Hi new to this board.....

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Registered: 04-18-2003
Hi new to this board.....
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Sat, 08-02-2003 - 3:28am
Hi everyone.

I thought I would join this board, as my husband and are waiting to try for our second child till the end of this year. I am coming off the b/c just in December.

I have two main reasons for waiting till then. One I wanted to lose some weight and get a little healthier (excercising is going well, weight loss isn't); second I am in my final year of my degree program and I want to finish that before actually giving birth to my second child.

Our finances are in a shambles, and our life is completely unpredictable from one month to the next. I would love the luxury of putting off finishing our family until our finances are more secure and as such our lives more stable, but we don't have that (I don't think any of us do 100%).

I am just wondering if anyone else here is taking those chances too, and if anyone is struggling with trying to lose weight, and putting off trying because of it.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 08-04-2003 - 4:51pm
Hello! It's great to be able to welcome you to WTT!

I know where you're coming from. I've struggled with weight loss (and before TTC as well) and our finances are extremely tight. We TTC #1 when we had nothing, and we TTC #2 while living at my mom's house in one room (DH and I and the baby, that is). We needed a car, a house, and had a ton of bills to pay. We just put it in God's hands and things are improving every day (we own our own house/small farm and are on new car #3 since #1 was born). We still have ups and downs but what life doesn't?

I didn't lose much weight after #1, but after #2 I put my mind to it and lost 60lbs in 5 months. I just had #3 and want to get down another 40lbs by the end of the year. We'll be TTC #4 in May '05. I just finished that phase where postpartum weight just falls off and now I'm going to have to get to work. (sigh--LOL).

I hope you stick around! It's a great place to hang out. Check out the WTT-WLB thread (weight loss buddies). It's a bit slow participation-wise, but knowing that I have to post there each week keeps me in check (most of the time, LOL).

Sarah, DH 29, DD 5, DS 2, DS 6/18/03, and WTT #4 5/05

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Registered: 04-18-2003
Wed, 08-06-2003 - 7:39am
Welcome new friend!

You're not the only one worrying about things like finances, etc. We have a ds and live in a 2 bedroom townhouse that we own and are trying to sell. I don't want to ttc until after we move. I don't want to pg and moving (been there done that!). Our place has been up for sale, but the market is terrible. We want to TTC starting in May. I just keep thinking what will I do with baby #2 and a 4 y.o. in a 2 bedroom house? I guess the details don't matter and you find a way to make it work.

Glad you're here. Hope you stick around.

Sam

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Registered: 04-18-2003
Fri, 08-08-2003 - 12:17am
Thank you for your welcomes