So now days everyone is having a hard time finanacially...I know. Im just wondering when the light at the end of the tunnel will be here!! To start, I didnt think I really needed much for this baby. Especially since I just had Connor 18 months ago and this is another boy. So I havent had a baby shower or really gotten anything. Then I realize... Im an idiot......Connor was born in Dec and this kid is going to be born in June.....yeah.....I have a ton of winter clothes. Ok still.....no big deal. My big issue that I just want to be a big cry baby about, is this. When we did our taxes we had a very small amount to play with....so we went to babies r us and bought a few things. I do plan on BF and I got a medela pump.....that was the first big purchase. Second big purchase was my double stroller. Everything else was little things.....like one box of bottles ( im hoping I dont need to many of those) and some pacifiers....thats pretty much it. Well.....due to the hard times.....my breast pump already went back for a refund. Ive been kind of upset about that only b/c I really wanted to have it when my milk came in so I could pump and store some extra. Now, tonight, the double stroller is going. I have no choice. My husband has to work and I have to work, and we have no money to send my son to daycare for the week. So of course Im all hormonal and I just want to cry about it.....but what are you going to do? All I can do is hope things get better before Jaxon actually comes out. Sorry for the vent!!

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momma...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 3:50 PM

You are right.  There are many, many people having a hard time financially these days.  Things are rough all over.  As far as I'm concerned you can vent and cry all you want.  Lord knows I have done a bit of that lately for my own financial problems.  I just take it on the chin and keep on going.  That's really all a person can do.  Keep your chin up honey.  Everything has a way of working out in the end. 

 

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Octmo...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 3:50 PM Girl its ok , We all need to vent sometime, I know how you feel. Times r very hard. When I was workin my boss was very hateful towards me just bcz I was prego tellin me I need more clothes when nothing was wrong with my work pants and so my fiancee was like tellin him u r not comin bak and I tried to find another job but had no luck, so he is the only 1 workin, I hope things r better 4 u! Congrats!

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mshat...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 4:03 PM i havent even gotten my matching stroller yet because of finances. i feel u on the hard times and sacrifices we have to make to make ends meet.....what are u needing for jaxon? i could probably help u out on the clothes situation, i have tons literally my mother is whining that i havent gotten rid of it or sold them. so let me know what u need and i'll sort it for you. no cost to you.

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mshat...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 4:04 PM u'll just have to come by and pick it up..i live on the northside by the airport. =)

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Lunad...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 4:26 PM

If you feel like crying GO AHEAD!!!! You are correct times are hard but that is when we have to get creative!. Let me suggest a few things to you. There are some places in your town that will provide help for FREE, no questions asked.

I live in FL and volunteered at a place that provided help to new moms and the community in general but specially kids and new moms with items like bottles, formula, clothing (some new some a little used), strollers, car seats etc. Your DNV has a program that will provide you with a car seat for very little or for free depending on your income.  Some religious organization will provide help as well.

Get on line and check what is available to you in your area, must of this places will assist you and your family free of charge.

Go to garage sales and consignment stores. Kids, as you well know, grow out of everything very fast and allot of times you can find new or lightly used items for next to nothing.

If you see someone having a garage sale and they have lots of baby or kid items that you think you may be able to use...first, purchase what you can, often lightly used clothing are cheep...10 or 15 cents and before you live tell the people your are in need of stuff, if they do not sale it all at the end of the day ask, if they would consider given it to you and live your number, they will!.

Must of the time when people have a garage sale whatever they have left they trash or donate to goodwill or some charitable organization.  If you ask for help you will get it.

I know we all want to go shopping at babies r us and get new stuff for our babies BUT after a few weeks all is used and dirty anyway LOL new does not last long with babies! 

Listen cry a good cry, you are entitled to it, but than get busy searching for avenues to help yourself ! There is a search engine called "freecycle" it services the whole US and people offer things they do not want for free! Just look up your area in the site and you may post what you need as well!  Check it out!

I hope this helps you, hang in there everything will be better than you think once the baby is here! YOU WILL SEE!!!

HUGGGGS

LUNA 

 

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ycats...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 4:29 PM Just a thought, many hospitals will allow you to rent the breast pumps from them for a really nominal price. (Or at least I know Baptist Hospital does..)

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Jessi...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 4:52 PM

wanna go garage saling like old times sakes?  And maybe plan a last minute baby shower.  No one will know why your doing it just think its normal.  How much is a breast pump anyways?    Or you know what if you cant afford day care for this week Ill watch connor.  i live in Mandarin right down the street from your job and Im home all week long.  So if you really want I can watch him (except Tuesday) plus Rilee would like the company. Just a thought.  Good luck and let me know if you ever need help or just wanna get out.

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kriss...
Jun. 1, 2008 at 5:30 PM

I agree with Jessi, maybe we can plan a last minute baby shower or something similar.   I too, would offer to watch Connor this week, but I'm going out of town Tuesday through Friday. 

I feel you on the financial stress.  Things are really tight right now....we've been paying mortgages on two different houses because we had to evict our rentors, so yeah I totally feel you!

Hang in there, hopefully things will get better soon!

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