My husband and I have been ttc on and off again for the past year. I have PCOS and am currently taking meds for it, so it's hard. Anyways he outright tells me this morning that we can't afford another baby. Until we get all of our debt cleared, 4 yrs. He thinks he will too old (currently 32) to have another baby. I'm only 27 and I know how much babies cost... As they grow it gets cheaper. *sigh* I'm so full of emotions right now and don't know how to act upon them.
Thanks for the support ladies : ) Yes we did talk and it seems that my husband is a little nervous going to my ob appt next week. It's a new doctor who specializes in PCOS and fertility. Along with taking a feritlity med there is a chance of having multiples. He doesn't think we could afford having multiples. So he's a little stressed with that idea. We do have a budget... and I do keep a balanced ledger of what's going out vs in. Our kiddo maybe starting 1/2 days of preschool soon. Hopefully, I can find a part time job : ) I would love to get out of the house and socialize again w/ other adults. Perk is getting paid for that time.
As for the "as they grow it gets cheaper." You guys are really hooked on that phrase lol. I had to formula feed my dd, baby, food, crib, changing table, creams, thermometers, bath tubs, special shampoo, special dreft detergent, bottles, diapers, swings, wipes, doctors appts (shots) pack n play... The first kiddo is expensive b/c you really don't know what you're in for, so you buy everything. Now that we have all of those things; yeah, it will be cheaper. I can kind of predict my daughter size for the seasons, so when there is a sale. I stock up : ) I only paid $4 on 2 brand new winter coats for her, size 10 princess snow boots $5, pj's for the next 2 yrs for $2 a pc.... In my opinion, that's cheaper. Save on gas, money and time.