Kayla - posted on 05/15/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
So I am 1 week shy of 8 months pregnant. My fiance and I know that I will be staying home at least for a few months after having the baby. I will not be going back to my full time job seeing as it is an hour away from our house, having to find a sitter, etc.
We haven't figured out the rest yet. We are unsure if I am going back to work eventually or not. He is a police officer that works 2pm- to sometimes 3am! So we know if I want to go back to work I would have to find a job where I could be home by 1 PM latest. Plus I want to finish my degree at a nearby campus.
The breakdown; When we wrote down all of our expenses and just based them on his income we were exceeding his monthly income by 300 dollars. Granted we did estimate our expenses a little higher than normal but we don't have much to cut out unless we sell one of our cars.
We are scared to sell one of the cars in case I do need to go back to work, or especially if and when I can start school again. My thinking is that if I do go back to work (Which would only be part time) I would just be making enough to pay for one of the car and insurance. Plus it would be so difficult to be home by 1pm and arrange for my spouse to watch or find a cheap sitter.
Basically I am freaking out just a little bit since I have always had a full time job and been able to pay the bills. I am nervous things will be so tight! any advice?..Also...I coupon clip, plan meals, plan to make own baby food, breastfeed, and am a frugal person as is!