posted on Sep, 22 2009 @ 03:38 AM
Congratulations, blessings, and thank you for sharing something so wonderful and positive with us!
Please try not to worry too much about the money/employment problems. I'm not saying don't think about them, but try not to worry
about them. Things have a way of working out, and the fact that you have a baby is already helping you with your perspective on life. I'm sure you
know what I mean -- and I'm in no way trying to be patronising.
To give you my own take on this, when my first child was born I had $4 in my pocket and zero in the bank -- but we still managed! I can't recall
exactly how we did it, but a baby's needs concentrate the mind wonderfully. Now my two kids are grown up and I have 3 grandchildren, and I just
wonder where the years went.
There's some great advice here on ways to spend less money, especially about buying things through craigslist or ebay. Certainly worth the time and
effort to do that whenever it's practical. If you can, try not to buy disposable diapers except for "emergency" use as stand-bys if all the cloth
ones are in the wash or drying. They are not cost-effective and besides, they're environmentally not good. True, using cloth diapers meaning endless
washing, but it's still worth it in the long run.
At a time like this I am sure family and friends will be willing to help out. After all, what goes around comes around, so there'll be opportunities
in the future to return any kindnesses they offer.
Kudos to you for quitting the cigarettes. WTG!! Huge plus for you and your little family!
Again, blessings and wishes for a peaceful and bright future for you all!
[edit on 22/9/09 by JustMike]