I had to chuckle a bit when I stumbled across this article on CNN.com: Many women put pregnancy plans on hold in shaky economy.
After all, I got pregnant on purpose right after our country went into financial meltdown last fall. I distinctly recall the discussions with friends and Hubs about whether we should wait to try for #2 until things got more stable/optimistic. But I pretty much brushed that logic aside and thought, “Screw it! Let’s make a baby!” There’s evolutionary instinct for ya.
Didn’t take long for the premeditated babymaking to “take.” And now here we are, 30-some weeks later, totally redoing our house and nesting like crazy, feeling the little man kick and wondering how it will be to raise two whole kids. The economy hasn’t really improved, as far as I can tell, and I don’t see signs that it’s going to anytime soon. But for now, we fortunately still have the income we need to get by and insurance coverage to stay healthy (and deliver the baby). So regrets? I have none — baby boy is coming and I’m glad glad glad.
What about you? Have you put off plans to procreate until the recession is declared “over”? Or are you all crazy like me and going for it, recession be damned?