After a few months lurking in MDC and reading a lot of other people's posts and getting informed about tons of stuff, I feel like I'm finally "qualified" to actually post myself - since we just started TTC!
We just got married last Friday, and our main reason for actually getting married (we've been together for almost 8 years, living together for over 4, have joint finances, own property together, and are human servants to a pair of cats) was starting a family. So here we go.
Wow, not it's no longer theoretical, or a hazy "something", but actually something real that will hopefully happen soon. The timing is right, we're both on the same page about this ... but of course I can't help feeling a lot of conflicting emotions, and I guess that's all normal.
I'm excited that we're finally trying to have kids, scared that we won't be up for the challenge, afraid we might have infertility issues (I have been charting for over a year, so I know that I don't ovulate every month and that plus other symptoms lead be to believe I have been battling with some mild hypothyroidism - happily, lifestyle changes I've made in the last year seem to have been successful), anxious about not losing our friends if we do get pregnant (our families live in a different country, so our [childless and mostly single] friends are our only support system), etc etc.
On the bright side, there's no pressure on the TTC front for this particular month. I haven't been charting since we came back to our native country for the wedding, but I'm pretty sure I ovulated at some point during the week we were apart, and by the time we've had a change to sleep together baby making was out of the picture for this cycle and it was just about fun.
Looking forward to readying other's stories and hope the TTC journey ends up being smooth!