Had a dream I gave birth to a living baby, now there’s a concept.
I looked at it and thought how much it looked like Evan, it was 21 inches long, just like it’s big brother and 8lbs 2oz, just a little heavier. ( Upon waking I thought it weighed 9lbs 2oz, worth noting just in case, however I also had a clear memory of saying "just a few ounces heavier then Evan"). Gender did not stand out to me.
Sure hope it’s prophetic. Can’t beleive we are only 5.5 weeks away from our halfway anatomy scan 🙂
On one hand I hope time keep’s passing this quickly so I can hold my baby, on another I hope it dosen’t so I have time
to get my crap together financially before maternity leave and at least pay down some more debt. I intend to take at least 1 year of mat leave, probably more like 14-15 months though, (more depending on how early I need to leave work, how my health and physical well being is holding up) I get 60% of my salary during that time, so finances will be tight. I don’t qualify for full interest relief on my student loan as we make to much as a family, so I have to pay interest only payments while I am off, which I beleive amounts to $200.00 a month. All I can say is thank God for generous strangers-our neighbour moved to BC and put his house on the market, when he did he gave us all his firewood, this is enough to heat us all winter all with our woodstove so we only have to rely on oil as a backup, between that and not having any oil at all all summer we are saving mega bucks.
For my own record: Things I/we need to do in the next few months.
1. Get a good working laptop, the one I am currently using is works and it will have to go back to work when I am on mat leave. I am not picky if I can surf the web and blog then that is good, looking at one of Dell’s mini’s or $400 Inspirons, the laptop I am currently using is a Dell Vostro 1510 and its worked wonderfully for me.
2. Get routers and break pads replaced on car.
3. Get winter tires for car, we have 17′ tires so this is a pricy purchase but highly necessary as we live in a very hilly area which was brutal last winter, and baby is due in the thick of winter.
4. Pay back stupid chiropactor $300.00 outstanding. Grr.
5. Finish paying off debt from shed, 50% there, only $250ish to go. Finish paying off as much of 1.5 k remaining on new visa before the 1.5% interest rate special returns to normal.
6. File tax return to help with some of the above.