DH is thinking of enlisting in the military. He hasn't decided which branch yet but leaning towards the army. We have been married 3.5 yrs and have a 19 mo DS. We are also TTC 2. DH is currently 24 and Iam 27. We met with a recruiter last summer, just looking into the options, getting info, etc. Since then DH had a new employment opportunity come up as a deputy sheriff that he took instead. He loves his job but its not working out quite as well as we hoped so...we are looking at the military again. I totally support him in whatever he wants to do but of course we want to choose what would be best for our family. If he enlists, we would of course start with the usual 34 yrs but would be looking at making it a career and staying in the full 20.nbsp;So I guess I'm looking for advice, thoughts, suggestions, anything! Any one's DH or you join after having a LO? What are some things we need to really consider before deciding? Benefits/downfalls of having a family while active in the military? Should we put TTC 2 on hold til we get it figured out? What did you do about work for yourself, do you work? Also me and DS recently moved to join DH so I am only a couple months into a new job...do I stick it out here until we can go with him or do I move back to where my family is so I have support? Ufta,my head is spinning! I would appreciate any input you have, experience,etc. Sorry this is so long! Thank you for taking the time to help me out! We plan to decide within a month.nbsp;
ETA: If DH doesn't enlist now, it would still be an option once he is done with his current term in 2.5 yrs. Is this waiting too long? Would it bee better to enlist now?