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Registered: 10-19-2008
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Wed, 10-14-2009 - 7:07pm

Hi I'm Keri and I'm 26. My husband and I were just married last month in beautiful Jamaica. We bought our house in July and have been working towards changing his career. We're still in the screening process with what will probably be another long wait before we find out what's going to happen. We're keeping our fingers crossed that he gets into the academy.


My main goals were to be married and have a house before starting a family. Now that I've done both, I'm anxious to start trying but our financial situation isn't nearly where I need it to be to feel comfortable trying. Plus hubby needs to find a job in the meantime to help us get by until we know more about the other job opportunity.


One of the hardest things for me lately is that my best friend will be TTC next month. We've always talked about getting pregnant together and what fun it would be. I'm kind of sad that she's ready before me, but it is the right time for her. Of course if we're ready in the next couple of months we still could be pregnant together (pretty sure we won't be ready by then, but here's to hoping).


So after discussing it with DH we've decided to wait. Most of my friends are mommies already and are all for us starting now. It'll be nice to hear from others who understand my situation and can help me cope with baby fever.

~Keri





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In reply to: sweet_k29
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 9:57pm
Hi Keri! Congratulations on your wedding and buying a house!! Welcome to the board, we all understand baby fever here! I hope your hubby gets the job he wants!











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In reply to: sweet_k29
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 10:10pm

Welcome to the board Keri! Congrats on your wedding and new home!

My name is Becki, I'm the CL of WTT, and I'm in a pretty similar situation - we got married, got our house and now we're just waiting for finances to line up. I'm hoping to get a new job (I am interviewing tomorrow!) and he's expecting a raise in March, so we're hoping things will work out such that we can TTC sometime next year, probably in the summer/fall. I've had baby fever for a couple of years already, and he's just starting to really get into it, which is exciting.

It must be tough for all your friends to have babies already, but at least you'll have tons of advice and hand-me-downs when it's your turn! I'm the opposite - we're likely to be the parenting pioneers among our friends. Most of my friends aren't married yet (I'm 23 and he's 25.)

Nice to have you with us, and we certainly will all sympathize with your baby fever! :-) Please introduce yourself in the October Roll Call as well!



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Registered: 10-19-2008
In reply to: sweet_k29
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 7:49pm
Thank you! I hope he gets that job too! Although he just got hired for a temp position starting on Monday. That will at least get us through until we find out more.

~Keri





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Registered: 10-19-2008
In reply to: sweet_k29
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 7:55pm

Thanks for the warm welcome!


DH is more than ready to start TTC but I don't think he fully realizes what kind of sacrifices we'd have to make and how much we'd struggle if we had a baby now. It's great that he's so on board and ready to have a baby but it can be a curse too. He's always wanted kids since I first met him which was very comforting. I can't wait until we're in a better position to TTC, I love babies. I think what helps get me through is that I know a lot of people that are expecting now. Especially my sister-in-law who is pregnant with a GIRL!! I already have a nephew who's 8, that's her son, but this will be my first niece. I can't wait until she's here so I can spoil her rotten! She'll be born in Feb of 2010.


It's great to be able to talk to women that are in the same boat. Baby fever hits hard sometimes and like I mentioned before, some of my friends don't understand.

~Keri





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