It would be remiss not to mention our first pride & joy, our dog Macey. We brought Macey home from a rescue agency in March of our first married year. She was 10 weeks old and would just melted in Jeff’s arms when he picked her up. We thought she was “special needs” because she was missing her back left paw from an unknown accident, but Macey can run and jump as fast as the other dogs. She has been such a sweet and fun dog to have and we have a feeling she is going to be a great pack sister to the new baby.
This was Jeff the night I told him he was going to be a papa. I was in just as much shock as he was. I had taken a picture of the pregnancy test and downloaded it on the computer. When he came home, I told him to go take a look at some new photos I got off the camera. When he jiggled the mouse, “pregnant” came up on the full screen. He did a “Home Alone” take. 🙂
One of my goals on this site is to try to catalog the costs of pregnancy and preparing for baby (perhaps a book will eventually be in the works). I might eventually move these threads to www.cheapwaysto.com, but for now I’ll keep tabs on things here.
pregnancy test: $10
2 doctor’s visits: $80
prenatal vitamins: $10
special meds: $20
I’m eight weeks along and the guides tell me the baby will reach the size of a kidney bean this week. The baby weighs a gram and is still less than an inch. He/she’s already moving, although I won’t be able to feel it for several more weeks. The “gender parts” haven’t fully formed yet, so there’s no way to visually determine what we’re having yet.