Problems convincing your husband you want to stay at home?

United States
February 25, 2009 12:57pm CST
My husband is a wonderful man, but I have always wanted to stay at home when I have children. We found out I'm pregnant, and now he wants me to work. The thing is, I can't get him to understand that it's less expensive for me to stay at home. I don't mind finding a night job, so he can stay home with the baby, but right now no one is hiring me, I think because I'm pregnant. I do make a small income at home, selling books online, but it's only about enough to help pay for rent, and maybe my car, if I can find more books here pretty soon. Is there anything I can say that might convince him that it's cheaper, and better for the children, for me to stay at home? Any help would be appreciated, or maybe some of you that do send your kids to daycare, could tell me an average cost per day? Thanks in advance