Yeah it's tough right now already and I still have to set up for the new baby. My toddler keeps destroying things when nobody is looking. Thank goodness I finish school by the time the baby is two.
Well I have to give you lots of credit for even considering it! My daughter just turned 2 in August and I am also 8 months pregnant (due November 7). I am a SAHM and don't go to school, and I still get overwhelmed! But it all depends on YOU and what you feel you can handle, and how it affects your family. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I went to school full time and worked full time, trying to save up as much as I could, and get as far into my degree as I could. Now my husband is an engineer so I don't need to work at all, and I've put my schooling on hold until I figure out exactly what I want to major in.
Ultimately think about the amount of time you will be gone. School full time is what...12 hours? Then a job, how many hours do you want to work? So the kids will need childcare during that time, unless your significant other or family member is going to watch them. I read your comment that school will be done by the time baby is two...if school and work are too much to juggle, why not bust school out so you can be done with it, and then get a job? Obviously just a suggestion, again it depends on how much you personally can handle and what is best for your family. But I also have a 4 year old stepson and I can tell you this, it is a LOT of work having two kids, versus just one kid. It can be very exhausting! Best of luck to you :-)
If you don't have to work why not enjoy that short window with your precious babies.
I'd say the same thing. If you'll be OK financially, I'd wait until the baby is a year old, or more.
I might just wait to work. My toddler has decided not to sleep really anymore. He is prepping me for the new baby I guess lol. It's almost 6 am and we both have been awake since 1. I don't think I could do work and take care of both kids. I was only putting my oldest in preschool but I think I should use that time as mommy and new baby time.
I commend you for considering going back to work. If you think you can handle it then I say go for it. I have a 21 month old that will be 2 in December and I'm currently 6 months pregnant. I'm due in Jan and plan to take only 6 weeks off and then go back to teaching middle school math. God Bless you and your family!! Congrats on your growing family.
I decided to definetley not go back to work. I am now due next week and my two year has become hell on wheels. He is very jealous of anything baby related now.
Good for you. I'm glad you were able to decide.