My DH and I have been married for 1.5 years and we have been using NFP since getting married as we were both in university at the time. However, DH has recently graduated and I have 7 months of my degree left.
Now, over the last few months DH has been really wanting us to be open to having children. I, on the other hand, truly want to have children, but am concerned about being pregnant and trying to finish my degree (which is nursing) at the same. I’m not sure if these concerns are well founded, or perhaps they are selfish… I’m not sure.
Over the last few months he has been respectfully supporting my decision to wait a little longer, but yesterday we both found out that his sister and brother’s wife are pregnant (his brother married a few months ago and is younger than us).
Anyways, this last bit of news has caused a great deal of stress between us. DH now feels that my reasons for waiting aren’t “serious matters”, I feel envious over the fact that his siblings are pregnant but I also feel resistant to getting pregnant now because I want to finish my degree.
Any advice? Have you ever experiences anything similar?
Yours in Christ,