Wednesday, August 22, 2012
My husband absolutely hates talking about our finances to other people, I don't mind it as much, I don't give details, but I am proud of where we are financially as young parents. In the last 2 years we have paid $20+k on IVF treatments, $8k on our dogs legs and done a couple big home projects, so to be able to do those things and not be in the poor house is such a blessing and so is having the opportunity to plan for our future by participating in 401k plans, 529 college savings and Yes....Life insurance policies...BIG, mega Bucks life insruance policies So, the question going around all over today is...do we have life insurance? YES YES YES! I took out my first life insurance policy when I was probably 21 and starting my first "real job". It was small, maybe 1 year of my then tiny salary. Later, as my salary grew, so did my life insurance. Then, I got married. We decided then to get seperate, a little more signifcant life insurance policies outside of our work plans. Next, we find out we are pregnant...well, what if something happens to both of us, we NEED Gianna to be able to live out all of her dreams and be comfortable. So now we take the plunge to take out some mega dollar life insurance policies. Yes, they are pricey around $700 a year for life insurance, but it offers us so much peace of mind that it is priceless.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Croup is breathing difficulty accompanied by a "barking" cough. Croup, which is swelling around the vocal cords, is common in infants and children and can have a variety of causes.
She is also teething right now, so needless to say come bed time, she is not a happy camper. Croup worsens at night, so hopefully when it passes she will be able to sleep again.
We definitely are looking forward to July 1 to start with our full time nanny- aka our new employee...grandma!!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
I know and he knows (I hope) that I do not mean these things and I always end up feeling even worse afterwards b/c I am disappointed in myself, but in the heat of the moment I just say them. I keep telling myself to do better and I am working on it, but it is definitely still a work in progress. It isn't just my role as a wife either, it is in all my roles EXCEPT being a mommy. I had a moment of self reflection while reading this blog post this morning and I know this is something I need to do better at. I need to be a better wife, to love him more and hurt him less, to think about what I say and don't say it if I don't mean it. Boy, easier said than done!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Our daughter's school is having a family dance off video contest. Not only will it support the children's healthcare of Atlanta, but it will also support our family. Having her was not only difficult physically and emotionally, but it was challenging financially as well. We would love to support Children's Healthcare and be able to put the winning funds towards providing her with a sibling someday soon. Thanks for all your love and support!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
I know we will have to experience a large part of this journey again for #2 and we are excited about that, because we know together we can get through anything. We pray that our FET journey (when we decide to begin) will be just as successful!