28 Weeks – The worry

So we’ve hit the 28th week.  Meaning we are into the 3rd trimester.  Now you start to worry about things.  How am I going to get my wife to the hospital? What happens if something is wrong with the baby? What if something bad happens during the labor?  But this is when you and even your wife start to think about some of this stuff.  What if something happens to us while we are trying to get to the hospital?  And one that you ask yourself everyday, how are we going to be able to afford this child?

This is all natural.  Trust me worry if you haven’t been worried yet is all natural.  I’ve hit that point, especially when you talk about the financial aspect of it all.  I start thinking about all of the little expenses that you have with a child.  The diapers, the diapers wipes, formula, and food.  When you are have been trying to save up some money and then now you throw this into the mix its hard. Really hard.  We’ve already talked that we can throw any sort of vacation out the window for the next couple years.  But there are a few things that you can do to help ease this.  If you strapped for money make the initial investment in cloth diapers.  Now many people don’t think this is such a hot idea.  But If you think about it… if you spend $400 now on the diapers you need for the 3 years he/she will be in diapers… vs… spending $1200 for the three years that the kid will be wearing disposable diapers.  Look at the cost savings.  Yes cloth diapers are alot of work and probably more then you are willing to do but the cost savings make up for that amount of work.  You can take it one step further and even make your own wipes.  That helps so you don’t have to buy wipes all the time.  Now yes there are times that you are going to want disposable everything, like when you travel or when the child is in daycare.

Daycare is another expense that you have to look at.  I can’t even imagine how we would be able to afford this child if we had to have him in daycare for 5 days a week.

I’ll just say this… as a father our biggest worry is about paying for the child.  It’s tough, real tough.   And I didn’t even scratch the surface about it all, the nurnsery, the medical bills, all the other baby items you will need.   Makes me sick to even think about it!

About The Rookie Dad

I am husband and father foremost. Secondly, I am a PBS producer and contribute to Traveling Dads and Dads Round Table.

Posted on August 7, 2010, in Pregnancy and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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