Tag Archives: Costs


I’m not quite sure where to start with this post, but it’s been brewing around in my head for awhile. It started last Friday night when I was having a beer via google hangout with my follow PAIL blogger contributors (I love technology!). Traathy asked me what was up with #2 since I haven’t talked […]

Isolated…but not truly alone

I’ve got to admit, I’ve been in a bit of a pity party of one mode lately. Through no choice of my own, I’ve been done working for a month already, and assuming a 40w delivery, I’m still five weeks out from meeting this little one. That equates to two months of doing nothing pre-baby…which […]

Budgets and Hackers

I can’t say I’m a fan of either of those things, though at least the Type-A side of me gets a creepy sense of satisfaction from the columns and rows of the budget spreadsheets. The realization yesterday that I have only four weeks of work left brought about the holy shit we’d better get budgeting side […]

Dollars and $ense of Family Building

I got this from My Lady of the Lantern and found it to be incredibly interesting food for thought. Before TTC issues, I never realized how much financial issues could/would affect my family building choices. We are by no means out of the woods in this issue, and I have no idea what we’ll do […]

Money Money Mon-ey

This song has been running through my mind lately. Doesn’t it for everyone? Money is such a annoying problem in life… the problem is always there, even when the money is not, and I feel like IF issues just exacerbate or highlight this. So many of us spends hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands…just […]

Follie Check #2 / HSA Tax Deductions!

Well, this morning was a bit of a clusterfuck because I forgot to bring my orders with me and neither the clinic (where my u/s was) nor the hospital (bloodwork) had a copy. To top it off, I had it in my email, but they can’t get/print emails at either place. How archaic is that?! […]

A Recap of Costs, Results & Plans

(I’m going to update this later once we get all of the bills in, just for my records, but I wanted to get it out there).$97.52  = 2 hr glucose tolerance test + lipid panel – Passed! (This means I’m going to be on gonadotropins instead of metformin.) $500 = Day 3 Bloodwork ($115 for 1st three […]

Denver Recap – CC.RM

Here’s a crazy rundown of our time in Denver thus far. It’s a little long-winded, but I want it written down for posterity and shit. 🙂 Friday afternoon – drive up to Denver. 350 miles later, arrive at our friend L’s house in the DTC where we set up camp for the next four days. […]

Initial Testing Costs (tentative)

Okay, I know y’all are dying to hear if I went with vaginal suppositories or a big ass needle… thanks to your recommendations (thank you!!) plus a lot of phone tag and frustrations and cost considerations, I ended up going with the default of what my nurse had already called in before the clinic closed […]

The High Cost of TTC

Okay, I’m in a slightly better frame of mind today about this whole TTC mess, but I just wanted to expound a bit on my frustration with feeling like I’m going to drive my husband and I crazy while trying to pay the daily bills AND pay to hopefully have a child. I am an IF […]

Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me?!

I really do not understand how people in our country can claim that our healthcare system is okay and that we don’t NEED this reform. Here’s what I found out today about our “awesome” plan through Assurant Health. We pay $400/month for the two of us, and that amount supposedly includes maternity coverage. We have […]