How long did you wait before you had your first born?

Philippines
August 5, 2008 6:39pm CST
I've been married for 8 months already. But I'm not yet pregnant. We're not into family planning. Sometimes, I find myself crying because I'm excited to have a child already. =(
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@philjas (1134)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I was married for 8 years before I got pregnant! We weren't trying, we were basically trying not to (I just never felt I was ready), but fate intervened. Sometimes it happens that way.
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• United States
19 Aug 08
I've been married for 7 months, and we got pregnant about 2 months after being married. lol. Oh God, it's like we didn't waste any time. lol. So we never really did settle into being newlyweds, because all of sudden we weren't from "just married" to "mommy and daddy". But I'm so happy and so blessed. Honestly, I didn't think I'd get pregnant so fast. I wouldn't trade being pregnant for anything. Being a mother is my greatest wish in the worls, I'm so anxious and excited about it!
• United States
6 Aug 08
Well we tried right from our wedding night, but higher powers had other ideas, I didnt get pregnant until just before our 4th anniversary. I think the timing worked out well though, i had a few yrs in at the company i worked with, and could have kept working since i was there so long, but i ended up chosing to quit and stay home with him. Now im looking to go back since he will be in school all day, and i think i will have no prob getting back in.
@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
6 Aug 08
We were married for about 7 years before we had our first child. It's not that we didn't want one, but we also wanted to spend some time just the two of us before getting a brake on having a life. I am still quite happy about this decision. We had time to spend together as a couple and then we were happy to spend time as couple/parents. As wonderful as it is, being a parent brings responsibilities that sometimes cut our wings a little bit. No more driving without a plan and end up staying at this nice village we passed by, cutting some of the going out habits because we can't always find a baby sitter or if we can we might not be able to afford one all the time, and some other things. People don't regret them but sometimes wish that maybe they should have had some more time together before the children came. Personally it was the best timing for us and it worked perfectly, at least for us. It doesn't mean that it works for everyone.