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|Sat, 12-05-2009 - 2:40pm|
Hi everyone! I just stumbled upon this board and decided I should introduce myself :)
I'm Alyson, 19 and my DH is Caleb, 23. We are WTT for a lot of reasons. First and most importantly, I want to finish school first. I'm majoring in Elementary Education at the University of Florida, and my expected graduation date (with my BA and MA) is December of 2012. Second, our income right now is hardly enough to pay for our car payment, rent, bills, our dogs, and our food. I know the dogs are our choice but we both cannot stand a house without man's best friend(s) around. DH does not have a great job right now and his dream is to get into the Police Academy before I graduate. Another reason why we are WTT is because I'm not in the best shape to be conceiving. I want to lose about 40 pounds before trying.
However, all of that being said, DH feels like his 'internal clock' is ticking, which is SO silly because he is only 23. In his eyes, by the time we start TTC he will be 26, almost 27, who knows how long it will take us to get PG, and he doesn't want to be an 'old father,' but I will be a 'young mother' because I will only be 22. I know, he is silly. I think he feels pressured because the rest of his family has great jobs and started their families early. He would LOVE to have kids right now but I'm basically the one who is saying we need to wait. He knows that I'm right about our incomes, school, and careers, though.
So anyway, sorry that was so long! Looking forward to meeting all of you :)