There is nothing exciting as growing or welcoming a new addition an addition into your growing family but there are things couples or parents will need to agree on like religion,disciplinary techniques etc and also put in place before the new addition. A little planning goes a long way
1. PERSONAL JOURNEY; its a time to consider where you are in life,if you’ve done all you want to do which involves studying more ,career path,getting to know your spouse more etc.there is no perfect time to start a family because no one knows what will happen in the future,but you can go ahead if you have a grip of your life and happy with who you are.
2. ARE YOU FINANCIALLY READY; Raising a child or children is expensive that shouldn’t come as a surprise!So one thing to consider is if you can afford it you should start by looking at your finances,start saving up,cut out all outrageous expenses and be ready to start making sacrifices.
3. ARE YOU EMOTIONALLY READY; Starting and growing a family is an emotional roller no matter how prepared you are,especially after going through the pregnancy phase and all that comes with it and when the baby comes you become responsible for another persons well being. Life changes as soon as the baby comes so its wise to make sure your emotions are in check and ready for the journey also to ask for help when you need from friends and family.
4. RESPONSIBILITY; Both parties should be ready for the commitment and to make sure that all that the child needs is in place which involves
- A safe environment
- Basic needs
- Set of morals and values
- The best
The greatest adventure of life and parenting is working it out as you go along and making the best out of the challenges along the way that are unpredictable and YES! your support system and books are a great guide but none of advice will be accurate for your family,because your family is new,unique and different from the rest.
I must say that its important to have this list ticked before the baby arrives.Being a parent is a big responsibility.WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST.
Lets discuss in the comment session if you had all these boxes ticked and if you didn’t how you pulled through you can also add any one you think i missed .cheers