I'm a newbie too :- )

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Registered: 11-28-2007
I'm a newbie too :- )
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Tue, 09-23-2008 - 6:43pm

Hey everyone,

I'm a newbie as well. I just introduced myself on the NQE board and a few of you have already welcomed me here on that board :- ) So I thought I'd just re-introduce myself on THIS board.

I'm 23 and studying to get a BA in Finance. I'm hoping to be graduating in 1 1/2 year. My SO will be 25 in October. We have been together for 5 years and are looking forward to hopefully moving in together as soon as we possible can...whenever we get all the money saved up. I decided to check out this Waiting To Try board (in addition to the NQE board) because I LOVE kids. My SO and I don't have any kids together though. I have always loved babies/kids. I have 4 nephews and have been babysitting them as well as for other couples children for years upon years. I love to think about the *one day* or the *someday* that my SO and I will have kids. Neither of us are ready for kids at the moment, because we have other goals we're focused on right now such as me finish school and us working on getting a place together. However I think that I'll be ready for kids before he will. I hope to start having kids in 3-4 years, but it's not set in stone by any means. It's just my desired age to start a family so we'll see. Anything can happen within the next 3-4 years that may cause children to come earlier or later than desired/expected.

So, I just stopped by to introduce myself. I'm hoping to find other people like myself, on this board, who don't have any kids yet, but want kids someday and want/like to chat with other people about the topic.








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Tue, 09-23-2008 - 7:28pm
Good to see you over on this board. :-) I already introduced myself on NQE but just thought I'd say welcome!!! to WTT :-)

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Registered: 03-29-2008
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 9:29pm

Hi Lindsay!


Welcome to the board!

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Registered: 11-28-2007
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 11:29pm

Hey Suzie. Thanks for welcoming me to the board! :- )

I hope you and your DH have all the best of luck when TTC.

Yeah, speaking of the things we can do easily without children......that statement reminds me of a current situation of mine. I have 4 nephews. One of them is 2 years old and his name is Ryley. Well basically to put it as short as possible without saying the long version of it-----My mom and I are having to taking care of Ryley right now because of a CPS situation my brother just went through. Ryley is staying with my parents and I here at my parents house and has been here since the beginning of August. We're anticipating that we're going to continue to have my nephew Ryley for another 3-4 months or so (until all this cps crap gets settled). Anyway, getting to my point....Since my nephew has been here, I have been getting a bigger taste of what parenthood is like, to some extent. My mom and I help each other out with taking care of him. And I've had to juggle helping my mom whenever I can with everything that I've already got going on in my life (school, work, working out and seeing my SO and/or friends). I love my nephew to death, he's adorable and a great kid, but basically in a nutshell this whole experience has confirmed for me my already existing desire to wait 3-4 years before I have kids of my own.
There are, of course, many other factors that contribute to my reasons to wait a few more years. 1)I need to finish college first. 2)I need to be making waaay more money than I am now. and 3)My hunnie and I need our own place (which we're currently working on).

But yeah....other than all that, I'm totally looking forward to the day when I do start a family of my own :- ) It's exciting to think about.








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Registered: 04-03-2008
Wed, 09-24-2008 - 4:06am

Hi!

Welcome to WTT! I'm Ashley, 22, engaged to Thomas,27, and we are waiting until probably summer of 2010 to start trying. We are waiting until we are married, I have my BA, am working, and Thomas feels ready. We agreed to start no matter what when he is 30 but I am trying to get him to go for starting a bit earlier so he would be 30 by the time the baby is born ;) We'll see right now I feel very comfortable with waiting but if my feelings really intensify in a year then he will definitely be feeling more pressure from me. Which he already knows:)

I'm looking forward to seeing your posts!




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Registered: 11-28-2007
Wed, 09-24-2008 - 1:30pm

Hi Ashley! Nice to meet you.

That's great that ya'll seem to be on the same page as far as when you both want to start TTC. So how many kids you want?

I'm not TTC anytime soon, I just came on this board because I love kids and I know I want kids someday and I know I want to have my SO's kids. :- )










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Registered: 04-03-2008
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 10:34am

I would like 4 all about 2.5 years apart. My fiance's ex-boss had a family of 4 all 2 years apart and they were amazing!!! Like I would babysit for them for free they were all so fun and clever and nice to be around, so that is my goal. We have already agreed that if our children are for some reason very difficult that the number will go down LOL.

We're nott TTC anytime soon either so don't feel bad:) Summer of 2010 is if I am lucky LOL.




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Registered: 11-28-2007
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 1:34pm

Lol....that's funny cuz that reminds me of how I frequently hear about friends or other people I know having a goal (also, like us) of how many kids they want to have, but then by the time the 1st one comes....their mind changes!! Mostly because after their 1st kid they realize how much taking care of a child requires....or because their 1st child is a "hand-ful" lol..........So yeah, ya'll could plan on 4, but then change your mind after the 1st or 2nd lol....who knows.


I want to have mine 3 years apart. It doesn't have to be exactly 3 years....but approx. I want 3 kids, 3 years apart. And as I was telling my best friend a while back.....if I DO actually stick to that 3 kids, 3 years apart plan...AND IF I don't want to have kids past 33/34 then technically I'd have to start at 27, then have the 2nd at 30 then the 3rd at 33....haha.......That is totally just hypothetical, and I say that bcuz my best friend "rolled her eyes" at me when I told her of this "plan" of mine...lol........As I was trying to tell her, that plan is not set in stone by any means, it's not definite........anything could happen in my life regarding when and how many kids God gives me......lol...............anyway...










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