The spouse is no longer working, she's officially at home resting. Her doctor put her on pregnancy bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy. Her blood pressure is to blame, doctor is worried that it will continue going up. The medications are not helping, when she gets up to get food or to use the bathroom she feels light head and dizzy. She's also not happy staying home so we're still adjusting to all the changes.
How does this affects the budget and the debt numbers? Luckily someone had close to 40 sick days that they were going to use during the official 12 week maternity leave. That means we will continue to get her paychecks as usual until some time in May. At that point her salary will be cut up to 85% so that could impact the debt payments. The good thing is that sick days continue to accrue even while using them so hopefully with spring break and summer coming up we won't feel the pinch as much.
The plan now? I think I'm going to stick to the original plan and continue paying down the debt. The great thing about bed rest is she's not spending any money. For the next few weeks I plan to stock up on items we can keep for the next few months and also try to save a little bit of money. If things get really bad we can always rely on our credit cards and that will give me more stuff to blog about for you :)
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