I just wanted to introduce myself
Hi and welcome to the board!
Welcome to the board!
I'm impatient, too!
Hello and welcome to the board!
I'm Christine (29) and my DH is 32. We will be married for two years in March, too! We have gone on a roller coaster of him being ready, me not, and vice-versa. This year, we both decided to go back to grad school so TTC is on hold until next year.
I'm a big proponent of waiting a few years after marriage to start a family and you're already there so now I think it's just waiting for your DH to come around. Does he have any specific fears? What is it that he feels is not in line (house, trip, jobs?) before TTC?
I think you just sort of know when you're ready as a couple to TTC. I felt like there was a part of our life that is missing and if we both didn't go back to school this year, we were going to TTC this past summer.
There's lots of great ladies on here who have been through the rollercoaster of waiting for DH to come around. I hope you'll find some re-assurance in our posts. :-)
Hi! I'm Becki, 22, and my DH and I have been married for one year. We're waiting until at least March 2010 to TTC, while we try to shore up finances, settle in to our marriage, gain maturity, etc. We're closing on a new townhouse next week and we're extremely excited.
I think it's natural that you're anxious to TTC, especially having bought a new house. You just want to nest! It is extremely hard to wait sometimes - although having agreed on a TTC date makes it much easier. Until a week or two ago, my DH was unwilling to set even a tentative date, but I proposed one offhand and he agreed that it sounded about right. That has temporarily cured my baby fever, since I now have an idea of how long we're waiting and can focus on what to do before then.
I'm happy with what we have, our marriage, etc., but something in me keeps wanting to move to the next stage of our lives. And it's partially a social and naturally ingrained desire to procreate, I think.
I think deciding to discuss it in 6 months was a great idea. That will give you both some time to think about it, and he can think on his own without feeling forced. I hope he'll come back and agree that the time is right. :-)