I’m going to keep blogging about them until I’m told to stop! Hee hee.
In the continuing saga of Noelle and Zach’s first pregnancy:
Noelle found out she is not eligible for FMLA. Or rather, the small not-for-profit company for whom she works is not required to participate in FMLA. So no maternity leave that way.
They are, like many couples, wading through their birth options. The doctor she normally sees only delivers at the large public hospital with a fairly high c-section rate. She assumed her insurance would cover a freestanding birth center but nope. Not gonna happen. A homebirth is a reasonably priced choice–and of course, comes with the added bonus of a low intervention rate–but will still cost considerably more than her out-of-pocket at a hospital. Choices. Choices.
In happier news, Noelle and Zach did get to see their wee poppy seed via an 8 week ultrasound. And got a DVD recording of it to forever keep. Fancy schmancy!