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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 02:30 AM   11
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I like this thread!

I'm Lee 21, my OH Steve is 31, we've been together 4 years and live in a lovely rented flat in Essex (UK) with our two big cats.

We're WTT for number one for several reasons and I can't figure out a timescale which is difficult

We're waiting for me to finish uni (which is in April), and to be in a full time job for long enough so I get maternity pay. Steve wants to pay off his loans which will take about two years, once that's done it will take 18 months to save for a deposit on a house... then I guess we'll go from there.

I worry a little as he's older than me and secretly hope we have a lil accident. Altho chances are slim as the doc put me on Cerazette lol.

BnB has been my lifesaver and I thank all you lovely ladies on here and look forward to gettin to know you all as we patiently wait for our first LO's
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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 03:36 AM   12
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Hi everyone, I am new to BnB. Glad there are other women out there as excited as me about starting a family!

Both me and my other half are 22 (nearly 23). We are not married yet although we have been together for 6 years this xmas (living together for 5 years).

I just finished my degree, and am working and my other half is completing a PHD (with funding). I am ready now, but my OH says he is in the crucial years of his work and so we are looking at starting after he has finished his PHD and got a post-doc position. That's three years from now and I am getting incredibly impatient!

We are hoping to move to Canada at that point also, so that could be interesting...

Nice to meet you all x



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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:34 AM   13
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I love this thread. Welcome to you all!!!! (And, feel free to add me on Facebook so I can add you all to the secret WTT group! Message me to make sure I know you're from BnB.)

I'm so excited about possibly starting TTC next year!! DH isn't thinking about it at all right now though, because he is still at uni doing his teacher training. He told me last night that this next year is going to be hard for us, because his course is very demanding and he's a worrier at the best of times! He's worried he won't be able to make it as a teacher, but I know he will. He didn't believe he'd do well in his degree last year, and got a First, so that shows how low on self-confidence he is.

I think by the time he's half-way into his course (it's a year long), he'll be more confident and relaxed about the prospect of being a primary school teacher, so I'll probably talk to him properly about TTC then, and see where he's at.

I am still charting my BBT, and am loving finding out about my natural cycles! Let's hope this month's is as normal as it can be, just coming off the Pill!!



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:50 AM   14
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Great thread

I've been hanging around here for several months now so a few of you know me already, but here goes

I'm Kate, 30, been with my husband (also 30, just one day older than me) nearly 8 years, married for almost 15 months, and still in a state of honeymoon-type-bliss

We are WTT until next summer-ish, and it's mainly me holding back. I'm charting and taking preconception vitamins in preparation, though! My husband will be quite happy to start whenever I give the go-ahead

We have just bought our first house (yippeeeeee!) and just waiting to move in, which was one of the main reasons for waiting, and now we need to build our finances up again to provide a little cushion for maternity leave and baby stuffs.

Also, I want to see how some stuff at work pans out, there's a potential restructure in the air that could have pretty serious implications, and in the spring I may or may not get to start some training that I have desperately wanted for years. I want to get a good way into that before getting pregnant, and it'd be great to have over a year's experience in that before going off on mat leave (as it'll be more difficult then for me to be sidelined in someone else's favour).

So, we'll see what happens with that, and hopefully we will be TTC in mid-late summer of 2012. We'd like two children, ideally a boy and a girl, but obviously we'll be happy with whatever we get!



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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 08:46 AM   15
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Hello everyone! I'm teacup. My partner and I have been together for almost 3 years and we live on the south coast UK. We are WTT until we are married and after I have finished my big project at work. I am 25 and OH is 35, we currently live together and have been since 7 months into our relationship. I have been broody since August and had not really thought much about TTC before then - this forum is helping me through those broody times!



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 10:59 AM   16
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I am so glad to be in this together (in the fun yet distant, internet connection, sort of way).

I had a nice response typed out with specific things for specific people but then something went wrong and it didn't post and then BnB wouldn't work right (this was last night). So in an effort not to drive myself crazy, I'm not going to try to recreate it.

I'm 25 & DH is 31. We're both worried about the possibilities of age related fertility issues. I kind of want DH to get his checked as part of our preparations while WTT. But the closest fertility clinic is 2.5 hours away, and they say the "sample" has to be delivered within an hour or 45 minutes, either way too fast for the sample to be produced at home. I think our insurance covers the testing though. So I plan to bring it up in the next few weeks.



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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 11:41 AM   17
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Not to be crude but.. Do they not provide a suitable place for him to procure a "sample" at the clinic? What a pain that it's so far away! Unless he has had anyproblems in the past, age related problems aren't that common at 31 are they? Not from what I've read up on, but then eeryone says something different

to all those who introduced themselves I'm glad we have our own little corner!



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 12:42 PM   18
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I don't know! Isn't that horrible? I know I could call and ask, but I'm afraid of sounding like some punk kid making a prank call..."yes, I'd like my husband to get his sperm tested...how does this work?"

I don't know. It's probably not a problem. Just a precaution. Or me (us) trying to control something not completely controllable (TTC).



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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 13:09 PM   19
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BeeLT - I'm sure they have received a call or two similar and have probably been asked every question in the book. I would just call and be honest. Say something along the lines of "we are new to this and live 2 hours away. we really want to get this done, what are your suggestions?" They might have a lot of suggestions or options.

I worry about ttc b/c my sister has been battling infertility, I was on BCP for about 10 years and DH has been struggling with his weight his entire life (bad genes apparently). We joined a fitness center a few weeks ago but haven't been very good with going on a regular basis yet. lol. We are both 28 so I was told not to start worrying until we have been actively trying for over a year or I turn 35. It's just so hard not to. DH is optimistic though so that helps!



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