Hi ladies. I was a member here way back when. I'll give y'all a quick intro and then if there's anything anyone wants to know, just ask. I'm usually an open book.
My name is Alyssa. I'm 26 (I'll be 27 just before Christmas) and have been married for 6.5 years. Hubby and I tried for a while after we first got married, but then we moved back in with my parents and were asked to not have babies while here. I think my Mom was soured on it because my brother and his wife has just moved out and she had been taking care of their baby all the time. So, we respected her wishes.
We've had our ups and downs, as most couples do, but the day after our anniversary this year we had a large breakthrough and realized we were more like roommates than a married couple and that we should fix that before we decided to have kids, or even stay together. It's been 5 months now and things are going great.
This past week, in a hormonal PMS fit I bawled my eyes out for an hour without being able to speak. When I finally did, I told DH that I was afraid I'd never get to be a mom. That's been pretty much all I've wanted since I was little. So, he told me that he thought we were ready. We still live with my parents, but our business (we are starting a graphic design business together) is starting to take off, and we are more like housemates with my parents. They are now assured that if we have kids while still here, we will be the ones caring for the kids. Also, we are helping them out with home repairs and stuff. If they make us leave to have kids, they'll lose that. lol.
So, DH and I talked it over and decided that this cycle will officially be our TTC cycle #1. I'm all ready to chart my BBT and I am so excited to really start in on this journey.
So, that's the very basics about my TTC...I guess that doesn't really tell y'all much about ME as a person, though...lol. Like I said, just ask things.
ETA: Holy moly. I just saw my signature. It's from 2008. I guess I should change that. lol