done with my degree in May 2010.

We feel like we are finally getting things in line, we have paid off all of our debt except the cars and house. We have a plan to increase car payments to pay them off faster. While being a stay at home mom is not in the cards for us (I love my job and we have gown accustomed to our lifestyle) it is comforting to know that we can live off of dh's salary alone if we had to.

So knowing that our financial situation is really good right now coupled with all our friends that have either just had a baby, are due any day or are trying (we litteraly only have one couple that doesn't fit any of these categories) is really driving me nuts. On the plus side, I am getting lots of newborn baby holding in right now. One couple just had their baby two weeks ago and I was able to hold her while she was still in the hospital. They are so sweet at that point that even the cries are cute!

Then I just had my annual a couple of days ago and that always makes it hard because the OB/GYN always asks if kids are in the plan and when...She gave me a very clean bill of health though, so that is always good. She also told me that studies show

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Registered: 04-29-2006
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 10:46pm

Welcome back to the board! It sounds like you guys will really be ready before TTC your first, and that's awesome. Think of how much easier things will be for you, knowing your financial situation is stable.

But I know that doesn't help the cravings - it's just biology, in addition to the social pressure you have! It must be rough!

I hope we can help you survive the wait! My name is Becki, and Paul and I are WTT until next August or September at the earliest to TTC our first. Our financial situation isn't good at all right now, so we'll have to see how things play out this year and hope for the best.

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Registered: 12-28-2006
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 7:51pm

Welcome back to the board, Jaime!

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Registered: 04-17-2009
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 5:52pm

Hi Jaime! Welcome back to the board! That's great you got your finances under control, way to go!!! We paid off our used car and are now saving for our first house without any debt. It's hard work, but isn't life less stressful? :)

A lot of WTT members have gone on to the new board, WTT grads!