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Baby is here!!!

February 5th, 2019 at 06:59 am

Baby is here! Safe and sound. We are at home and adjusting to our new life. Some health, wellness and financial wins are that breastfeeding is all a go, including already pumping and freezing a small supply. Need to call the insurance today to make sure BCBS will cover at least most of the rental fee for the hospital grade pump that was recommended by the lactation consultant.

While I was all ready with newborn cloth diapers, when we had the circumcision done I was reminded that vaseline is the normal course of treatment. Thus, I've had to delay use of the cloth diapers (as vaseline ruins the microfleece) until that is over. We see the pediatrician today. Good news is the hospital sent us home with a pack of newborn diapies.

I prepared very well for this endeavor so we have not had a lot of purchasing to do. Delivery day was a NSD (I'm claiming it!) as was Friday. On Saturday, I put in an order to Amazon for a few medical items I was made aware we would need and a wedge for under the bassinet mattress (little did I know 37 weekers STILL can have some breathing difficulty, although he probably doesn't need the wedge now). Sunday I put in an Amazon order for a mattress and sheets for our play yard so we have another option for keeping baby safe while we get things done, etc. when we have to. I also put in a Prime Now order Sunday for castille soap in order to wash pump parts. I wasn't anticipating needing the pump for a few weeks, but I was counseled to begin now. I do not have any milk supply issues, I can tell ya that!

This morning I splurged on baby announcements but had received a $20 off coupon and paired that with a 30% off code on the site. After suffering a loss a few years ago and the tribulations we have gone through the past few years, I do not mind the expense. We have many who are excited to receive photos of the new babe.

Looking forward to the next few weeks of mothering, but also of DECLUTTERING! For nine months, I have had zero energy and it's been a struggle just to go to work and take care of routine things. I am feeling so much more myself and am super excited to get some time to just be home and enjoy our house for the first time since we have lived here. My older son is enjoying having his mom stress free, home and attentative, as is my husband. But no chance I'm not going back to work! We will get into a groove Smile

Update: Pump is 100% covered through our insurance! That brings the cost of breastfeeding to ALMOST zero. Just need to continue purchasing bags for freezing milk, but my pack of 100 should last quite awhile. I am considering looking into the purchase of a Willow pump for pumping during my commute, but I'm not 100% on that yet.

13 Responses to “Baby is here!!!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Congratulations! Did baby come during the big freeze?

  3. kashi Says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you!!

  4. alliecat79 Says:

    CB, he sure did but it was a planned c-section. I joked that of course our child would arrive during the coldest day in over a century. LOL! Not a particularly funny story, but our daughter passed away during this very odd weather event on Halloween four years ago. I remember 24 foot waves along Lakeshore Drive and they had to close it down. It also snowed and took us two plus hours to drive home. It was like an apocalypse. So, apparently our children like to have us remember important days in their lives with crazy weather phenomenon.

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh, alliecat, I'm so sorry to hear of your daughter's death. Maybe you shared at the time, and if so I hope we all shared our condolences. The death of a child is heartbreaking. Bask in the joy of your new baby!

  7. monkeymama Says:

    Congrats on the new bundle of joy!

  8. mumof2 Says:

    AAWW congrats on your newest member...so glad that that you can relax and be home with your family and with little extra expenses...take the time to enjoy and soak in all the love

  9. Lucky Robin Says:

    I'm happy your little guy made it into the world safe and sound. Congratulations on growing a new little human. Isn't the female body a miraculous thing?

  10. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    Congrats on the new baby! Double check with your insurance on the bags too. My insurance also covers the bags for a 6 month period.

  11. CB in the City Says:

    I remember that Halloween. I am so sorry about the loss of your daughter.

  12. Dido Says:

    Congratulations!!!!

  13. terri77 Says:

    Congratulations on the birth of your bouncing baby boy! And yay, for the breastfeeding wins...good news all around. And it goes without saying, but condolences on the loss of your daughter.

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