Monday, July 14, 2008

There is Room for Optimism

Last night my DH and I had a conversation about money. We were discussing what to do with our leftover money from our tax return (praise Jesus for small financial blessings!). There are a number of things we can do to the house, and typically each year we've done some major stuff with our tax return : New Windows, New paint, New carpet, New furnature, New backyard, etc. We've been very blessed.
But this year I've had a tug on my heart saying that we should be saving for In-vitro. I don't feel like I'm going to end up with insurance that covers any of the costs, and from what I'm reading from all of you guys, it seems to run about 10-20 thousand dollars. Is that right? For any of you out there with numbers for me, I'd love to hear how much it cost you or your friends.
It's also a very scary place to be because I want a baby so badly. I want a baby that looks like me and my DH. And it's been two years of trying now. I really don't expect to ever see those two pink lines because it feels like it would have happened by now.
So we started a savings account. But we're calling it a Baby account. There is room to be optimistic here. Maybe it will be for baby furniture and not for baby making.
This is a really scary place to be.
The path less traveled, huh?


Lisa said...

I hear you. Those financial and treatment decisions are so hard to make. I hope neither of us have to go as far as IVF and I hope we both get our babies soon.

Hope2morrow said...

I hope it all works out for you; I really do! But, I think it is great you are saving "just in case." If you do have to take the road less travelled, there will be less stress later because you have already started saving!

I Believe in Miracles said...

And if you do get pregnant pre IVF you can use that money as a baby college account... :o)

Hoping that will be the case for you!!