UPDATE: We were very excited about an addition to our family, but unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be. I had an early miscarriage. Again, thank you to everyone for your kind words.
The grandparents have been notified, so now I am excited to share the news with all of you! I’m pregnant 🙂
Yes, having another child will have many implications on our debt reduction progress. But I can’t think of anything else that can be so worth it!
My husband and I always wanted two children. After the birth of our son, we wanted to wait at least 3 to 4 years until we had another child, to help space out college and such. After waiting that time, we knew we couldn’t afford another child because we didn’t have health insurance. Well, in December we finally obtained health insurance and my son is already 5. We still aren’t financially secure by any means, but we are in a much better position than when my son was born.
I’m actually not entirely sure how far along I am. I first became suspicious in February because my monthly cycle was absent. I ended up thinking it was probably stress-related because that’s when the New York Times article came out. I took a pregnancy test and at that time it came up negative.
That occurance made my husband think that perhaps it was time to try for another. We both are not getting any younger and I had decided that some time ago that I did not want to have children after I was 30. Perhaps now was the time so we let our guard down a bit and decided that if it was going to happen, it was going to happen.
Another month passed and a few days ago I began having some other pregnancy symptoms. I took another test yesterday and it was positive. Sometime soon I will make an appointment with the doctor and I’m sure they will be able to pinpoint a due date.
We are very excited about this addition to our family, and it will mean many, many changes for us. There is much to talk about from a financial standpoint from working to increase our income to cover new costs to saving money with the new baby. I haven’t given up hope with still meeting our debt payoff goal date of May 2009 😉
Oh, and tomorrow will be my first attempt with quitting cigarettes cold turkey. Wish me luck!