Thanks for all the comments so far! Just wantet to clear up a few things
Totally not expecting Mother-In-Law to take care of our baby! That is definitely something I would disuss with Mr. Joe, and, I’m a plan for the worst type of person, and I would just go ahead and assume she wouldn’t take care of it, even if she threw her arms up in the air out of joy and excitement and just unable to contatin herself! I’m ok with the idea of a daycare.
Just to clarify, I want to be a teacher, not a doctor or a lawyer. Someone asked why I would choose to be teacher if it won’t pay the bills, and I brought up that not everyone wants to/can have a job like that. If you have a better suggestion of a job that lets me spend more time with my kids (school holidays like a teacher would have. I’m also aware that most teachers work during the summer), and I can actually FIND a job, I’d love to hear it, honest! While there are other jobs that I think I could major in that would make me more money, the trade off would be that it would be harder to find a job in the first place, and, when I did, many of them work more than the 40 hour week. I’m not a math or science oriented individual, unfortunately, and many of the high paying in demand jobs rely heavily on those skills. My dream job is a photographer, but I’m being realistic and I know that it’s not something I want to risk. I also dreamt of working in a daycare, but the hours are long and the pay isn’t very good a lot of times, which again, doesn’t work well for becoming a mom!
As for the transfer credits, you would think they should transfer over, but unfortunately they just don’t sometimes, and they don’t tell you until after you’ve enrolled. I’ve transferred once and I had ONE class (so 3 credits) out of an entire year of school transfer even though some of the classes I took were almost IDENTICAL to those I took. I’m not sure if it was because I transdered from a private school to a public, but it was awful. This time I will be transferring to another state, so again, I just have no idea! It could take another 4 years before I finish school
Someone mentioned about thinking of the Cons. I had a slow day at work today, and before I even read the post, I had wrote a list of Pros and Cons. I do that for just about every major decision we have to make.
Bills. Mother-In-Law only pays some of rent (she does’t even pay her cell phone or anything), and I’m not sure if she even pays every month. If we really had to pay all the bills alone we CAN do it and still have some left over to be able to put into savings, assuming we didn’t go out much or go crazy at the grocery store.
As for the puppies, I would so get a dog in a heartbeat! Hubby and I are HUGE animal lovers and have fostered motherless kittens together before. Unfortunately, the building doesn’t allow pets so I have to settle for my two fish.
How do I view a baby? While I do see cuddles and giggles and all that good stuff, I also picture my clothes covered in vomit, night time crying, sore boobies, all the uncomfortable aspects of actually being pregnant, One thing for sure is that I’m definitely not disillusioned!
Haven’t had an opportunity to talk to my husband yet, but hopefully tonight, but we’ll just have to see. I’m considering maybe starting to try next year, after I see how school will be like (costs and such), but we’ll see. I honestly don’t see us waiting until I’ve completely finished school, and I know Mr. Joe has said a few things that have suggested that he doesn’t really want that either.
Anyway, another question I have. How do you really know when you’re ready? I’m almost certain that there will never be a “good time” as things are ALWAYS happening and nothing is ever perfect. I’ve joked before that the only way we’ll end up having a baby ever is if it is an accident. But how do you know? How do you know it’s just not post wedding let down (to be honest, I’m really not that bored for the most part).