Hi everyone! My name is Karen, and I just found out we're expecting our 3rd baby! I had a light positive Saturday with a dollar store cheapie and a blazing BFP on Sunday with a FRER, so I am finally believing it is true. EDD is 12/29!
We have a 3 year old, Malcolm, and a 1 year old, Nora. We're super excited (and a tiny bit nervous) to expand our little crew! We live in Kentucky, and I am a children's librarian. I'm only working PT right now, and will probably need to stay home for a while once this one is born (3 kids in daycare? Totally wiping out a librarian's earnings, believe me.) I find that a little daunting, since I love my job, but I know it will all work out great.
I'm excited to share this time with you all!
Congrats and welcome!
I know what you mean about needing to (possibly) stop working due to daycare costs. I made the same decision with DS#4 since the cost of daycare would have taken about 3/4 of my pay. Daycare here in California is super expensive and as a baker/cake decorator I made very little!
Congrats and welcome!! Nora is one of my top baby girl names if this one is a girl. A children's librarian -- what a dream job! Looking forward to getting to know you more.
ETA I don't know how people afford day care! I only work when it fits my schedule now (freelance writing) and I am so blessed with that flexibility. If I was teaching, I'd probably make just enough to pay for daycare and gas so it'd be like we were just on DH's income anyway.
Hi Karen. Welcome to Dec! Congrats on #3. That's our tally right now too. I started staying home after DS2. The costs are crazy! HH9M
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Congratulations and welcome to the boards!