Quoting bearcavefactory:" I just wanted to see what people who knew nothing about me thought."
Age doesnt define a person as a mother but it MOST CERTAINLY defines how much you can financially support a family. Oh and by the way, just because "all your friends have kids" already doesnt mean YOU HAVE TO! All of my friends have kids already. Most of them started in high school. But I get the PRIVILEGE of helping them with their kids, then giving them back when they get cranky or sick or whiney. AND I dont have to spend any money on their kids, yet I still get to enjoy taking care of them.
Why dont you ask one of your friends to let you "borrow" their child for an entire week. YOU pay for all the diapers. All the formula or food. You loose countless hours of sleep. You get frustrated when they just wont stop crying for no reason. You pick up after their toys. Its not easy.
Just for the love of everything holy, WAIT TO HAVE KIDS!!!! You dont NEED a baby, you WANT a baby. There is a huge difference between need and want. Here, I'll show you.
a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation
to feel a need or a desire for; wish for; to wish,
need, crave, demand, or desire
you want a baby. you dont NEED a baby. What you need a damn education because you're not going to get anywhere on the salary you two are making, nor will you ever find a well paying job with only a high school education. My fiance has TWO bachelor degrees in finance and JUST got a great job working for Morgan Stanley (a huge financial company nationwide. Their head quarters are in NY). He is 27. Nearly 8-9 years older than you and JUST got a job in his field making money. Think about it. Can you raise a child for the next 8 years on that salary? Nope. Because they get older. They eat more. They grow like weeds and need new clothes.
If not for your sake, do it for your future children's sakes and WAIT until your life is more stable mentally and financially. Don't ruin the best time of your life by wanting to be a young mother.
My opinion would TOTALLY be different btw is you had completed college already and had a better job.
My friend completed college by 19 and is now 21. She has 3 kids and is expecting #4. She and her husband are financially sound to care for their kids and have made a great life. But all because she has that DEGREE.
I feel like I'm beating a dead horse -__-