I know what you mean about "stupid money" Nomie. I'm having a bit of doubt about the money thing at the moment too. I just got a promotion, but it's not quite as much extra money as I thought it would be because of the timing (I started on the base pay level instead of level 2 & now will only go to level 2 in July instead of level 3). DH also wants to change careers, which will result in a quite large drop in pay (but this might not happen until late this year or early next year). I may have the opportunity to change jobs in July to one that pays quite a bit more money (this has just come out of the blue), but I wouldn't qualify for paid maternity leave until I'd been there 12 months, which means I should try not to get pregnant for another 5-6 months... but I don't want to stop ttc!!! It's already been 7 months with no luck, so it could take another 5-6 months anyway. I'm worried that (Murphy's Law) if I keep ttc, I'll get the BFP & the job & not get paid maternity leave (although I'd be thrilled with a BFP); & if I stop ttc, I won't get the job & then will have wasted a couple of months. I don't know what to do! If I think about it, it's really only 1 cycle to skip (this one), which I was thinking about doing anyway because of the stress. I should know about the other job by the next cycle & if I don't get the job I can get straight back into it. If I do get the job, we'd have to hold off on ttc until after October.
lol - sorry for thinking "out loud"!
I still don't know what to do. I'm leaning towards "not trying/ not preventing" in the hopes that Murphy's Law gives me the BFP & the better job & just making do with the Govt paid parental leave (unless Tony Abbott gets elected & brings in his higher ppl scheme before I go on mat leave...)