Before Joe and I decided to have kids, we thought about a lot of things. Had we done everything on our list that we wanted to do before kids? Were our finances where we wanted them to be and did we have extra money saved up for emergencies? What kind of limitations would having a baby put on our current work, school and life schedules and did we have a plan in place for working around the things that are unchangeable? This list goes on. There are so many things to consider when you're ready to add kids to your family. Kids change everything in a big way, but that change is definitely a good one.