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Old Jan 2nd, 2013, 09:33 AM   1901
LadyL
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So my first appt is next Tuesday. I'll only be a little over 5 weeks, so I think it'll be just blood work and such. Hopefully, while there I'll get to make my appt for 1st scan!! Now off to try to find Jack a shirt that says "Big Brother" on it. I am going to let him wear it to my parents and in-laws over the weekend. And just see how long it will take them to figure it out!! I am so ready to tell them. I'm finding it harder to keep a secret this time around than last time.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2013, 12:39 PM   1902
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Hi ladies!! I hope you remember me from way back when! I think the last time I posted was shortly after my baby boy, Eli, was born in March of last year...how time flies! I've tried to keep up with this thread when I can and am so happy to see how well all of your LOs are doing. We're (crazy I know) TTC'ing again now, so I'm trying to come back to BNB when there's time. (I turned 35 in December, so figure we need to start trying now since the odds aren't in our favor, and I'd love to have 2 close in age). Just reset the old CBFM a few days ago...here's hoping it helps again!

Anyway, happy new year to you all and huge congrats to LadyL - please share some of your babydust with me!




 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2013, 12:41 PM   1903
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Old Jan 2nd, 2013, 13:42 PM   1904
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Aw lady that's so cute on the tshirt idea, let us know how it goes! not long til your first appointment!

Working of course we remember you. How is Eli? That's great on TTC again, there's a few on here now plus lasts bfp!

I think we'll have at least a 3 year age gap Claire. Ours is more of a financial decision really, as we have decided we want to buy a new house, and also affording 2 children in nursery is expensive. Even though its a financial reason to wait that long, I don't feel ready for another baby yet, Erin still seems so small. I never thought I'd think that as I was soooo broody before Erin, and thought I'd be desperate for another asap but its like she's still satisfying that for now lol. in terms of age gaps I also see pros and cons, I think its just more personal preference



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2013, 14:39 PM   1905
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Thanks, Dreamer! Eli is great. So much fun. I found the first 3-4 months really challenging, but since he has gotten older every day gets better and better. I went back to work when he was 6 months old. Even though I'm only 60% time, it's so hard to be away from him! I'm really excited to be TTC again, but I do worry it will take a while since I'm older, and it took us 6 months/7 cycles that last time. So we'll see!

Claire, I did a lot of reading on the topic of spacing babies before we decided to TTC. I agree with Dreamer, I think it mostly comes down to personal preference. I've read that gaps of less than 2 years and more than 4 years can mean a bit less rivalry, but I think that depends a lot more on the parents and the children's personalities than on the years between them. In our case, the decision was a combo of wanting to optimize our chances given our ages (DH is 37 and I just turned 35) and also just wanting to get the baby phase over with (not meaning for that to sound negative--just eager to be able to travel easily again and not have baby stuff all over our house!)



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2013, 15:31 PM   1906
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Hey working.. we are in the tww.. so were in there with ya.. been using the cbfm since march just to watch my cycles..

as far as spacing its all personal I too want to be done with the baby phase.. completley selfish.. I know i want one more and im now in college and want to work when im done not be having another baby



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2013, 16:03 PM   1907
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Hi working... Off course we rem you!!! I'm so glad Eli and you are well

I'm ntnp at the mo! Oh doesn't seem too bothered abt me not being in contraception so I don't think he would mind if I was to tell him I'm preg again!!! I'm pretty sure I ovulate next week sometime... So watch this space! Must get the cbfm out!!!!

I too kinda want the baby stage to be over so I wouldn't mind if I got preg now...



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2013, 18:47 PM   1908
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Maybe that's where I differ...I love the baby stage and to think I might only have one more baby and one more baby phase and be pregnant once more makes me really sad like I don't want it to be over with (im really hoping we can have 2 more if circumstances allow!)



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 04:17 AM   1909
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 10:08 AM   1910
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Its not that i dont love the baby stage cuz i do.. i love it so much.. it goes by way to fast.. but im just ready for the growing stage i guess.. and all the fun that comes with it.. as my dd will be 4 this year.. she is a blast..



 
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