Well we are now in full 'preeclampsia' mode with the wife. I don't want to go in to a lot of details but basically we're trying to keep her pregnant as long as we can. Her new home is the hospital and she's slowly adjusting to the new life. My life is also a bit crazy right now. I'm dealing with the stressful job, keeping up with house stuff, putting together a nursery and running back and forth from home to hospital to take care of the dog.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Since this a debt blog let's talk money. I already made a payment for $1,100 dollars to cover the labor and delivery. I was not expecting a long term stay at the hospital so here I am crossing my fingers that we don't get all kinds of bills. The last EOB I saw was for $4,800 dollars for one night stay at the hospital. Let's just say now I'm hoping to meet our out of pocket maximum so the plan pays all benefits at 100% TGFI.
If you are new to the blog, here's a short version of why I'm writing this post. Back in 2007 we started trying to have a baby. Like most couples we had it all planned but didn't succeed. We did the infertility stuff for a year and the usual IUI's and we still didn't succeed. We did one cycle of IVF and put in two embryos. The longest two weeks went by and we had a positive. You would think it all ends when you get a positive pregnancy test? No! Then we did the roller coaster thing with HCG levels, up and down every day for two weeks. More ultrasounds, more blood... around 8 weeks we got to see and hear the heartbeat. It was more of a relief than joy or happiness. After that things went very well until December when we started seeing wife's blood pressure numbers go up. If you google preeclampsia you can find out more (I refuse to read stuff at this point) so that's where we are now, seven months in to the pregnancy. Another hurdle? another bump on the road? another mile? Not sure what to call it at anymore...
We are having a little baby girl! All I can say now is we didn't come this far for setbacks! I'm ready to see and meet my baby girl! It could be tomorrow, it could next week or next month but I'm ready.