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Thu, 03-11-2010 - 8:17am

Hi there, my name is Christina and I live in San Antonio, TX and work for a Fortune 500 company in HR Recruitment. I am new here and really excited to find a specific WTT board! I've been lurking for about a week now and thought I should introduce myself. Previously, I posted to the Nest message boards but deactivated my membership last Friday after some girls literally made me bawl my eyes out; their responses were so harsh. Thank God I was already home when I read it. I truly hope my experience here is better. I've read so many posts and you are all so supportive no matter what the situation (verses being completely judgmental like at the nest), so I look forward to talking and sharing my experiences with you.

A little about me: I'm 30 and DH is 32. We met my first semester in college, so we have been together for around 12 years. In 2007, we just made things "official"… it took me over 6 months to agree to change my last name… haha. ;)

I finished my MBA with a Human Resource Management concentration last year and he is currently finishing his BFA in Design Communication; however, because he works FT, he only takes 2 classes per semester. I'm not sure how long it will take for him to finish, but the last time we mapped out his classes, it was going to take 6 years!! He was only taking 1 class per semester at that time and I honestly refuse to wait 6 years to start trying for kids… but I do know that we won't be officially trying until he walks the stage. After we saw it would take 6 years, he started taking 2 classes.

In the meantime, I'm trying to further my career, so I will be testing for my PHR license (prof. in human resources) and hoping to move into another role soon thereafter. We're currently paying down debt - we're done with one credit card, 2 to go. :) I also could stand to lose some weight, so I could focus on that, as well. I'm just terrible at losing, but I'm great at maintaining.

In my head, waiting for DH to finish school and doing other life "prep" makes complete sense. But when my *want* takes over, I think about the fact DH and I are last to do everything amongst several of our friends - get married, buy a house, and we will be last to have kiddos. It bothers me slightly because I am already in my 30s; but also, my parents are older (they were 30 when they had me) and I really want my kids to know my parents. (I did not get that chance.) My bestie is expecting her first in late summer, so reading her emails is like "pouring more salt" - and sometimes I feel sad because I know it will take forever for me to get there… *if* I get there! I put a ticker down for when we will TTC, but it's just a frivolous date. We'll see….

Anyway, that's me in a nutshell. ;) Have a great day!


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In reply to: hrbabe07
Sat, 03-13-2010 - 6:22pm

Hi Christina, welcome to the board! I'm sorry you had such a bad experience with other boards - that's terrible. I promise you that we're nothing but supportive and friendly here.

I'm Becki, your community leader. I'm 24 and my DH Paul is 26, and we're waiting at least another year to try for our first. I'm a reporter for a town newspaper and he does web maintenance. We're waiting for him to feel emotionally ready to be a parent, plus finances aren't the best - we're both in entry-level jobs.

You've been together 12 years? Wow! It must feel like you've been waiting forever - but it sounds like you're both very ambitious career-wise. In my case, I just started my new job a few months ago, so it's a good idea for me to settle into the company for awhile before we get pregnant and see how we feel and what our financial situation is like. Ideally I would like to work part-time and stay home with my kid part-time, but that's unlikely to be feasible anytime soon.



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Thu, 03-11-2010 - 2:13pm
Thanks! Nice to meet you!! :)

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Thu, 03-11-2010 - 2:11pm

Thanks!! Looking forward to getting to know you! I'm glad to be here, surrounding myself with others who are in my same "boat" - but, who are so much nicer! :)

DH wants to make sure he's degreed before we have kids. He did say he wanted to switch jobs because right now he's working as a contractor doing CBT's (computer based training) and it doesn't have anything to do with design. So, I understand... but at some point, I may have to start pushing back.


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In reply to: hrbabe07
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 12:43pm

Hi Christina! Welcome to the board!

This board helps with the waiting and baby fever! I hope you stick around! We are nice here! Sorry to hear about your experience on another site, some people can be so rude sometimes!!



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In reply to: hrbabe07
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 10:51am

Hi Christina, welcome to the board. Thanks for introducing yourself. That must be frustrating to know that you have to wait so long. What are the reasons for waiting for him to finish school? Is it financial, or stress-wise, or time? My husband might have to take some classes for his new job and he hasn't mentioned putting off TTC... probably because he knows it would make me really upset. Anyway, welcome again. Looking forward to getting to know you.

PS. Sorry you have a bad experience on another board. I don't understand why people try to make others feel bad.


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