I am 22 and married. My husband and I have only been married a little over 6 months (together 3 years.) He is 24 and works as a police officer. We do fine financially, we pay the bills and such, but have a very modest savings account, though we are reforming our spending ways for the better. We have a house we rent in a nice area with a ton of extra space (we use the second living area as an office and have two empty bedrooms that we basically just store junk in.) We're within ten minutes of both our parents (both our Mom's are retired and at home), who would all be pretty excited at the prospect of a little one and be happy to help with free babysitting.
Though there are hang-ups, which make me feel as if this baby fever is a battle between my head and my heart!
I am only halfway through nursing school, with two years left. Obviously time-wise and financially that can be a tough strain without a baby, let alone with one. We would still like to travel and buy new cars and a house and furniture. I know that a baby and those things are not mutually exclusive, but they certainly are harder to attain at the same time. But on the one hand they are just material things, and isn't family and love more important?
And on that other hand it's a baby! Material things are important! What if our car went out? We are responsible, but at the moment we don't have the cash to just go out and buy a new one just like that? Anyone have any words of wisdom as to what to listen to? Heart or head?
(P.S. as for my husband. He would like to wait until after I'm done with school, but I know that if I really wanted this and really talked to him about it he would be on board. I've been neglecting to mention it too much because I'm embarrassed by the suddenness and ferocity in which this fever has taken hold!)