The whole idea of having finally deciding having to bring a child into this world maybe one of the most exciting but at the same time scariest in the world. It is the thought of having the responsibility to a new life that will be initially totally dependent on you and your husband in terms of time, love and resources. Not to mention, also rearing these cuties into a responsible individual as they grow. Some married couples often procrastinate or delay the process by not going into parenthood right away while other couples just take the natural course and let everything happen go with the flow. But more than timing, the question here: How does one know if they’re ready to be a parent? You can start by asking yourself these questions:
Are you willing to devote your time, heart and effort to the baby?
Is your finances ready for hospital bills, pre natal checkups, and post natal checkups for your baby and wife as well as medical emergencies?
Are you ready for a whole hearted dedication to this life that you will bring into this world and not turn your back when situation gets uncomfortable for you?
If all of your answers are “yes” then you are in for a ride! Sit and have a talk with your spouse if s/he is on the same wavelength as you are. Remember, being a parent isn’t a delegation to either the husband or the wife alone rather it is a team work, so it is vital that you both want it. It is never enough that only one party would decide in starting a family. Honesty is the key to a good communication. Iron out issues with your partner if there’s any and make sure that the decision of wanting a child comes mutually so that both are reassured that they’ve got each other’s back no matter what. Not only do you need to ensure you are ready financially, but more importantly is that you are also ready emotionally, physically and mentally so both of you can adapt to these life changing adjustments.
Having a child may seem harder than you can imagine but same with everything in marriage the reality is it is not always a walk in the park. It takes two mature people willing to work things out for the better that makes the relationship growing. It should be a conjugal decision to bring a child into this world, as well as fully accepting the responsibility of raising them under your care. If you’re both decided to be up for it and seems that both of you are already looking forward to parenthood, what are you waiting for? Why not take the first step and schedule an appointment with your physician so you can have yourselves checked. Time to get those little ones coming!