I know this is a personal decision but I would welcome advice. I always keep an eye on what properties are for sale in Aberdeen - I'm just nosey But now I've found a flat I love. It has 4 bedrooms, a playroom, conservatory, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room and kitchen and all the rooms are very big. If OH and I buy it I will have to go back to work full time after LO is born as the mortgage would be twice what it currently is. I currently live in a 2 bedroom flat with large lounge and a living/dining room so we could have 3 bedrooms. But I wouldn't like to have to share the flat with 2 teenagers and only one living room It is my flat and OH pays all the bills (instead of paying rent to me) so costs are split. I had intended to work 3 days a week after LO is born. From the bigger flat I would have to leave for work by 8 and I would be home by 4 at the latest. OH works from home and we would juggle minimum childcare so there would usually be one of us with LO. We'd have less time to spend together though. We could get an au pair or a student to babysit for a bit each week so OH could work more during the day. What is better? House prices will go up in the next 10 years so there could be a bigger difference in price and therefore we'd have a bigger mortgage while trying to afford teenagers too. Lots of parents work full time. I'm still working my way up the salary scale so my pay will go up £8000 in the next 2 and a half years and I may be able to go back to working 4 days a week then. Is this just the crazy version of nesting or is it a sensible idea?