- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
My husband and I have been married a little over two years now. We are strongly considering TTC starting next month. If it were up to him, we would have started months ago lol. The only thing holding me back is grad school. My husband is self-employed, so he will be able to stay home with the baby most of the time, as he can decease his schedule and work around it. This will result in some pay cut, but not an enormous amount, and he really wants this. I, on the other hand, just completed my first year of teaching. I love my job, and will continue teaching after we have a baby.
Currently, I have great state based insurance for free, but I will no longer have this as of May 2019, and I will graduate grad school in May 2019. The insurance offered through my small, rural school is not nearly as good (or cheap) as the insurance I currently have.
My grad school schedule looks like this: Fall 2017= 9 credit hours, Spring 2018=6 credit hours, Summer 2018= 0 credits, Fall 2018= 3 credit hours, Spring 2019= 6 credit hours (internship). Besides the extreme baby fever, I would simply wait another year before ttc to where I would graduate grad school, however, I will be doing my internship at my school, so missing work during that time may put me behind with my internship, and I will also be losing my free awesome insurance when I graduate.
I know that TTC doesn’t mean we will get preg right away. Heck, it took my parents 8 years and my husband’s parents 7 years to get preg. So, I know no matter what I try to plan it might not work out. But, I also don’t want to ttc until I’m sure.
So, my question is, what would you do? Carpe diem and TTC this fall, hopefully have a baby next summer, with 1 year of grad school left (1 class and 1 internship semester) with great insurance? Or wait another year, TTC for after I will be graduated, have a much more expensive birth + high monthly insurance, but be out of school or at least in my internship? I want a child so badly, yet, I don’t want to wish I had waited another year. I am such a Type A personality lol.