I know this is kinda off topic, but I'm still so excited (and shocked) that I had to share. I passed my driving license test today!! Granted, I've had a license in the U.S. (where I'm from) for 15 years, but I've been taking lessons the past few months to pass my British test....and I did it on the first try! I'm so happy!
This is an important step towards us TTC because it means I can actually get myself to my MW appointments now without having to make my poor husband take off work to drive me there (where we live is very rural with no bus service and I work from a home office at the moment). I still have one last health-related thing to check off the list in the next week or so, but this was a move in the right direction for us definitely starting to TTC at the end of April. I'm still in so much shock, but I needed to tell someone! So glad it's done now!
Anyone else checking off some big items on their 'crib list' this week?
That's great, it'll ease a lot of stress that could come with having to arrange transport and then getting the baby out and about in future.
Learning to drive is top of my list, unfortunately I'm absolutely awful at it for some reason. Driving instructors in the past have encouraged me not to drive, my OH will only let me drive when we move to the middle of nowhere and there's hardly any other traffic!
YAY Good for you. Time to treat your self to a nice family friendly car now. Do you have any idea what you are going to get?
Thanks, everyone!! I had an appointment today and actually got to drive myself instead of having to take the train and get stuck waiting for my husband to get off work to pick me up. It's making life so much easier already!
Not sure what kinda car I'll end up getting. We'll probably wait a few months since I don't need to use ours except for a few days a week, so my husband and I can still trade off. But eventually, I'd like a Ford Focus (used, of course) or something similar. We have a Vauxhaul Astra estate now (an old, mid-90s one) and that does well for us if we need to haul around any big stuff and has a tow hitch. So I'll probably get something smaller with 4 doors. I used to have a Ford Mustang in my younger, wilder days, so I feel like a Focus would be the more mature 30-something upgrade to my much loved Mustang!
Yay, congratulations! It must have been so frustrating already being able to drive but having to re take the test over here. My advce would be to get a 5 door car with a decent sized boot so a focus would be ideal. I changed my car about 6 months ago (with ttc and babies in mind) and went for a 5 door which is a god send when babysitting my one year old neice. Taking her from the car seat to the pram etc is difficult enough but I couldn't imagine having to do everything whilst leaning into a 3 door car. My step sister has a 3 door and has done since she had the baby and finds it really difficult so as soon as finances allow she will be getting a 5 door.
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