TTC Now / TTC this year -April Chat

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Fri, 04-06-2012 - 9:54am

This board seems so empty without a TTC thread... so I thought I would start one... a place for those to chat that are TTC or getting close to TTC.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 12:03pm

Amy- First of all, so sorry for your losses. Secondly, you are a lot stronger woman that I am when it comes to TTC and taking care of babies. I didn't even want to think about another until recently and now that we have a timeline, I'lll admit I"m nervous about TTC, pregnancy and having two kids. I give you all the credit in the world.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 3:29pm

(((HUGS))) Amy!

I'm so sorry about your losses. How heartbreaking.

It's nice to have you back on the board! I've been trying to follow your blog but I'm a few posts behind.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 5:43pm
Thanks ladies! We are baby addicts I guess lol! Although if the next one ends up being twins again we'll definitely be taking a break for a few years! I think if my kids weren't so easy (although calling Blake easy is kind of a joke, he's very colicky but I think having Elaine and Jensen be so easy balances it out) it would be one thing.

Rob is car hunting like mad to find a bigger car before we have the next baby. He is so excited lol. The other day he told me he really misses the 2nd and 3rd trimester when I really start showing. He's too cute about it. I still go back and forth on if June is too soon but I figure if I feel that way in June we'll just wait a month, no big deal. Feeling very relaxed about it all this time.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 6:25pm
Amy you are very fortunate.David was colicky and then he did not sleep through the night until a year and he still gets up occasionally even at 2. He is a handful but most 2 year olds probably are. I guess why part of me is so nervous about baby #2.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 6:52pm
I can tell you not all kids are the same! I thought Jensen was the easiest baby in the world, but no. Elaine is SO chill, only cries when hungry or wet, smiles all the time, she is a complete joy. Blake does sleep 10 hours a night but he likes to balance that out by screaming almost all day. It's gotten a lot better since I stopped breast feeding him, but he can stil scream for hours and hours sometimes. We have found that he WILL nap during the day if he is in his carseat though, but the funny thing is he hates his car seat so he either has to be given his bottle in it so he can fall asleep full, or we have to hold him until he falls asleep and set him in it. Other wise he wakes right back up if laid down. We're learning a lot with him that's for sure! I've had 3 kids and while 2 can be classified as "easy" babies, they are definitely all different. I am so excited for the twins to hit around 2 where Jensen is now and hear all the fun things they have to say and really see their personality come out.

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 7:34pm
I just told my husband I worried that one day we'd get to the point where I want more kids and he doesn't and he said "then why don't we just keep going until you feel done? I'm going to be happy no matter what, I don't care how many we have." I think I married a woman the way this man is about babies lol! ;)

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 8:54pm
You are lucky most men aren't like that. This will be our last as we can't afford anymore. But Catholic school for two isn't cheap. DH is worried about affording two and that is with me having to work unfortunately. If I didn't there would be no way.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 10:58pm
Amy, the way you are going you might be challenging the Dugars ;)

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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 11:40pm

LOL! Definitely not! Firstly because I would never want that, second because I do not want to be pregnant after the age of 35, and finally because we have a no double digits rule! Ok clearly I am the one with the rule since Rob is all for being the next Jim Bob LOL! But still, I really can't see myself having more then 7. Lately I am leaning towards 7.

1 more now (or 2 if it's twins again) and then waiting a couple years (for real this time lol) and then seeing how we feel. But I could always have another baby and feel done, or lose my fertility, or keep miscarrying. I have had 5 already, and I think if I had to keep having loss after loss that would definitely affect if I wanted to keep trying. I have a friend whose had 5 miscarriages, including a set of twins, since her son was born 5 years ago and I don't know if I could go through what she goes through. They've finally got to the point where they are doing the deeper genetic testing to see what is going on and she is just so strong.

But God willing I do have at least one more healthy pregnancy! :)


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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 10:36am

Welcome back, Amy.

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