Monday, September 27, 2010

Pain Free is Out the Door...

Well, I have bad news. As far as I know the baby is fine, but my love for insurance is not. I found out this morning that my insurance will not pay a dime.... unless there are complications with the delivery or baby.  In other words, no maternity.  As much as I've been looking forward to that huge needle in my back pumping me with the "pain go away" cerium (also known as an epidural), I'm now looking at alternatives to delivering in the hospital.  If you know me at all, I'm not one that handles pain well.  I'm all for an easy fix like taking ibuprofen for a headache.  I've always thought birthing centers were for hippies... but now I'm a little more thankful for them.  A natural hospital delivery costs about $10,000 without insurance. There are ways to cut deals like paying cash though. Now midwives and birthing center cost about $2,000- $4,000. WAY better pricing. I'm not sold on it yet. I still have a few other options I'm looking into.  I'll keep you updated whether we're going hippie or not! :-)

I will still keep my appointment on next Monday with my physician.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pregnancy takes its toll

The nausea has arrived.  Not near as bad as some other pregnant women in my life, but it's here!  The smell of food makes me sick, especially meat.  I don't even want to look at it.  It doesn't matter if my belly is full or empty.  I try to know where the bathroom is at all times.  Just in case.  Only 6 more weeks until I'm in my second trimester. (usually the "feel good point") and only 32 weeks until I get to meet my little bundle of joy!  Right now he or she is the size of a blueberry.  We had our church fall festival today.  There were several booths that had little girl bows and hats with huge flowers on them and of course the tutus!  I wanted to buy everything I saw.  No, really... EVERYTHING!!!  Lord, help our bank account once we find out what we're having. (should be sometime around Thanksgiving)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Babysitting Blues

Well, I had my day all planned out, and it was perfectly timed!!

Pick up Asher
go to sprint
go grocery shopping
come home and put away food
make lunch for brady
take it to the jobsite
come home
make lunch for Asher
put Asher down for a nap
while asher is sleeping- clean, call insurance company and find out about opening a HSA, eat lunch, do laundry
When Asher wakes up, go to the library
return a book to an old co-worker
take Asher back to his mom.

Whew... well that would have been my day. When I picked up the little guy, his diaper had soaked through his clothes, and mom didn't have time to give him breakfast. We had to go home to feed him and that's when I realized it was pee on the clothes and not juice. He is now wearing my nieces tshirt. (he's not even 2 years old and my niece is 7 years old) The tshirt is now a dress. I can't possibly bring him out in public with a dress on. He's not a fan of it, but he's so stinkin cute!! So, while his clothes are in the laundry, I'm trying to do the rest of the chores... hopefully I get everything done by the time I drop him off this afternoon. We shall see.

On a side note, last night Brady tried to convince me he should wait a few months before he changes are child's diapers. He says he'll hurt the baby. Considering where the baby comes out of, I don't think you'll hurt him/her.  We went to Babies-R-Us last night. It's amazing how much the markup is on their stuff! Resale shops, here I come! But those size 1 diapers are just so stink cute!! I can't believe I'll be putting those on my little bundle of joy in a few months!!!

ok well, Asher has a stinky diaper... time to go!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Maternity Clothes are from Heaven

Ok, so in the past few weeks I've gained some weight due to being hungry ALL the time. I'm trying to eat healthy but the belly is getting bigger. No Bueno!

I watch a little boy during the week when I'm not in the classroom. Which means I get extra cash. Today I went pants shopping! I've never had this much fun before!!! MATERNITY clothes are amazing!!! They are stretchy, comfy, don't show any butt crack when you bend over, and don't have buttons! I didn't buy the ones with the big belly bands. I'll save that for later. I ended up buying 5 capri pants, 1 dress slacks, and 2 dresses. All for the grand total of under $70! I've already been promised maternity shirts, but I don't need them just yet. I'm so excited!!!! I even walked through the baby section in awe of how tiny the clothes get!!! It's crazy that I'll need those in about 7-8 months from now when our little bundle of joy shows up.

AH, I'm going to be a mommy! My heart is so happy right now!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's Alive!

Well, I figured since our family is so spread out all over Texas, Maryland, and Delaware... I should blog about what is going on in our lives!  So, to start off with, we found out on Sunday that we will need a nursery in our home.  I'M HAVING A BABY!!!!!  I know, crazy huh?  I've always wanted to know what Brady was like as a kid.  I guess I'll find out in 9 months.  From the due date calendars online, it looks like the baby will be born sometime around May 10th. I have a doctor appointment on Oct 4th.

Things I feel:
*HUNGRY- all the time!!! I feel like a hobbit... I want 3rd breakfast,  noonsies, afternoon snack, early dinner, regular dinner and snack before bed. I really can't keep the pantry and fridge stocked long enough to get through the week!!!
*No nausea yet :-)
*potty breaks every 5 minutes. (Brady loves this when we watch movies or during the night)
*Hot flashes-- need i say more?

I can't make any promises, but I am hoping to blog often! And of course, I will add pictures as they come!