Taxes

Mar. 17th, 2010 03:09 pm
girafferty: (Default)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!  We have the corned beef and cabbage stewing in the crockpot right now.

We had our taxes done.  I thought we were going to owe a lot, but with our baby tax deduction and charitable giving, we'll actually get a few dollars back!  That means I can pay off our credit cards and my car with the Millionaire money I saved.  I hereby retire the "soul-crushing debt" tag.

And it feels good!  Now we can start saving for a house!

Taxes

Mar. 17th, 2010 03:09 pm
girafferty: (Default)
Happy St. Patrick's Day!  We have the corned beef and cabbage stewing in the crockpot right now.

We had our taxes done.  I thought we were going to owe a lot, but with our baby tax deduction and charitable giving, we'll actually get a few dollars back!  That means I can pay off our credit cards and my car with the Millionaire money I saved.  I hereby retire the "soul-crushing debt" tag.

And it feels good!  Now we can start saving for a house!
girafferty: (Default)
We got the bill for Brendan today. $11,000.  Yet another reason why I didn't want a c-section.  Insurance will cover all but $1,500 of it.  We didn't spend my Millionaire check yet because we wanted to find out the hospital bill first, so we're covered.

I still cry every time I think about my birth experience.  I keep wondering if there was anything I could have done differently.  A couple from my birthing class had a baby with the same stats as Biggie-8 lbs, 3 oz, 21.5 inches, occipital posterior-and she was able to have him naturally.  The discharge papers from the hospital have down as my reason for c-section "FAILED LABOR" and I really feel like I failed.  I wonder if it was taking the epidural and pitocin made his heartbeat go up.  If I had known he was face up I could have tried some exercises to get him to turn, but I wasn't having any back pain.  I asked at the last ultrasound if he was face up, and the nurse said she didn't know.

Then sometimes I feel like I should have just been induced when Dr. L wanted me to.  What was the point of the 32 hours of labor if they just ended with what I tried the hardest to avoid?
girafferty: (Default)
We got the bill for Brendan today. $11,000.  Yet another reason why I didn't want a c-section.  Insurance will cover all but $1,500 of it.  We didn't spend my Millionaire check yet because we wanted to find out the hospital bill first, so we're covered.

I still cry every time I think about my birth experience.  I keep wondering if there was anything I could have done differently.  A couple from my birthing class had a baby with the same stats as Biggie-8 lbs, 3 oz, 21.5 inches, occipital posterior-and she was able to have him naturally.  The discharge papers from the hospital have down as my reason for c-section "FAILED LABOR" and I really feel like I failed.  I wonder if it was taking the epidural and pitocin made his heartbeat go up.  If I had known he was face up I could have tried some exercises to get him to turn, but I wasn't having any back pain.  I asked at the last ultrasound if he was face up, and the nurse said she didn't know.

Then sometimes I feel like I should have just been induced when Dr. L wanted me to.  What was the point of the 32 hours of labor if they just ended with what I tried the hardest to avoid?

Profile

girafferty: (Default)
girafferty

July 2015

S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
26 2728293031 

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 24th, 2017 02:53 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios