Monday, March 22, 2010

Birthday Blessings and Insurance Injuries

Well, the weekend was so great, I couldn't have asked for a better birthday weekend! It was super nice to get to spend time with my parents on Saturday and then Jason's parents and sister on Sunday. :-D As Jason said in his post, the blanket my mom made for the baby is really cute and it definitely helped increase our excitement! I really enjoyed going to the Mother Cabrini shrine, but am really sad I didn't have the gumption to make it all the way to the top! :( As I told Jason though, we'll come back in the fall and HE can carry the baby! ;-) It was definitely the best thing to stop though, I wouldn't want to put the kumquat at risk! I did get to get my picture taken with one of the full habit no less!

Jason was sweet enough to fold laundry last night while I showered and got ready for bed, and got up at 4:30AM with me so he could load all of my things. Even warmed up my breakfast for me and hung out while I ate! He is really the best husband! :-D It was sad to have to leave this morning, but what keeps me going is knowing that I only have 2 more Mondays to say good bye!!!

Trying to figure out insurance for when I'm done working is such a drag! I found out today that for individual insurance plans they are allowed to use pregnancy as a "pre-existing condition" and no insurance company will pick me up right now. Even if by some miracle, one of them would pick me up, no individual plans have prenatal care. :( You can pay extra for that, which we might look into later, but for now we're in a sticky situation. This leaves us with one hopeful option and two back-ups. I'm going to apply for Medicaid when I'm no longer working, I'm hopeful I'll qualify because I'll be pregnant and the coverage will be great. It would only cover me through the pregnancy, but that will work out well because then when I'm not pregnant I can get the individual plan if that's the best option. Our two back-ups are staying with my insurance via COBRA for a few months, which is incredibly expensive; or putting me on Jason's plan which is only minorly expensive. Either way I know we'll figure something out and that in all things God will provide us with what we need, but in the meantime it's stressful. I have to remind myself to put it in Our Lord's hands because He can handle those things that we can't.

Meanwhile, I've found a potential part time or PRN job. PMC is looking for a PTA, so I'm going to put in an application. I have some hard feelings towards the rehab department and PMC because of how I wasn't allowed to work there right after graduating despite my contract with them (there was no position at the time), but I'm trying very hard to let that go and be thankful for the opportunity. Since I'm not looking to continue working after the baby's born, it will be understandable if they have someone else who meets their needs. But please pray that they can use me some as this will take some financial strain off of us for a while, but still give me the opportunity to take it pretty easy and rest when needed.

I am so blessed that I have a loving husband and family (both of our families I should say! :)) that love and do things for me. I'm so thankful to be married to Jason, my best friend in the whole world, and that we are going to be bringing a little one into this loving family that we are a part of. Both of our parents' do things for us often, as does our Jonnie ;-), and I have a feeling the baby is going to be quite spoiled! :-D

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