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Old Jun 16th, 2014, 03:58 AM   41
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This time last year I had no plan or no idea I would be falling pregnant in a couple of months time. Or that in a years time I would be in a living hell having lost her.

I hope that in a years time I will have my rainbow baby, either in my arms or nearly due.
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Old Jun 16th, 2014, 15:29 PM   42
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A year ago my first DD was 18 months old and I was desperate to start TTC #2 but OH wasn't quite on board, though we did actually start at the end of July! We were still in our 2 bedroom flat but preparing to house hunt shortly.
Currently i'm 28 weeks pregnant with our second DD and we got the keys to our 3 bedroom house at the end of May. We're renovating at the moment with plans to move in early July
In a year's time i'll have a 3.5 year old and a 9 month old (wow!) and i'll have just gone back to work after maternity leave. Hoping to start TTC our third and last baby at that point or in the following few months.



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2014, 03:26 AM   43
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Fun thread!

Let's see...a year ago my DH and I were in our second month of TTC (and would get preggo the next month), I was pretty dissatisfied with work and was learning to let go of a very stressful and complicated situation with my brother.

Now, I have my beautiful 9 week old son in my arms, I'm a SAHM and I am the happiest I've ever been (also the most sleep deprived but its getting better lol).

This time next year, my DS will be a little over a year old. Hopefully we have our house sold and are living in a rental while out dream house is being built. My husband will be at the one year mark of having heart surgery to install a defibrillator to protect against sudden cardiac arrest (genetic heart condition that we just found out or son doesn't have!!). We will be around a year out from TTC #2, which will be our last. Hopefully life remains as wonderful as it is now, just in a bigger house lol



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2014, 08:04 AM   44
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Oh my... last year we were living in a different house that for various reasons made me extremely unhappy. My salary was still at the lowest rung and I was barely able to meet my financial obligations. Car had just died and had to pay off the repairs... Dishwasher had died and had to replace it... Worked through every holiday going to workshops for my diploma... Children weren't even in the equation yet - too many other factors impacting on my ability to feel excited at the prospect.

This year: we moved into our 'forever' house (hooray for the 30 year mortgage!), car is behaving (touch wood). Dishwasher came with us and is paid off. I've moved up a notch on the pay scale and am working a second job which I LOVE. I have my holidays back (still writing assignments but the timing is flexible!). We have set a date to actively ttc, and our goals for what needs to be done first.

We are happy now... that is the main thing. A happy little family, looking forward to growing.



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Old Jun 22nd, 2014, 16:12 PM   45
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Last year we were preparing for our holiday, music festival in spain. Enjoying being young then when we got back it hit us we want to do things properly

Now we are saving for a mortage, not saving all our money so we are still having a holiday and nights out but we have a plan

Next year i hope we are in out house and sorted and getting excited to start TTC



 
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Old Jun 23rd, 2014, 01:50 AM   46
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This time last year I was not getting very good grades at uni, I was totally demotivated with my degree, we both lived with our parents and spent literally every penny we had on ourselves for short term satisfaction. I fell pregnant this time last year, and it totally made me get my finger out and improve my grades.
We now have our own flat and have managed to get all furniture and appliances within a month, we have more money than we did before, and last night he brought our ttc date by a whole year!
Here is my update. This time last year we had just moved into rented accommodation and I had just found out I had a job in my dream school, and I hoped I would be made permanent. Now, we have just bought a house, we got a dog, and we are totally skint! Plus, I still don't have a permanent job. Boo! Oh, and that year earlier ttc thing - probably not happening now!



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2014, 14:32 PM   47
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Last year - We had just found out I was pregnant with our first! We were also getting excited about our holiday to Greece and Albania, and our first wedding anniversary.

Now - We have a beautiful 4 month old son We are struggling with sleep deprivation but loving having him in our lives. We are excited about our holidays to Hungary and Lanzarote. I'm at Slimming World trying to lose some of my baby weight so that I'm in good shape to TTC number 2 next year.

Next year - We will have just come back from China and Hong Kong, and we are hoping to be pregnant with number 2, or still TTC. Hopefully DH will have had a promotion which will mean I can be a SAHM for a few years.

Wow I can't believe its been a year since I wrote this!!

Well... our son is now 16 months old, we had fantastic holidays to Hungary and Lanzarote and I managed to lost 3 and a half stone at Slimming World. We never did make it to China as I fell pregnant much sooner than expected and I'm now 32w pregnant with another boy who is due on the 17th August We are going to call him Benjamin. DH never did get a promotion but we did figure out our finances enough so that I'm only working part time which fab.

In a years time... I should have a 2 and a half year old and an almost 1 year old so I imagine my hands will be very full! I will have just gone back to work from maternity leave and will hopefully be getting ready for a summer holiday somewhere warm and sunny I say we won't be trying for #3... but its a case of never say never!!!



 
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Old Nov 12th, 2015, 23:05 PM   48
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I kind if got this idea from something pnkpolkadots said in her blog
I hope you don't mind me turning it into a post!

It's almost my birthday so I can remember specifically where we were in life this time last year. We had just bought our house, had no money or even furniture except for an air mattress that served as a couch/bed/dinner table thinking about how 'stuck' we were. I didn't think we would ever have kids because of how bad we were struggling, choosing between food and bills every week and we don't qualify for assistance. I thought getting this house was a mistake because while our income was too high for assistance, I couldn't figure out why it wasn't enough for bills and other important things (gas, food, etc) I was looking at all my pre-baby goals and thinking "we are never gonna get caught up on bills, much less save money or get married!"

Then i learned to make a budget (something i'll teach my children about very early on) i honestly didn't know how to make one before we had big money bills, nobody I knew had ever used one.
Then he got a small raise (a few cents an hour makes a huge difference). Then I got a job after looking for forever.. Now we have saved $800 In 2 weeks to pay off the car, and not one bill was overdue these last few months. Oh! And now we are happily married with plenty of furniture

This time next year I hope we have all of our debt, besides the mortgage, paid off. I hope we are putting all the money I'm making into a savings account and are living on his income alone...preparing us for when I can be a stay at home mommy,
i hope to be pregnant or TTC, maybe (if I'm super lucky) ill be a mommy!

Where were you early summer last year? Where do you hope to be next year?
It will be pretty cool to look back next June to see how far we've all come!
Going through old subscriptions and found this!
To add to last year my husband lost his job jun 5 and I found out I was pregnant June 6.

Since then he's had trouble holding down a steady job, but just got hired back at his job he got fired from last year so hopefully he can keep this one.
We did manage to pay off the car, so now we only have our mortgage and debt to family who has helped us. We're waiting on my inheritance from my grandfather so hopefully that'll come this year..he's been gone for 2 years now so I'm not hopeful (I hope that doesn't sound cold, I love and miss him very much)

The biggest thing that's different is that I'm a mommy he's so perfect. Now I'm thinking about having him a sibling.

This time next year I hope our house has been sold/rented and we're building another. We have plenty of furniture for a few bedrooms and a nursery. I don't want to be pregnant with #2 quite yet but we will see.

Can't wait to read everyone's updates!
I forgot about this around my birthday, but it's still 2015 so it counts!
My husband got a new job and it pays amazing and he loves it! I also got a job and paid down some debt..nothing much else has changed, except that I'm pregnant with Leo's sibling!!!! Leo is still as perfect as ever..he's up to some new toddler antics, and keeping momma on her toes. He's learning new things every day..his favorite is to ask for water atm. He's a pretty funny little guy, and other than regular toddler things that can't be held against him, he is the most well behaved child.
I no longer want to rent out or rebuild my home. I like the area I'm in and hope we can stay here for a while, but we will see.

I do, however, hope this time next year, I'm holding my new jellybean (which I predict to be a girl, but hoping for another boy) and I hope we have a room addition and pay off some more debt. I also really hope Leo is finished nursing and sleeping through the night, that would be great..



 
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Congratulations Melli!!! How exciting too about new jobs and paying down debt. I hope this next year continues to be amazing for you! My DS weaned at 17 months and started STTN at the same time...he was a TERRIBLE sleeper before so I feel your pain... i hope it gets better soon

Let's see...I'll go grab my reply from last year:
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Fun thread!

Let's see...a year ago my DH and I were in our second month of TTC (and would get preggo the next month), I was pretty dissatisfied with work and was learning to let go of a very stressful and complicated situation with my brother.

Now, I have my beautiful 9 week old son in my arms, I'm a SAHM and I am the happiest I've ever been (also the most sleep deprived but its getting better lol).

This time next year, my DS will be a little over a year old. Hopefully we have our house sold and are living in a rental while out dream house is being built. My husband will be at the one year mark of having heart surgery to install a defibrillator to protect against sudden cardiac arrest (genetic heart condition that we just found out or son doesn't have!!). We will be around a year out from TTC #2, which will be our last. Hopefully life remains as wonderful as it is now, just in a bigger house lol
Well, we wound up not building our dream house because we found the perfect one already made! We sold our old house and moved straight into this one, so no rental. Ridiculously happy with our home and plan on being here for a long long time (read: until we can't climb stairs anymore ) My husband is getting ready to change jobs in January so that is the next big thing happening. My DS is amazing and continues to impress me everyday with his curiosity, loving and sweet disposition, wit and patience. I have taken an unexpected journey in the last year and have lost 60 pounds! Still have about 10 to go but feeling great so far!

In a year from now, I want to be pregnant with the next baby!! We are going to start trying right after Charles' 2nd birthday in April and I'm hoping for another sweet baby boy (but would also be happy with a girl ). I would like to try and run a half marathon before getting preggo.

I want to be fully adjusted to my husbands new schedule (will be traveling a lot). Im hoping we will have our house paid off, or at least be on track to do so within the next few months. I would also like to have a few house projects done, the biggest being repainting the main level.

For Charles, I am hopeful that he will start talking finally- whether it be on his own or working with a speech therapist. I would like to transition him to a big bed and possibly begin potty training.



 
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Old Nov 13th, 2015, 02:19 AM   50
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What a great idea for a thread! Mellipaige i read your first post in this thread and so happy for you that you are now a mum! Just liked you hoped

This time last year I was living in London and working a fixed term contract in a job I really enjoyed. I also had no real idea when we would be able to ttc as there was no way in London and we wanted to move home but had to wait fir OH to progress in his job and then get a promotion that would lead us back home. A year on we have now moved home due to OH getting his promotion! And I am now job hunting. We are starting to ttc in December so the rest of this year will be spent enjoying time together and with our friends and going to festivals and holidays plus training for my first marathon in October.
This time next year I hope to be pregnant! If we are very lucky and are successful first time I will be almost 6 months! I will come back and update next year
So we actually started ttc in November last year and caught first try but unfortunately had a mmc discovered at the 12 week scan and then a d&c. OH then needed spinal surgery so we couldn't try for a while after which was really hard but then we fell pregnant with our rainbow baby boy in June and I'm now 25 weeks. Due date is 23rd Feb! So excited to meet him!



 
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