- August 7, 2008 at 6:00 am #261238
> We have to prepare for a worst case scenario with my c-section and
> birth of child.
Forgive me if I relay information that you already know.
I had 2 c-sections (1st one life-or-death, second one not to repeat
1st situation). Luckily, I had insurance. It is a tough recovery
after, and I do not know if you’ve had c-sections before, but don’t
over-do it. I did, and it turns out i tore some things inside that
weren’t detected until a hysterectomy 5 years later. The doc had to
sow my guts back up to the abdominal wall. (More than most want to
know on a Thursday, I am sure.) Enough of the been there, take care.
Now, for savings…
Have you signed up for all those free baby things? They send you
samples, free parenting magazines, formula, diapers, etc. Will you be
breastfeeding or formula feeding? The reason I ask, is because I just
got a sample of formula in the mail, and I have no need for it. There
is also free things to sign up for while you are at the hospital–ask
the nurses for the papers.
Check freecycles for diapers. Sometimes people buy 2 or 3 packs at a
time, and then their child has a growth spurt, and they cannot use the
last package, so they offer them on freecycles sometimes. Many people
on freecycles offer baby clothes and items of all kinds–including
cribs sometimes! Just go to https://www.freecycle.org/ and type in
your zip code, or that of a close town.
Does your husband cook? Do you have any close friends willing to
bring dinners? I have stomach issues too, but the mail problem here
is that only 1 out of 4 of us will eat anything. We have 3 picky
eaters, so I often have to make 2 meals in one. Maybe you could tell
us the kinds of things that are eaten at your home, and we can add
ideas to that. Are there things that can be made in advance?
Coupons & bulk are usually a source of savings. Maybe you could tell
us what coupons you need, and folks could send you some. Our local
paper rarely has more than 6 coupons in it, and they are lousy ones.
There are coupon swapping sites too. Sometimes a coupon item on sale
turns out to be less expensive than bulk.
Do you have a neighbor with a glut of zucchini or tomatoes? Maybe
they will share them with you.
I have those formula samples, but also diaper ones. If you are
interested in them I can mail them to you. Please contact me directly
at Robin282mt@verizon.net and we can set it up.
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