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March 19th, 2019 at 11:02 am

Life has been insanely busy. My family and friends threw me a surprise shower, the nursery is just about finished, and tomorrow is my last day in the office. I was supposed to stop driving a few weeks ago due to my size and belly positioning, but pushed it to term because we have a new person that I'm training.

Financially, thanks to the surprise shower and my work shower, we only have a little left on our 'buy' list. I also have about 35 meals in the freezer, so groceries should be minimal as well. I need to file our taxes too and check the calculations on this year's. I transferred a small amount of my bigger interest-bearing cc to a 0% interest card and have set up a YNAB goal to pay that before interest starts. The other interest-bearing card had its rate dropped to 6% due to SCRA, so I'm still paying the full balance and just having more of it work in my favor.

DH and I are doing well despite the distance. I wish he were here, but we've been lucky enough to be able to keep in touch almost daily.

Just a few more weeks left. I'm cautiously excited, but also not getting my hopes up.

10 Responses to “Just popping in”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm so sorry you feel you can't be hopeful for the birth of your own baby! Praying everything goes wonderfully for you.

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    I am excited for you and your new baby. Do you have any family or friends to help you out once the baby arrives?

  3. Butterscotch Says:

    Will your husband be able to come home for a bit once he baby is born?

  4. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    CCF, it's definitely a defense mechanism. If something were to happen this far along, I'm not certain that I'd be able to handle it. And despite everyone insisting everything will be fine, previous experience has taught me that nothing is certain. So while I'm preparing as if I'm bringing a little one home, I'm also not counting on anything. It is really sad, and I feel disheartened that I will never be able to view pregnancy as an exciting, hopeful time again.

    CLL, we have so much support, and I feel incredibly lucky for that. DH should be able to come home for about 2 weeks after the birth. After that, my mom and each of the baby's godparents (our respective best friends) have offered to take some time off work and be available to help. I plan to spread it all out, so that I have constant help for pretty much all of my maternity leave.

  5. Sarah Says:

    I was wondering how you were doing. I hope you can be excited soon. Also, good idea spreading your help out. Do you have 12 weeks worth of help? If not,then just having help for the first 6 weeks will be good.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    I know how difficult it can be to have a pregnancy after losing a baby. I understand your worries and I am sorry you have to go through this. You are almost there, though. Hope it all goes well from here on out.

  7. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    Sarah, one of my brothers lives with me, and the other will move in temporarily during the summer. The other doesn't currently work, so he'll be our childcare since it's ridiculously expensive in this area.

    LR, thank you! I am cautiously excited. I just can't imagine the heartbreak that I'd go through if I actually let myself believe it's happening and then it doesn't, so I let that doubt stay in.

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    It makes sense it is a defense mechanism. I trust mothers know what is right for them, their body and their children's bodies. It is very heartbreaking to hear the stories of mother's who miscarried and mother's who find their children injured, particularly from things we think are safe. Sending prayers!

  9. CB in the City Says:

    Hoping for a safe delivery and joyous homecoming for your little one!

  10. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like you are almost set as far as baby stuff. How wonderful for you. I understand being cautiously excited. I pray you have a safe delivery and a healthy baby. That is terrific about your brothers helping.

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