New Here - Introducing Myself

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Registered: 06-16-2008
New Here - Introducing Myself
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Tue, 01-19-2010 - 6:19am

Hi everyone. I’m new to the board and think it is the right place for me. A little background – DH and I are British and live just outside London. We have a wonderful daughter who is eight and a half months old now. We had originally intended to try and have our children close together and when I had Katy I thought for sure we’d be actively TTC #2 by now.

However, DH and I had a frank discussion about it the other night and have decided it’s just not sensible to TTC right now. I’m a SAHM and as a result of the economic downturn, DHs job isn’t as secure as it was. We also can’t afford to move to a bigger house yet which we’d like to do before we have another baby. So...here I am! Part of me is sad about it. I have siblings very close in age to me and I loved that (mostly!) when I was growing up. Also, I’m 29 now and it took us 7 months to conceive Katy so we can’t afford to wait for years and years. But it does make sense to put it off for a little while so that’s what we’re doing.

Hopefully I’ll only be WTT for a year or so...but that should give me more than enough time to get to know everyone!

 


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Registered: 11-27-2007
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 8:52am

Hi Claire,

I'm new here too. We have similar reasons for waiting. We have twin 18 month olds and only 2 bedrooms in our house but I'm sure we'd lose money if we sold it now. We are almost finished with getting our debt under control and it will be by Fall so we are waiting until summer to TTC.

Do you have baby fever? I got it bad ;)


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Registered: 09-08-2007
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 11:50am

Welcome Claire! It sounds like you are making the best decision you can right now--hopefully if something changes with DH's job, you'll be able to TTC even sooner than the current plan.

Also, a lot of people find they are more fertile after having their first, so hopefully when you do start trying, it happens right away!

I'm Adrienne, and I'm actually a grad (currently TTCing), but I just lost my job, so I have nothing better to do than message boards--hehe! So welcome.


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Registered: 10-10-2008
Wed, 01-20-2010 - 1:37pm

Hi Claire and welcome! I'm Alyson and my DH and are WTT until I'm done with my masters, which won't be until December of 2012, so we have a long wait ahead of us ;)

Just wanted to comment that 2-3 years isn't a huge age difference in kids and I guarantee you they will still be close :) I know what you mean though as I have a brother that is a year and a half younger than me and we have always been closer than my older siblings, but that's because they moved out of the house before I turned 8. Anyway welcome and hope you find yourself at home here!

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Tue, 01-19-2010 - 11:24pm
Hi Claire and welcome to the board! I'm Becki, the CL of WTT and Paul and I are waiting to try for our first, hopefully this fall but it could be another year, we aren't sure yet.


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Registered: 12-28-2006
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 8:37pm

Welcome to the board, Claire!

I'm Jay, and my fiance and I also have a longer wait ahead of us (we will be waiting to try until summer 2011 at the earliest). I look forward to seeing you around the board! :-)

 
 
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Registered: 02-01-2005
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 3:49pm

Hi Claire!

I'm Robin (35), and my husband Ryan (31)and I will be trying for our first (and only) in September of this year. Welcome! :)

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Registered: 04-17-2009
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 12:50pm
Hi Claire! Welcome to the board!! I'm Victoria and we're WTT our first sometime this year, not sure which month yet!

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Tue, 01-19-2010 - 8:49am

Hello Claire!!


welcome to the board!!! Im Melissa, from Australia, living in New Brunswick, Canada... and we are WTT #1

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Tue, 01-19-2010 - 8:42am
Hi and Welcome Claire!!!

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