Hi Guys - I'm waiting impatiently TTC

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Hi Guys - I'm waiting impatiently TTC
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Fri, 08-22-2008 - 1:43am

Hey everyone,


I am waiting to TTC in December 2008/January 2009. I have baby fever and this waiting game is just awful.


DH and I have been married since October 2000. We have one beautiful son, Jack (1/04/07). I am a full time RN student and I am graduating in July 2009.


Here is my dilemma. I want my children to be no more than 2-3 years apart. I really should work right away when I graduate, as I need to get "my foot in the door" and get experience. Ideally, I would like to work a year after graduation and then get pregnant, but that means my son and baby #2 would end up being like 4 years apart and I don't want that. So, after months of thought, I am going to try to get preggers while in school and then take about 6 months off before I get my first nursing job. I am just so afraid employers will not give me a chance if I take too much time off. Also, as a nursing grad, I am not sure if I get a part time job right away with no experience. Any nurses on board here???


I am being really picky about getting pregnant and there is just a small window of a few months time frame that would work really well for me. I got pregnant with DS after only trying for one month so I am hoping it will be the same this time around.


Anyway, I hope to get to know some of you. BTW - Do I need photoshop to get some of these nice signatures that everyone has???


Jen


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Registered: 04-03-2008
Fri, 08-22-2008 - 3:33am

Hi!!

I can feel you pain with waiting, but just remember Dec/Jan really isn't that far away:) I'm Ashley 22, and my fiance, Thomas, 27, and I are waiting until at least summer of 2010 since he doesn't feel ready yet, wants the same lifestyle we have now, and thinks that is the absolute earliest he might be ready to try for baby number one. So I am good at dealing with the wait.

I am not a nurse myself but my mom is one and I know where we live there is a definite nursing shortage so it wasn't hard for her to get a new job. Is there anyway you can do an internship at a hospital you would like to work at so they at least know who you are even though you didn't work directly after school? Just a thought.

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Have fun:) and I look forward to seeing more of your posts here.








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Fri, 08-22-2008 - 9:18am
Sorry to hear about the wait.
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Fri, 08-22-2008 - 9:37am

Hello!



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Registered: 09-29-2006
Fri, 08-22-2008 - 12:19pm

Hi Jen,


With a little luck, and school and your DS to keep you busy, your TTC time will be here before you know it:). I know that's easy to say and hard to do/feel. But hopefully posting here will help, as well! As Denise mentioned, it's nice just to be able to blurt out your feelings to others who are going through the same thing.


It's SO hard to juggle school and career plans with plans to grow your family. FWIW (and maybe it's not worth much because I'm based in Canada) but a friend of mine got pregnant (unplanned) while finishing her nursing degree. She had a few months of school left after the baby was born, then took some time to be a full-time mommy before looking for work. She had no trouble finding a job, since there is a shortage of nurses in most parts of Canada, and she had great references from work placements she did during school. If nurses are in high demand in your area, I wouldn't imagine that you'd have a problem. Do you know any working nurses in your area who could give you the inside scoop? Or maybe some of your profs could even provide advice?


GL!

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Registered: 01-29-2008
Fri, 08-22-2008 - 10:37pm

Hi Jen and welcome!





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Sat, 08-23-2008 - 12:02am

Hi Jen and welcome to WTT :D

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Mon, 08-25-2008 - 4:45am
i was a cna in a hosp for a little while after high school and the students that got jobs there were the ones the staff liked and that took initiative when they came through doing their hands on stuff. as far as the 6 month gap, no need to worry, some people take vacations after finishing school and having a baby is definately a good reason to wait.


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