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  #1  
November 3rd, 2011, 02:11 PM
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In order to establish your career first?
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November 3rd, 2011, 02:30 PM
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umm yeah I guess so. I definately graduated from college and started working for the federal government before kiddos. I'm only 30 though and I had my first at 26. Now that I think about it alot of my classmates had kids and were married when I was in my second year of college. lol
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November 3rd, 2011, 05:30 PM
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well I made sure I graduated college, got a job and got married before I got pregnant, but I didn't have any specific career goals in mind before I had kids. I was 25 when Juliet was born.
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November 3rd, 2011, 05:43 PM
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Yes, very much so. I finished grad school and was married for almost 6 years before having Collin. I was 33 when he was born.
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November 3rd, 2011, 05:54 PM
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Yes, but it was mostly because I hadn't found Mr. Right and then because it took too long to find him. I made sure to get my degree and a job - and then really focused on sustaining and making the best I could of my career while I pursued the efforts of finding DH. By the time I met DH I was 33...and then when we started ttc, we had issues...correction...I had issues conceiving.

I was 36 before I got pregnant. 37 when I delivered.
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November 3rd, 2011, 07:39 PM
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I used to say I wanted to wait until I was 35 to have my first baby so I could get as far as I could in my career first, but I ended up pregnant at 29 and having a baby at 30. Part of the reason is that I had been working from home and was in the ideal work situation to have a baby. If this keeps up I may have to rush to have #2, just so I can make sure to WFH while the LOs are little.
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November 3rd, 2011, 11:24 PM
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I'll have to answer "No" to this. I graduated college, we got married that summer, and a month later I found out I was pregnant. It was pretty rough financially after Austin was born. If I knew then what I know now, I definitely would have waited to have a career before kids.
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November 4th, 2011, 07:18 AM
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No. I didn't meet my husband until I was 28, we got married when I was 31, and waited about a year to make sure my health was under control to TTC. Career had nothing to do with it. We were both already established.

ETA: I couldn't say if this answer would be different if I had met/married someone before I was established.
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November 16th, 2011, 08:46 AM
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yes I did. I wanted to make sure I had a stable job first.
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November 16th, 2011, 10:17 AM
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nope, i had been in the salon and qualified for 5 years already by the time i was 28 and kyla was born. we just waited till we felt ready.
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