The other day I noticed my left foot was swelling up (mostly on the inner part where that weird knobby bone is) but my right was fine. I kept drinking water and putting my foot up, icing it and per the advice of others drank lemonade. The swelling has gone down but darn it - I think I sprained my ankle! At first I thought it was pregnancy-related but it is only my left foot (my injured foot that I walk on funny so very possible to sprain and my ankle has hurt for awhile now). I'm so tired of the foot drama. I just want to be able to walk normal.
In other news - my birth center shut down. They just don't have money and have basically been volunteering for the past few months. They just couldn't keep the doors open. Well that sure would've been nice to know before I decided to go there. Now I'm going to try to go to the other birth center I was interested in except I might have to pay $1500 out-of-pocket in 15 weeks (read: $100 per week). Not sure what the heck I'm going to do. I just don't have that. She said she'd be willing to work with us... at that rate I may as well just plan a home birth!
Speaking of money we got contracted the guys for the windows in our third story. Yay! We had a couple different companies come out. The first gave us a crazy quote and kept adding all these fees we weren't aware of. So we gave another company a call and they told us we HAD to have, by law, tempered glass because the window is less than 18 inches from the ground. First company didn't tell us that. In the end we got more expensive windows but we're paying less than the first company's quote. Weird! Pays to have more than one estimate and not make a decision on the fly.
So yeah - windows were paid for before I knew about the birth center. Arg! But we needed them anyway. We'll figure it out. They'll work with us. But it's just really frustrating because it's the insurance not wanting to pay the "facility fee" because it is a birth center.
We're on Super Budget right now. I tried the old "only pay with cash" thing for groceries and got everything we needed for less than I usually spend AND saved $10. Of course all the money we are saving this month is getting put into our minivan that needs work (again - don't get me started on that).
On a BRIGHTER note, which we need here, my jewelry business is soaring. A few of you saw my informative post on customizing hand-stamped jewelry with me and decided to come over and make purchases. I love you for that! I really do! You're helping a family out that just really needs it right now and getting awesome jewelry as well.
On another fun note we are going on first family vacation. We're going camping! We're super excited. Any tips for camping with kids? I've gone camping before but not with children, ha ha! Anything that isn't obvious that I might not think of?