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|Wed, 01-20-2010 - 9:57pm|
I am Belynda, 30 and I am married to DH Matt, 29. We have 1 DS, Bryon who is 2 (2007 Sugarplum.)
We are waiting to TTC, because of $$$$$! The reasoning is so aggreviating to me it is unbelieveable. We have been struggling for so long, that to wait for #2 becuase of $, to me means that DS will be an only child.
While I was pregnant and right after DS was born, I was dead set on only 1. I am an only child, and told everyone that I turned out ok, and so will DS. I lost my job in January 2009, and became a SAHM for 5 months while looking for a new job. It was during that time that the baby bug bit, and hasn't gone away yet.
My goal is to start TTC in April. DS is (an almost) Christmas baby, so we want to avoid another Christmas due date. We have really knuckled down on our family budget over the past 2 months, both becuase we really needed to, and also DH's requirement for starting to TTC is that we have all the bills up-to-date, and paid on time and a positive balance in the bank account for 3 consecutive months. We put all the pieces into place, but life keeps happening and the set-backs are piling up. DH is mainly concerned with the cost of formula and DC, and also staying afloat while on maternity leave.
There are other factors that we have thought of that are holding us back as well. DS is "sort of" potty training. DC is working on it with him. He goes on the potty, if you put him on it, and is very proud of himself when he goes. But, he does not tell us when he needs to go. We have transitioned him to his "big boy bed" this past weekend. He had a convertable crib, so he has taken the change very well. We are both very surprised. We haven't had to battle to keep him in it. He even stays in it in the morning, and still waits for us to come and get him!
We also have a space problem. We have the room for #2, but only after rooms in the house are "repurposed". This of course, requires some money, which is obviously an issue. We have been working on it slowly but surely, when resources are available, but it is definetly slow going.
Wow, this was a lot longer intro then I had planned.
If anyone has any advice, or opinions to offer, I am all ears!
P.S. - I really need to update my siggy. The pic of DS is over a year old, but he is definitly still this cute!