This wasn't my secret, but I am totally relating to this right now. If you asked us a few months ago, H and I would have said we wanted to start our family at the beginning of next year. However, within the past couple of weeks I decided I wanted to go back to school in January. H supports me in that, and his income can carry us without me working while in school.
I told my mom and one of my friends that I am excited about going back to school, but a little bummed that I'm going to have to delay having kids for three more years, and they both completely disagreed with me about putting off having kids. My mom (who doesn't think it's a good idea to put off starting a family until I'm 30) pointed out that going to school with a kid is just the same as working a 9-5 job with a kid, and people do that all the time. My friend, who is currently in law school and has a 1 year old, agreed and says actually, it's easier to be a student with a kid than a working employee with a kid. Her example was having the ability to just skip a class if the baby needs to go to the doctor or something, versus calling in to work and making sure people cover for you there, etc.
Sooo.... they kind of changed my mind about it. I was thinking (assuming I have no troubles getting pregnant since I've been off hormonal bc for a while now), it would be nice to try around this time next year, have the baby during the summer so I would have a couple months at home with him/her, and not take a semester off. Childcare is not a problem, since my entire extended family lives in town, and my H doesn't work Mon-Wed. If I don't get pregnant when I want to, then I will take the semester off in which the baby would be due, and go back to school the follwing term.
Anyway, the KPS is making me all confused again. I thought I had it all figured out, but after reading that, I think I must be wrong. Is that insane to purposely plan a baby while you're in school full-time, even if you are married and financially secure? Is there something I'm not seeing? I would love some more opinions!