Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Back To Reality

So, I know I've overwhelmed you with all of my Christmas pictures (sorry to those of you with dial up). But, it really is my favorite holiday and even more so now that I have children!

But, yesterday the mailman brought us right back to reality. We got a bill from the hospital for Alexis' birth. Yes, you read right, Alexis. She is 2 years and 8 months old and the hospital is finally done battling with the insurance company to get their payment and now they want ours too. This wouldn't be so bad if we weren't already making payments to another hospital for Isabel's birth.

While I feel extremely guilty that I'm not working right now and I'm just at home, I have to keep reminding myself that even though I'm not at work right now, I am saving us money because we aren't paying for a baby sitter and I'm drawing unemployment while I'm on lay off, so technically I'm making more money. So everyday I remind myself, "Jessica, you may not be bringing in your normal Walmart check, but you are still supplying income for your family." And like I said, we're doing just fine this way.

On another note, I've been posting a lot about Alexis and the cute things she says and haven't said much about Isabel, so I'm going to sit down and give you a good update on how she is doing soon.


brenaud said...

I say fight the hospital. I got a bill for Hayden's birth when Keaton was 8 months old. I called the insurance company and the hospital and didn't end up having to pay anything. That may not be the case with you, but it's worth a phone call! :)

When I called, the insurance co. told me that they had "re-evaluated" a bunch of claims and said that the hospital (PCRMC in Rolla) was "out of network." I told them to check again! And I told them I had birthed another child since then and paid for his birth, so getting a bill this long after my 2.5 yo's birth was ridiculous! If you ever want to talk with someone who gets fired up about insurance issues, just give me a call. ;)

Mrs. Haid said...

I feel the same guilt about not having a paycheck. I think in part for my own pride - like, I've been having a paycheck since I worked at Douglas Company at age 15! I knew I always had some wiggle room and could buy things I wanted or wished for. Now with no paycheck, I feel weird about just running out for lunch.

So, I think to cure this ego problem I have, I am going to just work part time. That way I feel like I can justify my own luxeries.

Chrissy said...

You are not "just" staying at home. Remove that phrase from your mind.