Feeling Overwhelmed!!!

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Feeling Overwhelmed!!!
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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 11:24am

X-posted from my Aug Expecting Board

Some of this is repeat from what i have posted in the pregnancy chat....

Its been a very overwhelming couple of weeks...and I just need to get this out. so sorry if it's long.

Today is my Due Date and I have everyone under the sun asking me if I am still pregnant, or "what you are still working" but that's not even 1/2 of it.

DH's company got bought out earlier in the year and the deal went through in July. So while we get to keep our current insurance coverage, it's a brand new policy. Which means that I have/had to update all our stuff at the hospital, clinic. I have claims in flight with the old policy number with our therapist - she is covered as in-network under a pre-cert. Well they process them wrong every time, so I am working on getting those processed right, while trying to get our future ones for the rest of the year transferred over to the new policy #.

My dietitian for my GD I was told was not covered, so I payed almost 200.00 out of pocket when I went to see her back in June. I just looked this week and found out that nope they covered her and I only owed 30.00 bucks, so now I am trying to get a refund from the hospital.

My car broke down on my while on the highway this past weekend and we just spent almost 800.00 dollars on it a month ago for new brakes and a few other things. and after taking it to one place we payed 100.00 bucks for the diagnostic test and then had to take it to the dealership. Long story short, we found out that it's actually the Throttle body that is broken and at the dealership will cost almost 900.00 with the diagnostic test they did + the installation and part of the throttle body. Plus we need to get new tires for this car so it's another 400.00 or 500.00 dollars.

My aunt had double bypass surgery and had a stroke while under and is recovering very well, but they found out that she had more brain aneurysms. She had one about 15 years ago that was coiled and clipped, so she couldn't have an MRI. they did more tests and they actually found 8 more in there, 2 of them are larger than 8mm (which is large) and 3 are 3mm and then the last 3 are 3mm or less. so in a few months when she finishes recovering from her open heart surgery she is going to have to have surgery to take care of the aneurysms.

I am just feeling overwhelmed today with all of this stuff going on. DH wants to have a friend (who casually works on cars) fix our cars to save the money, and while I appreciate that we need to save the money, I don't know if I trust our friend to do something like that. I told him to call around to a few other places to see, the dealership always charges more...GRRR why does this have to happen a few weeks (or hours) before I go into labor!! I just don't get it.....

If you made it this far thanks for listening.









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Thu, 08-12-2010 - 3:10pm

(((HUGS))) Jessica! I hope that you are having a better day today.


I remember how annoyed I would get at the same questions over and over while I was PG and unfortunately, it doesn't stop after the baby comes - Are you BFing? Who's watching her? Is she STTN? Do you miss her? (dumb question but I actually had a colleague ask me that the other day - like was she expecting me to say no??)


Just take a deep breath and take care of yourself and your little one - the rest of the stuff will get sorted out and delegate to DH whenever you can!! Maybe go treat yourself to a nice mani/pedi! That was the one thing I was planning to do once I was on leave from work but I didn't get around to it and she ended up coming one day after her due date!


Anxiously awaiting your birth announcement!! :-D


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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 4:09pm

Thanks Ladies! I appreciate it. I am feeling so much better right now.

DH came to pick me up because we were going to go pick up my car and have my dad's cousin fix it, but then he called and he was going to charge more than the dealership, so we turned around and told the dealership to just fix it. So hopefully by tomorrow or Thursday it will be fixed. If the baby comes between now and then we will just have my dad and mom stop and get the car seat out of my car :)

I think the insurance stuff will get figured out, I will find out tonight and there is nothing i can do about it, so I just have to let go. DH listened to me and it was nice just to have him hear me.

I think most of it is that I just want to meet my little one NOW instead of waiting, and the idea of waiting up to 2 weeks is heartbreaking. I know she needs to bake as long as she needs to, but I really want to see her.

Thanks for listening!









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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 12:37pm

Ugh Jess - I can totally understand how you'd be overwhelmed with all of that going on! When it rains, it pours, right? Hopefully a lot of these things (insurance, car, etc.) can be worked out shortly and you won't have to deal with them again. I'm so sorry about your aunt :(

Sigh - it can't help to have all this going on while waiting on little Peanut to arrive. Maybe the stress will help her come though? :) Just imagine how happy you'll be to see her little, cute, face!





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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 12:12pm
(((HUGS))) This is a lot, even without your impending labor! I know it's hard, but try to release the stress and focus on you and the baby.








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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 11:46am


Wow Jessica, you do have a lot going on! I imagine that with the impending birth, everything is that much more urgent and critical feeling. Could you give yourself an hour or two long escape? Or even a walk or nice meal somewhere to try to unwind? I don't know if massages are allowed when you are as far along as you are, but it seems like you need to give yourself a little reprieve. I carry a lot of stress and if I ever get pg, me and my DP's biggest concern is how I will handle it. I am so sorry you have so much to deal with right now. Hugs to you, and take care of yourself!

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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 11:45am

Wow, *hugs* that'd be overwhelming even without labor being imminent. Fwiw, at that point when anybody who didn't already know asked when I was due, I'd just say "next week" to avoid the annoying comments.

Try to make sure you're getting as much rest as possible. The worst part of labor for my was how tired I was. But, I know if must be tough when you have so much going on.

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