I'm sure I'm not the only one here who has been ready for a baby before their husband was, so it will be nice to get some input.
I'm 28 years old. I'm graduating in December with my second degree (so I am DONE with school), I have a great job, we're about to sell our house and buy a bigger one, and my husband just got a job that he actually loves. For a woman who has wanted a baby now for a LONG time, this would all look like the ideal time to start trying. But...
My husband already has a 9 year old son. He's only with us on the weekends. Because of this, my husband seems to taunt himself as the expert in the house in terms of what it takes to raise a baby. Whenever I talk about starting to try for a baby, he has to point out one more thing that ISN'T perfect yet, and that keeps him from thinking it's the "right" time. First it was that I was in school. Then it was that his job didn't pay well (that has now changed). Now that I'm about to graduate and we'll soon be in a bigger home, he's hung up on the fact that we'll have to pay for childcare (which is costly, yes, but won't put us in the poor house).
Everyone else I've talked to about having kids has stressed that it will never feel like the "perfect" time and you'll never feel 100% ready. I feel like my husband has this vision of an ideal, completely perfect time to expand our family that is honestly never going to be attainable. Yet, I don't want to push something on him that he's not ready for. What's the best thing to do in my situation? At what point do you say, "It's never going to be PERFECT, and I don't want to wait anymore"?