For those of you who don’t know or don’t follow me on twitter you probably aren’t aware that I am expecting my second child. Yesterday we had a visit with the doctor and we discovered we will be having another Boy. My wife wanted to have another boy and I was also leaning in that direction. My children, so far, are the only ones that I can think of which have a chance at carrying on my families name so I have now doubled my chances.
While many people wish for that perfect family with one boy and one girl it is financially beneficial to have two of the same. We have crates of old clothes lying around our house, some completely unworn, which we can use to for the new baby. Additionally it is going to save you in time costs. You don’t have to learn anything new to deal with. Not to mention two boys means no wedding costs just a couple of honeymoons.
Whether you have two children of the same sex or not I recommend not throwing out anything which you would think might be useful later. You are going to see a significant cost decrease between the second and the first child regardless. If for no other reason than you are going to know what gimmicks and junk you don’t need to pay for.
As we progress through our adventure of having a second child I plan to provide regular updates related to the actual cost of having a second child. Right now the only costs we have incurred have been for prenatal vitamins and costs related to prepayment for delivery.
Right now we are at:
$599.43 with plenty more to go.