Postponing a Baby in This RecessionBy Lisa Belkin
Trisha Haas, who runs the blog MomDot.com, would love to have a second child. The plan, in last year’s economy, was to have four. If times were better she would “be pregnant, or at least trying” by now, she says.
But she is neither. Haas and her husband, Chris, a former USAF officer who just recently began work as a fleet manager for the Airgas, an industrial equipment manufacturer, live in Mobile, Ala., where, between the two of them they have “a decent income” and a house with two empty bedrooms, she says. But the couple is always aware that Chris is a relatively new employee in a company that is streamlining. “We live paycheck to paycheck, and we never know if today is the day a layoff will happen,” she says.
(btw, before you ask, I told her that DH wanted 4-and yes, he is legally insane to want four kids, not me, but I did promise one more and we shall see if that even happens. Its too scary now.)