Really good reading so far. It was also very reassuring as we have already done most of the suggestions to change our lifestyle. We have all the nesessary insurances, savings plan and debt management stragegies in place. That makes me feel good.
It also gave me a lot of great advice about the benefits we’d be entitled to and the approximate medical costs and the Gaps we could come arcoss. It’s a really informative book. I’m halfway through it at the moment. Steve and I read it together… well I read it and discussed topics as I went through the book. Meanwhile he was making us dinner 😛 Team effort here people!
It also has some great ccost saving tips and notes all the unnesessary baby products you can purchase nowdays (Wom, you were 100% spot on) and that was a bit of comfort too. There are sooo many things on the market.
Steve and I went to Babys Galore to get an idea of costs and we were litterally stunned. I showed him a Bugaboo just for kicks… so worth it. His face went an ashen colour when he saw the pricetag. We did find some we liked for $350 and $450 dollars. I think $450 will be our maximum, even that makes me cringe a little at the price.
Most of the bulky items we have. I’m using the hutch as a changetable, I’ll just add a change mat ($30) and I have the white wardrobe and the bedside hutch for storage. We’ve picked a cot ($199), it’s from IKEA funnily enough. The highchair ($39) is from there too.
Steve bought me a Rocking Chair back in 2004 when we started trying and all the clothes and things will probably come from the states (SOOoooo much cheaper) I’m offically in love with Walmart. Might even send Gloria on a shopping excursion for me, I’m sure she wouldn’t say no. Using Steves US postal address makes postage a lot cheaper. I’m also loving Bumbo its so cute and a great idea as well as the Hug-a-Bub.
Before you get the notion in your pretty little heads that I’m pregnant, you can think again. I’m not… yet. For the first time we have real hope… and I’m happily riding the wave. It’s the start of a new month of trying. Fresh, uncomplicated and full of intimacy for me and steve. Bliss. We want to be positive and let it flow through us. We haven’t been able to be positive in a long time. Surgery (and a month of no intamacy) was like a little holiday for my vagina. Hehe vagina…
Anyway, imature thoughts aside, I’m feeling good now all the cramps have gone and I’m putting all my wishes and energy into this month and even sprinkling it with fairy-baby-dust for good measure. If it doesn’t happen the next few months, thats Ok because my body must still be healing. See… I can be optimistic 🙂