Trickle Trickle

I am relatively certain that it’s never going to stop raining! I don’t know about where you are in the country/world, but here it’s been raining for a week. I can’t remember a time within the last 7 days that I looked outside my window and didn’t see some form of drizzle; or at least a threat of rain.
Our weekend was good. We went for a walk at our complex’s gym Saturday morning, had lunch with my brother-in-law and went searching for costumes for him to wear at his haunted house. My brother-in-law produces the Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern along with his business partner, and he plays a character in it on some nights so he was looking for the perfect costume. After that we headed back home and I took a nice nap. We didn’t do much the rest of the evening; watched movies, played Rummy (DH kicked my butt) and poker (again, butt kicking) and watched some SNL. Yesterday we hit up the market and went browsing for a white shirt for my chorus’s little show on Saturday…. It was harder than it seems, because I wanted to find the perfect shirt. Very few button-downs fit over my belly and I didn’t want to pay a whole lot so we looked at Goodwill, Wal-Mart and Marshall’s. I ended up settling for one that didn’t button down. When we got home I was EXHAUSTED. Absolutely beat. I didn’t want to take a nap, because I knew it would screw with my sleep so we lounged around and had a Coen Brothers movie fest. We watched Raising Arizona, the Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou and started Fargo. We watched some of the Emmys, and hit the hay around 11:00.

It’s billing time at work today. I’m the billing person; it’s what I do. It’s very tedious and tiresome work. It’s entirely on a computer but requires a lot of concentration and working on Excel. By the end of the first day my brain feels like pudding. I have been thinking a lot about my job, and wondering if maybe my company would be willing to let me work from home at least part of the time after the baby comes. Being a SAHM like I really want isn’t feasible right now and won’t be unless DH gets a good, steady job with health insurance by the time Nellie gets here. He and I have been discussing our options a lot and I had just thought of maybe trying to WAHM if my company would be willing to work with me. I feel like I’m a valuable enough person on this team to compromise with, so we’ll just see how it goes.

I really can’t argue with the fact that my health insurance is good. I just got a claim statement from my insurance; if I hadn’t had coverage my last visit ALONE would have been over $500. But since I’m covered, we are only going to have to pay about $30 out of pocket for this past visit. That’s pretty amazing. Seeing what we would have to pay without insurance has been staggering.

I’ve been getting very poor quality sleep lately. I wake up several times to pee, and if it’s not that then it’s the hip pain. Or my arm falling asleep. Or indigestion. I guess my body is just preparing me for the lack of sleep a newborn brings, heh heh.

Anyway. That’s the weekend update… My weekend is never long enough!

Oh yeah… I’m 23w1d. We have less than one week until Viability. :)

Comments

  1. Thank God for insurance. After I delivered my baby, the hospital sent me a copy of the bill (which my insurance company fully paid) and it was a staggering $20,000 for a simple & uncomplicated vaginal delivery. Good grief!I'm sure your job will let you work from home at least part-time. As long as you can prove that you can get your work done and meet your deadlines, they should be understanding and flexible. However, bear in mind that working from home is NOT easy with a newborn in the house – but it can't hurt to give it a try. It's certainly better than other alternatives.

  2. It's really amazing how expensive health care is these days. I'm not sure my delivery will be fully covered, but I don't anticipate having to pay more than $2,000 when all is said and done. I was thinking about the whole "working from home with newborn" thing, too. I'm really sort of hoping that my husband gets a full-time job that at least matches what I'm making now in pay, and has health insurance. If that happens, I can get a part-time job somewhere with childcare (like a day care, or the YMCA) so I can bring the baby with me to work.. That way I wouldn't have to leave my baby, AND I'd be bringing in at least some money. I'm just hoping it all works out because I really, REALLY hate the idea of having to put the baby in daycare.. It would just break my heart to have to miss out on so much I think :(

  3. I'll give ya a good reference if ya ever want to pick up an application at Siskin. I still think you'd work out well there.I've worked at other child care facilities and I know the difference in care. You just cant beat good, quality care, yet its always way too expensive.

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