Baby Fever….

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Well I think you have two separate issues: whether to finish school and when to have a baby. 

For the first, how stable is your current job?  Do you have/does it give you skills that would help you get another job, should circumstances require it?  Over the course of your career, the company may close, you may move, etc; not matter how much you love your job you can’t assume you will stay there forever.  If you would be able to find a comparable job easily then you might view the three years you spent in school as a “sunk cost” and no matter what you do, you cannot get that time/money back.  If you absolutley do not want to finish/work in the field then that may be your best choice.  However, if finishing will improve your future employment opportunities then you might want to just force yourself to focus and finish now.  Is there an option to take time off and finish later? If you would not want to change jobs even if you finished, and it is a field that requires constant practice, that could make sense.  Of course, this impacts your DH as well so you should discuss it.  Perhaps he can deal with house stuff by himself for awhile so you can focus every day after work?

For the second, you should talk to your DH about a timeline.  You may not be able to have a baby while in school but you would have nearly a year minimum until you had a baby, even if you started TTC soon! That might give you the time to finish school.

Best of luck with whatever you decide!

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