So Brad and I were talking about how much we should expect to spend in the first year of having a baby... I found this thing called a "Baby Cost Calculator" that was pretty thorough, and my cost was just over $4,000!
Now, that's assuming we pay for everything ourselves, not taking into account showers, gifts, freebies, hand-me-downs from friends/family, and our eBay savvy dutch-like tendencies, so next year may not be so pricey... but eye-opening nonetheless especially considering we're looking to buy a home and car next year too!
Also made me think, will I be a high-maintenance mom that spends loads of money, a cheap mom who never gets the "good stuff", or (hopefully) somewhere in the middle? What would you be? Check out the calculator and let me know!