I think this is definitely something a lot of working women consider! :) I know I've heard a lot about teachers planning their TTC'ing around hopefully having summer babies so they don't miss much of the school year. Military spouses also consider deployments and things like that.
For me, it's more of an issue of not really having a career established yet that worries me. I'm a receptionist right now and don't want to be one forever. So I worry about when to start TTC in terms of starting a new job, beginning a career, etc.
Hi Tigarlily, welcome to the board! My name is Becki, I'm 25 and my DH is 27. It makes perfect sense to TTC when it would work out best for your job! There's definitely nothing wrong with that! Many people have different busy seasons with their jobs or their SOs jobs that they want to avoid having a baby in. Not that being a parent won't fundamentally change your work life - you're always a parent, even if your kid's at daycare, you know?
The major issue for me with work is whether to stay at my job when we have a baby, and how to afford either option: Not having two full-time incomes, or daycare. Daycare is so expensive in my state, it's ridiculous, and would eat up nearly all of my paycheck. And I really prefer the idea of only working part-time once we have a baby, but it wouldn't be in the cards financially any time soon. DH would have to suddenly get a much higher-paying job for that to happen.
I feel worried about telling my child one day that you were born in this year rather in another year because of my work schedule
David Nicholas 12/5/09Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13