Sunday, February 1, 2009

Talk about baby hungry....

So, who hasn't heard about the woman in California who had octuplets this past week. If you haven't, turn off Lost and House and watch the news! lol (ps I LOVE those shows!!!) Anyway, I cannot believe that woman would risk her health for 8 more kids!! Not to mention that she had to pay for fertility treatments (which are not even close to cheap) THEN we all find out that she has 6 more kids at home! What the... 14 kids!??! I love big families, I think they are great! And, honestly, it's not even about the number, it's about the money! Mine and Jason's original plan was to wait to have kinds until we were mostly out of school. Now, obviously Heavenly Father had other pertinent plans for us but that doesn't change my mind about having kids in the future - Jason and I still want to wait until we can FINANCIALLY support a bigger family. While it was not our plan to have kids right now, we feel confident in our ability. We don't have to pay for a sitter b/c Rick and Linda are awesome and letting us take the baby to work. We are getting OUT of debt and not accumulating more! We're not super fond of our living situation right now, but it's allowing us to pay off bills and save money. My kids will not be a welfare check! I can attribute my independent "I can do it all myself" attitude to my mother who always encouraged me to make sure I could get my needs met (that I could do it without relying on anyone else for anything) and make smart choices.
Babies are amazing and great and I cannot wait to hold my son! But I think more people need to think about what's best for their situation. Kids are dang expensive and it's the parent's responsibility to raise them, not the governments

7 comments:

Tasha T said...

I guess HF did have plans for you...that and you're a fertile myrtle.

Another Duree Family said...

lol, yep - apparently it runs in my family... and I was not warned!!

Caty said...

It's great to be independent! But don't forget to rely on Heavenly Father. If finances are the *only* thing keeping you from having children, don't let them. :) Heavenly Father will provide if you have faith.

Personally, I would rather have my family and be poor together than have no family and be rich alone.

Caty said...
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Caty said...

I can't wait until the little Duree is born and I can see pictures! :)

Tony and Tiffany said...

Does little baby duree have a name yet?? Just curious! Oh, and I agree with Caty....don't wait until you are financially solvent to have children...you never will be...at least that's what I've heard! Not that I have any experience in that subject!

Another Duree Family said...

not 100% set financially, but I know it would be hard on me to take care of a house, work and 2 kids while Jason is working and in school... parenting is a 2 person job!

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