Our son is 1 y/o and we both have the baby bug. But I think we're going to wait until next spring because of many reasons, finances is one of them. We have our son in day care part-time and it would be difficult paying twice as much. I would be able to pay it with my check (work part-time), however we use my check for day care and groceries, so bye-bye money for groceries! Second reason is I don't know if I could handle having a newborn and a 2 year old. Our son probably wouldn't be potty trained by then, so that means 2 in diapers. So we'll wait and see what next year brings. If we're in the same position, then oh well, we'll start trying!
Talk about it with your DH ... just remember that there are many *hidden* costs to childcare, such as numerous doctor appointments (paying copays), expense of the birth itself, if you plan on formula feeding (cost of formula) and diapers.
at 6:02 PM on May. 19, 2009