how i feel after coming to work with new clothes on and my hair done!
The time has come for my husband and I to take a serious look at our money…..I dont even know where to begin….We have so many bills….tons of medical bills form our son…
We agreed that the smarter thing was to have all of our bills come out of one account and then have our two separate accounts for what ever is left.
Some of our bills are set to be paid off in Nov. and Dec. and I plan to pay off as much as possible with our tax refund, which should just about clear up our debt.
We are so close to the finish line, but it just seems to be getting darker rather than lighter.
aw shit get it wednesday
HA! I almost forgot to reblog this today
Every Wednesday from now on.
Its wednesday yo
I have a meet and greet on Tuesday with a lady I hope will be my doula for my next baby! Her name is Susan and is on the Board of MS Friends of Midwives! She gave me the number of the midwife a lot of people in Jackson use and I called her yesterday. Her name is Norma. Chauncy and I will sit down with her on the 16th.
Does anyone know good questions to ask?
Norma is going to bring a lot of information for us to read, including what to expect, how to file (if we file with our insurance). I am really looking forward to this! I know we are waiting to conceive, but the fact that we are actually meeting with our potential birthing team is making my baby dreams feel real. After these two meetings, we will have an idea of how much it will cost to have our next baby (it has to be cheaper than what we paid for Braxton) and then we can starting saving up. The goal is two years. If money frees up and we can afford to save more, it may be sooner, but for now it is two years!
I guest-imated the amount we paid to have Braxton ($3000) plus the cost of being off work for 6 weeks on maternity leave ($2070.80) divided by two years (24) to figure out that we would need to save at least $211.28 a month to meet our goal.
With that out the way, we can buy all the baby items (cloth diapers, crib, etc) during the pregnancy and not have to feel the financial burden we struggled with during the first pregnancy.
I’m going to look up the raw food diet!
I want to lose weight before I have the next baby but I cant find the time to just work out. I watch what I eat and have started doing some marathons.
I dont have a specific weight I want to reach. I just want to look and feel healthier.
I am 5’4 and 180 pounds. I’d like to be around 160. I think that would be a good weight. I have never been skinny. At my smallest, i was 155 and in size 8 jeans. I’d like to be there again.
Anyone have any diets that worked for them?
Out like a light! Now on to the laundry and then my kitchen! Gave him some warm lemon herbal tea instead of milk.
Baby #2 better watch out! If and when he or she gets here, ill have this bedtime thing under wraps.
Our first playground accident.
Apparently he climbed to the top of the slide at daycare and fell….face first into the gravel below…..
Toddler - tiny people who have big intentions and no coordination :)
SN: Thats a toothbrush in his mouth. We were brushing out teeth this morning
I have a meeting with a Doula next week! So I am hoping she can answer my questions and lead me to a good choice for a midwife!
I decided to start planning for the second baby. One of my major things I want to do with this baby is have him or her, at home, in a birthing tub. I had my son in a hospital where for 13 hours I was strapped to a monitor with an IV. I wasnt allowed to move or get up. I wasnt allowed to eat or drink anything either. My lips cracked and split, it was awful. But with this baby this is what I want :
A birthing team with a midwife and doula
I want sonograms for keepsakes
I want a photographer at my birth
To have my baby at home in the birthing tub
I want to delay cutting the cord
I want to encapsulate my placenta
I want to cloth diaper fully ( I do half and half now)
I will breastfeed like I did with my son
I will make his or her food from my garden, like I did with my son
I will babywear, which I still do with my 33 pound 1 almost 2 year old :)
I live in Mississippi and there isn’t many options out there for me. The wide spread idea about birth is that a mother is suppose to lay on her back and push a baby out. It doesn’t matter that she isn’t comfortable. If you don’t fall into the doctor’s timeline of how long he wants your labor to be, you will get a C-section. And bring up the fact, you want an unmedicated natural birth, they will treat you like you are bonkers and tell you that you probably won’t make it. The concept of laboring in different positions falls on deaf ears and they will make you feel like listening to your body is the wrong thing to do, only they know what is best.
I’m sorry but woman were giving birth before hospitals and white coats. I am pretty sure my body knows what to do.
My next post, I think, will be my pre-baby checklist. I’ll list everything I want accomplished before magical baby number two and mark them off as I go :)
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