Don't get me wrong. I'm NOT saying children are cheap by any means. But so far I've been shocked at how little I've noticed a difference in our budget.
DH and I bought all our baby supplies ourselves (no shower and actually zero gifts besides newborn outfits). I had planned to cloth diaper, but never did so we've been buying disposables (I stock up when I find a sale and have coupons). I planned to BF but had to stop after only 6 weeks (so now obviously buy baby food). I make my own baby food. I don't believe in having a massive amount of clothes since he grows so fast. We probably only have 5-7 outfits right now.
So I guess my question is...do the expenses get worse from here (thinking ages 1-6ish)? Everyone kept telling us "you'll be broke when you have kids". I'm not seeing how DS is making much of a dent. Obviously I know he'll start growing and eating more (but we already throw out lots of left overs).
I know when they're older it'll get much more expensive (sports, clothing styles, etc).