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Thu, 02-11-2010 - 9:31pm

Hi ladies. I'm Kelly, married to Mike, and have a wonderful DS Ryan who is 21 mos. Long story short, I would really like to have another baby, but am scared to try again. It took us 3 1/2 years to conceive Ryan (failed IUIs, Clomid failed, endometriosis, surgery). We got pregnant on our own after all that!! I suffered horrible PPD for 6 months after Ryan was born and it was the darkest time of my life. I am so scared that will happen again. We have such a great routine now and I feel like our lives are getting back to "normal" now that he's getting older. I love him at this age.


I don't want him to be an only child, nor do I want him to be spaced far apart from his sibling (we only want 1 more child). We are thinking about TTC this summer, but I am not sure yet. We have a small house and don't know where we'd put another baby. The room I am in now would be the new baby's room, but where would we put all the stuff in here now?? AHH!! Lots to consider. I am a SAHM and have been since Ryan was born. It was not an easy adjustment, but I love it now. I was a teacher for 9 years before he was born. Money is tight and we are doing fine right now, but I am not sure how another baby would impact us financially right now. I just don't know what to do right now.


Please pray for us if you're a praying person. I look forward to getting to know you all better!

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Registered: 02-25-2005
In reply to: squirrelgirl3
Fri, 02-12-2010 - 7:04am
Hi there. No, I have not had any counseling. I was on antidepressants for 6 months after ds was born and was able towean off of them myself and felt much better. I feel like my old self now, just sturggle occasionally with the fear factor of another child. I have strong faith in God, but would love to go see a Christian counselor. I don't think we have the finances for that though. I can always talk to DH and see what he says. Thanks for your support. I never thought I would ever be so blessed to have one child, much less be thinking about two!
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Registered: 04-29-2006
In reply to: squirrelgirl3
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 10:51pm

Hi Kelly, welcome to WTT! I'm Becki, the CL of this board. I'm 24 and my DH is 26, we're waiting to try for our first child hopefully late this year, I'm waiting for him to be ready and trying to lose weight and save money.

I'm sorry you had such a hard time getting PG and then with PPD. How scary. Have you had any counseling? Maybe it would help to talk through it with someone to shed the fear and have strategies to prepare for it next time.

In any case hang in there and stick around WTT! We are here to offer support and understand how hard it is to wait for things to fall into place.



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Registered: 04-17-2009
In reply to: squirrelgirl3
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 9:42pm

Hi Kelly! Welcome to the board! I'm Victoria and we'll be TTC our first sometime this year!

I'm so sorry to hear you went through PPD...But I am glad that you feel much better now! Here's wishing that you have a fast sticky bean once you decide to try for your second!! I think you'll like this board, we are all very supportive!



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