[name_m]Hi[/name_m] all! Tentatively wading into this thread. I have been on nameberry for many years, but only now am approaching actually having kids! However, given that it is so late in the year really it will be next year before any very intentional trying happens.
[name_f]My[/name_f] husband and I got married recently and live in the Midwest. He is a lawyer, I work in education and we are both 26. Our timeline for TTC has crept backwards over the last few months, from spring/summer 2023 to late 2022 to maybe now? I have planned for a while to come off the pill, and next week will be my last week on it. I have been on the pill for many years and just felt done with it, and with being the one primarily responsible for birth control. However, I figured we would use condoms until we decided we actually wanted to start trying, but my husband has now been saying vague statements like “hey whatever happens happens” but also recently said “we should get pregnant in December.” It feels like a bit of a reversal of roles, since I have always been the more enthusiastic one when it come to having a baby, and frankly it has taken me by surprise!
All that being said I am okay waiting a bit longer, but am trying to make sure I am physically prepared if I do get pregnant soon. I eat a fairly healthy vegetarian diet and am reasonably physically active, although I could be more for sure. I am pretty small and therefore don’t eat tons, and always worry I am deficient in something. I currently am taking a multivitamin as well as [name_m]Zinc[/name_m] and [name_m]Iron[/name_m] (not every day, it does irritate my stomach). I cross checked with the recommended contents of prenatal vitamins, and all I am not getting in my current regimen is calcium and iodine. Think that alone is a good enough reason to switch now to a prenatal? I have a doctors appointment later this month and I will of course ask then too.
Looking forward to joining in on these discussion on occasion! Continuing the conversation about an imagined child’s features, I have always pictured our kids looking like my husband. They are all but guaranteed to have black or close to black hair (we both do), and he has very dark brown eyes I imagine our kids inheriting. [name_f]My[/name_f] husband has a great jawline and I have a weak one, so I very much hope our kids get that from him! I know he wants them to be tall like his family. He is about 6ft, and is the tallest in his extended family, but most men are around 5’10". [name_f]My[/name_f] family has an average male height of about 5’7", so it will be interesting to see far down the road whose genes win out!