Considering Work

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-21-2005
Considering Work
13
Mon, 06-13-2011 - 3:33pm

Hey everyone!

Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-15-2003
Mon, 06-13-2011 - 4:15pm

I think this is definitely something a lot of working women consider! :) I know I've heard a lot about teachers planning their TTC'ing around hopefully having summer babies so they don't miss much of the school year. Military spouses also consider deployments and things like that.

For me, it's more of an issue of not really having a career established yet that worries me. I'm a receptionist right now and don't want to be one forever. So I worry about when to start TTC in terms of starting a new job, beginning a career, etc.


 


Daisypath Anniversary Years Ticker

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-29-2006
Mon, 06-13-2011 - 10:36pm

Hi Tigarlily, welcome to the board! My name is Becki, I'm 25 and my DH is 27. It makes perfect sense to TTC when it would work out best for your job! There's definitely nothing wrong with that! Many people have different busy seasons with their jobs or their SOs jobs that they want to avoid having a baby in. Not that being a parent won't fundamentally change your work life - you're always a parent, even if your kid's at daycare, you know?

The major issue for me with work is whether to stay at my job when we have a baby, and how to afford either option: Not having two full-time incomes, or daycare. Daycare is so expensive in my state, it's ridiculous, and would eat up nearly all of my paycheck. And I really prefer the idea of only working part-time once we have a baby, but it wouldn't be in the cards financially any time soon. DH would have to suddenly get a much higher-paying job for that to happen.

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-14-2008
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 1:13am
I am a preschool director and summer is the easiest Time to birth... When ttc orriginally I tried for a late spring early summer edd. Well we ended up not getting preggo in the first three months and so by then I was in too deap to quit trying for another year so we kept trying and got a layer summer edd. It was okay but not ideal. But once I had my daughter work wasn't so important anymore.

Powered by CGISpy.com
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-15-2004
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 2:35pm
We did some planning with the whole idea of when would work best for my job. Originally we were going to shoot for summer time when DH would be out of class. Then we decided to try sooner and got prego being due in Jan. I work in retail so any time from October through the end of the year is a really busy time and I didn't want to be out and put that on my other coworkers. So we did take that into some consideration. We got lucky and got prego on the first shot. I think had it taken us a while longer we probably would have just kept going without really worrying about it.

 Cassie 

     

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-17-2009
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 11:15am
Hi and welcome! I'm Victoria, 29, and DH, 42 and I are WTT our first!

There is absolutely nothing wrong with TTC during the months you prefer! It is your choice.

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-21-2005
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 12:28pm

I feel worried about telling my child one day that you were born in this year rather in another year because of my work schedule

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2011
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 2:34pm

Hi Tigerlily!

 BabyFruit Ticker
Avatar for sandyc299
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2008
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 9:56pm
We are not ttc in Feb to april. Do not want another Dec baby. Our son was born Dec 5th and do not want Nov or Jan either as they are winter and also around holidays. So we ttc in dec 2011 and jan and resume in may or we wait until may 2012. I will see what dh says when we talk in dec. I originalky thought may but my baby fever,is getting hold of me now.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-17-2009
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 10:33am
I agree with Sunshine! Also, a lot can happen in three months and you have time to think about it. Right now, you are busy with wedding preparations!! So exciting, I hope you have a beautiful day!

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-29-2006
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 9:13pm
I can't imagine any child ever asking "why wasn't I born sooner?" It's not a concept that would enter their minds. Even if it did come up, there's absolutely nothing wrong with saying that mommy and daddy were waiting for the perfect time. Fifty percent of kids are surprise pregnancies; the other fifty percent waited for what they felt was the right time. If the right time for you is when it meshes with your work schedule, there's nothing wrong with that.
Photobucket

Pages