We are also planning to TTC #1 soon, but the exact time is still unknown. I'm in my early thirties and so am heartened to see that Alison is 35 with a 3.5 year old. My quick math skills tell me that I, too, could have a few kiddos in that time-frame, so that is always reassuring!
We are holding off because I want to stay home and we cannot, cannot lose my income. I have been reading to see how families do it, and I read: only have one car, cut cable TV, don't eat out as much, less vacations, all sorts of things. We currently share a single car, don't own a television, dry our clothes on the line and don't have long-distance telephone...no cells, either. We don't feel deprived at all and enjoy our lifestyle, but it leaves little to "give up" so that we can lose my income. (assuming my employer would not meet me half-way with a work from home option, which would be grand) That is our reason for holding off - we would not be able to have me home - and we both want me to be home to raise our children...to bf, to dote over, to care for, to watch grow, .... So until DH secures a consistent job with a little more pay, we are in the planning to TTC stage...We are HOPING and PRAYING for early 2007 (any time between now and Dec. '07 essentially
And we're currently using NFP while TTA, in the hopes that we'll be *immediately* successful when TTC!
So, why are others not TTC yet?