Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Am I Crazy?!?

My husband and I agreed before we got married that we wanted our kids close together (like 1 1/2 to 2 years apart). We planned on waiting until right after college to have kids but we were blessed a little early and I still have this year plus one more of college to finish.

So, ever since Gabriel was about 6 months I've been having crazy baby fever but containing it by telling myself "just finish school then worry about more kids." However, Gabriel just had his first b-day and now my husband is even wanting another kid. But there's one thing stopping us both from jumping into it-- 2 years of college!

I know it would be great to have our careers settled, buy a house, and then worry about giving Gabriel a little sibling, but then again I don't want to sacrifice what my husband and I want for our family (kids close in age to be friends, share, get through baby stage in one big adventure, etc) just because of school. No matter what, my husband will graduate and hopefully I will too even if I get pregnant with 2 years left; it would obviously just be harder. However, after school and baby mode it would be worth it (so I believe).
If we conceive this fall the baby would be born in summer of 2012 so I'd have one year to finish after baby is born. I'm planning on being a stay-at-home mom as well but it all depends on the economy and husband's job (thus why I'm taking time to go to college).

Anybody go through college with 2+ kids? Stories? Please give advice!

1 comment:

  1. wow you have a lot to think and pray about! :) two things: I'm reading the book "Professionalizing Motherhood" by Jill Savage. It's super encouraging and empowering for stay at home moms, check it out when/if you ever get a spare second to read! Also, my mom had a 5 year old and an infant (me) while going to Nursing school. She graduated a registered nurse with a 4.0! So it's possible, but with a lot of hard work! Also, I meet more moms who regret not finishing or going to college, than I do moms who finished college but haven't "used" their degrees outside of the home yet.