It still doesn’t feel real, but I have some exciting news to share. My husband and I found out a few weeks ago that I’m pregnant! The baby is due just a few days after our 5th wedding anniversary next spring. We’ve been planning for this for years, and we’re both very excited.
We met today with the midwife who’s going to be helping us along the way. We’re planning a home birth, and she has helped 360 babies be born at home over the last 13 years. We both feel very comfortable with her, and we’re glad she’s along for this ride with us.
Since this is my frugal blog, I have to bring up money… The midwife charges $3000 for her services. In addition, we’ll pay for lab work, birth classes, and maybe rent a birth pool, so the total that we pay for prenatal/postnatal care and delivery will probably come to about $3500. This is something we’ve planned for, and one of the reasons we didn’t get pregnant until we had finished paying off our debts – our monthly cash flow has a little more wiggle room now that we’re not making debt payments every month.
I’ll post updates on here whenever there’s something interesting to share. For right now we’re just enjoying being so excited!