I am 25, married to my husband for 5 years. We have steady jobs with benefits, and both are completing school online – he was in the Marines before this and I’m finishing my teaching degree.
I am a teacher, full time. Next year I will student teach in my own classroom. I love my job and am happy with our life. We’ve talked about having children but decided to wait each time. Lately though, we’ve both decided we’d like them whenever, and are excited about having one. I really would love to add a little one to our home.
However, I’m wondering if it’s irresponsible to try to have a baby while working full time and completing school. I would probably need/want to continue to work after our baby was born. DH has 2 week days off, so we would only need coverage 3 days a week from 11am-4pm.
If I got pregnant this month, I would have 1 1/2 months with our child before going back to work. After that, I would have to take unpaid time off of work to have a baby.
Is it even feasible to work as a teacher and have a baby at home? What about night feedings, crying, etc? How do you handle that and work?
We really want to make the right decision, even though everyone keeps telling us there never is a “right” time to have a baby.