I think if you and your husband are ready then go ahead. There are lots of mom groups you can goto to meet new friends with children. IMO if you have a friend that drops you because you have kids then they weren't a true friend in the first place. Having a child shouldn't change whether or not they remain a friend.
If you and your husband are ready for kids then i say go for it! I was 19 when i had my first, so completely not at the "baby age" and eventually i lost touch with all of my friends except the odd msg here and there.. however it was not only them who didnt want to be friends with me anymore.. i didnt want to be their friend either! We had nothing in common anymore and i had no desire to talk about the things they wanted to. I found new friends and i couldnt be happier! I say if YOU are ready go for it :)
I totally understand where youre coming from! I was 20 when I became pregnant with my first child. Yes, its true, you may lose some friends along the way and its sad but in the process you will find out who your real friends are! My best friend stuck it out with me. My first child and her first child are 7 years apart! :|
I dont know if others will agree with me but sometimes it takes one couple in a group to fall pregnant and then you all seem to fall pregnant at a similar time. I had this with my DS. I fell preg. Then 6 other girls fell preg within the next couple of months. A couple of those were actually preg before me but hadnt announced it yet.
Only you and your hubby can decide on the right timing...but here's something to think about: