Friday, April 10, 2009

Lesson of the Day: Babies are Expensive!

So we found out yesterday that Madelyn is not quite ready to come out on her own and I'm progressing very slowly. That's not to say she could change her mind and show up any day now, but at this point we likely have another week or so. In addition to that she appears to be a large baby (currently weighing in at 7 1/2 pounds, approximately) and has somehow inherited her aunt Kristin's large head by osmosis! That's right, her head measures in the 95th percentile. Seriously no clue where she got that from, but seeing as how Kristin had a large head at birth, I will forever tell Madelyn it is from her non-blood-related aunt :)

So, our doctor has given us the option to have a scheduled c-section. This was by far not my first choice, but as I weigh the options I think that's probably the way we will go, mainly because there is a chance we could go in for a natural delivery and her head may not fit and we'll have to do a c-section anyways, and the thought of doing that unplanned scares me to death. I'm going to continue to think about it over the weekend but will likely call the doctor on Monday and schedule something for the week of the 20th---stay tuned!

In addition to that, Matt and I made a Babies R Us run last night to pick up all of the last minute items we needed and WOW was I surprised at the tab we racked up! Luckily we had a lot of gift cards so it was all "free" to us, but I couldn't believe how quickly our bill added up. What shocked me even most was the actual cost of diapers. I get it that they're expensive, but a box of 210 was $40, and given that in the beginning we'll go through 8-10 a DAY that's only around 23 days worth! Crazy. We did get a few little goodies for her and stocked up on batteries, wipes, lotion, things like that so that we can hopefully avoid running out for one-off items at first, and I think that will be very helpful. All in all it was a very fun shopping spree. Then we went to Panera for dinner where I had a roast beef sandwich for dinner, which is so odd because I don't even like roast beef really and I swear the only time I've eaten it is from Arby's, but it sounded good and it was delicious. Hormones do strange things to a girl.

Tonight we are going to the Atlanta Hawk's NBA game with free tickets from work (I love cheap date nights), tomorrow Matt is going to the Clemson spring game (Kristin is on call in the random event that I go into labor), then Sunday we are heading up to Matt's parent's house for Easter lunch. I'm making a killer corn casserole I'll post the recipe for as well as my mom's no-bake peanut butter chocolate cookies which you can find here.

Monday starts what will likely be my last week of work! Yay!

Oh, and thanks to Jenny over at SavinSistas- last week I only spent $31 at Publix and saved $28!! That's almost a 50% savings!!


Amy said...

I love those kinds of shopping sprees where you can justify it because you need everything but you still get to buy lots of stuff! Good luck with your last few days (hopefully) of pregnancy. I was scared to death that Easton would be huge as he was measuring large and we have a history of heavy babies with big heads (as you mentioned :) in our family. I ended up scheduling an induction at just before 38 weeks and he came out a perfect little 7 pounder. I'm sure you've considered that, but if your doc would go for an early induction rather than a c section in a week or two it might save you some on the recovery. Whatever you decide, I'm sure it will work out wonderfully for you. I'll be anxious to see pictures of your little one. Best of luck!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

glad to know you're right ahead of me in your journey. i'll be following along. i'll be praying for a great delivery of your little girl!

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