Recently, my husband and I began to think about the second child. Rather, the husband said that it was time to start a second one, but somehow I was afraid. There is a lot in our time needed for the maintenance of two children.
The first child showed that children are expensive
My ex-husband and I were waiting for our first child for almost 5 years. For the firstborn I wanted all the best. But since we had a flat in the mortgage for 15 years, we had to limit ourselves in many respects. However, we bought everything we needed – a cot, a transforming stroller, diapers, sliders, and underclothes.
My son stubbornly refused to take the breast. I had to feed him with mixtures. And these are bottles, nipples, sterilizer, hot water thermoshot. A mixture of banks literally enough for a week. And this is only the first month. Then, up to half a year, the quantity of the mixture increased, respectively, and our expenses increased.
And it was also so that the mixture suddenly ceased to be absorbed, and it was necessary to select a new one. And each bank cost about 700 rubles. And if it did not fit, then you had to buy a new one. And so, until we find the right one.
In addition, we were prescribed massage and physiotherapy. 10 sessions each. And this also came in a tidy sum.
Pregnancy is a costly business
And the pregnancy itself is expensive. I was prescribed vitamins, pills in order to avoid the threat of miscarriage.
Do you know how much Utrozhestan costs? And I took it continuously the entire first trimester! And Magnesium B6! My salary was spent on buying pills, vitamins and fruits. My husband’s salary went on a mortgage and the maintenance of our family.
Children need to eat, and not only …
Well, let’s say that the stroller, a cot and several diaper jackets remained for the second child from the first one. But after all, much will need to re-buy. The same mixture. The doctors told me that our firstborn refused to breastfeed, because I have some enzyme in my milk, and the milk is bitter. This means that the second child will eat expensive mixtures.
And after all, our first child will also need to be fed, shod and clothed. The eldest son needs to eat meat, fish, dairy products, fruits and vegetables. My husband and I can suffer, but for a child it is a necessity. After all, the older, just, the body is formed! And besides this – school, clubs. Everything now comes up against money.
Now, tell me, how can I decide on my second child when everything is so expensive? I will not work, I will sit on maternity leave. The husband tries, but physically he will not be able to get another job. And with one salary we can hardly live …
Write how you decided on the second child? How do you handle, I mean, financially?