@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: Thank you for making this thread, and sorry about your loss. I can only imagine how hard it must be.
I’m glad this thread started. I hang out on the TTC thread, but I’m not really TTC, so I don’t feel it’s a good fit.
We’ve been married for almost 6 weeks, and I’ve got hard core baby fever. We’re ready, and willing (just had my blood work done this morning), but I’m on a contract job, and we don’t know what’s going to happen in 6 months, so that’s holding us back. I’m in serious jeopardy of becoming really upset about it! lol.
DH wants me to have a full time job to go back to – and I do to, but realistically, the chances of me getting a full time govt job in the next 6 months are slim to none. I’m not really bilingual, and that’s pretty much a requirement.
I’ve decided that I’m going to start looking for ways to save money now, and see how much of my salary we can put away for the next 6 months (well, 5 since we’re paying off the honeymoon this month….)
We saved really well for the wedding, but we kinda went in reverse after, since we’d scrimped so much before. I feel like we need to get back at it. But I also feel like we’re always living paycheque to paycheque, even though for the both of us right now, we’re clearing 100K/yr.
Anyone else feel stressed about money once baby comes? My plans are these:
stop buying drinks when we eat out
limit evenings out to once a week (or $40 a week)
no more pop
generic brands for groceries when possible
Any other thoughts?
Sorry to hijack the thread, but it’s kinda relevant, since $$ is why we’re waiting.