may not be here anymore :(

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may not be here anymore :(

I just found out yesterday that my job is going away Sad I manage a small rental car company, and was just told that all 3 locations will be closing January 31, 2012 Sad unless I can find something most likely we won't be TTC Sad

I am more sad about that fact than that I've just lost my job :confused:

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Oh no Leslie! Sad
I think having to put off TTC would totally bum me out too. I hope you're able to find something soon.

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Nooo Lesli! I hope you can find a way!! (((hugs))) I'm so sorry to read the news about your job too. This economy totally sucks right now. I hope you find something quick. Did you have a pretty big effect on your total household income?
I will say that my mom always told me (religious here Wink ) that God provides. And babies have a way of 'showing up' even when they are unexpected. I know when I lost my job a few years back, to us, it was a small blessing in disguise. I made double what my husband makes (eeeeeekk!) so it was DEFINITELY a change. LOL But being a stay at home mom is the most wonderful thing! Then, on our tight budget, along came Seth. We worked it right in. Wink I know that kids being small is a temporary thing and eventual I WILL get a job, but for now, we make ends meet and enjoy our children. You never know what life will bring and by the time things are 'perfect' it might be too late to conceive. That's how we look at it. What ever you decide I'll be thinking of you and sending prayers for peace of mind your way.

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I still want to go ahead and get preggo, it's my dh that is the problem. I feel the same way, that we can figure another child in and be fine, but he is a worry wart. I do make quite a bit of money, but my dh makes more, especially in the summer. We live in a really small, rural town, and I make $15/hour :eek: which is way above and beyond what most people make around here. We have one more bill (about $5500) that we've been wanting to get paid off, then all we would have is our house, and one car bill, plus the usual utilities, etc) and if we could get rid of that bill, I think we would be fine. We have about that much in savings, but dh doesn't want our savings to dip below $5000, so we have $$ as a back up when we need it. I would love love LOVE to be a SAHM, I'm just hoping we can get our numbers figured out and I can talk dh into it. We ARE saving more than $400/month on daycare so who knows.......I am so completely heartbroken! I waited all these months so that we could have a fall/winter/spring baby, and now I'm totally screwed BECAUSE we waited Cray 2 I almost wish my boss hadn't told me about it, and then I would already be pregnant when we found out we got laid off Sad

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I'm so sorry you're losing your job! DH and I live off of his income. We have a very tight budget and worry usually every month if we'll have enough. With that said, we still want to have another baby soon. We've always said that we wanted to be done having children by the time we're 30 and I'll be 27 in feb. I want my children close in age, so I'd rather not wait. Also, I really feel that we're never going to be completely ready for another child financially.

I would sit down with him and try to figure out a budget and figure in another baby. I hope you can convince him!! Good luck and KUP!

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so last night I said to dh "so I guess I need to cancel my appointment huh" (appointment to take IUD out Dec 22) he said "yea probably" then waited a minute then said "well don't cancel it yet"

what's a girl supposed to think? Sad

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I say keep that appt! Smile I think he secretly wants the baby but is scared, ya know? Heck! I'm scared on a daily basis myself at the prospect of another baby too, so I totally get riding both sides of the fence. Planning children is a heck of a lot harder then accepting them once they're here. You have a little voice telling you all the reasons you shouldn't have another. At least, that's how I feel. I keep secretly wanting a 'planned oops' so I can stop freaking out!
How do you feel about everything?