a traveling Wife: Having A Baby?

Having A Baby?

Friday, August 7, 2015

Thank you to SunTrust Bank and Your Sunny Day for sponsoring this post. All content/opinions are my own.
I get asked this all the time. When are you having a baby? Are you pregnant? When do you and A want to have kids?

A and I have been married for 4 years in September and most people (i.e. family, friends and strangers) believe that we should have had kids by now. But how do they know when is the right time for us?

I don't think couples really know when the right time to have children is. They just know they want to expand their family and work towards that. For A and I, we have several questions that remain unanswered.

The questions I ask myself on the regular:

- Am I emotionally stable enough for children?
- Are we financially comfortable with having children? Additionally, what is the cost to raise a child?
- Do we move around with kids or pick a location to settle down?
- Would I even be a good parent?
- I want to be a stay-at-home mom. Is it feasible for me to be able to do that?

A said he has similar thoughts too, but his specific questions are;

- Am I ready for children?
- Will I have enough time to dedicate towards raising a child?
- Do we want to raise children long distance from their relatives? Right now we are over 500 miles away from most of our family. 

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