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Old 01-01-2010, 01:35 PM   #21
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I'd love to join this group!! I have two children already, girl (3) and boy (15months)...and October 2009 became pregnant again unexpectedly...but then miscarried at about 6 weeks. We briefly decided to move forward with TTC after our loss, but after lots of thinking/praying/talking, we've decided to wait until Sept. 2010 to start trying for baby #3--a decision we are at peace with.

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Why Wait: DH is currently in his second year of a 5 year PhD program. He will be finished with his coursework in Dec 2010, and will be taking comprehensive exams in April/May 2011! We would love to have another baby anytime from June 2011 on! We could handle another baby sooner...but think that this plan best supports DH getting further along in his education, and helps us get through the next 3 1/2 years without needing a minivan (which we can't really afford until he's done with school). After he graduates, we are open to having a bunch more

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Old 01-01-2010, 01:49 PM   #22
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what makes waiting to ttc worth it for you?
Hi! I just joined this group, but figured I'd go ahead and answer this, since my intro doesn't even begin to touch all of the reasons why it is a good idea for us to wait until Sept. First of all, I'm still sooooooooo tired from having 3 1/2 years of very little sleep. DS is finally sleeping through the night, and I'm happy to get solid sleep again. Also, DH is making great progress in completing his coursework for his PhD, but I know that having a baby sooner than June 2011 could really hinder his ability to get his papers written, and successfully completing his comprehensive exams....which would interfere with him completing his PhD in 5 years...which is all that it is funded for (so that can't happen!). Additionally, I had a very difficult pregnancy with DS who was born with a rare syndrome called Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome...and while he is doing very well, he has a ton of doctors appointments and has to be monitored closely since he has an increased risk of developing cancerous tumors on his abdominal organs...which is very treatable since they know to look for it (99% cure rate if he develops them, and he eventually outgrows the risk around age 8). BWS is not that bad of a syndrome to have....it is an overgrowth syndrome that he will grow into around age 8 (he is at the top of the growth chart right now), and it does not affect his development at all....it usually happens spontaneously, but there is a slight chance we could have another child with it....which we would be totally fine with, but it would mean another complicated pregnancy, which is another good reason to wait until Sept 2010 to TTC. My mom (who took a year off of school to be able to help us through the end of my pregnancy and transition to life with a baby that had special medical needs and not to mention recover from a c-section) will be done with her second masters degree in May 2011, which is another reason why a June 2011 or later baby would be ideal for us....so she can be available to help without having to delay school any further. Lastly, I am desperately HOPING to have a VBAC with our next baby, and I know that waiting a little while longer gives my body the best chance of being strong enough for this....I also need to start working out more consistently to ensure that I am in great shape to give myselef the best chance.

So....lots of good reasons for me to wait! Thanks for letting me join the group! I look forward to "meeting" all of you!
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:35 PM   #23
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I thought I would join to get to know everyone.
TTC in May 2010

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Welcome Newbies! Hope your waiting time is great and happy!
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is anyone else trying to lose baby weight before TTC again? it is so hard, especially in the winter. i am stuck at 157lbs, and want to get to 145lbs ASAP
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is anyone else trying to lose baby weight before TTC again? it is so hard, especially in the winter. i am stuck at 157lbs, and want to get to 145lbs ASAP
I have ALOT of weight to lose before we TTC and before our vasectomy reversal
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Re: Waiting [to TTC] Christmas week CHATTER

I know I posted pg test pics, but we arnt *trying* I am hoping. we use condoms only when he "finishes" so I am praying a little guy got in early before the condom protection.
DH isnt ready yet for #3, he says "not right now" but hes been saying that for a few years now.
plus I just gave birth to surro baby 4 mo ago, aug 28, 09, and then 17 mo before that surro baby #1 April 8, 08, my Val Jan 24, 06, and my Veronica Dec 27, 04.... I *think* I should take a break from pregnancy, even though I love it so much and *want* to be preggo again.
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