Today, I had my 15 week prenatal appointment. Up until now, it's been hard for me to realize that I will be having a real, live child in my arms come July. Although I desperately wanted to become pregnant and definitely want this baby, I still just have been incredulous as to everything going on inside of my body--and to the fact that it may even be going as designed. I still feel that way somewhat, but today, I was confronted with the real possibility at my appointment.
I was called up to the registration desk and they asked me if I wanted to make a payment down towards the delivery. Now, they'd sent me the monthly estimate of what we'd be paying for the delivery of said baby...but I thought that we'd be paying AFTER the baby actually got here. Am I crazy to have assumed this would be the correct timing of asking for somebody to pay for their child? I mean, of course, the thing that goes on in the back of my head is, "Well, what if I don't deliver a term or alive baby?" I just think that having somebody make payments on something that isn't assured is, I don't know, premature? assuming? counting chickens before they're hatched?
The next thought that came into my head was, "Well, I may not be believing that I'm going to have a baby, I guess somebody in this world does...."
Lesson Learned: Make no assumptions about payments on anything, especially not on something that hasn't even been delivered yet!
What It's Worth: Not having a shocked look on my face at my next appointment when they ask for the $100
Again, this one was written oh, around 4 weeks ago...