I'm a preschool teacher and had planned on starting to TTC this past spring for the same reasons as you. However, I had some health issues come up that threw a monkey wrench into our plans. So now here we are several months later, trying on and off based on how I feel. This will be our third month of actively trying, with charting, checking cervical mucus, temping, etc.
Before I was sick, I kept waiting to try until the spring. So I guess we never know what will come our way and that some things are out of our control.
I had a parent of a child tell me that children are resilient and that family comes first. I thought that was really helpful because I was feeling really stressed out about waiting for the "perfect time".
If you really want a baby, go for it and see what happens.
Married Mama to two girls, A (4/06) and I (9/09).
I was lucky enough to be able to take a whole year off, so a July baby was perfect. She was almost 14 months when she went to daycare for the first time.
We have been trying for a long time with no luck. Because of fertility issues we just continue to try even if it means I might have a Sept. due date!
We are so hoping for another baby that we no longer are focusing on timing. Baby comes first and then we will figure out the rest...
So I'm thinking if you concieve somewhere around May...then you'll fall into a nice pattern for morning sickness and fatigue over summer and then work the next year and have baby in spring.
Trying to build up my house, not tear it down . Got 3 wonderful kids , blessed with a wonderful husband and have the privilege of staying home full time to enjoy it all!
we planned, started trying in august, then were successful in september. that puts our due date on graduation day. SERIOUSLY!!! So, i'm hoping that i'll be able to conduct the graduation music, then get out of there for the baby.
however- we were trying to specifically have an end of school year baby. but we did get to the point where we decided that if it took us a long time, the baby was more important than the time of year. i love my job, but it *is* just a job. my family is more important than my job.
being a high school band director, marching band.... well, i'm very thankful that it worked out the way we hoped. that means i get two months off with the baby before i have to start marching again. and we have a lot of family and friends to help us out. that makes it nice too.
best of luck.
It probably depends on when the big events in your school year are. Maybe start charting before you start trying, so you're totally ready to try when those "ideal" months for TTC come around. But don't worry about ideal too much!
Ideally, I would have liked to have a June baby. I plan on taking a year off, and that would be the most "clean cut", with a couple extra months added on the end. Of course, I'm past June and onto September (if this cycle were to be "the one"), so we'll see what happens. I might end up having to take a little less than a year off.
Mama to Julian Matthew, born 5/10/2011
Hopeful for the next!