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Cast Your Vote:

    • Not the best timing, but very happy -- Votes: 18
    • Not the best timing and am nervous for the future -- Votes: 5
    • Financially ready -- Votes: 17
    • Working on it; things will fall into place -- Votes: 16
Are you financially ready for a baby? Juhsteen 2 kids; California 2668 posts
15th Apr '10

Just curious how many of us preggo ladies are 100% ready for their new addition. I feel I am ready. It may be tough at times, but I am ready for it. My fiance's family will not think it's such a good idea that we are going to have baby #2 right now, but I don't want to put my life on hold and I know my kid will have a loving and happy family and to me that's all that matters.

So do you think you are financially ready?

A&E 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 21659 posts
15th Apr '10

NOPE!



we were until my husband lost his job.. but we will get there.

Fierce Mama 1 child; Houston, Texas 74725 posts
15th Apr '10

Yep we'd be just fine if I got pregnant.

Juhsteen 2 kids; California 2668 posts
15th Apr '10
Quoting Still baking!:
Juhsteen 2 kids; California 2668 posts
15th Apr '10
Quoting Still baking!:
A&E 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 21659 posts
15th Apr '10
Quoting Justine{is preggow/#2}:
KalinaG Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; Alberta 399 posts
15th Apr '10

Life is expensive and I don't think anyone is ever 100% ready. But I am more excited than anything to have my baby and would do it all over again. Totally wasnt in a position to financially afford it but through saving in preparing now I am. Cant wait for June!!!

A&E 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 21659 posts
15th Apr '10
Quoting Justine{is preggow/#2}:
A&E 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 21659 posts
15th Apr '10

Gahh I cant wait until I can find a job out here!

Momma Perham 2 kids; Florida 7625 posts
15th Apr '10

lolWeWERE financially ready until I lost my job because of my pregnancy! But we're staying positive. I'm a firm believer in "everything happens for a reason" & I know that everything will fall into place as it needs to. We're gonna make it work!

Mama Branson 1 child; California 915 posts
15th Apr '10

I don't you can ever be ready for a baby. But you make it work & do what you got to do.

Juhsteen 2 kids; California 2668 posts
15th Apr '10

I just hate when people say things that are negative with such a positive outcome to look forward to. I know we will have everything as far as necessities and we have a great big family, but we are waiting to tell them becuase we don't want to get lectured. It sucks not to be able to share the excitement immediately just because they are negative. I am just looking forward to my son having a sibling and watching them grow together. And I love being pregnant!

manda [Noah's mommy] 1 child; California 2005 posts
15th Apr '10
Quoting Justine{is preggow/#2}:
Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6849 posts
15th Apr '10

I think yours is a common situation....people want to keep their family growing, but in this economy it's hard to be stable. On one hand you'd like to wait until the money is there, but you don't know when that's going to happen and you don't want your kids to be 5, 6, 7 years apart because you waited. On the other you'd rather just go for it hoping that it'll work out, but then you feel selfish that you're growing your family when you're not ready. I think it's a choice a lot of families are having to make right now.

IMO, it's not a bad thing if you're not 100% ready, but if you're living off the gov't and can't afford the basics like, food and shelter...well, then you better just wait.

On a more personal note, this pregnancy (our third) was an "accident" and we weren't financially ready at ALL. Luckily things have turned around and we're going well now (I'm 35 weeks), BUT we too were nervous to tell people and hear their reactions. Surprisingly enough we didn't get ANY poor responses. It was a relief.

Juhsteen 2 kids; California 2668 posts
15th Apr '10
Quoting mandacakes [ITS A BOY!]: