Friday, November 15, 2013

NaBloPoMo Day 15: 24 Weeks - VIABILITY!

This post is about pregnancy. If you're not in a good place, feel free to pass. Take care of you!

We made it!!! Before coming to the ALI community, I had no idea about these kind of milestones. Now that I'm here, though, I am so glad to be able to celebrate! If Aaron were born today, our medical team would make every effort to keep our little man alive. Praise God!

With that being said, we obviously want him to keep cooking for at least another 14 weeks. Stay in there, mister!

Our HypnoBabies materials arrived and we have completed Week 1 of the course. Since we received the materials before 26 weeks, we have time to take two weeks for every one week of lesson (does that make sense?). We will be continuing the listening and scripts for Week 1 next week before moving on. I plan on posting reviews of each week at the end of each (now 14 day) lesson. Stay tuned next Friday!

We don't have much more to report over here. Aaron continues to be active and I'm feeling really good. Belly button is shallow but still in. No stretchmarks yet. Still sleeping pretty well and not nearly as exhausted each day. Awesome.

We received some great news regarding our insurance for 2014. R's work has FINALLY chosen an insurance company that provides coverage in NC!! We compared the plans with his work against the option we were considering purchasing on our own. Not only is the plan at his work within $15 of what we already budgeted, it is $150 cheaper than the increase we would have seen after Aaron is born, the deductible is $1500 LESS annually, and the coverage is REALLY good. We would only have to find a new dentist/orthodontist - every other provider is in-network! With this new plan, the cost of labor and delivery at the birth center just went down from $3700 to $2100. PRAISE GOD!!

We are continuing to see the Lord provide for us financially in amazing, unexpected ways.  God is so good!


  1. Congrats on viability! I feel like your pregnancy is flying by. Maybe I've missed it (I've been MIA a bit!), but I'm ready for more bump pics! Also, great news about the insurance :)

  2. Congrats on viability! And what wonderful news about the insurance!

  3. What great news! He is faithful!!! Great start to the weekend, have a great one! xoxo

  4. Congrats on viability! I'm intrigued to see what your review of Hypnobabies is. I think I have the pregnancy affirmations memorized by now since I listen to them every morning on the way to work!

  5. Yay for viability! It's such a huge load taken off your mind to reach this point.