(Closed) Having a baby?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I understand how you feel.  I think that if you were to have a baby now, granted,it will add a lot of stress that you don’t necessarily need right now.  However, people always seem to make things work out no matter what.  Alot of my friends weren’t planning to have children until they established their careers,but did.  They weren’t ready for it,but they still made it work out some how. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

And it’s true.  No matter what stage anyone is in, they always find some other excuse to not have a child.  What if after you graduate school, they want you to relocate? Then you might want to wait until you settled in.  Or what if someone gets laid off? Then keep waiting?  What I’m saying is, no matter when you have it, the world always works its way out

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i had a baby while in school, and truthfully, its HARD! i actually failed a couple classes! I was always tired and so busy at home with a newborn that I just couldn’t do it all. I think if you could plan it out perfect so that you have your baby in June or July, then it should be good timing so you can start work in August/September. Good luck!!!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I actually got pregnant my first year and it wasn’t that difficult bc I was pregnant the first year I didn’t actually have the baby until July, so my first year was over I had the whole summer with the baby and then just went back to teaching in September.  I think whatever your choose you will make it all work out, good luck!!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes, it does make sense! And its true, no matter what time you have your baby, things will work themselves out! 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

a lot of it depends on when you get pregnant and how bad the morning sickness is…it would be ideal to be due in the summer and have some of your morning sickness over Christmas break (while in college or teaching) if possible.  If you do charting, you can increase the chances of getting this timing.  I think as long as you acknowledge the RISK then you are making an informed decision.  I personally thing it is better to risk extending your education a semester than to risk making a bad impression your first year of teaching, but I guess “union” jobs are a little different than in tech where I work, where it is really competive and you really have to prove yourself in the 1st year.  If you have the baby bug this badly, I am guessing you will want more than one kiddo, so you could have one in school and one after you are more established at teaching.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

even if the normal grace period doesn’t apply, you can still apply for deferment based on maternity leave…I’d call your lender, but I’d be surprised if they didn’t allow for it.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

There’s never really a great time to have a baby!  If you both really want one now then why not?

Post # 14
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you went back to school right away, who would watch the baby?  Does your school have free childcare or are you going to have to pay someone?  Plus, do you really want to leave your newborn alone with a stranger?  I think that taking a semester off at least with the baby would be a good idea.

Post # 16
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Does your school offer at home (online) classes so that you could still take one or two but not have to go on campus?

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